Pre-order your Motorola DROID X at Best Buy today

Pre-order your Motorola DROID X at Best Buy today
Right in the midst of all of the news about the iPhone 4, Best Buy is quietly taking pre-orders for the Motorola DROID X, starting today. For $199.99 and your John Hancock on a 2 year contract, you can reserve your copy of the sizzling hot Android flavored handset. Best Buy's policy is to take the mail-in-rebate price off the price of the handset, thus saving you from having to send in the necessary papers. As we reported, the phone-with its massive 4.3 inch display and 8MP camera-will launch on July 15th. So who is heading over to the big box retailer to reserve their big sexy Motorola beast?

Motorola DROID X Specifications

source: Best Buy via Engadget



1. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I have to tell the wife to switch back to Verizon....but she loves her iphone.....maybe I can open an account up in secret - yeah, that's the ticket....

2. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

pass... ill save my monthly cost and keep my EVO

3. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Ok so Ive never gotten a phone at a Best Buy before. Always through VZW. Is this only for new customers or can existing customers take advantage of this as well? My other concern is if the "any contract ending in 2010 promotion" includes the early upgrade dates as well? My point being that I can early upgrade in September at promotional pricing anyway so what difference could a few months make. Most people on other forums are saying that it only applies to the end of your 2 year contract. I tried calling Verizon but to their reps this phone doesnt exist legally. They cant talk about it until next week. Or whenever it officially makes it to their website. Which is total BS if you ask me.

4. wildturkey

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

this is relevant to my interests. i'm eligible in november, but my contract isn't up until april. i'm pretty sure i'm getting this phone either way though. :/

6. cellslanger

Posts: 16; Member since: May 12, 2010

Contracts go for 24 months, upgrade eligibilty is every 20 months.

7. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Not always the case. Verizon offers yearly upgrades for customers that meet certain requirements. Look it up.

12. becazican unregistered

verizon is offering up grade price to anyone who's contract is up this year, so you can do it.

14. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

OK once again MY CONTRACT is not up in 2010. HOWEVER I am eligible for EARLY UPGRADE in October. Am I the only one that has ever done this before? Look it up guys. Early upgrade happens after about 10 or 11 months I think. With a few other conditions applying. Anyway I went to Best Buy and ordered the first Droid X at that store. One dude knew nothing about what I was talking about. Another girl did and printed out the official email they got from Verizon. It mentioned nothing about the yearly early upgrade. However she didnt think there would be a problem and went ahead and placed my order. She said if Verizon has a problem with it then they would call me. The problem lies in the fact that nothing on the website notifies you when you are eligible for the yearly upgrade. She told me though that they did, in fact, honor it when the Pre came to Verizon. So I guess we will see.

23. wildturkey

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

you're only eligible for the annual upgrade if your call plan is 59.99 a month or up before you add txt data package. i have the 39.99 one so i have to wait the full 20 months. it's kinda like waiting for christmas but it only comes once every two years. and santa robs you 200 dollars. and his brand new verizon phone (which is the phone that gets service at the north poll) falls out of his pocket as he's climbing out the chimney.

5. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 2009

to answer your question, if your eligible to upgrade any time in 2010 you will get two year contract pricing with a contract extention and the purchase of a new droid x. so as long as your eligible for upgrade this year your golden, reps and vzw can talk to you about the phone call the sales line 1800 2 join in!

8. wildturkey

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

what if i just want a one year contract, do you think that'd still fly?

9. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

Yes, you would just pay for the 1 year upgrade price instead of 2 year upgraded pricing, I believe it generally adds $75 to the cost of the phone, which isn't a bad trade-off for an earlier upgrade date.

10. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

I would recommend anybody to go with Best BUY!! I got my iphone 4 and it was quick/simple. I hate apple stores bullshit.

21. wildturkey

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

i love to be able to hate the apple stores, but alas i have verizon. SO THEY SERVE NO PURPOSE TO ME :/

22. wildturkey

Posts: 9; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

i *would love

11. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Vz does one yr contracts ppl u pay a little more but can upgrade every 10 months and u shouldnt have to worry about the phone breaking outside of the warrenty This phone might get me back to vz the wifi hotspot is a big seller i can keep my iphone for games n save money on vz

13. darthvoltron

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

i actually work in best buy mobile and no you are not able to do the Verizon Yearly upgrades at best buy. i have heard that Verizon is mirroring what at&t did with allowing customers that are eligible to upgrade any time in 2010 to go ahead and upgrade into the Droid X on launch day but not sure if that is official, haven't heard from our Verizon rep yet.

15. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

I ordered mine today from Best Buy. They said it was up to Verizon though i guess. I dont see a problem in it. I would just walk in a VZW store in October when my early upgrade was due and get it anyway. If it doesnt get approved by VZW its pretty gay. I dont gain anything or pull a fast one on them at all by taking advantage of their promo and they still get two more years out of me. I guess its one of those loopholes that they created when they started offering the yearly upgrade to people.

16. supadave

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 26, 2010

I can confirm this. I got an email saying any customer that has a contract end date in 2010 is eligible for a upgrade without an early upgrade fee to a smartphone until August 30th. Hope this helps answer some of your questions.

17. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Not really. The term that throws me is "contract end date". Does Verizon see the yearly early one year upgrade date as a contract end date? My two year contract date is 2011.

18. nustar84

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I used to work for verizon, and it always frustrates me to talk to their reps because 80% of the time they don't know what there talking about. But I am in the exact same situation as gambino47 my contract up in 2011 But i have an early upgrade in october. From what I understand in speaking with a few reps I WILL NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROMOTION. Its only for people whos contract end before 2010, does not include early upgrades. Looks like we'll be paying full retail for the phone. Im not to upset though, I just sold my incredible for $400..So its like im paying $200 for it anyway.

19. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Screw that. If they hassle me I'll wait until October. I'm NEVER paying full retail for a phone. If they turn this down it's really gay. They want to give people the opportunity to upgrade early and scoop up this phone right? What do they gain by turning the early upgraders down for just a few months more?

20. nustar84

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I agree , one thing i know we can do is just tell them our current phone is damaged and to please move up our early upgrade a few months, you complain a little they'll do it. Before buying it full retail i'll give that a shot.

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