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DROID X2 Running Under Codename “Daytona”?

Last week, our sources tipped us to the proposed roadmap for the DROID brand for the first half of 2011 and it included the new version of the DROID X, which we’ve been told will simply be called the DROID X2.  A couple of days later, we were also told that the device would end up having a Tegra 2 dual-core clocked at 1GHz, could be out by May and will not a 4G LTE device.  Actually, that was the second time we had been told it would not be 4G.

And today, a report dropped out of HotHardware confirming all of this, well except for the 4G part.  According to their sources, the DROID X2 is currently floating around VZW or Moto headquarters as the “Daytona” and will indeed have a dual-core processor, new qHD screen, and the same battery as the original DX.  They aren’t willing to completely drop the 4G tag from it yet, but we’re pretty sure you can forget about those speeds on this phone.  The device will also have the same HDMI-out, micro-USB, and 8MP camera.

Time to start digging around for Motorola Daytona references.

Via:  Android and Me
Source:  HotHardware

  • Akhenra

    IMO – the “Daytona” is the biggest waste of development money that Motorola could throw away … The “Daytona” in actuality is not not much different then the DROID X, the housings are the EXACT SAME, the display is the same, different supplier a little better resolution but the LAYMAN will never tell the difference unless they were side by side in the dark.

    As for the Hard keys ==> YES the answer is YES YES YES, the DX2 will have the same hard keys as the DX (as I said before, see above “housings are the same”). The only difference with the “Daytona’s” housing is the absence of a camera button, Moto has done away with the physical red button for the newly upgrade 8MP/HD camera …. there are no MAJOR changes to this device. If anything it should be the DROID X ver1.2 as apposed to DROID X2 … I’m just saying

  • JQ

    Why can’t Motorola release a GSM version of the Droid X? Is it so difficult to do or Motorola is ignoring the GSM market?

    • Akhenra

      Verizon has exclusivity for the DROID X … this means that the DROID X “like” in gsm or “Milestone X” would not be coming.

  • Bulldog310us

    will not a 4g?

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully the processor will be able to actually display two screens at once so the HDMI out will finally be useful.

  • Brandonv Gillis

    So its a Droid X with a different processor?

    It seems like everyone is just pumping out as many phones as they can. I love the Droid X because it introduced something new. This is just a rehash. No thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Different processor and higher resolution :P

      • Brandonv Gillis

        That doesn’t qualify as a reason to introduce another device. If Apple said they were going to put out a new i*one and the ONLY differences were the screen resolution and processor…. you people would make fun of them hardcore.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t lump me with all those android fanboys that hate apple with a passion.
          I used the :P because it wasn’t an entirely serious comment.

        • Anonymous

          Don’t lump me with all those android fanboys that hate apple with a passion.
          I used the :P because it wasn’t an entirely serious comment.

          • Brandonv Gillis

            Hah, my appologies. Gotta be careful around here…. we swim with sharks at d-l. Its hard to make reasonable comments.

      • Brandonv Gillis

        That doesn’t qualify as a reason to introduce another device. If Apple said they were going to put out a new i*one and the ONLY differences were the screen resolution and processor…. you people would make fun of them hardcore.

    • Anonymous

      Different processor and higher resolution :P

  • Steve Hillshire

    This should be codenamed “Perfect” since 4G is likely to be more than I want to pay and not available for some time yet I’m eligible for an upgrade in July. Getting awfully jealous of these new powerful phones next to my trusty, but slower original Droid. The phone *after* that can be 4G…

  • Anonymous

    4g pricing is unacceptable. I’ve been a vzw customer for 7 years, but I am considering dropping them if they don’t change their pricing. Sigh.

    • Anonymous

      As fr as I know, no 4g LTE pricing has been announced for PHONES yet. Sure, it might be the same as the 4g air cards bit it has not been announced yet (has it?)

  • Sluggo97

    DAMN, I Just got use to being top gun
    With my Droid X; with Big Red’s new (lousy) upgrade policy OR LACK thereof;
    All I can look forward to are OTA upgrades and a lot of them!!
    Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!!

  • Scott in MA

    This sounds pretty good to me for tweaking this excellent phone. But my two years are not up for a bit more than a year beyond the X2s plan release. So it will be interesting to see what will be available then. Right now, I am curious whether the Droid X will ever get Gingerbread (2.3)? Any ideas?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/IOYAXDXUOW2GBWVLAKGMO2NXAA Nik

    Let’s get rid of the hump, put some softkeys in, and a better camera button + software, Then, I’ll be 100% interested. Also, side note- Doesn’t a dual-core processor seem a lot to anyone? Sure, 1Ghz lags soemtimes, but come on. Dual-core 1Ghz? and NVDIA is planning a quad core 1.5 Ghz. Insane!

  • Liltortillaboy

    I don’t see why they don’t fix their attention on the current one? They haven’t done much for it since its release. Some have camera issues(me) and constant random rebooting problems.

  • gimlet72

    If it had a dual core processor and the same battery, wouldn’t it REALLY drain the battery?

    • Steve Hillshire

      The Tegra 2 is supposed to be much higher on efficiency so I guess time will tell.

    • Anonymous

      The LTE chipset is whats going to destroy battery life on the Bionic, so the X2 should hopefully have great battery life

  • Paul

    No blur, or at least allow custom kernels and roms, and I’m all for it.

  • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

    Will it have Blur? That’s the question for me.

  • Anonymous

    Any word on a FFC? I LOVE my X, but I’d like a FFC. Also, if it has the original battery, I wonder if it’d handle the extended battery as well?!

  • HamshArdyahri_jan

    X2 LTE (4G0) lovely, much better than Bionic!!!

  • Anonymous

    This mioght be a good option as well, if no 4G is coming to a city near you, and probably why Verizon came out with the DX2 non 4G if thats the final case.

    • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

      exactly. would you rather have 4.3″ screen with dual core processor or iPhone 4 as is?

      • Anonymous

        Give me the 4.3 screen and dual core any day of the week or year, before I
        would think about an iphone lol

        • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

          that’s what I mean, think of all the people coming over to switch just for iphone and they’re gonna want to switch over to that.

    • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

      exactly. would you rather have 4.3″ screen with dual core processor or iPhone 4 as is?

  • The350zWolf

    If it at all comes out, I’ll take a Droid3 Global sporting a tegra2 clocked at 1.2 MHz

  • Anonymous

    It likely won’t be 4G or then what would be the point of creating the (bulkier) Bionic? Also I doubt the LTE chipset would fit in the X form factor, unless it receives a die-shrink. Maybe that’s what Moto is waiting for and why they haven’t ruled it out yet? If they pulled it off, I would be first in line. The form factor is precisely why I’m not crazy about the Bionic. But a slim 4.3in X like phone with Tegra 2 and LTE? Oh yes.

    • Anonymous

      I’m with you. Especially since I live in Portland and won’t have 4G service until 2020.

      • Anonymous

        Guess i lucked out since im in Tampa.

      • Anonymous

        That’s too bad, already live here in Philly.

        If this phone somehow had an LTE radio, I hope they call it Droid 2X instead of X2. It would be more fitting since the X originally stood for eXtreme…2 Xtreme. ha.

      • Anonymous

        Same here. I called to get my 3G broadband modem exchanged and the Verizon rep tried to tell me I could go to the 4G one. He said I’m in LA’s coverage area since I live in LA county. Umm, not quite. I’m about 30 miles out of what their coverage map shows for 4G and it is unlikely my area will get 4G anytime soon.

      • Anonymous

        Same here. I called to get my 3G broadband modem exchanged and the Verizon rep tried to tell me I could go to the 4G one. He said I’m in LA’s coverage area since I live in LA county. Umm, not quite. I’m about 30 miles out of what their coverage map shows for 4G and it is unlikely my area will get 4G anytime soon.

  • Anonymous

    Thankfully those of use that are not in a 4G area that still want a hot phone (and do not want to be charged for services that we cannot get) can now get one.

  • Anonymous

    I’d be seriously interested if I knew that it wouldn’t have the sticky physical keys of the original. I can appreciate the big screen, but I’ve never understood those hard keys…

    • EC8CH

      +1, not a fan of hardkeys.

    • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

      I wonder if it would take up less real estate as well?

    • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

      I wonder if it would take up less real estate as well?

    • Olgarcu7

      I actually love the hard keys. I had og and would always mute the person I was talking to by the screen becoming unlocked and then the back button being pressed by my cheek. Since I have gone to the DX no more problems.

    • Zedesperado2003

      im sure there going to be the new capacitive touch keys, most newer fones are getting rid of the actual buttons

  • http://twitter.com/diegosocart12 James Ditmer

    I love my DX and this one looks to not disappoint either. Too bad I have to wait another year after its release to be eligible for my upgrade. Hopefully, there will be a Droid X3, maybe with a quad-core processor.

    • Anonymous

      The Droid XXX Im sure that name will take off.

  • droidxer

    Sounds Okay….but I think that I’ll wait for something with the Orion….That will also have an unlocked bootloader.

  • Alex

    If/when LTE prices are expensive and capped this looks good to be an X upgrade for me.

    If data is capped 4g will be the bullet train to Verizon’s city of charge.

  • http://fabdroid.com Andrew Xie

    I hope Motorola figures out that bootloader “solution” they were talking about earlier before this releases. This phone would be kickass with an unlocked bootloader..

    • Dellbx

      Sorry Fab, even with an unlocked bootloader I am staying away from the Motos

  • Phoxus

    Test mobile

  • Anonymous

    to be honest, im no expert but it looks photoshopped. besides if everyones putting logos, why is motorola logo not there?

    • Anonymous

      That’s not an actual render of the X2. That’s the original DX with the nVidia logo on top of Motorola’s.

    • Anonymous

      Umm…that’s because that picture is photoshopped. I just created it.

      • Anonymous

        Whoops :)

    • Jadam6118

      lol

    • Anonymous

      Haha. That’s because it is. No ones trying to pull a fast one. They just did it to show its the Droid X with Terga 2.
      I hope it has more ram, more steam lined design, better battery, and no 4G. That’s it really.

    • EC8CH

      *facepalm*

  • Dino

    the design is what will make it or break it for me.

  • Jadam6118

    Why can we just “forget about those speeds on this phone”?

    • Anonymous

      I’ve heard from multiple sources that it won’t be 4G. If it is, that’s awesome, I’m just not expecting that to happen.

      • Anonymous

        I hope they aren’t. I don’t want to pay for 4G coverage when I don’t get 4G. And I don’t want 4G until they figure out how to make batteries that can handle it.

      • Jadam6118

        dont want to get your hopes up?

  • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

    Same battery? My battery doesn’t last long when I overclock it. I can’t imagine that it would be that great on dual core tegra 2. hmm

    • Anonymous

      If the processor handles correctly, chances are you’ll see less load on the dual-core to the original OMAP in the X. The tegra chip is most likely much more efficient.

    • r1ckums

      Dual-cores garnish better battery life. there’s no need to up the battery, it’ll get better life out of the box. the qHD screens are more energy efficient, and if there’s no 4G, which the battery should easily tell you there will not be 4G on this phone (checkout the monstrous battery in the BIONIC, that’s mostly because 4G drains batteries), the battery life should be just fine.

  • http://www.facebook.com/robrbecker Rob Becker

    Can I get some more logos on the back? Consumers love logos.