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The Motorola Droid X2, the successor to the very successful Motorola Droid X, may be released by the end of this month. According to various leaks, the Motorola Droid X2 specs and features will be quite impressive, while retaining nearly the exact form of the Motorola Droid X. The leaked Motorola Droid X2 specs are listed below. With the Droid X2 release date possibly less than two weeks away, we’ll also compare the Droid X2 vs Droid X vs Droid Incredible 2.
Droid X2 Specs
The Motorola Droid X2 specs leaked thus far show that the Droid X2 will be one of the most advanced Droid smartphones. There are two major upgraded components in the Droid X2: the dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor, and the 4.3” qHD touchscreen display with 540×960 resolution.
|Processor:||1GHz dual-core Tegra 2|
|Display:||qHD LED touchscreen, 540×960 resolution, with anti-reflective coating|
|Network:||Verizon CDMA 800/1900, 3G EVDO Rev. A|
|LED Flash:||Dual flash|
|Video Recording:||720p HD|
|Bluetooth:||Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR|
|Add-On Storage:||Up to 32GB MicroSD|
|WiFi Connectivity:||802.11 b/g/n|
Droid X2 Features
The Motorola Droid X2 will be a full-featured Droid smartphone. The Droid X2 will be one of the fastest Android smartphones sporting one of the best mobile LCD displays on the market. Powered by the 1GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, the Droid X2 will easily handle data-intensive apps found on the Android Market. Scrolling through screens, opening apps, recording video, playing games, and almost anything else you might do on an Android phone will be faster with the Droid X2’s dual-core processor.
Though the Droid X2 may ship with Android 2.2, it is a great candidate to be upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and potentially Android 3.0. Android 2.3 will feature multiple upgrades, including enhanced power management, a new on-screen keyboard, better interface, enhanced application management, and more.
Of course, the Droid X2 will have the best features found on any Android phone. Google Navigation in conjunction with the Droid X2 GPS capabilities provides free navigation when traveling—you can do away with your old car-based GPS unit with the Droid X2. There are thousands of free applications on the Android Market to download. Taking pictures and creating video is simple, and easily uploaded to social networks for sharing with friends. Speaking of social networking, the Droid X2 will show all of your friend’s updates as they are happen on Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and more.
Droid X2 Release Date
There are various Droid X2 release date rumors circulating, but most are placing the Droid X2 release date on Thursday May 26th.
Droid X2 Price
The price of the Motorola Droid X2 is not officially known. It wouldn’t be a stretch to say the the Droid X2 will retail in stores for around $200 at launch. Online stores generally offer lower prices, so check back here for the best Droid X2 deals before you buy a Droid X2.
Droid X2 vs Droid X vs Droid Incredible 2
The most appropriate phones to compare to the Droid X2 are the original Droid X and the just-launched HTC Droid Incredible 2. Comparisons between the Droid X2 and Droid X must obviously be made; comparisons between the Droid X2 vs Droid Incredible 2 must be made because they are the most advanced 3G Droid phones available on Verizon’s network, plus these two phones will be released within a month of each other.
Droid X2 vs Droid X
The Droid X2 is a nice upgrade over the first Motorola Droid X. Motorola mostly stuck with the highly reviewed build of the first Droid X. The durable, metallic case remains almost wholly unchanged, though the red camera button on the first Droid X is removed for the Droid X2. The major upgrades reside inside the Droid X2’s case. The cutting-edge dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor significantly improves processing power, and will allow the Droid X2 to run apps simultaneously more smoothly than does the Droid X. The second major upgrade, the qHD touchscreen display, measures 4.3” like the Droid X’s screen, though it has a resolution of 540×960 compared to the Droid X’s resolution of 480×854. With the display’s higher resolution, games and video on the Droid X2 will look superb.
Droid X2 vs Droid Incredible 2
The Motorola Droid X2 compares favorably to the HTC Droid Incredible 2. The Droid Incredible 2 has a 4” screen with a resolution of 480×800, whereas the Droid X2 has a 4.3” touchscreen display with a resolution of 540×960. The Droid Incredible 2 has a 1GHz single-core processor, compared to the Droid X2’s dual-core 1GHz processor. According to some reviewers, the Droid Incredible 2 has a plasticky feel, whereas the Droid X2 will have the same solid, metal feel of the Droid X. The Droid Incredible 2 is a global phone, whereas the Droid X2 is limited to Verizon’s CDMA/EVDO network. So, in terms of cutting-edge hardware, the Droid X2 is a better phone, but if you do a lot of traveling across the globe, the Droid Incredible 2 will provide more convenience.
Droid X2 Deals
When the Motorola Droid X2 launches next week, make sure to check BuyDroidPhones.com for the best Droid X2 deals online. Don’t buy the Droid X2 without checking here first, as it’s almost guaranteed that there will be better Droid X2 sales available than those at your closest retail store.
Leaks Speculate On Upgraded Droid X
Is Motorola working on a replacement to the Droid X?
According to various leaks, Motorola is developing the next iteration of the Droid X phone. This upgraded Droid X, currently dubbed the Droid X2 (or Droid squared?), should be released sometime toward the end of Q2 2011–perhaps this coming June?
A Droid X2 launch sometime in June definitely makes sense. The Droid X was released July of 2010, and the speed of innovation in wireless technology is so rapid that phones even 6 to 12 months old–like the Droid X–are considered obsolete. That’s not to say the Droid X currently being sold is a poorly performing phone. In fact, the current Droid X is probably the fastest, most able 3G phone on Verizon’s network you can get at this time, plus it’s sold for free by online wireless retailers like Amazon and Wirefly.
But as we depend on our phones more and more, manufacturers must adapt or be left behind. So the updated Droid X will likely come with a faster processor, more RAM, and perhaps a higher resolution touchscreen. Some speculators expect the Droid X2 to have the highly anticipated 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 processor, whereas others expect a more cost-friendly 1.2 GHz single-core processor.
Perhaps the Droid X2 could even be made a global phone, as was done with the Droid 2?
And it definitely looks like the Droid X2 will be a 3G phone–no 4G capabilities included.
This same process happened with the Motorola Droid to Droid 2 upgrade: Motorola will develop hardware upgrades for a phone to keep pace with current technology and user demands, without losing the cachet of a phone’s brand and success. This allows Motorola to maintain its position in the high-end 3G smartphone market on Verizon’s network with the Droid X2, and at the same time provides Motorola the luxury of devoting a modicum of resources to maintaining this position so that it can devote more time and money to the emerging 4G market.
So what do you think? Do you find the Droid X lacking in performance? Are you interested in an upgrade to the Droid X2? What would it take to pique your interest?
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