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DROID X2 Pictures and Specs Surface: Dual-core Processor, 1GB RAM, and qHD Screen Included

We first reported that the 2011 DROID line-up would include a freshly upgraded DROID X2 powered by a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, but now we have a set of pictures and additional specs to confirm all of that.  Site The Mobi Zone snagged an entire gallery of shots of the upcoming DX2 and you’ll notice right away that it looks no different than the original.  In fact, the only difference we’re seeing is the removal of a dedicated camera button.

The phone won’t have a front facing camera, but will have that dual-core power, 1GB RAM, qHD screen and the new Blur that we’ve seen on the BIONIC.  It looks like a beast, but the lack of a front camera is a little frustrating.  I guess Verizon won’t be including them in any of their non-4G phones?  And how could this phone have more RAM than the BIONIC?

Other specs:

  • NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core 1GHz processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • QHD LCD Display – 540 x 960 Resolution (Same as Motorola Bionic)
  • 3G Only – No LTE/4G
  • 8MP Rear Facing Camera (No Front Cam)
  • Froyo (Android 2.2) – Could get Gingerbread (Adnroid 2.3) before launch
  • New Moto Blur (Same as Droid Bionic)
  • FM Radio
  • Locked/Encrypted BootLoader
  • Launch in Q2 of 2011
  • No Hardware Camera button

Full gallery after the break.  

Update:  We were asked by the source to remove the pics.  Sorry folks!

Via: The Mobi Zone

  • Rlarson_mn

    The RAM you reported is wrong. The Droid X2 has 512mdb of RAM.

  • Windhoarse00

    Its like they had a meeting and ask the question “what’s the dumbest thing we can do?” The answer “oh I know, let’s put only 512mb in the Droid Bionic our newest flagship phone so that the Atrix and even non 4g. Phones will out shine our new ro-beast!”. While your at it why don’t you start putting lawnmoer engines in the biggest most power hungry cars! Yeah that’s the ticket. Stupid Stupid Stupid!!! Did I forget to mention how STUPID this is? The end waiting? How about the end of stupid!

  • Thermionics

    Perfect for me, especially with the possibility of a premium rate for 4G data plans. Data speed is just not a big issue for me. The only real issue I have with my DX is the low res. screen, which looks like it will be resolved (from the specs listed here). Dual core, more memory and anything else are just bonuses with the DX 2.

  • Djspikezz

    Any idea why moto is locking the bootloaders on the phones but NOT the tablets? Any insights to this?

  • Samsk8erpimp182

    I just finished a claim with Asurion because my Droid x wasn’t working n they told me they didn’t have in stock so the lady offered me the Droid X2global n I’m receiving it on Tuesday!!! Weird but cool!!!!

  • dr. bob

    um this is just a droid x with camera blurred out…you can see the shadow of the camera button on it

  • Anonymous

    When logged into My Verizon Account, it now refers to Droid X as “Motorola
    DROID X Old Version”. Why this change unless the launch of the DX 2 is coming very soon.

  • Ven727

    Motorola is doing nothing but telling lies. they are not going to come up with a solution for the bootloaders on their phones. I love my dx but will be the last Motorola device I buy. Hello HTC

  • Number01pup

    So where are the real pics. This ones fake. I notice there’s a spec of dust on the screen above the search key. Its the same in the previous article about the dx2. Show us some real ones.

  • “Locked/Encrypted BootLoader” -> FAIL!

  • Anonymous

    So basically this is presumably a 3G version of the Bionic minus the front camera but for some odd reason sporting more RAM. Maybe this means they’ll bump up the Bionic RAM? I can only hope. I wonder if this will be compatible with the laptop dock, which would be even more backwards. It wouldn’t make any sense for the Droid X2 to get it if it only has 3G when the Bionic has 4G, of course the X2 could be 4G, but then it would steal sales from the Bionic. All I know is that I am really confused on how this is all going to work out.

  • Love my Droid…but

    Why not a front facing camara? That is the current requirement of all new phones!

  • Love my Droid…but

    Why not a front facing camara? That is the current requirement of all new phones!

    • STiK

      It is? I don’t require it 😛

  • bvazkez

    With all the excitement, everyone is talking about the specs and how it looks the same, but failed to realize that this is just a pic of the ACTUAL DX and has had the camera button photochopped out! LOL. If you look closely, u can see the blurry spot where the camera is supposed to be. Real bad job at that.

  • dawabz94

    another bootlocked , thus wasted hardware motoSh*t

  • Billyboy, boy, boy, boy, boy

    Yep. I have to agree with the masses on this one. The slight improvements that are proposed for the DX2 are ridiculous considering that the push these days is for dual cameras, dual core processing and 4G to say the least. For the next model to have anything less than that to start with is crazy to me! I LOVE my DX and to think that the next model will NOT have a camera button, will only have basically more RAM (which isn’t really needed honestly) and dual core…I mean is that IT? So I’m supposed to pay for a whole new phone just for more memory and dual core processing? Will we have to wait until the DX3 to get these currently popular features? If anyone already has a DX and wants to remain on a 3G network then you might as well keep the phone that you have! Otherwise, if you’re really going to “upgrade” then UPGRADE. We might as well move on to the newer models (e.g. Droid Bionic, HTC Thunderbolt, etc.) and really take it to the next level, not to the next HALF level up IMHO. At least then, I can feel like I have a new phone, not just the same 1Ghz, 3G phone but faster.

  • I don’t get why they would not use DDR3 since it would be cheaper

  • Djenks24

    After installing Pete’s Gingerbread on my wife’s OG Droid this weekend and switching my DX from rom to rom looking for something close, my next phone will not have a locked boot loader. It will have a front facing camera and a 4.3″ screen. Even if I have to build it myself:)

  • joe oberster

    No dedicated camera button is a problem for me. That was probably in the top 5 reasons why I chose the X. I might have to move on the the Xperia PLAY after next summer.

  • So, I guess the theory with these phone manufacturers is to not give people everything in 1 phone. I don’t really understand that philosophy. Why not just include (Dual Core, Front Facing camera, 1 GB Ram, qHD screen, great battery) in one phone? Charge more if you must, but for crying out loud, every phone they annouce has some shocking weakness. No front facing camera on the Droid X2…WHY? Seriously, Why? And if the reason is so we can buy the Bionic also, then why can’t you put 1 GB of RAM in the Bionic? WTF

  • Anonymous

    NO 4G?!?!?!??!

    RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hahaha I love how it’s now part of the specs whether the bootloader is unlocked or not.

    • Chris Nimon

      Yeah, as infuriating as it is I to had to laugh when I saw that.

  • Demacekpp

    This confirms nothing. The pictures are identical to a Droid X.

  • Theflcracker

    I really hoped for more out of the 2nd Gen X than this. Not worth the upgrade from 1st Gen X.

  • Bucho2k

    Fail.

  • Noshinemm

    Hrrm, i already have LTE in my area but have no desire to pay anything more on my phone bill. 3g is good enough for me when im out and im on Wifi at home. FFC is worthless to me as well since i dont want to video call (which you have to have 4g, hence why its not on this phone) or take pics of myself.

    I DO want a phone with dual-core but i DONT want to pay more for 4g. im glad they are making this phone.

  • Pnicuh

    kinda like blackberry refresh haha

  • SomeDooD123

    Locked/Encrypted Bootloader… I’ll pass. I learned my lessor with my DX.

  • Seriously, this looks exactly the same. Sure it’s got beefed up internals, but what’s different about it on the outside?

  • I think that someone might just be trolling teh forums with these pictures. if moto really doesnt change the physical appearance any they are even dumber than previously presumed

  • Bprokosz

    The Droid was a perfect size until you realize with a good case like Seidio or Otterbox it won’t be fitting in any jeans pockets anytime soon. I’m a guy who wears jeans and tees a lot so these phones are just too big for me and belt clips just get in the way all the time. I’ll stick with my Incredible for another year cuz I’ve had no problems with that even tho the Thunderbolt and Incredible 2 look fantastic. Side note—who cares about a front facing camera….really….stop bein girls or horny guys hoping to get more naked skype time and keep it in your pants till you get back to your college dorm laptops. I can just picture some idiot Glee-loving Justin Beiber crazy chick video chatting to her friend “Like so, like I’m sooo driving right now and like listening to like the best new song ever!” BOOOM!!!!!!!!! Totals my car and of course she doesn’t have insurance cuz she got rid of it to buy the millionth Twilight box set and pay for her new data plan. Ugh..

  • Brandonv Gillis

    Does anyone else find this hard to believe?

    I just cannot believe that Moto would put this out only slightly bumping the technical specs. And seriously….. Froyo??? is that supposed to be a joke?

    Then again, Motorola has already proven that it knows how to run itself into the ground.

    Why on earth would I waist my upgrade (I carry a Droid X) and sign a 2 year contract to get a slightly better processor, memory and screen?

    NOT INTERESTED.

    • DBK

      lol And yet that’s exactly what so many people did when the D2G came out. 😛

  • Jeffrey Garcia

    Clearly not enough of an upgrade from OG Droid X. Not buying this phone at all! The lack of a front facing camera, 4G LTE speed, no hardware camera button, and POSSIBLY Android 2.3 make me not want to get one….Too bad.

  • thanks for the info,just so you know, you made a typo:
    Froyo (Android 2.2) – Could get Gingerbread (****Adnroid 2.3****) before launch

  • Tanviper

    How can this phone come so close to being perfect, then fall flat on it’s face. No front camera?no LTE? Pass. I was waiting for this phone, guess I can only hope droid x 2 has everything.

    • Moocow96024

      But this is the Droid X 2 you are talking about?

  • No FFC? Well, let’s hope 4G doesn’t cost too much. I was hoping the DX2 would serve me well in lieu of the Bionic, but the lack of an FFC is killing me. 1 GB of RAM is all fine and dandy, but I don’t see how on earth I’d use it all sans a laptop dock (No thanks, already have a dual-core Linux laptop, not spending $499 on a less useful one). And as the old computing adage goes: Unused RAM is wasted RAM.

  • Dave

    Won’t it need 3.0 before launch, I thought 2.2 or 2.3 don’t support dual core

    • According to the rumor from Viewsonic, 2.4 (Which will be named Gingerbread just as 2.3 was, as it is a minor update) will add in dual-core support.

  • E.N.Nui

    Insert big yawn here

  • Anonymous

    This doesn’t seem like it should be the DoridX 2 more like the DroidX 1.5

  • Tanujc

    Motorola is literally stupid. The Xoom is pointless if the pricing is above the iPad’s. This DroidX2 looks exactly the same, loses a button, has no front facing camera, still has blur, and most probably has a lockedbootloader. As a former droidx user this phone looks as much of a fail as the last one.

  • Anonymous

    Lol and you believe this? This guy just thought :hmmm I should make a rumor about the Droid X. takes out a camera. Ok.. Lets take a pic of the front of my DX and the back. Sends to comp. Puts stamp on it. Upload it. PERFECT

    • DBK

      The devices ARE confirmed, regardless of how unconvincing the photos may be.

  • Anonymous

    adnroid 2.3 should be android 2.3
    #corrections

  • Anonymous

    I’m sure that I’m the first to call fake.

  • Tommaxwell184

    bust.

  • Xmoto

    Goodbye Moto

  • Soul_hammer

    Yes please. No tiered web for me.

  • John Kuhn

    Anybody else notice its running honeycomb but the picture says android version 2.2.1?

  • LunchBokz

    Newsflash: Only nerds on Droid forums care about locked bootloaders. The rest of us just want a cool phone that works. No, I don’t want an i*hone. I love my OG Droid and will be sticking with Android. Not a developer so I love all the developers out there making awesome apps available. Love being able to install non-market apps.

  • uncle paul

    Fail! Its going to take super amoled 4.3″+ 4g,nfs, and no locked bootloader for me to upgrade my dx

  • The screen looks like it could be 4.5 not sure though could be the angle of the photo it does look bigger as I did a comparison to my DX , that would be cool in my book.

  • I think OG Droid owners are excited about DROID 3.. hoping like hell for Vanilla with updated hardware so we can run newer versions of android

  • Stephen D

    I’m unimpressed. Now how about a Droid 3 leak? *crosses fingers that it’s the stock unlocked device*

  • Anonymous

    So Moto has come up with it’s own Iphone? Oh ok… HTC here I come.

  • Love everything about it except I don’t think they went far enough. There are enough new things out there that people are looking for that to eliminate a bunch of the more expected ones makes this phone a loser out of the gate. Double the ram, but no DDR2? No LTE? No FFC? Same BLUR? I spent the last 6 months rooting blur out of my DX, why would I start that again when the DX runs every app out there without the extra ram/processing power? I may just skip this generation and see who comes out on top of the unlockables. Nothing here that makes me want to rush out on opening day like I felt with the DX.

  • Don’t get me wrong I don’t think it sucks. I just would like to have both just like the Samsung Epic on Sprint… or HTC’s latest one that went to Altel I think… dont remember but with all the damn processing power being put into these mobile devices I dont think its much to ask to have the same 4G, front facing camera, 8MP rear, AND a qwerty keyboard. Just a little annoyed by it I guess

  • Scohking20

    No FFCAM no deals.

  • WTF is up with all these touch screen only phones! For christ sakes its like those of us that like a qwerty keyboard are getting the cold shoulder @ Verizon. The last good phone that dropped with a keyboard on Verizon was the Droid Pro and E3 didnt even showcase any… Really discouraging…

    • Nah, the DX keyboard rocks. Much easier than the OG keyboard imho.

  • Anonymous

    Wow, I can’t believe I don’t feel like a fool for snagging my X on release day for $80 on a 1 year contract. This would have been epic with a front-facing camera and 4g capability.

    Also, I’m a bit surprised they didn’t decide to drop the physical buttons on the revision!?

  • Gottheguds112

    Not that I don’t love my DX, but there could have been much more streamlining of the design…

  • Joker

    Man people love to complain no ffc who cares that feature is overrated, no 4g who cares again most people don’t want 4g, form factor I know a lot of people that love there x and would by it again updated just a little. Better screen qhd, dual core, better ram this phone is nice, if it if not what your looking for than why put it down some.people have different taste so why try and force your opinions on us

  • Dellbx

    No…not biting again. Not going with Moto for my next Smartphone

  • Dellbx

    No…not biting again. Not going with Moto for my next Smartphone

  • i see alot of haters, but i think ima buy this phone, im a dx user now

  • DP

    Bionic or DX2. All depends on price niw.

    • DMBatCOFC

      I’m just speculating, but I can’t see the BIONIC being listed at more than $250 on a 2 year contract, as the Atrix can be pre-ordered today with the $250 price tag… the Droid X is $200 now, so I’d imagine it’s the same price or higher… My conclusion: there will be a $50 price difference if there is a price difference at all.

      • DMBatCOFC

        I stand corrected by… ME. The ATRIX is listed at $200, not $250… it says on the website that is the “Internet Only” price… my bad.

  • Mth2134

    Sorry but I like it from a non unlocked perspective. I love my x. Better processor to game and watch movies on? Sold. Lower cost cuz no 4g? Sold. Use my phone the least to actually talk on so no front camera m? Sold. Why the hate? Some of us are not drinking the 4g koolaid yet.

  • Screw the DX2. No front facing camera and a locked boot loader. Not to mention it looks 95% identical to the Droid X1.

  • DMBatCOFC

    BIONIC

  • Anonymous

    The camera button is a great feature on the current droid X, hope they didn’t really get rid of it 🙁

  • Wow, It’s a Droid X. ZZZZ Give me the Thunderbolt VZW.

  • Floyd

    That sounds like a fail to me.. Front facing camera is a must at this point, I don’t really care about the 4G myself.

  • Jawshua

    You had me until you said no front facing camera. Bad move Motorola!

  • Mannie

    Looks like we’re getting an S2 or something cool HTC might release this summer :/

  • The One

    Does the Droid X2 come with the patented 1X/3G fluctuation problem that exists with the Droid X?

  • Fake…is just the Droid X with Gingerbread update, not DroidX2.

  • Godfrey2009

    Whats that hole on the back next to the “with Google” writing?

    • Alex

      It’s one of the 3 microphones for the phone. It’s on the the DX too.

  • Emerica7194

    maybe ill b able to get my DX i have now replaced with a new one since this piece of crap camera button is broke…..

  • ultravisitor

    Has anyone even bothered to think for 2 seconds and realize that maybe one of the reasons it’s barely an upgrade from the original Droid X is because those who bought the original Droid X are still under contract? Seriously people, come on.

    • Droidor

      Beg to differ, if the new DroidX2 had more to it, as a DroidX fanatic, I would have probably ponied up the full price to upgrade a la those crazed Apple fanatics do every year. Learn from the best Moto, if you put up a great product, you may actually deserve lines at the Vz stores as well. Don’t let this opportunity slip you by, you still have time to deliver the goods.

  • Doctor

    Sorry Moto, Locked Bootloader = Never Buy for me!

  • Stuff like this makes me want to get the iPhone. lol Everyone I know with a Droid X goes “I wish it had a camera on the front to go with the big screen” And they’re STILL not putting a camera on the front? Motorola does not listen to it’s consumers at all. That’s one thing I like about Apple, even though they “censor” its users… the phone is already to the common users expectations.

    • Joker

      Ffc are overrated. People just like to complain

    • Joker

      Ffc are overrated. People just like to complain

    • It really is a letdown… Oh well, there’s still the Bionic, let’s hope they don’t mess that up too bad. And inb4 locked bootloader, some of us are willing to deal with that. I thought I would never buy a Moto phone again until I got my Nexus S and realized that the phone’s specs meant that it ran decently by itself and pretty much anything else I wanted to do could be taken care of just with root.

  • Anonymous

    Wtf is this. It looks like a Droid X with different software. If its like this im not getting it I want something new. I’m getting a thunderbolt. Who’s with me?

  • Mr Carteratl

    Is this the best moto could come up w/? its not worth buying, its the same way they did o.g & droid 2..All these companies are making look a likes of their own products, this shit sucks.

  • Boo! This sucks.

  • Woobaker

    True its not “innovative” but people are creatures of habit and when they like a product they tend to be repeat buyers.
    If you dont have LTE in your area and they say the video chat programs need the higher speeds to work well then this may be the perfect phone for a lot of folks.

    Just a thought

  • The Minestone

    Why on earth would they want to release this around the same time-frame as the Bionic? It’ll be a direct competitor by the same company…

  • I’m starting to think that the only reason the original DROID was so successful is because Google played a large role in the development process. If you want to murder potentially great phone, just let Motorola work alone. Motoblur, ninjablur, gingerblur, I don’t care what you call it – it’s pointless and does nothing but muck up a perfectly good interface.

  • Dsim91

    This just shows how lazy and cheap moto and Verizon are thanks for all your effort making it better

  • Anonymous

    I’d rather have the HTC ThunderBolt 4G or the Droid Bionic.

  • Erick

    Couple of things I’d like to point out.

    While, I would agree with RAZR, KRAZR comparisons to a certain extent, there is something I think we should consider…
    1) Having a better phone hardware wise but the same form factor as the older phone would make accessories such as the car dock able to stay relevant. If I wanted to upgrade to this phone from the original DX, I wouldn’t have to toss away the docking stations.
    2) 3G only can help with (probably speculation here…) the ability to stay away from the potential extra charge to be on a 4G phone. Aren’t current speculations along the lines of having Verizon charge you an extra $10 a month?

  • Erick

    Couple of things I’d like to point out.

    While, I would agree with RAZR, KRAZR comparisons to a certain extent, there is something I think we should consider…
    1) Having a better phone hardware wise but the same form factor as the older phone would make accessories such as the car dock able to stay relevant. If I wanted to upgrade to this phone from the original DX, I wouldn’t have to toss away the docking stations.
    2) 3G only can help with (probably speculation here…) the ability to stay away from the potential extra charge to be on a 4G phone. Aren’t current speculations along the lines of having Verizon charge you an extra $10 a month?

  • Miniferga

    I was excited for this phone till the locked bootloader, didn’t moto already have an altercation with Google about the locked bootloaders of other phones?

  • Guest

    looks just like the dx to me

  • Anonymous

    honestly I might choice the HTC Pyramid over this simply because I want to hack it

  • Anthony G

    Maybe is not meant for the usa market.

  • Jroc869

    Moto makes one hell of an original model, then follows it up with a lackluster sequel. This is the reason I went from the OG Droid to an X and now I will be moving on from the X to the Bionic. C’mon moto get with the program. You arent crapple.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Man, waiti a minute I was still waking uip when I saw this, This is the DX2?? (Kept thinking D3 for some reason, Ok I am awake know lol

    This is bad way bad Moto, like I said before Moto is known for the big let down as with the OG Droid when the D2 came out, we were all hoping for the latest specs on the D2 and what did we get??

    A BIG SMACK in the face, and R2 – D2 ceral box surprise collection phone UHHHHHHH The DX2 should’ve been something special as well. And, how could it have more RAM than the Bionic plus NO 4G and No front camera???? This smells like an Apple idea 😛

  • Anonymous

    Why even release non lte phones anymore.

    • Anonymous

      RIght with you man, this is really showing us that Verizon is going after as much of the market as possible, but to give it better RAM than the Bionic??? Pleasseeeee

      • It’s actually got worse RAM (DDR2 > SDRAM), just more. As has been pointed out, unless half of it is taken up by Motoblur, it’s actually a bit of overkill.

  • David

    Awful…. looks like I’m goin bionic

  • Anonymous

    Like my man Jim Rome says “UHH OHH” looks like moto hasn’t learned and is catering to the people that can’t or is not in the area of the 4g/LTE service.

  • All I want moto, is a blurless, pure google, unlocked experienced….im sure that is what we all want.

    • PrettyboyW

      Amen to that.

  • Anonymous

    52nd!!

  • Anonymous

    Good luck selling a locked down, 1GHZ, Front-Facing-Camera-Lacking clone. Come on Moto. Surprise us.

  • Droid3= Droid 2 with an overclocked processor

    • Mike

      No. That’s the D2G. Rumors are it’ll have an upgraded screen to 4″ with qHD resolution and Tegra 2 for the processor. I really hope they make the D3 an LTE device, or else every LTE phone will be exactly the same. 4.3″ and all touchscreen.

    • Mike

      No. That’s the D2G. Rumors are it’ll have an upgraded screen to 4″ with qHD resolution and Tegra 2 for the processor. I really hope they make the D3 an LTE device, or else every LTE phone will be exactly the same. 4.3″ and all touchscreen.

  • Anonymous

    After this I’m afraid of what the Droid 3 specs are going to be.

  • Frankxs

    I agree that no 4G = no purchase. Also, about the RAM, dual-core needs more RAM just to run the additional core processor and to achieve the same relative performance as a single-core processor. That’s why I was surprised that the Bionic has only 512MB RAM. Compared to the HTC ThunderBolt’s 768MB – and single-core at that. I don’t see a real market for this Droid X2.

  • Inboy81

    I have the Droid X I will pass on DX2 Im looking forward for the Droid 3.

  • In Motorola dictionary, “2” means “1 with another skin”

  • In Motorola’s dictionary, “2” means “1 with another skin”

  • Elliott

    I know this is not the place for this but verizon was just confirmed to be the 1st us carrier for the psp phone

    • Elliott

      Early March time frame

  • Tcanderson2

    Wait, I basically own this phone now.

  • LivinFree

    what an absolute was of time and energy on this thing. Noting worth while for an upgrade that is for darn sure. Looks to me like Moto is falling back into there same nightmare with trying to ride the Razr line for way to long and got crushed.

    And for all the whiners about the locked bootloader get a grip already. This type of stuff is and will be coming and happening on all phones at some point from every mfg. It is not all Moto the carriers want this hacking stuff stopped entirely and are forcing the mfgs to put this stuff in place. As an example that is why the Mirage was never released for VZW. It was to easily hackable and VZW wold not approve it because of it.

  • Larry

    I happily own a DroidX and was truly looking forward to the X2. Not anymore. I agree with the comments on Moto not learning from their mistakes of the past. How can they release a new phone with not real improvements other than a faster processor. While everyone else focuses on increasing the power and capabilities of their phones to keep you buying, Moto seems to think that we’ll buy an “upgrade” because they are Moto and have a great following. Hello???? You are not Apple. And if the BestBuy pricing is right on the Xoom, we are going to once again see the rise and fall of Moto. Hey Moto, have you ever considered investing in a Marketing Research Department?

  • Larry

    I happily own a DroidX and was truly looking forward to the X2. Not anymore. I agree with the comments on Moto not learning from their mistakes of the past. How can they release a new phone with not real improvements other than a faster processor. While everyone else focuses on increasing the power and capabilities of their phones to keep you buying, Moto seems to think that we’ll buy an “upgrade” because they are Moto and have a great following. Hello???? You are not Apple. And if the BestBuy pricing is right on the Xoom, we are going to once again see the rise and fall of Moto. Hey Moto, have you ever considered investing in a Marketing Research Department?

  • Larry

    I happily own a DroidX and was truly looking forward to the X2. Not anymore. I agree with the comments on Moto not learning from their mistakes of the past. How can they release a new phone with not real improvements other than a faster processor. While everyone else focuses on increasing the power and capabilities of their phones to keep you buying, Moto seems to think that we’ll buy an “upgrade” because they are Moto and have a great following. Hello???? You are not Apple. And if the BestBuy pricing is right on the Xoom, we are going to once again see the rise and fall of Moto. Hey Moto, have you ever considered investing in a Marketing Research Department?

  • dannyjedi

    I have a DX now.
    Pass.
    I am NOT happy with moto, and not going to buy another moto product.
    HTC..
    Or day I say…… Apple?

  • dannyjedi

    I have a DX now.
    Pass.
    I am NOT happy with moto, and not going to buy another moto product.
    HTC..
    Or day I say…… Apple?

  • dannyjedi

    I have a DX now.
    Pass.
    I am NOT happy with moto, and not going to buy another moto product.
    HTC..
    Or day I say…… Apple?

  • 3JK

    If the X2 has an encrypted bootloader as well with NO unlock “implemented” for the Dev community,
    then I will NOT buy this Moto Android product.
    If Moto thinks its okay to lock down devices running Android’s Open source OS, then maybe they should start manufacturing Apple products instead. (If they seriously think what theyre doing is really ok…)

    I love Moto’s hardware and craftmanship, but the locked down bootloaders will turn me AND Those I know towards OTHER Android device manufacturers.
    In this case, looking in the mirror is all Moto has to do to figure out what they’re doing wrong and then fix it.

  • shr1k3r

    Hello cliq xt

  • Guest

    Still boot-locked, only 1GHz on the processors when they’re coming out with 1.2GHz dual cores soon, no LTE, no front camera, and they took off the hardware camera button. This seems like a step backwards for Motorola.

  • ugh, LTE would make this a must have. I guess the Bionic is still at the top of my list for now, even with the low RAM.

  • Anonymous

    Im going where ever the devs go

  • Anonymous

    Would rather get the Bionic then this. My next phone purchase I want to have a front facing camera and 4g LTE. Im actually really suprised they didn’t put a front facing camera but like Kellex mentioned guess they are saving that for 4g phones it seems like.

  • Mr. Steve

    Does locked/encrypted bootloader mean a new harder to customize phone, or the bootloader that’s on the Droid X/2/2G/Pro?

  • Rsfu86

    Bionic with more RAM and no 4G? Whether this is worst or best news for me depends on one thing; how much 4G will cost. If it’s expensive/teired, screw the Bionic, hello X2!

  • Njd32

    Wait a minute, this looks like a droid x running that gingerbread leak we saw earlier? O.o

    • Ben

      I agree…

  • Alvinm 77

    Woooow, same form factor Moto? Really? Same locked boot loader? …. Yeah I’m pretty sure. No thanks Moto

  • No 4g and no front facing camera means no purchase for me. Motorola was on its’ way to bankruptcy before the Droid and with this phone and the Xoom pricing I look forward to seeing them out of business.

  • Rizzidy

    #MotoFail

  • Dsim91

    This makes me laugh so hard why even bother

  • CallMeCrow

    . . .no front facing camera (le’gasp!) how will we live? We are all so used to phones providing this most audacious and very necessary feature that we cannot be expected to buy a phone without it. Bleh, I remember when a phone was used primarily for making. . .wait for it. . .phone calls. While I enjoy having the latest and greatest – I always ask myself if I absolutely need every technological amenity available. Truth be told, I already know the answer and so instead determine which of them I can live without. Just because a device is capable of doing a thing it doesn’t mean that thing needs doing. Give me back my Samsung Wafer! With that (points above) said, I love my OG Droid.

    • But if you can have a feature without affecting the basic functions of the phone, why not include that feature? Besides, these aren’t just phones. If you want just a phone, then what are you doing on this site?

      • CallMeCrow

        . . .and if you can leave a feature out without affecting the basic function{s} of the phone why let the exclusion of said feature determine whether or not you’ll purchase it? You’re absolutely correct – these are not just phones. In fact I think it’s important that we remember what else they’re not. They are not computer or laptop replacements. They also are not a NASA command module that we carry around in our pocket in the event that we need to launch a shuttle or satellite. I may not want my phone to become any of those things, but that doesn’t mean I dislike feature rich pieces of technology either. As I mentioned previously – I own and use an OG Droid, and love it – that’s why I’m here.

        • john

          Actually my droidx is my laptop and computer replacement…i can honestly say I have never used my comp after I got my x…it could be a nasa command module if you wanted it to be…these days phones can pretty much do everything a computer does…maybe even more…my laptop can’t navigate..my laptop can’t settle a debate at a bar…my laptop isn’t droid

          • CallMeCrow

            (shrug) I can honestly say that no phone will ever truly replace the desktop computer (will eat his words fifty years from now if that ceases to be the case). No phone, at least no phone currently on the market, can deliver the same performance that a mid to high end laptop device can. You may no longer use your pc, now that you have a small brick in your back pocket, but I sincerely doubt you’re ready to toss out the old girl either. I’m not denying that smart phones can perform any of the functions you noted above (though I’m certain that a laptop could in fact provide you directions via Google maps – and or help you settle once and for all just who played Rocky in the Boondock Saints). I am, however, saying that a phone simply cannot be all things to all people – and that’s okay. Also, the lack of one feature or another (one that we’ve managed to live with out for no little while by-the-by) should not by any means cause us to discount a new product all together. Note – we’ve had to sacrifice size in order to increase the performance of our phones – by the time they can do all that we would like them to do – I’ve no doubt that they will “resemble” the computers we’re already using.

  • Mike

    Why can’t any manufacturer get it right with specs? It’s like they always leave one thing off that should have been there, just to make you buy the next best thing. They failed with the Bionic only giving it 512mb RAM. They could have at least given it 768mb. Now the DX2 which has 1gb of ram, but wait no front facing camera. Just release a phone that has dual core, lte, 1 gb of ram, and a 1.3mp or 2.0mp ffc. Is it that hard? No they always leave something out on purpose I think.

  • Anonymous

    Someone is selling me a Droid x for 240. Is that a steal? I’m thinking of selling my og Droid for 150 after I purchase the x.

    • Anonymous

      No, you can walk into vzw and get it for 199. Plus you get warranty coverage and you can insure it. I almost went the same route as you and I’m glad I didn’t. Peace of mind goes a long way.

      • Anonymous

        Oh. But I don’t want to use my 2 year contract just yet. So the phone
        without contract is $500. :0

        • Pumpkin

          I did the exact same thing as you. I bought a Droid x for $250 from Craigslist and sold my Droid for $150 a week ago. I’m thrilled , it’s rooted and working great. Because I had Insurance from Verizon on my Droid, they just transferred it over to the Droid x, which I didn’t expect and which delighted/relived me. I also wasn’t ready to “cash in” my upgrade yet, either.

          • Joker

            I did the same thing I love the dx now save my upgrade for the thunderbolt or bionic

          • Anonymous

            Oh. Thank you!!! That’s what I was trying to figure out!! Haha

          • Anonymous

            Oh. Thank you!!! That’s what I was trying to figure out!! Haha

  • sorry, I love the Droid X but this looks exactly the same. Motorola really disappointed me without a hardware redesign. HTC will be next on the purchase.

  • Mike

    I’ll pass on this phone. I want the Droid 3 pics and specs!

    • Anonymous

      2nd that!

      • Skyskioc

        3rd that

      • Skyskioc

        3rd that

    • Anonymous

      the droid 3 which is probably going to look exactly like the droid 1 and droid 2

    • Anonymous

      the droid 3 which is probably going to look exactly like the droid 1 and droid 2

  • Niemeyer2010

    I might as well just wait for Gingerbread on my DX… its basically the same thing *disappointed*

  • Mike

    Hey Moto, why is the 2nd phone of each series of your phones look almost exactly the same? Take the Droid 1 and 2 for example. Almost exactly the same aside from color and keyboard and the hardware specs. At least put a little innovation into your products.

  • Mike

    Hey Moto, why is the 2nd phone of each series of your phones look almost exactly the same? Take the Droid 1 and 2 for example. Almost exactly the same aside from color and keyboard and the hardware specs. At least put a little innovation into your products.

    • Champlification

      If they make it completely different, why not just give it a new name? If it’s a Droid x 2,it should be somewhat similar to the droid x. If only in looks

      • Mike

        They don’t have to make it completely different, but come on…this looks EXACTLY the same. If you had a DX and DX2 next to each other, you probably couldn’t tell the difference.

        • Mike

          Ohh I know, take away the camera button! Now it’s not the same lol.

  • Tabe

    Maybe more ram because they’re using slower ram on the X2?

  • Tabe

    Maybe more ram because they’re using slower ram on the X2?

    • Anonymous

      Yea. DDR 1GB vs DDR2 512MB. Doesn’t matter to me, one or the other is great.

  • Anonymous

    you would have thought motorola would have learned from the razor, razr, rzr, krazor etc…. guess not… HELLO MOTO WAKE UP AND REALIZE YOU CAN’T RELEASE THE SAME PHONE WITH SLIGHTLY BETTER SPECS AND KEEP PEOPLE INTERESTED!!!

  • Anonymous

    you would have thought motorola would have learned from the razor, razr, rzr, krazor etc…. guess not… HELLO MOTO WAKE UP AND REALIZE YOU CAN’T RELEASE THE SAME PHONE WITH SLIGHTLY BETTER SPECS AND KEEP PEOPLE INTERESTED!!!

    • Mr.Joe

      CAN I GET AN AMEN!

      • Tyler Durden

        This is a sweet phone. much better then the OG DX. come on people. stop acting like this is the only phone they are releasing this year. maybe some dont care for 4g since half of you on this forum wont have it till 2013. This phone just like the Bionic with the same specs but no 4g/ffc. Oh wait! 1GB of RAM?? Something Bionic doesnt have! Hate all you want but the DX2 is a better phone IMO. Its even better looking.

        • Tojiro

          Correction: This is sweet HARDWARE. As long as Motorola continues to encumber it with Blur and an encrypted bootloaded it’s hard to justify it’s status as a “sweet phone”. Give me this with Vanilla Android and a easy to mod bootloader and I’ll buy two!

          • Anonymous

            Exactly….

            No more locked phones for me, ever.

          • Coaster36

            Exactly what I was thinking. No front camera and a locked bootloader? No thanks. I really like moto but Ill wait for the INC2 and hope they unlock their bootloader and have a front camera.

            If none of them do by the time I upgrade Ill stick with my OG droid.

          • Anonymous

            I beg to differ. As far as it being a ‘phone’ if its anything like the Droid X, it will have very good reception and noise cancellation.

            That alone makes it a sweet phone to me, everything else is just icing on the cake.

        • Mr.Joe

          Oh wait that 1GB of RAM is DDR not the DDR2 from the Bionic. Something the DX2 doesn’t have! I’d rather have DDR2 over DDR.

          • Whats the difference? Speed? No sarcasm btw, im really asking.

          • Stephen D

            Yeah, speed.

        • Anonymous

          The DX2 is a joke. The ONLY way they could sell it is if it launched with gingerbread. Moto had to do the same with the D2 and Froyo.

          Remember? The DX was vastly superior to the D2 (except for that keyboard). The Bionic is simply superior to this DX2. It has a front-facing camera, LTE and a bigger battery.

          The bigger battery matters. The Bionic has a 1930mAh battery. The DX has a 1540mAh battery. I like the battery life on my DX, but there’s no way it can be preserved with that 1540mAh model. Maybe Motorola will even downclock the AP20H? Do we really want that?

          Oh yeah, you want a gig of RAM? Yeah, that’s a joke. The ONLY reason the Atrix needs 1GB of RAM is to drive an entire Linux laptop. Even Anandtech says the Atrix probably could’ve been fine with 768MB and anything more than 512MB is unnecessary even for a high-end phone.

          http://www.anandtech.com/show/4165/the-motorola-atrix-4g-preview/6

          I love my Droid X, but when I upgrade, I want a phone that is suited to its hardware. The battery and RAM seem mismatched for what the DX is trying to be.

          • You’re pretty much right. I doubt that anybody here would really ever need or use the full GB of RAM on the phone during its lifetime (i.e.: When Moto stops updating and making it). I like Moto phones, but let’s be honest here; I wouldn’t even begin to care about the 1 GB until it came with an unlocked bootloader as well. Then there’s a *much* better chance that it will actually be used to it’s fullest someday.

      • Froto

        Amen!

    • Mr.Joe

      CAN I GET AN AMEN!

    • Anonymous

      Moto has a history of coming out with a good phone, then for some stupid reason when the consumer is expecting a great follow up they seem to get stupid on us.

      • Anonymous

        i.e. droid 2…

        • Anonymous

          Correct you are Sir 🙂

        • Anonymous

          I think the Droid 2 was a solid update to the Droid 1, Droid 2 is still a great phone and no way the Droid 1 would have survived against the competition thus far with the only exception being the locked boot loader.

          • Anonymous

            The D2 was a pathetic update to the Droid. Double the RAM (good), marginal bump to the CPU, lock the bootloader, and encumber it with Blur. Those last two were MAJOR downsides to it.

            I was issued a D2 as a warranty replacement for my Droid and sent it back after butting up against Blur’s shortcomings for a week and got a refurb Droid.

          • DBK

            Even though I have a D2 and love it, I have to agree. The D2 is just not a worthy successor the the OG Droid. The D2G came closer but still fell short. I hope the D3 will turn out to be the Droid we are looking for.

          • Anonymous

            Droid 3 is said to have a 4″ screen.

          • luis

            what is a bootloader?

    • Anonymous

      Yes, only Apple can do that 🙂

    • Hello Thunderbolt! See ya Motorola!

    • Morenoc12

      1gig ram!!!! Maybe its verizon s atrix with out 4g?

    • palomosan

      No LTE, no Front facing camera and the old style, what’s going on MOTO, are you reverting back yet again.

      • Droidor

        No front facing camera is a big mistake. Really, that is the only thing I am missing from my DroidX, which I love more than an iPHONE.(and I am a big Apple supportor). Well, a better camera would be great.

        Same size is fine with me, not having to purchase new docks and other peripherals is a big reason why I love Apple.

    • Anonymous

      I was just about to ask if these guys were sure that this wasn’t a Droid x with a new blur rom on it, until I saw that it didn’t have a camera button..come on moto..innovation.

    • Loveofilm

      What makes you so sure about that? I mean Apple does it all the time and the fools fall into place with wallets out.

    • Loveofilm

      What makes you so sure about that? I mean Apple does it all the time and the fools fall into place with wallets out.

  • Mr.Joe

    I’m sure the 1GB of RAM in here is DDR like in the Atrix. The Bionic has DDR2.

    This is a pretty interesting device. Though I have my mind set on Bioinc. LTE, front camera, DDR2, and some other fun stuff.

  • Mr.Joe

    I’m sure the 1GB of RAM in here is DDR like in the Atrix. The Bionic has DDR2.

    This is a pretty interesting device. Though I have my mind set on Bioinc. LTE, front camera, DDR2, and some other fun stuff.

  • Markopolo1022

    Not worth it might as well keep .. my dx .. why ugrade. To this. Im just waiting til de xmas n see what i get ..

  • Markopolo1022

    Not worth it might as well keep .. my dx .. why ugrade. To this. Im just waiting til de xmas n see what i get ..

  • THIS is what I wanted to see. Not disappointed at all that there is no front-facing camera. It’s not needed for me. I just want a fast phone with a big screen…I love my Droid X, guarantee I’ll love the X2 as well.

  • THIS is what I wanted to see. Not disappointed at all that there is no front-facing camera. It’s not needed for me. I just want a fast phone with a big screen…I love my Droid X, guarantee I’ll love the X2 as well.

    • STiK

      I have to agree. 4G and front cam are not essential to me. I rarely use network data as is and I most definately have no use for a front facing camera. One of the reasons I was turned off by the bionic was it’s 512MB ram. This is exactly what I was looking for, Tegra 2 – 1GB ram. Maybe once phones are using lte for data/phone then I will look at a 4G phone. Untill then this is more than adequate.

      • Gregory

        A front facing camera is kinda like having flash. I hardely ever use it, but I like to know that I have the option

  • Anonymous

    It looks like there is some round thing (a mic perhaps?) near the Google logo on the back.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like there is some round thing (a mic perhaps?) near the Google logo on the back.

    • Not sure what that thing actually is. It isn’t present on the original DX. The oval shaped thing to the left of that is the speaker, and right below that is the mic.

  • Anonymous

    Why remove the hardware camera button? I’m stuck between this and the Droid Bionic at the moment.. Hmmm… Suggestions?

    Someone convince me lol

  • Anonymous

    Why remove the hardware camera button? I’m stuck between this and the Droid Bionic at the moment.. Hmmm… Suggestions?

    Someone convince me lol

    • Anonymous

      The Bionic delay(s) would give me pause. I wonder if there is any truth to the poor battery life rumor. Plus, the DX2 has twice the RAM.

    • Anonymous

      The Bionic delay(s) would give me pause. I wonder if there is any truth to the poor battery life rumor. Plus, the DX2 has twice the RAM.

    • The only reason I would choose this over the Bionic is if Verizon jacks up 4G prices and you don’t have 4G coverage in your area yet.

  • JG

    why would someone want this? Im going to keep that comment/question as open as I possibly can….

  • JG

    why would someone want this? Im going to keep that comment/question as open as I possibly can….

    • Mr.Joe

      The only reason I would think someone wouldn’t want this is because it lacks what some 4G phones have.

      I think this device is fine and I think what it will come down to is how much are 4G devices and their plans. So far we’ve seen the TB at $249 which seems to have peoples panties in a bunch. Who knows what the LTE data plans will be.

      Assuming this stays at the $199 average price and the $29.99 data plan still exists this would be a good phone.

      • JG

        but with people saying 4g plans will start out same price and unlimited….id like to grab a 4g phone..lock in the unlimited plan…and laugh at the people who have to spend 40-50 dollars for their 5gb 4g plans.

  • larry

    no thanks.

  • larry

    no thanks.

  • I was pumped until the front facing camera… COME ON! Every phone seems to have just 1 little thing that if they had it would be a beast of a phone. Honestly Motorola, just put the front facing camera on and you had me sold.

    • Anonymous

      Yea this looks like the EXACT same phone. I mean damn they could have at least got rid of the hump -_-

    • Brandon B

      I agree no ffc, a locked bootloader, and not LTE potential kills it for me. Question: If you purchase an LTE compatible phone do you have to purchase an LTE data plan?

      • Anonymous

        Yes.

  • I was pumped until the front facing camera… COME ON! Every phone seems to have just 1 little thing that if they had it would be a beast of a phone. Honestly Motorola, just put the front facing camera on and you had me sold.