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DROIDX2 Available Now Online at Verizon, Xperia PLAY Up for Pre-order

Both the newly announed DROIDX2 and Xperia PLAY are up on Verizon’s website – one of them to buy right now and the other to pre-order.  The DX2 will likely ship out to your house this afternoon or tomorrow, but as we told you yesterday, can be purchased in non-corporate VZW stores today if you don’t feel like waiting.  The Xperia PLAY on the other hand is just a pre-order and will ship some time around 5/25.  Each phone is listed at $199 on 2-year contract or $449 at full retail.  Again, we’re loving this new approach to full retail pricing from Big Red – please keep it up.

Buy:  DROIDX2 | Xperia PLAY

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  • Darat532

     Why in the world would Motorola and Verizon release this phone with 2.2 loaded on it. 2.3 has been available since December and this is a Premium 3G phone. I am really starting to grow tired of Motorola and Verizon. I am seriously considering changing to primarily Samsung, HTC and LG devices right now. Motorola should be ashamed and embarrassed to release this phone with 2.2 Froyo on board.

  • Darat532

     Why in the world would Motorola and Verizon release this phone with 2.2 loaded on it. 2.3 has been available since December and this is a Premium 3G phone. I am really starting to grow tired of Motorola and Verizon. I am seriously considering changing to primarily Samsung, HTC and LG devices right now. Motorola should be ashamed and embarrassed to release this phone with 2.2 Froyo on board.

  • http://twitter.com/Chasemanhattan3 Chase Chick

     I’d rather have the xperia Arc.  When is this coming to a cdma carrier like verizon? 

  • http://twitter.com/Chasemanhattan3 Chase Chick

     I’d rather have the xperia Arc.  When is this coming to a cdma carrier like verizon? 

  • Scott Contrera

    Slightly annoyed verizon charged me for the xplay a week before it ships….w/e

    • Fakerjs

      No they didn’t

  • Scott Contrera

    Slightly annoyed verizon charged me for the xplay a week before it ships….w/e

  • i’m not cheap, but sheesh

     why are you loving the full retail thing? who in the world wants to pay 500 for a phone?  i understand that these are really nice, portable computers that happen to make phone calls (or the other way around?), but i hardly want to pay 500 for stuff i need, like tires on my car (which i didn’t by shopping on ebay :)  ) let alone a mobile phone (no matter how cool it is).  is the perceived freedom really worth that much?

    i havent graduated from my sissy little samsung glyde because of the unending roll out of android phones and their ever increasing price tags.  it took me months to think i could handle what i thought was a plateau of $200 for most android phones, then they started going up again. and don’t even bring up the price plans. 80+ a month is a bit much for having the world at my fingertips when i’m not at work, not driving to work,  not with my wife, not sleeping, etc. etc.; which has got to add up to about 3hrs or something.

    working in IT, i understand some of the reasons why new tech is pricey, but man i can put together a pretty good system for about 500 that does 90% of what one of these fancy phones does for me and then get a cheapo that makes calls for me when i’m not doing all that other stuff i just said.

    that said, i’m not thrilled with a cheapo phone. i at least want a slide out keyboard or something for when i actually do want (not need) to do something fancy.  i think i just want the standards to change a bit.  for certain features (touch, qwerty, accelerometer maybe; stuff like that) to just be what comes in phones now a days without having my wallet lightened so much for them.  cell phones have got to be one of the few things that never stopped moving forward with tech and up in price during this whole economic crunch, and we have the receipts to prove it.

    i apologize if i sound like i’m ranting. i love this site and will continue to read about the crazy prices and cool features.  i just suddenly felt like nobody cared about or the price tags on these things or noticed that this is just normal.  kellex, i know you’ve brought up the northerly creep on device price, so what is there to like about that though?

    • Saa

      there is practicality, and then impulse. practical people, such as yourself, will be quite content with a phone that simply works. nothing wrong with it, but its not for everyone. impulsive people, such as myself, will buy a $500 phone. its also not wrong. different strokes for different folks, and all that. me, personally, its not a $500 phone. i am going to sell my previous phone, which is in almost new condition, which will offset the $500 tag on DX2. i estimate that i will get $200 for it, and at $300, having an off-contract DX2 for me is worth it

  • Anonymous

     No, that’s not really doing anything for me…thanks though.

  • Floyd

     I don’t know if anybody’s thought of this, I don’t feel like filtering through every comment. But, wouldn’t it be possible to have this phone upgraded to ICS since it’s dual-core? What are the hardware requirements for ICS? Holding breath….NOW!

  • http://profiles.google.com/bsfisher88 Ben Fisher

     My local BB still doesn’t have them in stock….

  • Hogasswildmc

     I still don’t get why I’d replace my DX with this when there are more fully featured Android devices for the same price.  Even if I was buying my first big screen android phone, I’d still pass it up simply because it is no longer competitive. They should have made it a real upgrade to the DX instead of a refresh.

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

    Everyone should submit reviews for the DX2 detailing how disappointing it is.

  • Saa

    just ordered the X2 out-of-contract – $504 after tax and express shipping. between selling my bberry, and then selling the X2, i can get the bionic when it comes out for not much more than the 2yr contract price, AND still get a taste of X2 until then. yup, im a happy guy 

  • SugaShane

     I’ve been doing some thinking (and stopped when it started to hurt,) but I’m not visiting anymore android sites (ok, droid-life is the only one I frequent) until GB is released. 

    • JaySean

      The only site you should visit is Droid Life :) 

  • Anonymous

    While I would not get this phone today as I have 4G in my area I think this phone is perfect for those that don’t need 4G service.

    As far as the form factor I’m hoping the X3 will keep the same form factor have dual core and 4G (I don’t need a FFC).  This way I don’t have to rebuy a car adapter not to mention I like the bump on the back. 

    • Rlorenz

      Agreed! 

  • Rlorenz

     My only concern about the X is how much that dual core baby is going to eat into the Droid X’s good battery life…

    Well, that, and the lack of 4g. Not very cool.

    • Anonymous

      And the lack of a front camera, and the lack of RAM, and an obsolete OS. Otherwise its fine, but not much better than my 8 month old DX (running 2.3.3) 

      • Sirus804

         It doesn’t lack RAM.  Droid X2 has a dual-core Tegra 2 processor.. which comes with DDR2 RAM.  DDR2 is faster than any of the ram that comes with single core processors on the market.

  • Shadow303

     Checked the pricing at Verizon online,shows up at 149.00 for eligible upgrade pricing; same as at Amazon Wireless.; just for those curious.  Still leaning towards this phone, simply because like many, 4G won’t be in my area for at least 18 months…. 

  • Anonymous

     Seriously… What can this X version do that the original X couldn’t?

    • JaySean

       May be the new moto blur will make up for it :p

    • Anonymous

      I think a hands on to see what real world performance increase the dual core provides will be most telling.
      I would assume there is enough there for someone buying a phone today to spend the extra $50 over the over the original DX.

      • http://profiles.google.com/potentialender james netzer

        It really is a pretty big deal going dual core on a phone. Sure the rest of the specs really didn’t change. 

        I’m not really sure they were trying to outright replace the droid x. Just improve it. 

        • http://twitter.com/edlessard Ed Lessard

          The screen went from WVGA – qHD and you get an 8GB card installed instead of a 2.  

          • hkklife

            Also, the X2′s 8Gb internal storage is more flexible (appears as a USB drive in addition to the memory card slot) and media can be stored there, unlike the X.

            The X2 also has a faster, continuously focusing camera and captures 720p video @ 30fps (up from 24fpa on X).

            Finally, the X2′s screen is also treated with an anti-glare coating that should make it more usable outdoors than the X.

            Now, whether or not all of this makes it worth upgrading from an X to an X2 is quite debatable. However, taking an X2 for $50 more than an X on a new contract is a no-brainer!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

            The final comment is what they are counting on. I don’t think they intended many X owners to upgrade to the X2, at least I hope not. 

        • Anonymous

          I really liked my DX and I know I would like this also. I am curious to hear the comparisons when these start getting out there. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/wallcouldtalk Fernando Landaverde

     And no Gingerbread on the DX2. Bumout. Not that I would’ve bought it, for several reasons.

  • Guest

    Anyone else notice the oops on info about the physical keyboard on the x2???

    Keyboard
    Touch screen QWERTY Keyboard
    Physical slide out QWERTY Keyboard <——–backlit keys 

  • http://profiles.google.com/potentialender james netzer

     Just ordered mine. Going to be a great improvement from my original Droid. :) can’t wait. 

    1. Don’t need 4G.  Won’t be available in my area for at least another 5 years.
    2. Don’t need front facing camera.  I don’t video chat at my house or on the go. Sure it would be nice. But i really don’t think phones need cameras to begin with. That’s what my DSLR is for.

    • Anonymous

       Shhhhh, don’t anger the spec trolls….

    • Letus

      Ordered mine at 12:05 AM – I would have *liked* it to be an LTE device – but it wasn’t a deal breaker as there is no LTE at my house, and I have no need for a FFC.  The screen is what sold me – qhd on 4.3″ should be an awesome upgrade from my OGD – which btw has absolutely been the most reliable mobile phone I’ve ever owned in the last 5 years.   

    • Fakerjs

      VZW has commented to having their entire current 3G network running 4G by the end of 2012. I think you’ll find you have 4G LTE before 5 years.

    • Fakerjs

      VZW has commented to having their entire current 3G network running 4G by the end of 2012. I think you’ll find you have 4G LTE before 5 years.

  • Anonymous

    Would love the Verizon explanation why if you buy the phone on contract and then terminate it will cost you $100 more than if you bought the phone outright.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Wonder how much the Bionic’s full retail will be.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tanner-Hodges/100000079676741 Tanner Hodges

      $569.99 or up 

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

     this will sale, but overall will fail.

    • http://twitter.com/djduquet Jared Duquette

      Pretty much everyone who comes here has the desire for a stock google phone.  Will such a thing ever come to Verizon though?  Who knows at this point…. 

  • Average Joe

    Is it bad that I kind of want the Xperia just for stock Gingerbread?

    • Anonymous

       Thinking the same thing…but will resisted the urge because of the other specs

    • Anonymous

      Had similar thoughts. :)

      • Dean2359

        Kellex,any word on when the SGS2 will be released? Love the site,check it probably ten times a day. 

        • Anonymous

          Just ten times? I’m on this site every chance I get! Haha ;)

    • http://twitter.com/VideoGameMatt Matt

       It may be stock but it looks like it will be infested with bloatware :(

      • Anonymous

        tht may be – but if its stock and unlocked, that’s easy to deal with… 

  • Anonymous

    Lame!  

    • Droid Does

       Nothing’s lame obout these two awesome phones, go complain somewhere else. We need to stop complaining and appreciate that we get all these awesome android phones. If the community can’t stick together, android will never be top dog. 

      • Anonymous

         Android is already top dog!

        • JaySean

           You Daam Right!

  • JJ

    Nice!  So when should we expect a full hands on review to be posted? :)