Motorola Droid X2 Arriving May 19 with Froyo: Verizon
Verizon Wireless said it will begin selling the Motorola Droid X2 May 19 online and May 26 in stores for $199.99. The Android 2.2 handset has a 4.3-inch qHD screen and dual-core chip.Verizon Wireless will begin selling the Motorola Droid X2 online May 19 and in its retail stores May 26 for $199.99 on contract. Launched last July, the Motorola Droid X sold out of stores fast enough to make it hard for Verizon and Motorola to stock the Google Android 2.1 handset, which sported a 1GHz chip, 4.3-inch screen and 8 megapixel camera.
The Droid X2 is physically super similar to its predecessor, but is a bit improved under the hood, running a dual-core, 1GHz Tegra 2 processor.
Carriers for some reason are waiting on Gingerbread, which is currently available on the Samsung Nexus S from T-Mobile and Nexus S 4G from Sprint. Motorola claims the Droid X2's 4.3-inch screen is a quarter high-definition display that is resistant to scratches in case it's dropped. Moreover, the handset is anti-reflective, which Motorola believes makes it "ideal for watching movies, typing emails and playing your favorite games. The camera is 8 megapixels with continuous autofocus and HD video capture. Motorola's Mirror Mode lets users view and share photos, videos and movies on a larger screen, such as a TV, via the HDMI output cable. The Droid X2 also boasts Verizon's Mobile Hotspot capability, allowing users to beam their 3G connection to up to five WiFi-enabled devices for $20 per 1GB of data, per month. GigaOm noted that it looks as though Motorola simply swapped out the processor and display from last season's Droid, which might irk those expecting a jazzier phone. Those who purchase a Droid X2 will need to subscribe to Verizon's Nationwide Talk plan, starting at $39.99 per month, and an unlimited smartphone data package for $29.99 per month.