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From Verizon: 170 DROID X Devices Shipped Early

This just in from Verizon…

Exactly 170 DROID X devices were shipped early to customers this week.  They also are doing their best to tell these early acceptees to not activate these devices until July 15th. Why?  Because all of the new features included on the DX will not be active which we have to assume means the mobile hot spot feature.

So it looks like you can finally stop calling and attempting to order one early.  Plus, we only have 6 days left people.  Not that I have an ounce of patience either, but it’s time to dig deep and find some.

July 15th will be here before we know it!

  • http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20110222005859/en/WebVisible-Launches-Search-Marketing-Service-Japan-Media WebVisible

    Well came to knew that all of the new features included on the DX will not be active which we have to assume means the mobile hot spot feature…your post is really informative! keep blogging!

  • Local Internet Marketing

    170 Motorola DROID X handsets were shipped out early – they can now be activated … Verizon document, there were apparently 170 Motorola DROID X … Apple would send collection letters to retrieve early devices, …

  • Gatehouse academy review

    The DROID X isn’t being launched till July 15. When users received the DROID X, the device couldn’t be activated which meant users had to wait till the official launch to use their new smartphone..DROID X devices were shipped early to customers..

  • http://www.lead411.com/Rick_Stubblefield_475359.html Rick Stubblefield

    It’s just annoying to scroll halfway down the comments to get to anything good…Great post, and great idea for an info site you have here.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Sherry_Stuart_1321504.html Sherry Stuart

    It’s something that some of the readers enjoy doing and if it’s not your thing just blow on by it…Thanks for sharing with us…

  • http://odyssey-tours.com/naples-all-tours Naples Tour

    Its a nice decision 170 DROID X Devices Shipped Early due to new features included on the DX will not be active..

  • http://odyssey-tours.com/naples-all-tours Naples Tour

    Its a nice decision 170 DROID X Devices Shipped Early due to new features included on the DX will not be active..

  • http://www.lead411.com/Rory_Ellender_1945541.html Rory Ellender

    Well Kellex, like I said I am a huge fan. And I’ll always be loyal to you and this site. Thanks for sharing with us…

  • DapperDan

    I'm one of the 170 that got my phone last week. The Droid X is amazing but I wouldn't get too carried away on this device. I have two complaints:

    1. The battery life may be a bit better than previous phones but it's not perfect. If you configure you're phone with mail/ social networking/ GPS etc: You'll find that the battery fairly quickly. I saw a stat that the phone has 220 + standby time. Not really.

    2. The phone can't be rooted so if you're planning on tethering your PC or you'd like to install the latest Cisco VPN software, you better look for another phone. Otherwise you're stuck paying the $20 extra per month for the mobile hot-spot feature.

  • DapperDan

    I'm one of the 170 that got my phone last week. The Droid X is amazing but I wouldn't get too carried away on this device. I have two complaints:

    1. The battery life may be a bit better than previous phones but it's not perfect. If you configure you're phone with mail/ social networking/ GPS etc: You'll find that the battery fairly quickly. I saw a stat that the phone has 220 + standby time. Not really.

    2. The phone can't be rooted so if you're planning on tethering your PC or you'd like to install the latest Cisco VPN software, you better look for another phone. Otherwise you're stuck paying the $20 extra per month for the mobile hot-spot feature.

  • Coerulea

    I have been using My Droid X (Including the mobile hotspot) since I received it early on 06July… and have had no issues, Ive used every possible feature, and havent seen any problems… I wasnt ever told not to activate my devise either… so whats up with this article?

  • TV Man

    I don't understand why VZW is saying this. I have a Droid X and it's fully functional and working just fine. I've been testing one out for a couple days now and as far as I can tell, everything is humming along nicely (including the mobile hot spot app). Perhaps it's less of a “goof” if those devices aren't activated until the 15th?

    But I also wonder about those who have won X's via the Twitter hunt. Can they not use their devices until the 15th too?

  • Angelnero

    Already received mine and activated it first thing this morning… it's the hottest phone I've ever owned and in my opinion wipes the floor with the iPhone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cesar-De-La-Cruz/31004288 Cesar De La Cruz

    KCan't wait

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cesar-De-La-Cruz/31004288 Cesar De La Cruz

    HHow much will the sales tax be on this phone I know its 199 but how much will it cost me after taxes. I already pre ordered it at best buy n put the 50 dollars down.

    • Angelnero

      There was roughly $20 added for sales tax to my order. It came out to $322.22 and I have the $100 MIR that I have to send in.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cesar-De-La-Cruz/31004288 Cesar De La Cruz

        I. Bought a moto droid for my girlfriend the other day it was 99 dollars with two yr plan and with tax it came to 150 . They said they charge u the tax of the retail 599. n add it to the 99 dollars. So my question is how much will droid x be without a two year plan. I bought the phone at best buy

  • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

    haha… awesome. I called yesterday to try my luck. 6 days… I can wait.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HNH4R2ZJEWGLMEMADLT4Z2FRWU George Dickel

    Well….received an email today for an early upgrade to the droid x. But they wouldnt let me order one until july 15. I just got my droid 1 in november….wow. can't wait for the x

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/HNH4R2ZJEWGLMEMADLT4Z2FRWU George Dickel

    I just received an email invite for early upgrade to droid x. I just got my droid 1 in november…….theybwont let me order until july 15

  • http://twitter.com/shells_guy Spencer

    I wanna be one of the 170.. I called several stores and all of them said they don't do pre-orders for the DX… IDK, i guess I'm just gunna have to wait the 6 days…

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

      Good idea! :-)

  • nick o

    seriously i dont even have a phone right now and i havent for 2 weeks ughhhh i called verizon like 6 times yesterday and they said there system was blocked i even go a few stupid workers to start ordering it but at the end they always got blocked omg i want this so bad!

  • Andrew Hewitt

    My girlfriend is getting the droid x in a few weeks and she's handing it over to me. Talk about whipped.

  • Matt

    i gave up trying to get mine early, however i am going to be outta town on the 15th so i called the store in the town i will be at and explained my situation…… and they let me make a appt for 7am!

  • http://twitter.com/andrewpoirier Andrew Poirier

    This is hard. I'm waiting until the 25th for my upgrade date. It's miserable. But 10 extra days = $99 DX!

    • Timoh

      How at $99? I'm waiting until August 7th for my NE2 but even then it's only $50 off i thought.

      • Angelnero

        Andrew I think you're mistaken; in speaking with a csr yesterday asking why my wife only received a $50 NE2 rebate they explained that for the past 6-8 months on all of your bills they have been including a statement that they have sunset the $100 NE2 rebate and started only a $50 NE2 rebate. The cheapest you'll get this phone at launch is $170 (INC TAXES) and thats only if you order online where you get the NE2 rebate and $100 rebate applied immediately. If you pick up from the store you will only get the $50 NE2 rebate and then have to pay the balance, later submitting via mail for the $100 rebate.

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato
    • http://twitter.com/C3V3 CeeVee

      Nice…although, if my GF made a stink about something so trivial as a phone….that would pretty much be the end of that relationship.

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

        When it's love…it's love :-) lol

        • http://twitter.com/C3V3 CeeVee

          hmm…my one friend got his wife a baby so it could keep her occupied while he played video games…it backfired but you could do something similar like a sewing machine. :)

  • Aleis

    “July 15th will be here before we know it!”

    YOU LIE!!

    • kellex

      Sad :(

  • nick o

    you're buying this too cause then you'll have droid,droid incredible,and droid x, admittedly just like me i too have had the pleasure to meet the acquaintance of all these devices!

    • kellex

      Oh I'll have one for sure. Gotta complete the lineup. :)

      • nick o

        me too but i sold my droid and took back my incredible after catching word of the beast of a phone droid x btw i love your site and i go on it every day!

    • andrew401

      hhhrrmmm i am the same way. i for some reason feel the need to buy every droid device on verizon. maybe i am a droid fiend?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darius-M-Clark/1420215236 Darius M. Clark

        yeah Im one of those unlucky people who has to have the hottest phone!! I skipped on the incredible thou. i already have droid eris and Droid and on 7/15 ill officialy be Xed

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

    they should ship one to me :) even though i would crazy with a phone that big.. but it's nnnnice!

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

      my hands are big, and the incredible feels small…but im going to wait for a 4g device with similar specs

  • GNO

    It is still will be the longest 6 days of my life!

  • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

    New Droid-Life Big Red intro –

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whAPt4vcVWo

    • Michael_NM

      Masterpiece!

    • EC8CH

      Reminds me of Cnet

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

    third!

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

    second!

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

    am i first???

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

      Watch, my “flag” box is gonna light up :-P

      • kellex

        Haha for sure.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

          look, i really love this community and i've been an active member since it first started. Kellex is awesome, and one of the most helpful people out there.

          But this “First, Second, etc” bullshit has gotta stop. It feels like the site has been taken over by 10-year-olds. It makes me not even want to open the comments section, where there is usually a lot of great discussion.

          Thanks Kellex for a rad site, please keep it up. But damn, please ask them to stop this.

          • Frank the Frowner

            This bitching and moaning about the “First,Second,etc” bullshit has gotta stop.. It feels like the site has been taken over by assholes who have no sense of humor or internet wit.

            Please ask them to stop this.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

            not even people with the best sense of humor find stuff funny after the ten thousandth time. well, people falling or getting hit in the nuts is still funny after that many times, or maybe iphone users being excited about their fake multitasking. but not children yelling first! It makes you look like total douchenozzles.

          • http://twitter.com/C3V3 CeeVee

            I just pretty much ignore the first three posts…it's not that big of a deal

          • kellex

            IGNORE IT PEOPLE. Just ignore it. I don't mind it and I'm not going to ask people to stop. It's something that some of the readers enjoy doing and if it's not your thing just blow on by it.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

            Kellex, like I said I am a huge fan. And I'll always be loyal to you and this site. But stuff like that separates Droid-Life from the big leagues. People visit these sites for easy access to info. Maybe we should look into having a way to uprank and downrank comments to make newcomers' lives easier?

            That said, I'll ignore it from now on. Thanks again for an awesome site.

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

            Ok, we get it. You don't like it.
            Let the people have their fun. Most of time, there are some great discussions in this section.
            Don't let the “firsters” get to you. It only makes it worse.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

            Sorry, I didn't mean to bitch about it. And it isn't gonna keep me from the site. It's just annoying to scroll halfway down the comments to get to anything good. and even worse, sometimes the posts don't appear in order, so randomly i'll get a little “first!” landmine like 3/4th of the way down! (i never realized i had so much pent up anger haha)

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

            haha your point is well taken. You can filter comments from Newest to Last which might suit you better instead of the “popular now” option :-)
            Sorry, but a lil competition for “first” isn't our main concern. Once people start bashing while having the first then maybe we can crack a whip? lol

            Thanks for reading! We love it! ;-)

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

            You realize that it isn't site specific and has infested pretty much every blog-esque site out there, right?

            It's one of dem dere gosh darn ehperdemiks.

          • ReebyWantsYoMom

            Agreed. I rarely comment but always read. I have to say even though I don't play the game ( mainly because discus is such a pain to sign into from my Droid) I do find myself checking out who came in first because the comments after are usually funny. Its harmless, just a tiny lil gap you can easily scroll past. The complaining about it is far more irritating!

          • Michael_NM

            Raj,as a recovering “firster” (two posts without an attempt and counting), let me just say, that I remember the first time I saw a “first” post, and I thought, “WTF?” After a few more times, I thought “Damn it, I'm gonna beat these guys!” One day I did, and then it became a bit of a game. So, as I promised a couple posts back, I won't do it anymore, but I certainly understand the competitive spirit behind it. Were my motivations a bit childish? Sure, but at 39, I've found that simple things can be quite entertaining once in a while. :)

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

            Keep doing what you want. There is nothing offensive about posting “first”…
            Come on guys. Ease it up!!!

          • mhoe

            100% agree Raj.