Verizon Motorola Droid X^2 press shots now available (yes, X^2)

Oh no. No, no, no.

Remember the successor to the Motorola Droid X? Yeah? A decent phone, yes? Very, very similar in looks to its predecessor, plus bumped-up processor and screen resolution? That device.

Well, it’s finally got an official name. And no, it’s not Droid X2 or Droid X 2. It’s Droid X^2. X-squared, get it? Nice pun, Moto. Yet the joke is on you.

As it has been on the now defunct Symbian foundation with its idiotic ^-based naming scheme for ‘new’ Symbian builds. Wow. Just wow.

Anyway, we know the above because official press shots of the Droid X^2 have leaked courtesy of PocketNow. Here they are:

At this point, there’s not much you and I don’t know about this smartphone, aside from when Moto and Verizon will decide to finally announce it, as well as how much they’ll charge for it. Hopefully the recent trend of pricing high-end smartphones above $199.99 will not continue with the Droid X^2.

So, quick recap. The X^2 is the Droid X sans the camera button, but with an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, as well as qHD screen resolution (960×540). Let’s hope a RAM boost is also in there (though we don’t know that just yet).

We’re now waiting for all Verizon customers to be able to say “Droid X^2″ with a straight face. After that, this handset will probably hit the streets.

You can still get the original Droid X for a penny on Amazon, by the way.

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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  • NadTwist

    I love my DroidX, and since I’m already overclocked and running Gingerbread, my phone is fast. The minor video resolution improvement is not enough to get me to upgrade… and I actually like the camera button. Why did they remove it??

    All that being said, if the X^2 was at least 4G it would be a consideration for an upgrade … but I’ve seen no mention of that and can’t understand why any future power user phone would lack 4G.

    The name is a bit goofy, however the underwhelming “improvements” are what will keep me on my “OG” DroidX until something better comes along.

  • Pioneer_1973

    I completely agree. No reason to upgrade from the original to purchase basically the same phone. At the very least I was expecting a forward facing camera to go with that faster processor. Motorola just got lazy with this one. And why is it taking so long for them to put out the Gingerbread update?!

  • Dicon

    Nice and mean.. only downside is it will come on froyo 2.2, instead of 2.3 Gb ;(