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DROID X2 could end up as 4G LTE device?(Updated: Fake)

Our homies over at Phandroid received this photo a couple of days ago, and while we’re all pretty sure it’s fake, I did want to at least show it to everyone here at DL.  What does everyone think?  Fake or real?  It’s lacking a camera button which is what we’ve been told has changed on the DROID X2, but the 4G LTE logo just looks a little odd, doesn’t it?  We’ve seen a few people mention something about the weird circle down by the Google logo, but we saw that on the original DROIDX from back in its Xtreme days.

I will mention one thing though.  One of our readers hit me up just a day or so ago after running into a Motorola employee of some sort who was enamored with the DX2 (DROID X²), claiming that it would be a 4G LTE device and a better option than the BIONIC.  Craziness, right?

Feel free to weigh in below…

Update: Yeah, that photo is clearly just a ‘shopped photo of one that the MobiZone leaked a while back.  (Cheers Scott!)

Via:  Phandroid

Cheers Phil!

  • Anonymous

    Yep same here, if I have to drop moto and go with a nexus and whatever carrier has them, so be it. Im done.

  • Jeffxallen

    I know I have no way to prove this, and you have no reason to believe me, but I meet a dude who worked for Motorola last night and he had a DX2. he gave me 20 seconds to play with it. it was not LTE. the launcher now does not have the red page switching thing that pops up on the bottom anymore and the notification bar was partially translucent. Again, I had 20 seconds so I didn’t learn that much but it was smooth as butter. He did say that the ports are the exact same and the DX docks will fit the DX2. It was nice, but LTE is a deal breaker for me.

    • Jeffxallen

      btw it was still running 2.2. he said “for now” though which was not surprising.

  • Indee

    First off this photo is a fake because the shadows in the hand and background indicate this is the same photo, so the person who made it wasn’t even smart enough to take a separate photo before they edited the logo, sad the article doesn’t point that out as it would be very unlikely to have picked up a different device to take the additional photo and had the exact shadowing on the hand both times.

    Second, you fanboys are morons. Who gives 2 flying F**** whether or not the boot loader is locked in a newly released device, there are intelligent hackers out there who enable the device to do whatever you want on it. It’s funny to see july 2010 comments about the Droid X bootloader being locked and oh the humanity and how we wont be able to do custom roms, and what do you have today? Example: Apex gingerbread blended CUSTOM ROMS. What the F*** do you care if motorola locks a boot loader? Is it because of the slight inconvenience?

  • Scottbroe

    Hahaha I am Scott and I saw this couple weeks back and said to myself..I never saw the 4g on it…Cheers Droid life..

  • http://twitter.com/jpfrasier Jason Frasier

    couldn’t agree with you more Hank! If I have the opportunity to get out of my contract with Verizon when they change terms and conditions I am going with the Nexus S, official Google stock from now on!

  • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

    Yep, wanted it from the first rumor. Now, if it’s LTE I want it more. That but about it being better then the bionic makes me happy as well. I’m not a big fan on that phone, but I love the X. Now I have to decide between Tagra and X2

  • bad4u6669

    That little circle is where the speaker actually is. Thats the only way they can fix the “low volume” issue. The X didnt even have the speaker under the slot on the back..

    I should know I drilled a fat hold in mine to open it above the speaker. :P

  • texashorns88

    I’m going to buy a TBolt soon since I can lock down a 2 year unlimited 4G data plan (makes sense to lock Verizon into the contract if they’re planning on putting tiers into data usage soon) and it’s probably one of the few phones that will be able to be rooted in the also near future.

    I will happily keep my OG Droid as backup and wait until I’m able to help put word on the street that Moto products suck and help bring them down to their knees again (where they were before the OG Droid). These a$$holes loved promoting themselves as “open” until they saw a way to POTENTIALLY (not even assuredly) make more money by locking things down and calling it proprietary. Instead of continuing to strategically market themselves as the antitheses of Steve Jobs and the i*hone, they’ve someone developed the illusion they are going to be able to compete with him and his device by following the exact path.

    A fool and his money are quickly parted–so Moto’s stock price should be fun to watch if they keep this sh!t up.

  • texashorns88

    I’m going to buy a TBolt soon since I can lock down a 2 year unlimited 4G data plan (makes sense to lock Verizon into the contract if they’re planning on putting tiers into data usage soon) and it’s probably one of the few phones that will be able to be rooted in the also near future.

    I will happily keep my OG Droid as backup and wait until I’m able to help put word on the street that Moto products suck and help bring them down to their knees again (where they were before the OG Droid). These a$$holes loved promoting themselves as “open” until they saw a way to POTENTIALLY (not even assuredly) make more money by locking things down and calling it proprietary. Instead of continuing to strategically market themselves as the antitheses of Steve Jobs and the i*hone, they’ve someone developed the illusion they are going to be able to compete with him and his device by following the exact path.

    A fool and his money are quickly parted–so Moto’s stock price should be fun to watch if they keep this sh!t up.

  • Anonymous

    Could be 5G for all I care. NOT getting one

  • Anonymous

    Looks photo shopped, but if this were true it would be awesome. I don’t really care about front facing cameras or locked bootloaders, as long as I can still get root I’d be happy. I’d make it my next phone.

  • http://twitter.com/JFMFT Josh Fowler

    I won’t be buying a Droid X2 or a Bionic. I’m done with Motorola.

    The power button on my Xoom has broken after two weeks of NORMAL usage (turning the screen on/off by gently pressing the power button). Their hardware fails to live up to the company’s reputation.

    Plus, their phones are so locked down it’s ridiculous. Sure, HTC phones are more locked down than ever, but at least our community can still crack them and fully customized software can be loaded onto their phones (aka stock Android/Cyanogen Mod 7, etc.). This may change, but as of today, HTC > Motorola. I pledge loyalty to no company; I go with who has the best option at the current moment.

    I grabbed a Thunderbolt last week and haven’t regretted it since, and I haven’t even rooted it yet (waiting on a stable CM7 build to be released).

    Further, I loathe the “camera hump” on the back of the Droid X – I had a Droid X before my Thunderbolt and I can say the hump bothered me every time I used the phone. Poor design choice, in my opinion.

    Motorola Mobility has a challenging future ahead. We’ll see how it goes, but I won’t be supporting them hereafter. Not with my wallet, not with my words.

  • Booboolala2000

    I think it’s fake, otherwise we would have seen this with the leaked specs. I think. I am still happy to have my TBolt. I think HTC runs circles around Motorola and the way that they implement Android on their phones.

    • Dshudson

      Fake or not.. The DX2 will obviously have 4g. It’s about the only thing significantly besides dual prosessors that can differentiate the two.

      • LivinFree

        You are dead wrong. The X2 is not releasing as LTE. Hell the SBF file doens’t even have or reference anything in it t oLTE it is all 3g info coded into it

  • FortitudineVincimus

    wow.. that is an amazing photo.. of the back of a phone (yawn)

  • FortitudineVincimus

    wow.. that is an amazing photo.. of the back of a phone (yawn)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000930969653 Kimberly Degener

    Im sorry, that is the ugliest back of a phone Ive ever seen

    • Anonymous

      Wtf does Moto even make phones? They should stick to making hardware.

  • Im_so_pro

    It’s fake. I can tell by the pixels.

  • http://twitter.com/iiAmColour Sakina Solomon

    Moto is quickly fading from my radar anyway, they have been going south so much recently its almost fact im moving on from them. Although that droid 3…….haha

  • Anonymous

    It should say “with Google, sort of.”

    • EC8CH

      HA!

    • EC8CH

      HA!

  • mikex

    That picture is about as fake as Dolie Parden’s…hair.

    • Tim242

      Dolie Parden? LOL@That
      *Dolly Parton*

      • mikex

        Lol you’re right.

  • http://theRamenNoodle.com/ Daniel J. Lewis

    Verizon has never branded 4G LTE right next to the Verizon logo like this. This is a fake.

    • Anonymous

      They only had 1 phone out with 4g branded on it lol

      • http://theRamenNoodle.com/ Daniel J. Lewis

        I’m not talking about on phones. I mean in their entire branding.

  • Bullet Tooth Tony

    That “weird” circle looks just like the antenna port on the Thunderbolt… maybe there’s a trend here.

  • Mr.Joe

    Why are they ditching camera buttons? I like them.

    • Lakerzz

      Although I would originally agree with you. I’ve personally noticed when I use the virtual camera button as opposed to using the physical button, I seem to get much higher quality pics. Seems weird, but I’ve tested this over and over again with the same results on my Droid X…

  • Anonymous

    Cheers back atcha Kellex!

    The MOTO guy I met said I would probably want to avoid the Bionic because it is plagued with problems. Said the Droid X2 (squared) is the best thing he has used ever. He said the X2 is LTE, dual core, will have an Atrix-like dock, and I want to say that I am pretty sure he said it has a sharper screen than the original. Maybe a OLED?? (not up to speed on my geek speak when it comes to screens.)

    The Droid 3 is basically identical to the Xsquared, but with a keyboard. He alluded to the fact that is was literally the same. Said the thickness with the keyboard was about as thick as the camera hump on the current Droid X.

    I should also mention, the guy was pretty well connected in MOTOLand but he said that “they” wouldn’t let him leave the building with the device until launch. He said the second he can, he is ditching his Atrix and AT&T for good.

    • Destin4Death

      You guy has some bad info that is for sure. I know one of the engineers on the project and the X2 and have seen the device myself already it is NOT LTE that is a givin.

      I will agree with his comment on the Bionic tho as I’ve been told the same thing pretty much. And it is nowhere near ready for a release and is highly unlikely to hit until late summer at best with the troubles they are having with it.

      • Booboolala2000

        Also. I thought that the DX2 was running with a 1.2ghz processor?

      • Anonymous

        Without speculating as to what anyone else has seen and heard, this was purely what he told me. We can take it as an optimistic note or merely dismiss it. Personally, I cannot imagine that MOTO would consider launching a new device without 4g. Especially one that is set for around the launch date of the iPhone 5. That’s just my opinion but I feel as though the info I heard was sound. Lets not argue about it and we can all wait and see. In the meantime, where is my Gingerbread!!!!

  • Brutalsnowman

    Wake up and smell the Droid coolant…. Moto locks the bootloader because that is what the carriers want. HTC is doing it now too. and soon all manufacturers will be.

    If it wasn’t locked everyone would be messing with the phone and thats more support and more issues for Verizon to deal with.

    • http://twitter.com/kn1ghth4wk241 Mike Daniels

      wrong
      they are locking their phones down because stupid people who dont know shit about anything keep breaking their phones and sending it back to the manufactures so they can fix their mistake

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

        I’ll Agree With You On That.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Janacek/1087230071 Mike Janacek

    Anything Is Possible But I Don’t See Why This Wouldn’t Be Probable, They’re Always Wanting To Go Bigger And “Better”.

  • Destin4death

    FYI all this is a total line of garbage. The X2 WILL NOT be released with LTE that is a givin so don’t get your hope up what so ever

    • Tim242

      *given*

      • LivinFree

        lol…. dam keyboards. Altho I’m not in school anymore so does it really matter

        • Tim242

          It only matters if you want it to. Most people want to be seen as
          intelligent.

      • LivinFree

        lol…. dam keyboards. Altho I’m not in school anymore so does it really matter

  • Anonymous

    the only thing i call foul in this photo is the different color battery cover. but im still working with an OG droid so i dont know much about the droid x.

  • Anonymous

    Because that’s what they would want to do, spend a whole bunch of R&D money on the Bionic to piss it away by releasing the X2 to upstage it. Some filtering of rumors would be nice, like the obviously fake ones.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

    I don’t even care anymore. HTC and Motorlola can keep their locked phones. I’m sticking with the Nexus line from now on. Can we just change the name of this site to Nexus Life?

  • Mth2134

    No. Fail. Thank u hypebeast. ;)

    • Anonymous

      “Droid X2: Return of the hypebeast” :P

      • Mth2134

        Ha! I like it!

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

    I have an X, and I miss my touch buttons, never again will I get physical buttons on a phone.

  • Imajinaxn

    If it indeed gets released as an LTE device, let’s hope they give it a better battery to support it.

  • Yo momma like it

    I have been in love with my DX since the day i recieved her in the mail…….I really dont care about 4G until it reaches my area, which i suspect will be at the end of this year…. My next phone must meet 3 requirements Dual core , 4G, and unlocked….Since the DX2 will only meet one of these requirements I am going to happily hold on to my DX until something awesome drops….. Furthermore the 4Q of this year will see the best options for Tablets…so im also holding off for that…..Anyways….all this to say I bet this picture is fake….oh and I also race RC cars and i getting a Jato 3.3($400)…..so i wont be buying any gadgets anytime soon….Love the Site Kellex…

  • Brutalsnowman

    I thought it looked fake even before reading the post. So I agree. Fake!

    Doesn’t make much sense for Moto to put out the bionic and the DroidX2 on the same network in a short time frame.

  • LivinFree

    Highly unlikely this will be the case. Its’ to close to release to have it switched to a LTE device, but I suppose anything is possible.

    As for the little circle by the google name on the phone it is for external equipment to be hooked up for testing purposes dev units.

    • Booboolala2000

      So all Thunderbolts are dev units? My TBolt has the little grey circle under the kickstand.

  • Anonymous

    Too bad Motorola phones will always have locked bootloaders.

    My DROIDX is my last Motorola phone.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto.

      • Anonymous

        I’m Ron Burgundy… lol

      • imwesmantooth

        I’m apart of that 90%……even though I read here nearly daily. Just from what I’ve read on here….I assume rooting makes your phone faster? I have a D2 and am happy with it. I prefer it be more dependable and I use it as a work tool as opposed to a toy or entertainment.

    • LivinFree

      As will every other mfg of phones in the not to distant future. Time to wake up if you think Moto is the only one. Carriers are forcing ALL mfgs to lock the devices so you better get use to it.

      this is old news and has been discussed many time but for some reason people just seem to want to ignore it. Fact is all of them will be locked within the next yr by carrier demands.

      • Anonymous

        Well then we better all hurry up and buy the phones that are not locked until then. Either way motorola is already no longer a choice for me.

        The thunderbolt will do just fine for now. I was going to buy it yesterday but didn’t make it.

        • LivinFree

          Or better yet find a contact who can get you engineering build devices that are unsecured directly from the mfg so you never have to worry about it. By doing so you kill 2 birds with one stone, get an unlock device, and also stiff the carrier in not giving them more money or being stuck in one of there BS contracts.

          • DroidzFX

            Or you could just build your own phone running android and not have to contact anybody.

          • http://twitter.com/jpfrasier Jason Frasier

            I have decided to go wherever Google has their stock android flagship phone. Right now that looks like the Nexus S with Sprint, if so then so be it!

          • http://twitter.com/jpfrasier Jason Frasier

            I have decided to go wherever Google has their stock android flagship phone. Right now that looks like the Nexus S with Sprint, if so then so be it!

          • DroidzFX

            Or you could just build your own phone running android and not have to contact anybody.

      • Anonymous

        locked is different then encrypted(moto encrypts their bootloader) so that you cant unlock them htc locks their bootloaders but are easy to unlock

        • LivinFree

          Give it time as that will change also from what the insiders are saying. They want it locked up just as tightly as Moto is doing

      • Anonymous

        If that happens a lot of people will be done with Android. If I have to deal with a locked down phone, there are more high quality options.

        It would be one thing if the Nexus line was available on all carriers, but it is only on two, the two smallest at that.

    • Anonymous

      Ditto. And if all the other OEMs follow the same path of locking their customers out of customization, I’ll probably move over to the Nexus devices.

      Pure Google FTW.

    • http://twitter.com/JFMFT Josh Fowler

      Exactly the same for me, KleenDroid. I won’t buy another Motorola phone until we see a serious commitment and pledge (and a history of proof) that Motorola will keep their phones unlocked/unlockable. The Xoom was a nice touch, but I have a feeling Google had a hand in the unlocked bootloader on that device… it being the reference platform for Honeycomb and all, and the developer device for the launch of Google’s new tablet OS platform.

      Death to Moto, as far as I’m concerned anyway.

      • LivinFree

        The only reason it was unlocked on the XOOM is because of Google.

        • angermeans

          What? How does that make sense? All the phones (and now tablet in the Xoom) that google has had a hand in bringing to market have had user unlockable bootloaders why would they tell moto to lock theirs and not anyone else? If you think for a second that it was anyone but moto then your very wrong, sir (or ma’am).

  • Anonymous

    Would be a smart move, but tend to think its fake. But what do I care, my next phone isn’t going to be Motorola anyways.

  • http://twitter.com/OmegasPrime OmegasPrime

    I would get it if it came out before Droid Bionic. If it is better then the Bionic I will not complain.

  • Anonymous

    Zoom in on the 4G LTE logo in your photo editing application of choice. It did not experience the same compression as the rest of the image. It is way to rigid, with perfect 90 degree angles on a free-hand photo. It’s fake.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why moto and vzw would release two devices that were so similar, seems like they would each cannibalize the other’s sales.

  • Anonymous

    Would suck if there were other phones beyond the ones announced at CES for 2011 because I didn’t get to plan for them… lol

    Anyway, I got the Bolt b/c I wanted to lock in on the unlimited LTE pricing. Can always get a phone off-contract now and add it with the current plan.

  • Jester4281

    FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also, what is up with the little hole there, I have it on my Thunderbolt.