Surprise, surprise! The Motorola DROID X you ordered is at your door

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Surprise, surprise! The Motorola DROID X you ordered is at your door
As Jim Nabors would have put it, "Surprise, surprise". More than a week earlier than the expected launch date, some lucky people have already received the Motorola DROID X that they have pre-ordered. While Big Red has not officially started taking pre-orders on the phone, one gentleman from El Paso, Texas was able to sweet-talk a Verizon rep into taking his order for the DROID X. This has apparently happened multiple times because a Verizon call center in Huntsville, Alabama admitted that a few DROID X owners had called to activate the sexy new flagship of the Verizon fleet. One theory making the rounds was that the early units were sent to satisfy the scavenger hunt contest that the carrier had been running. One report had a DROID X "landing" somewhere in Texas and that turned out to be in Houston. As we reported, Best Buy has resumed taking pre-orders for the DROID X and has said that it will launch on the same day that Verizon does, although reserving a unit with the big box retailer does not guarantee a phone on launch day; it only means that orders will be fulfilled on a first come-first served basis. The launch date is expected to be July 15th as we previously told you with the phone going for a price of $199 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and a signed two-year contract.

Motorola DROID X Specifications | Review

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34 Comments

1. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

good luck with a giant phone or mpad

2. JeffdaBeat unregistered

I miss that days when we were all excited about technology without the sarcasm and hate...

5. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

or better yet. people that are mad cause if they are left handed they wont be able to make to keep a call. LMAO ! AAAPLE, must take a bit. ha ha ha ha

6. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

or better yet. people that are mad cause if they are left handed they wont be able to make or keep a call. LMAO ! AAAPLE, must take a bit. ha ha ha ha

8. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Again, I ask the question...why can't we have a story about an Android phone without the mention of Apple or the iPhone? What I think is funny is that it's never the Apple Fanboys that bring up Apple in an Android conversation...it's those who especially hap Apple that bring it up. I'd think of all folks, Team Android would want to hear as little about the iPhone as possible... ...but I guess there must be some love of the iPhone to mention it so much...

11. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Amen.

21. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

som probably wears those emo girly tight pants who can't even fit anything in his pocket so that he has to carry a man purse around

32. zerovampire311

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

I'm more suprised by the fact that hundreds of Android/iPhone articles later, people are still putting forth the effort to show their disappointment in fanboys. Ignore them, and maybe they'll go away.

3. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

Love this phone! Its beautiful, thin and light! Battery is amazing! left it on for 24 hours, came back to it and it still had the same amount of charge to it.

9. JeffdaBeat unregistered

Did you actually use it? A lot of phones have great standby times...but the real time you want to test is with actual usage...

16. iheartblueberry

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

I used it for a few hours. Then put it back in the box. Came back to it the next day and played for a couple more hours. Battery life was amazing. I'm charging my Incredible twice a day now with very little use.

17. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

Yes, the battery life is AMAZING, especially considering its Android and the huge screen. I have had a demo unit since the 2nd and the battery life is suprisingly good. Probably over double the battery life of the HTC Incredible.

22. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

Wow, i am surprised and happy to hear about the battery life being awesome. Usually the TFT LCD (droid x uses) eats more power than the amoled screen (incredible), but I guess moto did a good job on this one!

4. lxmndza

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

WOW! did it come with a purse because you know it don't fit in your pocket! c'mon people!!! lol...just get an iPad and say hello to the good life!!!!!! or iPhone 4 and say hello the future! Motorola is so behind in technology! and the Android OS.

7. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

but I want my phone to make calls and not disconnect. O, and be able to get fast internet without the carrier telling me to jump on someone's wifi. That's sad. I would feel pretty stupid leaving comments on phone that works where ever, when I (lxmndza) was fooled about having an advance device when every other phone already shares those same features. LMAO !!!!!!! Yes, come on lxmndza, don't be a dummy like your phone.

13. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

...loser.

23. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I was surprised my friend put his iPhone 4 aside when he actually wants to make a phone call. He took out his iPhone 3GS instead saying iPhone 4's reception is horrible comparing to the 3GS, which is not much better... He says iPhone 4 is pretty much a quick pocket camera for him now......

10. MalakiMills

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 15, 2010

I don't see what everyone is talking about saying the phone is huge, if your not emo and wear something other than skinny jeans this phone will fit in your pocket just fine. And girls will obviously keep it in a purse so size is not an issue. So stop using the size as an excuse for it being not as good as other phones (mainly the iphone appearently). Honestly most people think bigger is better.

12. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

The thing I'd be worried about would be one-handing this monstrosity.

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

you can't make assumptions without even using it...go one-hand yourself hova.

15. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

its 4.3 inches thats not that big unless you have small baby hands. look in the review its not that big in that guys hand. your just finding a reason to b*$%H about it.. You dont see anyone complaining about the evo.... Get over it. Go buy that gay little HTC tiny phone from at&t then.

18. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

It can be tricky, but like everything else, I think its something you will adapt to.

19. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

lol, that phone is actually a really nice phone and it holds a converstion ....like forever. I admit, though, I wish it was a 4-inch screen with 1 gHZ and a physical keyboard....

20. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

You guys are a bunch of fucking tools. I said I'd be WORRIED about one-handing it. Engadget did a review saying that exact thing, and guess what, they were holding it in their hands. It's not like I was calling it a piece of shit get a clue.

25. tallica05

Posts: 93; Member since: Dec 26, 2009

Its not our fault your hands are small and baby like.. I'm sorry my average hands can hold that phone just fine and is not uncomfortable at all. Gotta love pre orders..

27. teamblackdroid

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 22, 2010

Excuse me sir, are you on your period? Calm down, people are entitled to their own opinion.

34. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I am still waiting for.... the razr with an actual razor, FTW!!!

24. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

People make some of the most ridiculous comments...i'm sure if the phone was smaller then we have some idiot blabbin about how they can't "two-hand" the phone well. Who buys a phone sayin "hmmm...i can use this phone with one hand pretty well"? Some ppl just show up to these forums to bash...whatever phone releases thats not Apple brand.

26. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

Battery of this phone is 1540 mah, it needs to be huge to power this thing. Slightly bigger battery than the EVO 4g.

28. happypowerdemon unregistered

Hey..how's the front facing camera? Skype and all those programs must be awesome when you wanna video chat. It must be a burden, though, having to get a permit to carry that giant phone around--'cause, ya know, it's considered a weapon. Good luck picking up any tail with you Ipad sized phone. Njoy

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