Motorola Droid X2 to launch online Thursday, in store by May 26, sell for $200
Motorola's new Droid X2 smartphone is set to go on sale online Thursday for $200 through Verizon Wireless.
And for those who want to grab the sequel to the original Droid X, ordering online will be the only option for at least a few days, as the Droid X2 won't hit Verizon retail stores until about May 26, said Kira Golin, a Motorola spokeswoman.
The Droid X2 will replace the Droid X, which launched in July, as the big brother in Motorola's Droid line. The original Droid X offered a larger 4.3-inch screen compared to the Droid and Droid 2's 3.7-inch screens -- and that isn't changing in the new model.
But while the 4.3-inch screen size for the Droid X2 is the same as the Droid X, the new phone's display will offer 26% more pixels than the first model, for a sharper picture and a wider on-screen keyboard.
The Droid X2 will also be the first Verizon phone to both run on dual-core 1GHz processor and offer "full display mirroring" which will allow users to plug the smartphone into a high definition television via an HDMI cable to watch on their TV sets what's also on their phone, Motorola said.
The new phone will also feature an 8-megapixel camera in the rear, same as the original Droid X, for photos and video.
-- Nathan Olivarez-Giles
Image: The Motorola Droid X2. Credit: Motorola