Verizon Wireless has officially announced the launch of its first dual-core CPU smartphone – Motorola Droid X2, been the successor to highly popular Droid X. Motorola Droid X2 spots the similar outward appearance with its predecessor. The most noticeable enhancements of the Droid X2 is a high-speed 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor and a large 4.3-inch scratch-resistant touchscreen with 960 x 540 pixels qHD resolution, been boosted from 480 x 854 pixels in its predecessor. The smartphone looks to be a perfect choice for folks who like to enjoy multimedia contents right on their smartphone while on-the-go.
Motorola Droid X2 adopts a 512MB RAM, HDMI output for HD mirroring mode, Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Wi-Fi b/g/n and 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with dual LED flash and HD video capture. Unfortunately, a front-facing camera is lacking thus users will not be able to do video chatting. The Droid X2 is based on Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, but the company has promised to offer Android 2.3 Gingerbread update in the near future.
In order to provide quick and easy typing experience, the X2 also features virtual QWERTY keyboard complemented with SWYPE technology. To suit the needs of today’s tech enthusiasts, a new Gallery app is also created to allow for easy viewing, tagging and uploading photos to social networking sites such as Facebook and Flickr.
In terms of battery life, most of you may know that large screen like 4.3″ display is one of the main culprits of battery draining. To alleviate this problem, the high-power 1540mAh rechargeable lithium battery is used for Droid X2. However, this battery is just good enough to support normal usage activity, if you’re one of the heavy users, it’s strongly recommended for you to get an extra backup battery.
Motorola Droid X2 which measures 65.5×127.5×9.9 mm and weighs in at 155 grams is scheduled to hit Verizon stores on May 26 for $199.99 on a new 2-year service contract, while online orders is starting May 19 via Verizon Wireless’ official website.
Frankly speaking, I think the price tag is slightly high since it doesn’t support the highly-anticipated, high-speed 4G LTE network. Anyway, it can consider as a qualified high-end Android smartphone as it packs a dual-core processor and cool display that works well for HD video, picture with its rich, brilliant color.