Verizon Delays First Dual-Core Tegra 2 Smartphone Launch: Motorola Droid X2

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The only thing worse than a regifter is someone who gives you something special only to snatch it back, which could accurately describe Verizon during its 4G LTE network outage. To offer blazing-fast speeds only to have them fail on us is a huge party foul, to say the least. What’s worse, Verizon really screwed Samsung out of a pretty high-profile product launch, with its Droid Charge smartphone, as the network crashed on the day of the devices launch, postponing in-store sales and activation of the pre-ordered handsets. Today, it gets even worse, as the Motorola Droid X2, which was originally rumored to hit shelves today, will also be delayed, according to Verizon.

This is more than upsetting, as the Droid X2 is Verizon’s first smartphone to feature a dual-core 1GHz Tegra 2 processor. And of course, as a Motorola smartphone, we’d be shocked to see anything other than Android OS. Wait, it gets better. The Motorola Droid X2 will be powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which shouldn’t upset Droid X owners too much as the Gingerbread update is expected to roll out this week.

Some other specs include a 4.3-inch qHD screen at 960×540 pixels of resolution, an 8-megapixel rear camera capable of recording in 720p, 8GB of internal storage plus an 8GB pre-installed SD card, and a 1540mAh battery. Hopefully, these impressive specs don’t get you too riled up at Verizon for pushing today’s release back to May 26th. The good news is that Verizon promises that direct fulfillment orders will start on May 19th, which means a pre-order could be on the way.

[via Droid-Life]