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X2 is the first dual-core 1GHz Android smartphone on the Verizon network

Motorola has made a big comeback thanks to Google’s Android operating system. The latest offering from Motorola is heading to the Verizon network very soon and it is an impressive device.

The smartphone is the Motorola Droid X2 and it will be available online starting tomorrow. It will land in stores to purchase on May 26. The smartphone will cost $199.99 with a new 2-year agreement and the purchase of a compatible data plan. The X2 has a bunch of very nice features.

It will be the first dual-core 1GHz smartphone to operate on the Verizon network. It also has a 4.3-inch qHD screen that is covered by Gorilla Glass. The X2 will be powered by Android 2.2 at launch and will later get an update to Android 2.3. The phone has an 8-megapixel rear camera and can record HD video.

Other features include a mirror mode for sharing photos and other content on a big screen TV. The device supports enterprise security policies and has support for all the Google services expected of an Android smartphone. The Droid X2 can also act as a mobile hotspot for sharing the 3G connection with up to five other devices.

The required voice plan will cost $39.99 monthly and the unlimited data plan will cost $29.99 monthly.



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underwhelming
By agent2099 on 5/18/2011 1:32:40 PM , Rating: 2
Sad to see they went with the same form factor. It's not thinner, still has 'hump' in the back. Also, it appears they are using the same screen when better technology retina, AMOLED is the norm in high end smartphones.




RE: underwhelming
By UNCjigga on 5/18/2011 2:12:55 PM , Rating: 2
It's not the same screen--resolution is upped to qHD (960x540)


RE: underwhelming
By GuinnessKMF on 5/19/2011 10:18:40 AM , Rating: 2
They're not using the better "retina" technology? Wow, apple really got you with their marketing. Retina display is bullshit, it's not a different technology it just refers to a pixel density that apple decided is as "good as they need" and it doesn't satisfy 100% of the populations visual ability.


RE: underwhelming
By Chapbass on 5/18/2011 2:30:36 PM , Rating: 2
Personally I'm happy they went with the same form factor. Its plenty thin, keep it the same thickness and keep the battery at the high capacity. The hump is awesome for things like getting it out of your pocket, makes the speakerphone sound a bit better as it is raised up off of the table that your phone is on, etc.

And the screen has improved over the DX.

Wish i had the cash, but honestly with the 2.3 (unofficial) update to the DX, its plenty fast for me.


RE: underwhelming
By theapparition on 5/18/2011 3:04:21 PM , Rating: 1
The form factor at first looks horrid.......but it is undoubtably the best I've ever used. By far. No one cares about the hump, and quite the opposite, it's actually quite useful.

And AMOLED sucks. Poor color reproduction, pentile matrix, fuzzy text, and low brightness do not compensate for it's fantastic contrast.


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