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Official: DROIDX2 Launches Online May 19 and in Stores May 26 for $199

And just like we first reported a week ago, the DROIDX2 by Motorola will launch May 19 for online orders and in stores May 26 for $199.  It will NOT launch with Gingerbread as we called just days ago, but will be upgraded at some point which we’re thinking is in the very near future.  It has HDMI mirroring, a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, qHD 4.3″ screen, 512MB of RAM, 8GB on-board storage, 8GB pre-installed SD card, and a 8MP camera.  It should be a beast of a phone – if only it had that front-facing camera and the power of 4G LTE though, right?

Is this your next phone?   

DROID X2 By Motorola Coming To Verizon Wireless With Double The Power, Double The DoesFast and Powerful DROID X2 by Motorola With Broad Range Of

New Features To Be Available Online Beginning May 19

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the second-generation DROID X2 by Motorola, designed for the consumer who does everything on their smartphone.

Fly through the Web with the DROID X2, which boasts Verizon Wireless’ first dual-core 1 GHz processor for fast webpage loading and Adobe® Flash® Player, allowing Verizon Wireless customers to experience rich content online. The 4.3-inch scratch-resistant and anti-reflective qHD display delivers a sharp, clear view ideal for watching movies, typing emails and playing your favorite games. Never miss a moment using the 8-megapixel camera with continuous autofocus and stunning HD video capture. Use the new Gallery app to view, tag and post photos on sites like Flickr® and Facebook®, all from one place.

Additional features:

  • Powered by Android 2.2, to be updated to Android 2.3
  • Mirror Mode allows you to view and share your photos, videos and downloaded movies on a larger TV via HDMI output
  • Enterprise-ready with security and IT-grade policies, allowing you to use your DROID X2 for work and play
  • Support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Search™ and Google Maps™, as well as access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
  • Mobile Hotspot capability, allowing you to share your 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE technology for quick and easy typing of messages and emails

Pricing and availability:

  • The DROID X2 will be available online atwww.verizonwireless.com on May 19 and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on May 26 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
  • DROID X2 customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 for monthly access and an unlimited smartphone data plan is $29.99 for monthly access.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s fastest, most advanced 4G network and largest, most reliable 3G network. The company serves 104 million total wireless connections, including more than 88 million retail customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 85,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visitwww.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library atwww.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. DROID™ and related properties are trademarks and/or copyrights, in the United States and other countries, of Lucasfilm Ltd. and/or its affiliates. TM & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under license. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc. Adobe and Adobe Flash are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the United States and other countries. Flickr is a trademark of Yahoo, Inc. Android, Google, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk, Google Search, Google Maps and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. © 2011 Motorola Mobility, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Anonymous


  • Samsung Galaxy S 2 or BUST.


    Yep, it’s my next phone. It’s run circles around the ThunderDOLT, and have battery life to spare. Lot’s more. ; ) 

  • Juan_ortega92

    The only phone worth upgrading to is the Samsung galaxy s2

  • Themrjustinjones

    I can see buying this if you have a butter soft iphone, or something with a 550MHz processor. But for the masses we need something that isn’t outdated before release. At lest give it 3500mAh battery out of box see it will last 6 hours before it flatlines. Verizon is slacking.

  • Adip Shelley

    Does anybody know if I were to replace my original Droid X … that they might end up giving me the Droid X2?

    Same situation back in the days with the Motorola Droid 2/Droid

  • Anonymous

    This is definetly NOT my next phone 

  • Dale

    Phones with locked bootloaders are useless to me, whether or not their moto phones or HTC.

  • Anonymous

    “…….if only it had that front-facing camera.”  well I have yet to use mine on the Thunderbolt with Skype not working on video chat so I guess the only good point here is it’s missing LTE.    

  • Philip Van Luke

    I dont even need 4G LTE (not that I wouldnt like it) if this phone just had Front Facing Camera I would pay full retail for 2 of them, one for me and one for the wife. with a new baby in the house and us both missing moments with work I need VOIP Video Calls more than any other feature.

    whichever phone comes down the tube with VOIP video calling first is the one that gets my $1500 for the pair. and I dont mean hacked in. while i have modded my X a little I want video calling with ffc that just works over the network. i dont even care if its iphone. if i5 has VOIP face time ill buy apple.

  •  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8XCJlMlxVE

  •  I could care less about it not having a front facing camera, myself. Some people don’t do video chatting. I’ve had devices that had a FFC, and never used the technology. It’s not because people on the other end can’t do it, either, it’s just not my thing. I’m a quick and to the point person when I communicate, and I do 95% of my communication through text, anyway. I usually use less than an hour a month in minutes, and it’s my only phone, too.

    I do, however, care that this device lacks LTE. Though it’s not here right now, I expect to be in LTE service within the next year. It’s already in cities close to me, and I want my next device to last the full 2 year contract this time I purchase.

  • Anonymous

    This device is a little lite for my taste. What a waste of dual core  technolgy

  • I wish this phone wasn’t basically the exact device I bought last July. I’ve loved my DX and plan on keeping it until these manufacturers decide to produce something new, as opposed to rehashing 2010’s hardware and selling it to the consumers that don’t closely follow technology. I know everyone needs to make money, but I’m still mad I can’t get a Nexus device on Verizon.

    •  To expand upon this comment…are there any groundbreaking devices on the horizon? I thought about using an upgrade to get the Thunderbolt if nothing new is on its way.

      • Rain_king46

        If the Bionic ever actually happens, it will be groundbreaking. 

  • I have to agree with some of the others…I have the Droid X and I love it. Even though I have an upgrade available….I’m going to stand pat at the moment, until something truely significant appears… 

  •  not anything I’d want to be stuck with for 2 years

  • Joshvaughn777

     Why in the world would they release a phone that has no ffc?????  Insanity! I am sticking with my OG till something that has everything I want comes out!

  • garrett

     a front facing camera is the stupidest thing i ever heard of. video chat on a laptop. 4GLTE is available in Major cities. so half of us cant even get it. this phone is a beast

    • Joshvaughn777

      C’mon, don’t you want to video chat while you are driving…. 🙂  

      • Calculatorwatch

        At first I thought that was funny, and then I realized that there are actually people who would do that. Now I’m just scared.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone else think the Droid X’s are kind of an ugly phone? 

  • LiveTilIDie

    What a total waste of an update as nothing even makes it worth while to buy. who gives a shit about the dual core chip & updated screen. It is not going to be that big of a difference from the original X to even notice.

    I have to say all these mfgs are seriously dropping the ball on current and upcoming devices. There is not one device currently out or being discussed these days that is noteworthy of any major media attention. All they are is minor updated to past units that almost look identical. And heck even when they do release they don’t function correctly or are not even finished to begin with and 2 prime examples are the tBolt & Xoom Tablet. However as long as stupid people keep falling into the trap and buying this garbage they put out they will continue to do it. IMHO we all need to step up to the plate and revolt and not buy this stuff to force them to make sure the units are done and function properly before they get pushed out. And yes I know we all want new toys but the line has to be drawn somewhere. That said why should I spend top dollar on something to let me be the tester for them in the real world that is hogwash. they pay people big bucks to test this stuff and the consumer should not be the one doing it for them after the fact. And lastly these compaines IMO need to get there head out of the sand and stop with the idea of pushing volume and give us something that is worthy to upgrade to. If I wanted a redo of something I’ll go back in time to the flip phone days that got way over done for way to long.  

    • Anonymous

       I couldn’t agree more with you.

  • masiril

     I just picked up a DX last friday. I picked it over the Tbolt because where I live I won’t be seeing 4G until the end of 2012 or 2013. So why should I get a Tbolt when it’s a single core and the new DX2 is Dual core plus has a qHD screen. Yes, the DX2 doesn’t have a ffc but I don’t need it anyway. So I’ll be taking my DX back next week and getting the DX2. Plus I like Motorola products alot better than HTC.

    • VzNew

      Yeah, to all these people complaining about not being better than the DX you have to question that…

      It is, just not as much as you want it to be. But put a DX next to a DX2 and you don’t have a phone, you would really choose DX??? No.

  • Rain_king46

    “Double the Power, Double the Does: Introducing DROID X2 by Motorola.”   Double the power, Half the memory, Same old OS, no LTE.  If we are going to follow the Apple model, this should be the DXS shouldn’t it? 

  • Anonymous


  • Blackttc6

    People seem to be pretty clueless how fast lte is.

    With my DX on 3G I get

    1mb down
    700-800k up

    My friends tbolt gets

    10mb down
    8mb up

    It’s pretty incredible difference between the two

    • Anonymous

      That must be nice!  A 4g phone is only as fast as 3g if that’s all you have in your area though, right? 

      • Blackttc6

        Yes. If you don’t have LTE it’ll be as fast as 3G but do you plan on buying a new lte phone within the next two years of your plan being up? No point at all buying a non lte phone anymore

        • Anonymous

          The fabled tiered plan makes me iffy with 4g.  I already pay a lot for unlimited on 3g I don’t want to pay more for limited on 4g. 

          • Rain_king46

            If they tier the plan it wont matter if you are on 3G or LTE, it will still be tiered. 

  •  Is Moto, Verizon, and Google out of their minds??? Why would I switch from my Droid X to a Droid X2. They dangle the Bionic 6 months ago and expect us to go with a inferior device. Are they not following other carriers? Cmon man!!!

  • Bert336

    This is a waste of phone/release, dual core yay for that…but the rest of the specs suck…ill keep my 2yr renewal contract until the end of summer…  

  • Anonymous

    As an og Droid running 2.3.4 a “1%er” it really is a shame that phones are releasing with an os thats 2 behind what has been announced, gingerbread and now ice cream sandwich. Either keep them under wraps or make new phones come out withthe newest os no excuses seems like the easiest way to stop fragmenting to me.

  • tjhrulz

     Why does this only have 512 RAM phones need to start having more than that.

  • Anonymous

     Ehh, no front camera isn’t that big of a deal. Do people actually use it? I’ve never seen anyone using it.

    No LTE, no 2.3, Blur, and a locked(?) bootloader….that’s what kills it. 

  • Anonymous

     More like Droid X SP1

  • Charliejjr

    Man. Why does Motorola have to go and pull an Apple.. they even kept the EXACT same look. Some of us like to buy phones that look like new phones. But no FFC, no 4g, no increase in storage, what’s the point? So I can show my phones benchmarks to people? Stupid.. ill keep my DROID X. And it has gingerbread lol

  • Dman27

    How can i obtain this bad boy through insurance!? with the DX

  • Jameson

     I do like how they are keeping the physical buttons on the front … can’t stand the touch buttons all the new phones are going with these days

    i agree with whomever said there’s no real upgrade for this from the DX1 … and really? 8 GB SD card when the first came with a 16?

    don’t know how the store clerks are gonna sell this thing w/ a straight face

  • Anonymous

    No LTE doesn’t really matter to me but I still cannot understand why they did not put a front facing camera when it seems like every higher end phone released now has one. Its become pretty much a standard feature.

  • Anonymous

    No LTE doesn’t really matter to me but I still cannot understand why they did not put a front facing camera when it seems like every higher end phone released now has one. Its become pretty much a standard feature.

    • greg

      My issue with phones NOT having a front facing camera is the fact most of the devices come with bloatware [skyype, etc], that could be SUITED with a front fac ing camera. after having a phone with a front facing camera.. any other phone is like having a tmobile sidekick to me.. and even THEY have front facing