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DROIDX2 Dummy Units Arrive at Costco, Release Now Up in the Air (Updated)

Update:  We received all of the official launch info here.  It’s coming May 26th.

Just over a week ago, we were tipped to a set of possible release dates for a variety of Verizon devices, one being the DROIDX2 on May 12 with it’s beastly dual-core Tegra 2 processor.  But after a delay of the DROID Charge and no signs of it ever reappearing, the schedule has to have been changed.  We’re here on May 12 and Verizon hasn’t said a word about the either the DX2 or LG Revolution, so I would advise that you not run out to a store just yet even if dummy units are arriving at Costco.

These delays sure seem to be killing a lot of the excitement that we once had back at CES – first it was the Thunderbolt for almost a month, now the Charge is already at 2 weeks, and it’s all forcing Verizon to push out the rest of its lineup over what we’re assuming are LTE issues.  Thing is, the DX2 is the first dual-core phone on Verizon and is not LTE, so let’s make the kids happy and get it ready for prime time.

We’ll be digging for updates…

  • tjhrulz

    The best dummy models are made in china

  • http://twitter.com/sparkimus Bret Williams

    It’s funny how people get hostile over phone specs. Not everyone needs 4G.

  • Anonymous

    meh, I want 4G

  • Charlie Rauch

    Ugh, I have been waiting for an upgrade forever… and I don’t live in an area that will have 4G anytime soon (Buffalo, NY). Was actually excited to have a phone w/ qHD and tegra. Galaxy S II isn’t going to come out for a looong time. Maybe I’ll just get the white iphone.

    • http://twitter.com/AJBlumey AJ Blumenthal

      you better sign off and run away now…these people will eat you alive with that kind of talk :p

    • http://twitter.com/AJBlumey AJ Blumenthal

      you better sign off and run away now…these people will eat you alive with that kind of talk :p

  • Rickerbilly

    What’s the point?? What a waste!

  • http://trueacu.com/acupuncture-centennial-colorado Centennial Acupuncture

    I like it but I think I’m going to have to wait for the Galaxy S II.

  • Raptor007

    There will be price changes for data 3G vs 4G and not everyone is going to jump onto a higher price plan. Sure those who read sites like this one are not the typical user, but that also doesn’t mean 3G phones are out of date either. 4G is not everywhere and its not for everyone.

  • Raptor007

    There will be price changes for data 3G vs 4G and not everyone is going to jump onto a higher price plan. Sure those who read sites like this one are not the typical user, but that also doesn’t mean 3G phones are out of date either. 4G is not everywhere and its not for everyone.

  • javonte

    Courtesy of me :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=789014095 Ron Kurkowski

    I see no point in buying a non 4G LTE phone anymore

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=789014095 Ron Kurkowski

    I see no point in buying a non 4G LTE phone anymore

  • John

    screw it give us DX1 our GB!

  • The Dave

    Verizon is turning into such an embarrassment. If they allow the Sensation, SGSII, etc to release on time and they still have this phone delay fetish theyve become obsessed with, nobody is going to give a crap about coverage area anymore and everyone will bolt for a different carrier, especially with Sprint covering cancellation costs….

    I am so sick of these games!

    • Tesseract 3

      What about sprint covering cancellation costs? I’ve never heard anything about this.

      • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix
        • Tesseract 3

          I see, thanks. Though it seems at this point it only applies to T-Mobile customers, and if it did apply to Verizon it would only be half of their ridiculous early termination fee for smartphones.

          Sprint must be hurting for customers…

          • The Dave

            You go to any carrier and do a little haggling, they’ll cover some of that cost for you at least. Doesn’t always happen, but most have wiggle room for that.

          • Tesseract 3

            Something to consider I suppose. A Nexus S with stock android would be pretty cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=791421551 Omid Meradji

    disappointing device.

  • YourMomsLooseTwaht

    The fact that this doesn’t have a front facing camera or 4G is pathetic. It’s my X with a dual core setup. Whoopdy whoop. My X runs fast enough, and if I want, I will overclock it.

    • chuckles mcnasty

      have fun with an hour of battery life on your over-clocked dx. you’re also forgetting that it has the bionic’s qHD screen.

  • gregba

    All I want are some more details, release date for the Droid 3

    • LivinFree

      The D3 is way off for release still. At best you’d see it in the 3rd QTR.

      as for the X2 give it at least another month from what I’m hearing. Last I was told ( and I haven’t asked in a couple of weeks) it still did not get final approval from VZW yet to start fabbing production units. So until that happens you still have a few weeks before it would be released. If I were to guess mid to late June for a release maybe, and that is a big maybe at this point still.

      • gregba

        what is the hold up with the droid 3?

        • YourMomsLooseTwaht

          It’s a turd, just like the X2.

  • http://profiles.google.com/cvorgity Chris Vorgity

    h

  • http://twitter.com/KickingLettuce Eddie Roseberry

    This is targeted for a very very small segment. People that are holding on to their DX and do no want forward progression.

    Dual Core, no doubt, a nice upgrade. But in every other respect, looks identical? Odd.

    • YourMomsLooseTwaht

      Yes, dead on. I am not extending my contract 2 years and spending $200 on simply my X with a dual core setup. Not worth it.

    • http://twitter.com/cromag_rickmanu Dan Rickman

      Only it’s not. Dual core is a BIG upgrade, higher resolution screen, better RAM (DDR2 is the consensus). All in the same design that a lot of people love. Add to that the fact that it will have good battery life and no higher data prices when they switch to tiered, and that small segment gets a hell of a lot bigger. Odd? It’s a damn smart decision on Verizon’s part.

      • http://twitter.com/Crispityyy Chris Spells

        Its non-innovative thinking like this that accounts for Verizon’s absence from the superphone arena…so sad

        • Anonymous

          That would be true if this remained their flagship phone. Why do you assume because they refresh this line that it has anything to do with the fact the their Superphones are lacking. They cover two separate market segments.

        • http://twitter.com/cromag_rickmanu Dan Rickman

          There’s room for innovation, and there’s room for evolution. Verizon is intelligently covering both. Not everything has to be a brand new design. For example, home computers all have a hard drive, DVD drive, graphics card and various ports. There are variations of that formula but it’s all based on an EVOLVED standard, something everyone expects when they buy a computer.

          How again is Verizon absent from the smartphone arena?

    • Anonymous

      Actually, it is probably targeted for people that are NOT DroidX users, and would consider one now, except the specs are a bit out of date. So now, people who are considering this, have an up to date 3G phone to consider. Believe it or not, there are people that are coming from feature phones, and for them, they would be just as excited about the Droid X2 as most of us were about the X a year ago.

    • hkklife

      The X2’s combination of Tegra 2 + screen size/res is a huge boost in my book.

      Name one phone coming soon(next 30-60 days) that has a 4.3″ or bigger screen and qHD resolution. Other than the Evo 3D, I cannot think of any. I would gladly take an X2 with decent battery life over the TB, Revolution, and Charge that are serving up last year’s specs in every aspect other than LTE connectivity.

      Now, if the X2’s release slips past mid-June then I will have to rethink my stance…

  • Anonymous

    I was told X^2 (X-squared) release is to coincide with Gingerbread roll out for the X.

    • http://twitter.com/cromag_rickmanu Dan Rickman

      Told by whom?

      • The Observer

        The muffin man. Do you know him?

        • http://twitter.com/cromag_rickmanu Dan Rickman

          Bitch owes me $15

  • cvorg23

    I would love to Droid Bionic but I would be just as happy with the Droid X2. I don’t need 4G speeds. I don’t do any crazy downloading or uploading. The few websites I do go on through the browser are mobile sites and quick on 3G in Philly. I just want something that won’t slow down… dual core! Verizon has been slacking way too much with LTE and everyone is watching!

  • Anonymous

    Dual core, YEAH Tegra YEAH big screen YEAH BABY….. NO LTE……..ok see you later, NEXT. *as I update my TBolt*

  • Anonymous

    You can delay it all you want. I don’t want it anyway. Let’s get the lead out on that Bionic.

  • Rain_king46

    Looks just like my OG DX. Not sure how I feel about that. Hey VZW, why all of the new non LTE phones? Maybe I am reading it wrong, but releasing all of these non LTE devices AFTER you have rolled out your brand new LTE network seems to speak to your confidence in that new network… just my perception…

    • http://twitter.com/cromag_rickmanu Dan Rickman

      I think it has something to do with the fact that there are ENTIRE STATES that don’t have LTE access yet. 3G phones are cheaper, there won’t be any bloated $300 price tags for the Droid X2.

    • Anonymous

      With Limited coverage, there is no reason for most people to even bother with LTE at this point. Sure, we care about being bleeding edge, which is why we buy phones with lousy radios and worse battery life (like the Thunderbolt).

      It has nothing to do with confidence in the network, it has everything to do with what will sell. There are plenty of people out there still buying sadly outdated phones like the Motorola Citrus, The HTC Imagio (WinMo 6.5… {{shudder}}) and the iPhone. So clearly, not everybody is worried about 4G… yet.

  • Kevoskee

    Identical twins? Wait, you don’t have a camera button and you are slower. Still apart of the Blur family

    • http://twitter.com/cromag_rickmanu Dan Rickman

      wrong.

  • Guest

    damn verizon,

  • Anonymous

    seriously…… why release any non lte devices at this point?

    • Anonymous

      because not everyone is going to be in a lte area, or at least anytime soon, and they don’t want to pay for a higher data price whenever VZW gets around to the tiered data service

      • Anonymous

        Except for Northern VA (D.C. area) Virginia doesn’t show any areas with 4g through 2011. No telling when we might get it. No real need for a 4G phone til then….Now, a dual core (that should be cheaper) sounds like a good idea.

        • http://twitter.com/cromag_rickmanu Dan Rickman

          It’s funny because in every single article, tweet, or news post like this SOMEONE has to say “why are they releasing 3G phones still!?” And there’s always people that have to explain why (price, availability, battery life). Gotta keep the folks educated cause there are a lot out there that don’t think things through :P
          Feel the same way about the “it looks the same as the droid X” posters.

    • Anonymous

      And some people don’t want to deal with the battery issues that seem to accompany 4G phones, especially if they frequently have wifi access.

    • The Dave

      Some people honestly have no use for 4G. It lowers the price of a phone for them, mostly since they wont use it much. 3G is a nice cheaper alternative once tiered data plans arrive, etc.

      The problem is the amount of non-4G. Rather high IMO

      • LionStone

        It just depends where you live…4G is all over my area on the west coast…but I definitely understand the availability of 3G phones for those in the areas that won’t have it until a year or two. And I can see how even when 4G is available, some folks still won’t have a need/desire to have faster data speeds.

        But the X was quite a popular phone and to update it to 4G was probably going to change it too drastically? (imo). However, I think it’s too bad it didn’t get 4G or at least a ffc! To me, it was never appealing…big, square and ugly.

      • LionStone

        It just depends where you live…4G is all over my area on the west coast…but I definitely understand the availability of 3G phones for those in the areas that won’t have it until a year or two. And I can see how even when 4G is available, some folks still won’t have a need/desire to have faster data speeds.

        But the X was quite a popular phone and to update it to 4G was probably going to change it too drastically? (imo). However, I think it’s too bad it didn’t get 4G or at least a ffc! To me, it was never appealing…big, square and ugly.