You know how it works: people see unusual product names in inventory systems, and imaginations start running wild. We'd been hearing some pretty crazy things about the rumored Droid X2 for Verizon, only to have those expectations reigned in to a light refresh
-- and in light of the Droid Bionic's
upcoming launch, a deeply overhauled Droid X
launching in roughly the same time frame never made a ton of sense in the first place. On that note, we've just been hit with a memo that's supposedly floating around SCK -- the Radio Shack subsidiary responsible for Sam's Club kiosks -- that calls the X2 "a new Droid X version" with a 2GB bundled microSD card replacing the original model's 16GB... and it'll sell for the same price.
Now, we'd heard from our sources before that the X2 would be warmed over with a front-facing camera and the same 1.2GHz single-core processor bump that the Chinese version recently received
. Nothing in the SCK memo suggests that's not
happening, and the microSD card reduction might mean there'll be more internal storage space, too. We can hope, right?
[Thanks, anonymous tipster]
Several folks have written in to point out that the Droid X packages with the smaller microSD cards are already in other retail outlets, so SCK may
just be playing catch-up. If so, that's a horrible choice of name for the inventory system, we'd say. Thanks, everyone!