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Rumor: Motorola “Daytona” coming to Verizon as the DROID X2, sportinq dual-core Tegra 2

January 26, 2011 | by Chris Smith

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I have to admit, Verizon did a heck of a job introducing some hot new 4G Android devices at CES that will be coming this year. But if you remember correctly, Motorola’s Sanjay Jha felt that there would be come fierce competition on Verizon in 2011 (now we know he meant the iPhone) and I don’t think that the Droid Bionic is enough to keep up. According to the Kellen at Droid-Life with a back-up of Android and Me, the Droid X successor, the X2 (codenamed “Daytona”) may be making its way to Verizon in May.

The Daytona will house a dual-core Tegra 2 processor, keep the size of a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen but with a new qHD resolution at (540×960), 8MP camera, HDMI out, and HD video recording. The handset is rumored to ship with Android 2.2, but if it is coming in May to not include Gingerbread would be a big mistake. Moto has been pretty good about upgrading their high-end devices, so expect to see Gingerbread.

We don’t know if this will be a 4G device or not, but at this point it would be another mistake if it wasn’t, especially considering how hard Verizon is pushing 4G. Not having 4G at this point is only something that the iPhone could possibly get away with. We will keep our eyes and ears open about this one.

Via [Android and Me]