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Breaking: Droid X Launching on Verizon July 19th

Usually our breaking news has to do with pictures or videos of new devices and their specs, but today, we’re going straight off of Verizon word.  There has been a ton of speculation surrounding the release of the Droid X and Droid 2 by Motorola and we finally have a date for the release of at least one of them from multiple sources.

Over the last couple of days, Verizon stores were told to place t-shirt orders (like during the Droid Incredible launch) and prepare for an early opening with full staff on July 19th for the Droid X with new merchandising taking over store windows on the 18th.

The official announcement will be made by Verizon next week.  (About time right?)

Start saving people, you have 34 days to find an extra lump of cash.

Who’s getting one?

  • Bmyton

    Do we have any official confirmation that this is <Not> the 2ghz droid phone hinted at my Motorola? It was assumed and posted that the Droid2 would run @ 750 but we recently saw the actual 1ghz tag. Perhaps this device is where they are going to drop the new 2ghz chip.

    • root4life

      its not trust

  • dominguez619

    Damn. THE exact day I start boot camp.

  • Declan

    This. Phone. Is. AWESOME.

  • aarynk

    I will be there waiting inline on launch day!!

  • Jess

    Meh. Still holding out til end of year phone(s).

  • Bradjwill

    Put me down for two

  • IBeatMarty

    I returned my droid incredible for this momma!!!! Down with Apple!!! Haha

  • Djrachelamaya08

    My wifes bday is coming up so she will be getting this one its so much better than the incredible (imho)

  • Collinsclerk

    I'm up for an upgrade on July 22nd. Think Verizon will let me upgrade 3 days early by phone, so I can pre-order at Best Buy?

    • Kaufkin

      dunno about best buy, but via CSR on phone, yeah. actually if you whine enough, and are polite, and have a long enough history, you can upgrade a year early. ;-) Been there, done that.

      • Collinsclerk

        My issue has been that we have 4 adults on a family plan (me, wife, her parents). I'm one of the lowly “children” in our family, so I totally get shafted. I've only been on Verizon for about 3 years. I called and whined to them when the Droid came out in November and they said they would sell it to me on a one year contract for the one year price, so basically $270, but then I would only be locked in for a year. It was probably a good deal, but I didn't take it. If I had called and complained harder, I'm sure they might have given me an even better deal. I went to a Verizon store when the Incredible came out and told the guy I wanted upgrade 3 months early, but I told him I didn't want to buy the phone right then. My impression was that if I had pulled out my wallet, he would have gotten the upgrade done.

  • SRuiz126

    Yeah i will def be getting one. im switching from tmobile for this so it better be worth it

  • Starr167

    I want this phone but contract not up yet! :-( might be a good thing since the 2GHZ phone will come out later this year. But knowing me I will pay the premium to get this phone. Cheers

    Checking Droid-Life is like checking your email. What' new today?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tracy-Wilborn/1721698427 Tracy Wilborn

    Still living with a Samsung i760 so I'll be upgrading.

  • Stephen

    So this, the Droid 2, or the 2ghz Droid phone? Tough choice…

  • Ace Z.

    Last…

    • Brahman125

      october month i guess it was cold alot of people parents were inside with nothing on tv

  • Aaron

    Wow its a lot of ppl's birfdees

  • Nathan Roman

    I am soo getting one.
    Nathan.roman@gmail.com

  • Michael_NM

    This is exciting news indeed. However, I still have no complaints about my vintage Droid. I'll admit that I'll have a little envy of those with the latest and greatest, but I can't see a compelling reason to fork over dough to replace a stellar device…

  • CGH

    My Birthday Coming soon!

    Hope i can get it in Singapore :(

    Thanks for the post!

    Love Droid-Life.com!

  • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

    Me!

  • Brahman125

    bye bye blackberry tour annual upgrade is july 14 just in time lol

  • minime

    Is it rooted yet?

    • leniamonio

      Too early, if this is the official release then I believe, Motorola is still prepping out for their 2nd messiah phone on November. Also, moto tends to release an enormous amount of ads even months before the release of their ace-product. Strange thing though, Droid X and II doesn't have one, yet.

      I believe, I'll let this one pass until november before buying it. To think that Moto may release a 3D phone by that time.

  • Cody

    wow that is my birthday, must be an omen, looks like i have to get one now!!

    • Darryl

      That's my birthday too!!

  • Aaron

    ha that is the exact day my gf's New for every 2 is up.

    well she is getting my droid HA!

  • Keith

    I would if my contract was up, but sadly no.

  • cduce2411

    I'm getting this, but I hope it has one of two things (or both!)
    1. Froyo update soon after release
    2. Root with Froyo rom.
    I'll get it even if both are no-go, but these are something to hope for!

  • Flacmonkey

    Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!, July 19th is too long a wait, I will go nuts waiting that long. Verizon needs to rethink the date and shoot for July 1st at the latest, a June date would be even better.

  • http://twitter.com/storm34x Daniel Archibald

    im getting one….for free!

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Are you also getting a chicken sandwich and waffle fries??? lol

  • Adamwaldner

    me!

  • http://www.johnpariah.wordpress.com/ JP the Droid King

    ill be ordering mine on the 22nd, which is pay day that week :)

  • Stephen

    Hey, it's my first comment on this site! Anyways, that's my birthday! Looks like I'll be getting a nice present!

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Sweet. Don't be a stranger now! :-P

    • Kwmoseng

      My first comment also! And, ditto!
      July birthdays FTW.

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    i might pass on this device and wait for the 2ghz coming out later this year…

    • OldNuc

      That's my plan also. Patience will be rewarded with a better device at lower out of pocket cost. A nice dual processor 1Ghz clock rate and nVidia graphics is very attractive.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

      Or buy this one…and then sell it for the end of year one (Cause then the depreciation won't be too too bad on the X by then).

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OACSOOGRUV2EMZPJT6EAH3FM6M Miguel Martinez

    I want one but none of my contracts are up yet. I'm pretty sure it's gonna around $500 like the mayority of the phones nowadays.

    My B-day it's on July, I'm kind of tempted.

  • http://twitter.com/CandaceHarrell Candace Harrell

    Did they release some Droid 1 shirts?

    • scrizzo

      Yeah, i believe they just said “Droid does” on the front

  • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

    A day before my bday, sounds like I am getting my self a pretty nice gift!

  • holidayK

    is it safe to say that they will have supple amount of supplies so orders will not be backed up like the incredible? because I want to see what the FINAL specs are on these phones, X and the 2, and maybe a video displaying each.. my upgrade was May 10th so i can upgrade whenever and i want to be sure i get the phone i want.

  • http://twitter.com/teardropcity matt wheeler

    Any word on what the non contract price will be?

  • superchachi

    Yes on the X.

  • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica Marchand

    I really don't see the big deal about this phone, it's just a newer phone… no front camera, but it probably has a better camera then the droid.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RFDMAGYGZE7CFWXWBIZE3RTW2A -=Hacku=-

      You don't see the big deal? You must not really like technology then…

      • rals

        I love technology too, but I won't get that when it comes out. I would have to break my contract to pay full price for the phone for something that doesn't seem to be a whole lot better. I'll wait next year for 2ghz+ phones coming out next year.

        • http://twitter.com/Pollita_Droid Erica Marchand

          Well said… I love technology, but its not worth breaking a contract and paying full price for a new phone because by the time i will be able to upgrade i will probably be able to get the phone for free.

    • scrizzo

      I think with this new phone we get a glimpse of things to come like new apps (like apps and widgets made for the X but get ported over to the Droid) and possibility of new rooted roms. Its sort of like adding a star player to a young,growing team; you want to see how it plays out.

    • Brahman125

      bigger screen
      motorola build
      hopefully better battery

  • Guest

    I'll be hopping on the bandwagon. This is actually my first Android device and first smartphone ever. I almost went for the Incredible a few weeks back but decided to wait when I saw the news leaks on the Droid X. I'm glad I did, this looks like it will be a great piece of technology and will be arriving just in time!

  • minime

    Nice! Bye bye Incredible, I'll miss ya!

  • phobic

    Seems so far away. :(

    Hopefully the phone won't be too locked down for some rooty goodness!

  • http://twitter.com/TheDroidPeople Phil Esposito

    I am getting one!!! Been waiting! didnt get the incredible and i think this will be the one

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

    Damnit I will be in 120 degree weather in iraq when this comes out.

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      How could people 'like' this?? lol
      That sucks! Be safe dude!

    • Kevin Niven

      be safe and thanks for keeping us safe!

    • sig

      its ok when you get back they will have a phone 100 times better. I left with a Q and came back to a DROID

      • Kwmoseng

        I still have a Q!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

      Thanks guys for the support it really does help!

    • andrew401

      GOOD LUCK N STAY SAFE MAN!!!!!! Everyone appreciates your courage

    • texasag03

      Good luck and Godspeed!

      Thank you for having the courage to serve.

    • Dyster

      Thank you for your service Ray. You are a hero and my prayers will be with you for a safe return.

    • Suso973

      thanks for being there for us my son is a marine

  • Seanflynn420

    Finally first

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

      Not even close

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      lolololzz

  • Nick

    Droid X and Droid 2 are supposed to be released at the same time.

    • kellex

      This is no longer the case.

      • root4life

        so whats up with the rom tab kellex?

        • EC8CH

          I'm also interested in what DL has in store for that tab.

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        Aren't they the same phone? hehe
        It's that kinda day….

    • Nick

      Droid X is also getting an OTA update on day one because of power management issues.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730698622 Todd Michael Tabern

        Haven't heard that one… Where'd you hear this from?

        • Nick

          this is from the maker of the power management chip

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    Good save Kellex….good save lol

    • root4life

      hey tim i had seen ur gf has the cliq. did u know if there was a way to put 2.0 or 2.1 on it. thanx

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        haha that little phone would explode if 2.1 was put on it…
        There is no support for the Cliq I have found out. I tried doing the research
        but their community BLOWS compared to ours!!! :-)

        • root4life

          lmao. so true yeah my gf droools over my phone ha

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            Wish I could say the same…she seriously hates it. I always say “well it doesnt hate you”, and then she gets even more pissed. Gf's being jealous of phones needs to stop!!! lol

          • Ace Z.

            Theres somehow you can install 2.1 on the Cliq…forgot where I read it.

          • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

            I highly recommend you get to finding a link for me bro :-)
            Better back that talk up! hahaha
            Thanks!

          • briderx

            Tim.. My wife is the same way.. “Put your damn phone down!” (as she's reading on her Sony Reader…) Women.. I swear.

            Side note: Kellex.. I just did some googling for specs for a co-worker.. Funny how most review sites have your pictures up on their site. Ha ha ha.. GO KELLEX!

          • root4life

            is that sony reader pretty good. been thinkin bout gettin my gf one from sony

          • briderx

            Ehh.. it's alright. It does what it says.. My wife LOVES it. we have the “300″ series one.. The portable version. When I got it for her, she thought it was stupid and a waste of money.. Now, she uses it daily and keeps asking for more books!

            Google just teamed up with Sony – Over 500,000 public domain books are available free now. :)

          • Ace Z.
          • root4life

            THANK YOU

          • Ace Z.

            No problem anytime bro.

          • xsoldier2000

            Found it on another site, but:
            http://androidandme.com/2010/06/news/hackers-re

          • xsoldier2000

            Or straight to the source, ModMyMobile :
            http://modmymobile.com/forums/403-motorola-cliq

          • root4life

            please post me a link if u remember.thanx

          • root4life

            i love it. when the g1 came out she was so proud of it and now look lol

          • t0ni

            I found the solution to this problem, everyone gets a Droid, so they become equally obsessed.Why are our phones so hated anyway??!? I'm going to have a hard time passing this one up. The Incredible only got one look, but I have a feeling I'll be visiting vzw alot.

          • Chris Nimon

            Got my wife a Droid. She had me spending more time on hers (rooting/roms) than i did on mine. Thank god she liked the Incredible when it came out.

      • SRuiz126

        yeah there is but its a choppy rom

        http://www.droiddog.com/android-blog/2010/06/2-

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          ah ha! Thanks

    • Francis Buxton

      haha sucks to be you.. and dump that bitch.

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        Dumb-ass………

  • Mandroid2010

    july 19th huh my sons birthday guess ill have to get me a present BTW First

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730698622 Todd Michael Tabern

    I'm torn between the X and the 2… I think I have to wait until they have demos of both in the store and make my decision after handling both.

  • Jason

    This is great, my upgrade is in July so perfect timing, I'll be leaving the tour behind for this.

    • kellex

      Yes you definitely will be :P

      • skltr21

        hey kellex you should do a post on jrummys new froyo kangerade customizer in ROM manager. it's looking pretty sweet. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/jrummy/51568-6

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          No, he'll only wanna review the Pink Life one :-P
          haha Good ROM

          • skltr21

            yeah the customizer is great. love that i get control over what i want and dont want on the ROM and theme.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/OACSOOGRUV2EMZPJT6EAH3FM6M Miguel Martinez

      Lucky you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730698622 Todd Michael Tabern

    First?

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Nice…

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730698622 Todd Michael Tabern

        Ty, Ty… It's my first first! lol

        • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

          Keep it up….you get bonus points in Heaven lol

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RFDMAGYGZE7CFWXWBIZE3RTW2A -=Hacku=-

      Fail!

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        He pretty much showered in WIN this morning!!! :-P

    • mhoe

      this is just getting annoying.