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DROID X2 Launches with Dual-Core Tegra 2

Following news that Sony Ericsson's PlayStation-certified Xperia PLAY is hitting the Big Red network on May 26, Verizon Wireless has confirmed that the Motorola DROID X2 will be arriving on the same day. And although the new DROID smartphone won't come packed with free games and PlayStation certification, there's enough horses under the hood to make the decision to purchase either phone an incredibly difficult one to make.

The new DROID X2 will be Verizon's first dual-core 1 GHz Tegra 2 smartphone, sporting a 4.3-inch qHD touchscreen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. Other notable features include 1080p video playback, an 8MP camera for recording HD video in 720p, 512 MB of internal memory and 8 GB of built-in storage, expandable to 32 GB. Strangely enough, the device doesn't come packed with a second camera for video conferencing, and it won't even have Google's tasty gingerbread-flavored OS installed right out of the box-- it will come with Android 2.2 "Froyo" which will be updated to v2.3 later.

Still, there are a few additional cool features like the "Mirror Mode" which allows the user to view and share photos, videos and downloaded movies on a larger TV via an HDMI output. The phone will also be enterprise-ready with security and IT-grade policies, mobile hotspot capable (which is an extra fee) supporting up to five devices, and SWYPE enabled for those who just can't lift a finger when texting. Connectivity will include Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and 802.11 a/b/g/n.

The DROID X2 will be available online at Verizon's virtual store on May 19 and in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores on May 26 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. The phone will also reportedly sell for $600 without a contract based on a Walmart inventory label. These "unlocked" versions will likely go on sale weeks after the phone initially lands on Verizon's network, so stay tuned.

  • razzb3d
    Is battery life as bad as the other droids? My Droid 1 only gets 1-1,5 days of battery life. ANNOYING.
  • now with twice the bumpgate.
  • bvsbutthd101
    will it support 4G???
  • Battery life on my X and OG Droid are great, this isn't a Razr LOL
  • JD13
    Why will it have less memory than my Droid X1 ?
    Mine came with a 16GB SD card pre-installed + 8GB in the phone.
  • macewrox
    VERIZON BRING BACK THE SLIDE PHONES. I miss my keyboard! I hate typing on the screen!
  • osxsier
    If it supports 4G, get ready for even WORSE battery life.
  • annymmo
    Check this out: commercially available quantum computer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • cyprod
    wow annymmo, if you're going to spam, at least make it seem somewhat on topic like "check out this 4G phone for cheap!!!!"

    Spammers not even trying, sheesh.
  • restatement3dofted
    macewroxVERIZON BRING BACK THE SLIDE PHONES. I miss my keyboard! I hate typing on the screen!
    The Droid X didn't have a physical keyboard, so why would the Droid X2? If you want a slide-out keyboard, get a Droid, Droid 2, or some other phone.