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.