Motorola, Verizon Wireless get official with Droid X2 launch

Summary:After months of leaks and rumors, Verizon Wireless has officially revealed details of the awaited Motorola Droid X2 smartphone.

After months of leaks and rumors, Verizon Wireless has officially revealed details of the awaited Motorola Droid X2 smartphone.

Starting on May 19 (a.k.a. tomorrow), the Droid X2 will be available online first. It will pop up on the shelves of Verizon retail locations on May 26. The price point is set at the predictable $199.99 with the signing of a new two-year service agreement. Don't forget that Verizon is going to require buyers to also pick up talk and smartphone data plans, which start at $39.99 and $29.99 respectively.

There are a few milestones that also come tied to the Droid X2. For example, this handheld is Verizon's first smartphone to be powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor. Here are some of the official specs that will roll out with the second-generation of the Droid X:

  • 4.3-inch scratch-resistant, anti-reflective qHD display
  • 8-megapixel autofocus camera/HD camcorder
  • Adobe Flash Player support
  • Virtual QWERTY keyboard with SWYPE technology
  • Android Market access
  • Google Apps suite
  • USB and HDMI connectivity

Unfortunately, the Droid X2 starts out with only Android 2.2, but a Gingerbread upgrade is promised at a later (unspecified) date.

There are a few business-friendly features. The Droid X2 is dubbed as "enterprise-ready" with extra security and IT-grade policies. Additionally, like many new smartphones rolling out onto the market this season, the Droid X2 doubles as a 3G mobile hotspot that can provide connectivity for up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices.

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Topics: Mobility

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