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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.

  • Rain_king46

     As a companion product, Moto should also release an Intel Core i7 2.8Ghz processor computer that comes with 512MB of RAM, and a 56K modem, pre-installed with Windows 98….

  • Anonymous

     tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • http://twitter.com/TylerWHarris00 Tyler Wayne Harris

    Droid X has been nearly the perfect phone, but my next one needs to have better battery life and a front facing camera.

    Oh and Gingerbread/Ice Cream Sandwich.
    4G is not a deal breaker. 3G + Wifi is fast enough.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IQ7ZDBXHANHQOPIYURSULWI2PY Rick

    Sounds generally like a good phone, but I just can’t see signing up for a 2 year commitment for anything without 4G/LTE.  Hopefully they’ll release a phone soon with dual-core processor, loads of memory and LTE, preferably with Gingerbread… or Ice Cream Sandwich soon.  I’ll stick with my Original Droid until then.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_RKR5EVIUDY373XLMI5NRATGLOM MarlonH

       Same here. I’m up for a renewal in August and waiting for a good LTE phone with the latest Android… I would love to stick with the Droid brand but after seeing the specs on the Charge and DX2… I might have to jump ship and grab an HTC phone :

      • greg

        thats what I did. Best investment I made 

  • Delwyn77

     Guess I’ll be hanging on to my D2 Global for a little while longer!

  • )v(urphy

    Wait, no front facing camera?? Are you kidding me??

  • )v(urphy

    Wait, no front facing camera?? Are you kidding me??

  • Interstellarmind

    no RAM upgrade? no 4G LTE? no Front facing camera? pass.

    giving a dual-core processor 500mb of RAM is like putting a bmw m series engine on a go-kart. 

  • Anonymous

    This phone has incredible specs but too bad its not LTE and is locked down like fort Knox … FAIL

  • Anonymous

     The success of the DX can’t be disputed. This will be a nice phone for someone that doesn’t want 4g, but those with the current DX are not suffering and should have no problem waiting for something better in the future.

  • Dane

    Will this be my next phone? No! Because I know how moto doesn’t push updates! They wait onto the next moto phone comes out so a older phone doesn’t have a newer os! I’ll be skipping any phone, and ill watch for the droid bionic. Even then I wont trust their updates.

    • greg

       Then the Bionic will never get the ICE CREAM update. It’s a lose/lose.

    • Anonymous

      Totally agree. There’s no excuse for a new phone not to have GB – and there’s no guarantee it will get it this year. Same RAM as old DX, same OS, same 3G, smaller SD card. Why bother?? 

  • Anonymous

     They are just doing this to make room for the Droid Bionic. They are putting out these “ok” phones so when the BIONIC launches with LTE, FFC, and Gingerbread…it will be the “Droid X” of this summer. 

    • greg

      pretty much. They postpone all the good phones [thunderbolt] months after speculation then release them on a random day 

  • EC8CH

     I want to see a VZ Nexus phone or the HTC Sensation/Lead on VZ

  • Rickerbilly

    Official: I don’t care

    • Justice060

       *Yawn*

  • Andrews32

    4g, front camera, yeah, we’ve all known that for months. What confuses me is, why does this only come with 16 GB of total memory when my DX came with 8 GB internal and a 16 GB card?

  • http://twitter.com/BadgerBeliever True Wisconsonite

     I would get this for the right price, although I wish it had a FFC.  Glad it doesn’t have LTE to be honest – I’d prefer an extra few hours out of my battery at this point.

    • greg

       I’ll take 4g over battery life. My thunderbolt feels better with an extended battery and service smoother than Rosa Acosta’s ass.

      • JJ

        But why?  What exactly are you doing that requires 4G speeds?  Youtube, Netflix, surfing the web, they all work just fine on 3G so what benefit are you getting out of 4G that makes the lack of it a deal breaker?  Trying to determine my next phone now so I’m really curious. 

        • greg

           honestly, my 4g is simply.. reliable. When I have 4g signal that’s strong.. there are no “buffering” messages like there would be if I used “movie stream” to watch a flick. my uploads are speedy, my data goes faster, and my phone for some reason works smoother. since this thunderbolt goes from 4g to 3g to 1x…. toggling between 3g and 4g

      • Anonymous

        I have this same question…and I don’t have 4g in my area and the city i live near doesn’t either. 

        • greg

           If you dont have 4g, you’re fine. Meanwhile, its a luxury to be grandfathered into a situation where you automatically benefit. That’s like if google music beta is free now for beta but if they start charging everyone else except the beta members, you’ve won. so for $30 to get the same deal you get with 3g… and knowing your town has the potential to get it… i’d go for it

  • greg

    I’m still disturbed that we can’t all just have ONE mass update of OS’ on our phones. That’s my only gripe with my android situation. Don’t make me buy the thunderbolt, knowing you have devices that come out with gingerbread, and give me froyo.

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

    Not even going to consider it, launching a dated product there moto.

  • Benjimatt

    Fail IMHO. Bootloader is probably locked.  Also when you have phones like the EVO 3d about to release that is dual core, front facing camera, 4g, and 1g of ram.  This thing looks old already!!!!

    • greg

      it is quite outdated. 

  • http://www.section303.com codeyh

     No LTE/4G?  Why even release it?

    • Anonymous

      for those of us that aren’t in a 4g area, and won’t be for at least the rest of 2011? 

      • Jac

        dont you mean the beginning/middle of 2013?  With the changes Verizon has made, unless you pay retail for your next phone you are locked into this for  20 mos which is at least the end of January 2013.   I am guessing most people will have 4G LTE by then……..and a lot of people are going to get sucked into paying full retail for a phone to take advantage of it if they buy into this.

  • Jate322

    No 4G and no front camera, keep it.  Just give me Gingerbread on my DX1 and I’m happy.  
     

  • Anonymous

     Since the Droid X came out last July, there still hasn’t been a phone worth upgrading too.
    And that obviously doesn’t change with the X2. 

    Hopefully, by this summer we have at least one worth selling for.

  • Rlarson_Mn

    4g will not be in my area for 12-24 month. Front facing camera for me is of no use I have it on my iPad and do not use it much if ever. What is a great value is the better screen, faster processor and newer ram. To bad they are not launching it with Gingerbreqd. I want this phone but my current Droid X has Leaked Gingerbread on it and I refuse to go back to Froyo or an unrooted phone. Will wait for a bit until the last two item are in existence.

  • JJ

    Does anyone know if this phone will support Netflix?  I know the Revolution will and the Droid X apparently does but I’m not sure if anyone has gotten their hands on a test phone to see if it works on the X2.

  • Carpdm

     I don’t see why go from DX to DX2… just the dual core & 4G? 

    • Anonymous

      this phone is not 4g 

  • Anonymous

     Once you 4G, you never go back…

  • Firelight

     Lack of a front-facing camera is a killer. Everything else screams *gimme* except for that lacklusterness. Still … waiting … for … Bionical Unicorn

  • Beau

    So, just got inc 2. The 26th is my day 30 of return period. I like the inc2, but the dual processor is nice. Is it worth it to exchange it for this?

  • timacx

    I may get heat for this, but I’m probably picking up this phone. I have wifi at home and at the hospital where I work. I rarely use 3G except if I’m using my phone as a nav in my car. My gf has a front facing camera in her phone, but we’d rather use our laptops to skype. Also, I live in a town that isn’t expect to get LTE anytime soon. I’m tired of waiting on the Bionic. I want dual core.
    That being said, the idea of a locked bootloader is a steaming pile of poo. Even though I usually run stock, I like my device to be my device and I like to tinker with things.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ploskonka.1 David Plosk

     My next phone. Hell yes. Could care less about FF camera. LTE drains the battery. Bionic may never happen. So Droid X2 – gimme gimme gimme

  • mtbhk44

     BOOOOOOOOO – no front facing camera and no LTE.  FAIL!  Pass. 

    Love my X, will stick with it until something better comes ’round.  There’s absolutely no reason to upgrade to this phone

  • Beka

     It’s all about money.  Moto knows they can take a great phone (DX) and make teeny tiny changes without “breaking the bank” in research/development and sell a ton of devices.  People will upgrade, even paying FULL RETAIL, because it’s “NEW & IMPROVED”.  This makes me think of the OG Droid users who jumped on the D2 and quickly realized that just because a phone is an updated model, doesn’t mean it’s worth it.

    I love Moto hardware, I love the speed of 4G.  I really wish the two would get their crap together.  I can’t stand that (IMO!) the only 4G devices available are of inferior build.

    • Beka

      An additional note:  if this phone was 4G and dual core, I would be paying full retail THAT DAY and selling my DX.  A big “miss”.  It’s going to be another big “miss” when the D3 drops… minus 4G… 

      And an 8GB Sd card… really?  Cheapos.

  • Brodie Krause

    I really don’t see the advantage this phone has over my trusty DroidX.  I’ll stick with the X1 for now, thanks. 

  • greg

    I see Android is treating this, the Incredible and the OG droid like Blackberry treats the Curves and how they used to treat the BB storm. “Update it every year, but don’t change anything”

    • Anonymous

      Android isn’t doing this, it’s the OEM’s at the request of the carriers.   

      • greg

        Still. the shit sucks. 

        • Anonymous

          Yes it does. I am waiting to hear about a decent upgrade that is really an upgrade that I can root and install custom roms. Nothing on Verizon tops my Dinc at the moment. Less and less options in the pipeline.
            

          • greg

            I’ve been more than content with this HTC thunderbolt. I bought into the front facing camera thing and havent looked back. Crazy part is.. this is the only phone I DONT have a need for a home replacement screen., it’s my first HTC phone tho and I love sense.  

          • Anonymous

            I hate what sense does to contacts… I don’t understand the link thing.. and if you aren’t careful to save a new contact as a Google contact, if you flash a new rom you lose it. Wtf

          • Jesus Otero

            Backup Assistant ftw

          • Anonymous

            I hate what sense does to contacts… I don’t understand the link thing.. and if you aren’t careful to save a new contact as a Google contact, if you flash a new rom you lose it. Wtf

  • Anonymous

    The Droid Line used to mean cutting edge. Now it is merely an advertising gimmick…

    • Anonymous

       this IS cutting edge…. lack of 4g and ffc doesn’t make it not. 4g is only in select markets (and is a battery drain), and ffc is just a novelty anyway. never used mine once.

      • Anonymous

        if we were talking about the droid charge, you might have a better argument.

        why the F is that POS $300 and this beast a $100 less?!

        • Mr.Joe

          32GB microSD card. 

  • Fattie McDoogles

    Thats really crap by the way that they are making you choice between 4G or having a dual cores! 

  • Finire

     Great processor, great screen… but until you show me all of that combined with 4g LTE, Front facing camera, and a bootloader that hasn’t been locked to insanity… I’m not going to be seeing my next phone. As it is I use my Xoom for mostly everything and just tether it to my phone.

    • DroidROB

      Lol I do the same thing, I tether to my DX.

    • Drudometkin

      Do you guys tether for free?

      • Finire

        I would “never” do that, it would be a breach of contract with big red. 

  • Fattie McDoogles

    I really like the stats… but really we don’t have anyone creative enough to come up with a new shell for this phone? …oh wait… the Targa… I mean the Bonic..

  • Anonymous

    Wow. Any new phone released on Verizon without LTE is a big fat fail. Even if you don’t have LTE in your area right now, chances are you will have it by the time your contract is up. Anyone who chooses this over a tbolt is a moron.

    • Anonymous

      Why?  All because of 4g?  Perhaps I’m not really understanding exactly what 4g is…essentially just faster DL speeds but if I’m willing to have a little patience then 3g is fine, right?

      • Anonymous

        I have coverage with LTE randomly throughout my day. It’s pretty incredible. The speeds are faster than my home cable internet.

        • Anonymous

          That’s pretty sweet!  Well, that makes me excited to get 4g…eventually.  So the question becomes TBolt vs X2 for me…but I have no 4g down here outside of Chattanooga (not sure when they’ll get it) so with the Bolt I will hardly ever get to enjoy the DL speeds.

        • Urugami

          my OGD’s 3G is faster than my home DSL.   LTE is here, but not an issue.
          #JustSayin

      • Anonymous

        4g is not just a little bit faster. It is a LOT faster – mine is about 15x as fast as 3g. 4g can do things that 3g can’t, such as stream video well. Most flash content sucks over 3g, but works just fine over 4g. Apps update faster, websites and images load faster, etc.

        All that being said, if you really don’t care about speed, just get a Droid X 1 or Droid Incredible 1 off of wirefly for free. Why would you pay $200 to get a cutting edge phone if you’re not going to take advantage of its features?

        • Anonymous

          So basically it seems people think the X2 is kind of a waste of power without 4g?  I don’t have 4g in my area (I live 30 outside a big city that doesn’t have 4g yet either).  I need to upgrade my phone (My OG Droid is broken) and I want to go ahead and get a good phone, so my dilemma is X2 or Bolt (seeing as how the Bionic is…well yeah).  Just having trouble deciding, is it worth getting Bolt without 4g access till who knows when or get the X2 with it’s power and not worry about 4g for another 2 years-ish?

  • http://www.twitter.com/slinky317 slinky317

     The fact that this is launching without Gingerbread should be an embarrassment to Google and Motorola.

    It’s been over 6 months since Gingerbread was announced, and there should be absolutely no reason why more phones don’t have it yet – especially BRAND NEW phones like this that are just coming out.

    • Anonymous

       at least my tbolt finally has it :)

    • Anonymous

      Yeah so much for the Google fighting to have everything up to date. 

    • Mr.Joe

      Why should it be shame on them? The GX2 runs STOCK android and it’s on Froyo. If I’m not mistaken the GX2 is a highly liked phone.

      • erik

        Highly liked by people without better options. it runs stock so people like that aspect of it but Motorola phones don’t run stock so yes shame on them.

        • Mr.Joe

          The GX2 has that T2 CPU among other things.  Since it runs stock there is no reason for it NOT to run 2.3

    • Anonymous

      I’ve heard it’s because they have to optimize Android for the dual core processor? Wasn’t that the problem with the old Bionic?
      Because it would have been incredibly easy for Moto to put Gingerbread on this thing, considering 2.3 has been running very well on my OG DX for the past month or so.

  • William Clark

     Does anyone know if it will be efuse bootloader or like the xoom?

  • Anonymous

     Don’t have 4g in my area, don’t know anyone else with smartphone and FFC…Yes, this is my next phone.

  • http://profiles.google.com/crazyrunner33 David Flower

     Heh, the most powerful phone on the Verizon network and no LTE.  

    clap clap clap clap clap

  • Blackttc6

    No LTE? No Care

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

     Ughhhh if it had 4G and a FFC it would be great!

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    doing enough just to get by…3G? no front facing camera? no thanks

  • Anonymous

     Lets see. OG Droid X has Gingerbread. Droid X2 does not. Fail..

  • Kierra

    Lazy Moto 

  • tbaybe

    still waiting on something better

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Yang/100000650290495 Danny Yang

     not worth our time…