Motorola’s Droid X2, the follow-up to one of Verizon’s most popular Android phones, will be available online starting May 19 and in stores on May 26 for $199.99 with a two-year contract, replacing the aging Motorola Droid X.
The original Droid X launched in July 2010 and immediately sold out. Now that ten months have passed, the Droid X2 will deliver a much-needed spec boost, with a 1 GHz Tegra 2 dual-core processor, a qHD display with 960-by-540 resolution, and HDMI mirror mode. Like the original Droid X, the new model will have 8 GB of on-board storage, but it’ll also include an 8 GB microSD card preinstalled, compared to 2 GB in the old model. The phone also comes equipped with an 8MP camera that allows HD video recording. The HDMI out port means you can instantly display your videos and apps on any High Definition TV or monitor.
The Android 2.2 OS provides Google interactivity and flexible operation that other non-Android OS don’t offer. New Motorola Droid offers instant integration to Google apps like Gmail, Gtalk, Google Maps, YouTube and Picasa, as well as access to over 150,000 apps and games on the Android Market.
Droid fans can pre-order the Motorola Droid X2 at Amazon for $149.99, which is $50 less than the Verizon Wireless price tag. The discounted price includes free shipping, and requires that you commit to a 2 year Verizon Wireless service agreement at time of purchase.