Leaked: Motorola DROID X 2 (Daytona) Features 1GHz Tegra 2, Higher-Res Screen - HotHardware
Leaked: Motorola DROID X 2 (Daytona) Features 1GHz Tegra 2, Higher-Res Screen

Leaked: Motorola DROID X 2 (Daytona) Features 1GHz Tegra 2, Higher-Res Screen

2011 may be heralded as the Year of the Tablet, but we're thinking it will really shake out to be the year that mobility finally hit it big. Smartphones as a whole are becoming insanely popular, and more people are gravitating towards Android and iOS to handle the on-the-go computing needs. Larger-screen devices like the HTC EVO 4G and Motorola DROID X have been huge hits, proving that there actually is a market out there for larger-screen devices. While the DROID X was always a hulking device, it still maintained a slim profile. It was seen as a multi-media powerhouse, and a second version is almost guaranteed to happen. After all, Motorola already produced a DROID 2 following the success of the original, so why stop with just a single X?

Based on internal information that we have received through a highly reliable source, we have reason to believe that Motorola is well on their way to producing the second-gen DROID X. For now, the code name remains "Daytona" but since phone names have a tendency to change before going to market, there's a very real possibility that the commercial name for this device will be something different. The exterior of the phone is the same as the original DROID X. Once you've gone as large as the DROID X, it's obviously difficult to go much larger without calling your device a slate.


There will be a 4.3" touch screen, the same as the original, but the screen will be denser. The resolution will be set at 540 x 960 pixels, which should make movie watching a real pleasure. It will reportedly also use a dual-core 1GHz Tegra processor from NVIDIA, though the same battery will be used. We suspect that Motorola was unwilling to make the phone any thicker, and hopefully the new Tegra chip will go easy on the battery drain.

The suspected operating system is Android 2.2 (Froyo), but it's unclear if Motorola has plans to support Android 2.3 or 3.0 in the future. The connector will remain USB 2.0, there will be integrated compatibility with DLNA streaming, an HDMI output, 720p movie capture mode, and an 8MP still camera that is designed to snap pictures more quickly than the original DROID X. Motorola will ship the phone with a microSD card slot, but it's unclear how much storage will actually be bundled in.


As with the original DROID X, this phone will also find a home on Verizon Wireless in the U.S., but at this point, there's no way to know if it will support LTE or if it will be a dual-band device at all. It's far too early to estimate a price and release date, but if the carrier continues to sell their latest smartphones for $199.99 on a 2-year contract, we are left to assume that this phone will fit that mold when it launches. The real question is will it launch in time to be used with the $30/month unlimited data plan, or if VZW will have data tiers in place beforehand. We'll be sure to report more if and when we receive it.
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I am agreeing with most of what this says. Currently I am looking at and watching this segment of the market because I need a smart phone. While I believe LTE is the best implementation of 4G to date. I also do not believe this will be the case for very long. I say that because 4G devices will change fast I believe, I also believe the availability if anything could be taken from the presidential address last night, will grow very quickly as will 5G set standards and implementation nation wide.

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It won't be 2.2 if it has a greater than 480x854 display, unless Moto is hacking up the OS. That is the highest res supported by 2.2 without hackz. If they do go through the trouble of hacking 2.2 for a higher display, I don't seem them supporting 2.3 any time soon.

For the CPU, Tegra II makes sense. That is what Moto has gone to for their high end smartphones lately.

I would not expect it to be a 4G device.

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Oh man... and i just recently, less than a year ago purchased the Milestone haha.

But i'm glad their Motorolla is pushing tegra chips. Regardless of how nice the phone is, i think i'll be passing on this one as Motorola, at least globally has blocked their bootloaders. That means no customer kernel, no roms.

This comes from a Milestone user in canada

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Darn and I just bought the original Droid X this year, allthough I might try to bump up to the Droid X2 early or maybe one of the phones released at CES, but anyways it doesnt seam like Motorola pushed to many upgrades in the new version of the Droid X, I was hoping for Android 2.3, maybe a dual-core processor, a front facing camera and maybe more internal memory. They did get upping the resolution somewhat and getting a better processor right though

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Let me correct myself, the Tegra processor is dual core, my bad for a mis-read

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Ohnoes! I just got a phone that served ALL my needs and now this ones comes out and I realize my life is incomplete! I must kill myself becuase I have nothing to live for if I am not able to be online 24 hours a day since I have no ACTUAL friends!

Sincerely...EVERY commenter on this site!

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Lakawak. it appears you might be the one with issues here, since you felt compelled to post that drivel.

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Don't feed the trolls Dave.

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Hehe... I like to feed them, then ban them. :)

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LOL; I have nothing to do but troll and negatively comment on others commenting on sites as being lacking in some way. That really seems to be self defeating like commenting on a social site negatively about alcohol and cigarettes while being signed up to receive discount offers from Budweiser and Marlboro does it not?

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Looking at the specs in the article, The X2 sounds like a near clone of their Droid Bionic smart phone that was shown at CES. In fact, if the X2 were to include LTE support, then as far as I can see: The Droid X 2 -IS- The Droid Bionic Seems odd that Motorola would market two phones that are virtually identical. Perhaps the Bionic will be renamed the X 2.

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So I can expect a MileStone X2 to come later down the line just like the soon to be MileStone X (Droid X)?

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