Motorola has announced that the Droid X2 will be soon making its way over to Verizon Wireless. The Android smartphone will be the first smartphone on Verizon’s network to sport a speedy dual-core 1GHz processor. No longer do Verizon customers have to be envious of the Motorola Atrix’s dual-core prowess. With the dual-core processor inside of the Droid X2, that sort of power will make web browsing, video watching and gaming a very peppy experience. The phone also sports a 4.3-inch scratch-resistant and anti-reflective qHD display, an 8-megapixel camera with auto-focus and HD video recording, an on-screen keyboard with SWYPE, and a neat mirror mode that lets you view photos and videos on a connected TV screen via HDMI output. The device itself weighs 155 grams and comes preloaded with an 8GB micro-SD card.
Unfortunately, the Motorola Droid X2 will launch with Android 2.2 (Froyo), but Motorola says that it will definitely be updated to Android 2.3 eventually. The Motorola Droid X2 will be available online from Verizon Wireless on May 19th, and starting May 26th it will become available in Verizon stores. And yep, you guessed it – it will retail for $199 with a new two year contract. That pricing has become the standard for most powerful new smartphones nowadays.
• Powered by Android 2.2, to be updated to Android 2.3
• Mirror Mode allows you to view and share your photos, videos and downloaded movies on a larger TV via HDMI output
• Enterprise-ready with security and IT-grade policies, allowing you to use your DROID X2 for work and play
• Support for Google™ Mobile Services, including Gmail™, YouTube™, Google Talk™, Google Search™, and Google Maps™, as well as access to more than 200,000 apps available to download from Android Market™
• Mobile Hotspot capability, allowing you to share your 3G connection with up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices
• Virtual QWERTY keyboard featuring SWYPE technology for quick and easy typing of messages and emails