Motorola Droid X2 leaked specs and photos

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 13:36 by Tech Correspondent

Motorola Droid X2 specs have leaked to a tech website. Its predecessor, Droid X, is a popular Motorola smartphone running Android OS.

Droid X2 has a 4.3-inch quarter HD display with 540 x 960 pixel resolution. It is powered by a 1GHz dual core Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and comes with 1GB RAM. It has an 8-megapixel camera and runs Android 2.2 aka Froyo with Motoblur user interface. Also see previous Droid X2 rumors

Motorola Droid X2 is very similar to Motorola Droid Bionic, except that it lacks a hardware camera button and LTE connectivity. The Droid X2 uses 3G networks and is expected to be priced much below Droid Bionic. It should be available on Verizon in the second quarter of the year. According to another tech blog Engadget.com, Droid X2 is probably Droid X with a 1.2GHz processor and 768MB of RAM.

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Photo: Motorola Droid X2 Leaked Photo

Further, it appears that Motorola Droid X2 won’t run the latest version of Android, Gingerbread, but rather Android 2.2 . While this has an advantage in that Froyo is more mature than Gingerbread is, and consequently has access to a greater variety of apps from Android’s App Market, it also means that the phone would lack some of Gingerbread’s functions. Related: Upcoming Gingerbread phones

The Droid X2 will contain an encrypted bootloader, making it difficult to jailbreak, and consequently hard to update by oneself. This doesn’t negate the possibility of Droid X2 having one of Gingerbread’s most exciting features, however.

Motorola recently released Droid Pro for business users, and while the device runs on Froyo, it can still turn the device into a mobile hotspot or Wi-Fi router – a feature unique to the Gingerbread version of Android. Motorola’s Droid X was also capable of being used as a mobile hotspot.

Verizon has an unlimited data for $30 per month internet plan that it will offer to all capable smartphones, and since Motorola Droid X2 is coming to Verizon, it is likely that, similar to its predecessor, it too has the Wi-Fi router feature, which really takes advantage of unlimited data packs.

Droid X2 has an FM radio and is DLNA compliant, which means it will probably have an HDMI port. It is a bar shaped phone with four rectangular buttons along the bottom. It lacks a front facing camera.

Motorola Droid X2 doesn’t sound impressive or new at all. This is surprising from a company that just released Motorola Atrix 4G, a smartphone that can turn into a tablet; and Droid Bionic. Both are really cutting edge. Perhaps the Droid X2 is meant as a mid range device, or we’re all in for a surprise.

Source: TheMobiZone (Cached)

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