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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?

  • i really appreciate this your good article…Kellex you have definitely earned the nod for tech site source of the month award. Numerous mentions of Droid life on engadget and now boygeniusreport.com is raving about your findings regarding the Droid X and have been shipping traffic this way. hanks for this usefull informations

  • Breezy

    Droid X came out yesterday

  • Breezy

    Droid X came out yesterday

  • Jack

    Get rid of the blowing our your back button lame webmaster!

  • Arnold Winters

    The HTC offerings look cheaply made. The fit and finish of a Motorola device is usually very good. I also like the screen on the Droid X. The HTC phone have an AMOLED screen which is hard to see in daylight and the colors appear washed out. I am looking forward to trade in my BlackBerry Storm for the Droid X. I hope it is loaded with Android 2.2 Froyo at the time of launch.

  • Storm34x

    Im so excited for it

  • Storm34x

    Im getting a free Motorola Droid X

    my best friend works for big red

    he is hooking me up

  • This bad boy has a TI OMAP 3630 w/ PowerVR SGX530… no wonder its so fast!! I'm liking the nice screen. Wish it was Super AMOLED, though.

  • Ulnek75

    arg i want one but that announcement of a 2ghz and everything technologically possible in one device thing that motorola will have by the end of the year is preventing me from doing so!

  • Digitaljedi

    Does any one know if this has a front-facing camera for sure

  • K Beck45

    would like to see more specs about droid2 cuz i love having a handy physical keyboard when needed, will the droid2 be as fast and have hd cam, as well as hdmi port would like to see these things so i can make up my mind… and i love the droid so i might have to go with droid2

  • DexDroid

    Dang!!! Why do they keep coming out with so many awazing phones. I just got my phone and now i want this on.

  • DoubleVision81

    I was completely not interested in a 4.3″ screen smartphone, as I figured that would be just to big to carry around all the time and battery life would probably blow. That is, until I got to play with someone's Evo 4G at work today. Now I really would love to get one of these things, regardless of it being a bit bulky and probably lacking on battery life. I would very much miss the slide out keyboard, for my emulation needs, but I think I could make do without for this thing. It's just to bad it lacks the front facing camera that the Evo has, but at least Motorola will probably glue the screen on properly. 😉

    P.S. To bad I have 1 year 8 months before I can get a new phone at discount pricing, but just imagine what they will have at that point!

  • SWEET!!! My NE2 is July 5th so this is pretty decent timing! Finally get to leave my Storm 9530 behind. Can't wait!

  • Kellex you have definitely earned the nod for tech site source of the month award. Numerous mentions of Droid life on engadget and now boygeniusreport.com is raving about your findings regarding the Droid X and have been shipping traffic this way. This is a privilege to watch your skills reach far ranges of the net.

  • dannydarko

    I am I will be front and center at my local Big Reds at 7am just to make sure I get mine. I am so amped right now. I already have the cheddar saved. Hopefully it won't be outrageously priced.

  • anon

    I wish I could. I got laid off a month ago. And no job since. Tear.

  • RealGame22

    At least Motorola phones don't have all the problems like HTC phones do

  • Nickespo09

    Definitely getting this when it comes out; thinner than my droid with a bigger screen actual buttons on the front and more than twice as fast before 2.2, sign me up. And I finally found out why they named it the Droid X, because it's like ecstasy every time I look at it I get a boner haha

  • Just in time! I can switch to Verizon on July 12th!

  • wawaweewah

    Anyone know a price for the X?

  • GimmieADroid!

    I`m up here in Canada and with the Milestone floating around here. When the Droid came out how long was it before the Milestone was released? I might wait off and see when it hits Canada aslong as it is not the winter..

  • Corkis84

    I am definitely not upgrading until they have a product launching with FroYo.

  • Flyinion

    if (4GCapable)

    Yep I know that was stupid but it's my answer 🙂

  • DjSmooth

    Guess I'll be taking off that Night to Play with my new Toy 😀

  • guest

    me! i'm getting one

  • Scott Fones

    Finally getting rid of this ridiculous Blackberry Storm. It isn't due for upgrade until the 27th, but maybe they'll have mercy and let me dump it early.

    • You got the Storm 1? Same here cant wait to dump it.

      Though the latest .748 hybrid is been very good.

      • Scott Fones

        I've had terrible trouble with mine. It randomly goes to speaker phone for a fraction of a second before going back to headset. If people hit the right pitch while they're talking, it makes the sound of a key press through the headset. It assumes, when I hit the u/i key while texting, that u should be the default, there are times it will just turn off and act as if the battery is dead only to turn itself on with an almost full charge a few minutes later.

        I just want to get rid of the thing. I've been watching all these great android phones coming out and can't wait to make the switch.

  • Sweet, Finally a date! But…. No word on the Droid 2 🙁 Seems like the previous news of it being released in Aug was true. Well I guess that's ok since my upgrade is Aug 10th 😛

    But dear god VZW or Moto get a bigger leak!

  • chops5648

    feel bad for the people who got the incredicrap, nice phone still waiting for droid 2

  • Doctagadget

    Does it have a front facing camera? Either way I will buy it.

  • EggoEspada

    I cannot wait.. July needs to get here soon.

  • Francis buxton

    I'm Getting one. def.,. shitty iPhone sees EBAY soon, I cant make a goddam TELEPHONE CALL on it.

  • dylan84

    I really wish I had my upgrade coming. I'd be on this like white on rice.

  • EC8CH


    Any info on what that strange circular mark is on the back of the phone (next to the “with Google” brand”?

    • mo

      noise cancelling i'm guessing.

      • EC8CH

        Typically the noise cancellation mics have only had really small holes…

        This looks like something else.

  • PattyOMalley

    I can't wait for July now! It seems so far away!

  • Kkmoney15

    any rumor on what the price might be? I could definitely do 200 for and upgrade like i did with my droid. i just like the 4.3 inch screen OW OW so sexy!

  • Chris

    I'm holding out for a Verizon iPhone 4G! It cant happen soon enough

    • EC8CH

      Congratulation on finding the most inappropriate site for voicing your verizon iphone desire.

      Try holding your breathe, maybe it will make it happen sooner!

      • Chris

        hook line and sinker….knew there would be one of you

        • EC8CH

          Wow… does being a Troll really make you feel that good about yourself… I'm sad for you.

          Wait… no I'm not.

      • Chris likes yelling fire in a fireworks factory… I used to be wishing and hoping and dreaming for a Verizon iPhone. But now that I've seen what Froyo can do… I'll be a droid convert (from my BB Curve) when this baby comes out! 🙂

  • Sjobs

    I'm getting one, but I need the Droid 2 for my wife. This sucks since I'm switching from Tmobile and need to get both at once.

  • root4life

    heres another pic of the droid x http://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-droid-x-

  • root4life

    anyone else see that at&t decided to lock there newest android phone the aria. thats gotta blow

    • EC8CH

      What else would you expect from AT&T?

      AT&T HATES Android… proven fact.

      • mo

        nope, at&t hate users using large amounts of spectrum…thus lockdown android phones in hopes to avoid tethering etc.

        • EC8CH

          Typically noise canceling holes are small. This looks like something

  • Uly

    hmm…so why is the droid 2 gonna be released after? I have a feeling the droid 2 will have something HUGE over the droid X. front facing camera?

    • EggoEspada

      Its being pushed because its suppose to have Android 2.2 equipped.

      • but we can just upgrade to 2.2 on the Dx right?

  • Off-topic, but my phone is dead. I turned it off last night with about 50% battery, and this morning I woke up to turn it on and nothing. No LED, no illuminated black screen, nothin'. I'm hoping that somehow that battery just died (even though I had it powered off). I'll find out when I get to work and grab my charger and try another battery. If not, I can always replace it under the warranty, I mean if it won't power on at all they can't tell that it's rooted, right? 😉

    • Debrihmi

      My wife had the same problem with her Droid Eris when I upgraded her to 2.1.. Even though she put the phone in Sleep Mode, apps still ran in the background totally killing her battery. I solved it my installing a task manager.

  • Well I just upgraded to my Droid in May, so I'll be waiting awhile. Besides, when I had the body glove case on my droid it was too big, I cant imagine a 4″+ screen

  • vOc

    Honestly I couldn't see why someone with a Rooted Droid could want this. Nothing ground breaking, wait for a 2ghz cpu or a dualcore.

    • Debrihmi

      Agreed! Though I can see the appeal of having a large screen. A good device to me is not a phone or a tablet, but a slate. It's got to have a large screen for media but still fit in my pocket. I'm currently waiting for a large screen 2Ghz phone from Verizon.. I don't want a computer in my phone, I want a phone in my computer.. 😉

    • mo

      huge screen, faster, internal memory……
      and hopefully a camera with better low light performance..

      and whats a 2ghz processor going to magically transform my phone into? i can't tell a difference between 600 and 1.2ghz.

    • Chris Nimon

      I did a Frames Per Second test on my Droid at 600 and at 1250. both came back at 24.4fps. so the processor doesnt come into play here. when viewing my score i saw the droid x had 44. something, basically twice as many. plus, were now overclocking the droid to 1250 and stock is what 500. so if we could OC the droid x i bet we will be in the 2 Ghz range. But I do love my rooted droid.

  • StephanC

    I'm considering buying one but with that NinjaBLUR I'm not sure…

  • JP

    long time stalker first time poster. Been eligible for an upgrade for over a year now. I was going to get a droid or incredible but decided to hold off. droid wasn't fast enough and incredible felt like a toy. been following the droid x for a little while now and can't wait to get my hands on this thing (anyone think verizon will have demo units in store before release?). I'm hoping they do preorder on this phone becuase I do not feel like waiting in line to pick it up. Let the coundown begin!

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  • sr_erick

    I'm planning on getting one. Do they have any sort of pre-order going on?

  • Durangojim

    I want to buy this phone, but I'm concerned in 3 months there will be something better like the Scorpion. I'll probably get it though and sell my Incredible, unless it's just too darn big. Hopefully it will be rooted sooner than the Incredible sort of has.

  • Eric Sorensen

    I'm breaking my contract for the LG Glance (About $130 to do that!) to upgrade the the X. I got the cheapy phone free when I got a Droid for my Wife (to upgrade my Motorola 120E!) back in December. Since I”ve about taken over her Droid, this will be a good thing and I can let her have her Droid back. Plus, she is always pissed I keep “Changing” everything on it.

    My calendar is marked. Now I just need to wait…