Basking Ridge, N.J. - Motorola upgraded the second-generation Droid X for Verizon Wireless to include dual-core 1GHz processor, qHD 960x540 display, and HDMI Mirror Mode, enabling consumers to display games, web pages, downloaded videos and other content on an HDMI-equipped TV.
Also new is a new Gallery app to view, tag and post photos to sites such as Flickr and Facebook from one place.
The Android 2.2-based 3G smartphone, dubbed Droid X2, will be Verizon's first phone with dual-core 1GHz processor. It will be available to consumers on May 19 at Verizon's online store and on May 26 through Verizon-owned stores and other channels at $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement. It's upgradable to Android 2.3.
The phone's predecessor, the Droid X, featured 1GHz single-core processor, WVGA touchscreen, and HDMI output that permitted smartphone videos lacking digital rights management restrictions to be displayed on a connected TV.
Like its predecessor, the Droid X2 features 4.3-inch touchscreen with virtual QWERTY keyboard, Swype quick-typing technology, 850/1900MHz operation, Adobe Flash Player, 720p HD video capture, 8-megapixel camera, mobile hot spot to connect five Wi-Fi devices simultaneously to the Internet, and Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certification.
The Droid X2 also features with security and IT-grade policies for enterprises, 8GB embedded memory, additional preinstalled 8GB microSD card, and antireflective display with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass.
It weighs 5.43 ounces, delivers 8 hours of talk time or 220 hours of standby time, and measures 5 inches by 2.58 inches by 0.39 inches.