Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Droid X2 Android Smartphone Gets Dual-Core Chip, Sharper Screen
If anyone was expecting Motorola's (NYSE:MMI) second Droid X to be a drastic overhaul of its predecessor, they will be sorely mistaken. The Motorola Droid X2, which Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZW) began selling online May 19 for $199.99 on two-year contract (available May 26 at Verizon retail stores), is a refined version of its cousin, which launched to much acclaim and quickly sold out last July 15. To check out its features, eWEEK has been using this Android 2.2-based delight as its primary phone for the last week or so. We found it to be a nice upgrade over the original, with which we are extremely familiar. For more details read our Droid X2 review. With the Droid X2, there is little deviation in the hardware from the first version. Clearly, Motorola believed the hardware and form factor of the original Droid X-a black, candy bar-style phone with a soft, matte finish behind a 4.3-inch screen-were the device's strengths. However, the display is clearly not the same. Motorola employed the same gorgeous, quarter high-definition screen for the Droid X2 that it debuted on the Motorola Atrix 4G from AT&T. This new handset, which will get the bump to Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" later this year, is also powered by a 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor compared with the single-core chip in the original unit. While eWEEK detected no difference between the Droid X's processing speed and its newer cousin, the device has certain software/user interface perks that make using it more enjoyable than its nearly year-old cousin. Take a walk with eWEEK to see the features in this slide show.