The launch of the Motorola Droid X2 has gone as expected and the device is currently available in the Verizon Wireless online store. The Droid X2 was slated to release today, May 19, and Verizon has not disappointed as customers are now able to purchase the carrier’s first ever dual-core Android smartphone.
The X2 is the direct successor to Motorola’s impressive Droid X. It appears to follow the original’s form factor, featuring similar dimensions and looking similar on the whole. The X2 features some major improvements, however, and should pack considerably more punch than the Droid that came before it.
Droid X2 Specs
One big upgrade to the Droid X2 is its 4.3-inch qHD (960 x 540) display, a step up from the WVGA (854 x 480) display of the original Droid X. The improvements will not only be screen-deep, as the X2 will also feature a 1 GHz dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor to push those extra pixels around.
The X2 doesn’t improve in every category, however, and it will not be on Verizon’s 4G LTE network, nor will it launch with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), the latest smartphone version of the Android OS. It will be compatible with Verizon’s 3G network, and launch with Android 2.2 (Froyo), with a promised upgrade to Gingerbread at an unannounced point in the future.
Other specs for the X2 include: 512 MB of RAM, 6 GB of internal storage, a microSD/SDHC memory card slot, HDMI port, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR and GPS. It will also feature an 8 MP rear-facing camera and a front-facing camera for video conferencing.
Price and Availability
The Droid X2 costs $200 with a two-year agreement, or can be purchased for an unsubsidized price of $450. It will be available in Verizon stores on May 26, and is currently available online.