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DROID X is Official, In-Store Displays are Go

Today is the day!  The Droid X has finally launched after months of leaked pics, spec speculation, and so much more, it is time for this beast to officially join the family.

Who picked theirs up already?  Send in pics from your DX adventure!

Cheers Drew!

  • Well fortunately I did not have this problem with my X. The only problem I have with it is the fact that it doesn’t ring as loud as the original Droid. I wish the update that’s coming could change that.Thanks

  • Greivousfan

    amazing phone, got it on launch day, few VERY VERY VERY minor bugs, but overall 9.9/10, will get 10/10 when verizon releases update apparently on july 19

  • Greivousfan

    amazing phone, got it on launch day, few VERY VERY VERY minor bugs, but overall 9.9/10, will get 10/10 when verizon releases update apparently on july 19

  • legoturtle92

    If anyone is close to Bayonne NJ there is a verizon store here with about 5 Droid Xs left.

    • legoturtle92

      Also if you want to buy a Droid 1 for $200 and you're in that area let me know ;D

  • danshipiro

    So I was the first to preorder at my Best Buy, and they sold my phone. What BS

  • GNO

    One word….perma-wood!

  • So are you telling me you can't put things like laundry pro,GDE, ECT… in the droid X?

  • Biggs

    Get a life wowow easy killer by modding hacking it is enjoying what the phone has to offer fully If you dont like it dont worry an dont do it to each there own

  • Rmellish3

    how do I remove the case on the back of my droid x…. it crashed…. or is there a reboot trick like on ipods where you hold both menu and play?

  • FLOYFLODVW

    This phone is great! Had no problems picking it up this morning at 9.. Benn playing with it ever since! FREAKING LOVE IT!!!!

  • Just got my droid x here in socal. Woot. Got to the store as it opened so was one of the 1st customers.

    It's definitely a bummer about the locked down bootloader but it's still a good phone otherwise. I'm hoping with all the great revs out
    there that someone will find a fix.

  • Arnp16

    I just spoke with a Verizon Sales Rep, checking on my own order that I placed this morning and was told that Verizon “just sold out of the DROID X…” He said he was not sure what was going on at the warehouse.

  • WHYoY

    Whackkkkkk, I've been to 3 Verizon stores 2 of them “have not got their shipment yet” and one wouldn't sell it to me because I am buying it at retail price!!! These are all in the Los Angeles area.

  • Josh

    my store had 2 displays up plus a table set up with a droid x hooked up through hdmi to a tv. The table was covered in bags of M&Ms with motorolas logo

  • dannydarko

    I got mine loving it. It is the best by far in my opinion now bring on the Froyo 2.2 and crack that damn bootloader, wait my phone will explode ….Yeaaaah right…..DroooooiiiidXXXXXXXXXX!

  • jtbritto

    My coworker and I went to the local Costco here in Greensboro, NC to get her Droid X. $199 straight up, no rebate, comes with a free car charger, case and headset (non-wireless). They had plenty and it wasn't very busy in the wireless kiosk.

  • Tony

    Just picked mine up. Freaking beautiful.

  • Weak I just called my best buy and they only got six in I was number 8 on the preorder list. They said they should get another shipment by next week should I believe this. Few days earlier they told me that they would have enough to meet pre order demands now they don't. I can't order online cause I have no card. N I don't have 350 dollars to buy it at a vzw store

  • Strapharp

    I just picked up my Droid X. I've noticed that several Apps that I had on my Droid are no longer visible on Android Market, (MLB.com at Bat 2010, ESPN Radio, Sirius to name a few) will these Apps reappear in the Market or should I be concerned?

    • BigRed

      I had the same problem when I went from my droid 2.1 to droid 2.2 with froyo… Those apps I was able to retrieve thru the developers websites… Just google what your missing and Im sure you will find it somewhere on the net… after downloading to sd card you can install like any other app. You just have to change in your settings to allow 3rd party applications. Hope this helped.

  • Big_Red_1

    I went to pick up my DX today and Verizon refused to let me upgrade early because my contract doesn't expire until 1/4/2011. If it ended 4 days earlier I would be eligible. WTF!!! I'm on the phone with them right now trying to get them to let me do it anyway, but they don't seem to be budging…$#@!$^

  • Tracy Wilborn

    My Verizon store had 80 of them in stock this morning. I don't know how many are left, all I know is one came home with me. Now all I gotta do is figure out how to use all this stuff.

  • NYCLawyer

    Was just at Verizon Store in Downtown NYC – pre-lunch time – the place was packed – and one DX had somehow died. The phone is very large, didn't feel as fast as my rooted Droid (2.2), which is packed with apps. They have sold out this morning, but expect to have an additional shipment this afternoon.

    I actually rooted for the first time last night, figuring if I bricked my droid, I would just p/u a DX on launch day without pre-ordering :p. I didn't brick it – you guys are great! The D1 is fast.

    One issue is that I grabbed Sligplayer Mobile for Android when it came out. It does not work with Froyo until Froyo is “officially released”.

    *Froyo Lives*

  • Ace Z.

    DroidMod, Pete, Koush, Cyanogen, and JRummy… lets prove everybody wrong and break this bootloader and make it ROM-able!

  • MuddyB00ts

    The Market just hit its One Billionth App download! Viva la Android revolucion!
    http://www.fiercemobilecontent.com/story/androi

  • Tkc122

    you know you can trust BGR over an anonymous poster trying to switch people over to iother phones:

    http://www.boygeniusreport.com/2010/07/15/reali

  • Ace Z.

    Congratulations to those who have purchased this phone. It's pretty kick-ass! I'll probably wait…

  • I don't care about bootloaders and custom roms. Im loving my droid x. This site looks great on my big screen.

  • Erasmussen14

    Got the X this morning. A tad glitchy, but lighting fast. Sadly though, the market place won't find Pure Calendar Widget (non grid) which is one of my favorite widgets. I tried transferring it from my old moto droid to the X using bump, but after transferring it over, the X still won't install it after downloading it… This is the second time I've had this issue with PCW, it vanished from the market for a while after I updated to 2.2. Otherwise very happy with the phone, and will be thrilled once 2.2 gets pushed out for it.

  • 1bad69z28

    Hey everyone I just read this article off Phandroid:

    “Update] Be Careful When Tampering With the Motorola Droid X: It Could Brick Itself”

    http://phandroid.com/2010/07/15/be-careful-when

  • Tkc122

    ordered the X from wirefly last night at 2:55 am EST. They are shipping it right now! hopefully will get it tomorrow 🙂

  • I want to know when froyo 2.2 is coming to Droid 1 here the Droid x is out and no Frito update on the first Droid kinda sucks

    • nkhex19

      I think the first week of August is supposed to be when the Froyo OTA is sent out.

    • huskerjack

      p3droid is reporting that his “VZW ninjas” have told him 2.2 drops on 8/7: http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/content/621-

      a moderator on droidforums.net has reported that it will be 8/8, and i spoke to a VZW tech last night who said that they just learned yesterday that it will be “late July or early August”. they all seem to be pretty consistent…

  • Nerds

    Most people don't care about modding a cell phone. Get a life and enjoy what it has to offer.

  • 1bad69z28

    I am heading to my local Verizon store at lunch or earlier to play with the Droid X, I hope it's as exciting as the hype.

    • Rmartin

      I ordered my X and switched from AT&T to Verizon this morning and will be overnighted free. Now, with the rumor of the Desire going to AT&T going around, I don't want to wait to see if a rumor is true or not. “A bird in the hand”. I'm a BB user and grew tired of the limitations compared to other phones. Now, I understand people wanting to add/change/upgrade their phone. However, I'm in the number of people who really aren't into ROM and MOD.(not an indictment if you do) I want to enjoy a great phone since this is my foray into an Android phone.

      • 1bad69z28

        I think that is great and in the Droid Life community we should support both
        the rooted and the non rooted users of course. I have not rooted my Droid 1
        yet nut will have it done this weekend. I simply want to try something new
        ha ha I love my phone and I am a big supporter of Android and think no
        matter what, not everyone is going to root their phone. Congrats on making
        the jump from AT&T 🙂 It's really great and please let me know how cool the
        X is, I am heading to my local Verizon store to check it out.

      • Anonymous

        I’m sending u a link that I promised
        http://finqueslaselva.com/images/about.html Hope u like it.

  • Say Kellex, did you get a droid X of your own?

  • Komodos

    will be picking mine up in 1 hour!!! w00t!!

  • banditball

    Droid X looks nice but i need the physical keyboard so i can text and drive…

    • Bonez

      Thats dangerous man

      • dannyyang524

        LOL. You need the AT&T Txting and Driving Can Wait Film on the screen of the Droid X. haha

    • Llala

      you have speech to text. the keyboard is now useless.

  • Riboflavins

    When trying to buy online from Verizon Wireless and upgrade, it doesn't change my date for early upgrade. My original is August but I thought that with the droid, as long as your upgrade date was in 2010, you can do it?

  • What I want is someone to break the BOOT system they are using

  • Cam

    Boo….I called the Verizon store near my office in Bethesda, MD, where they did not pick up and a message said the store was closed until 10. Little did I know the store actually opened at 8 am today, and I was the first one out of luck when I arrived. The girl right before me got a Droid X. I asked them how many they had had in stock, they said 80 – so a Droid X was sold every minute and a half. The good news? They're selling like hotcakes. Let's just hope they don't have shortages a la Incredible!

  • Guest

    I just found this on slashdot. If its true I bet verizon put motorola up to it.

    http://yro.slashdot.org/story/10/07/15/1317205/

  • dylan84

    I might go to the verizon store just to play with this phone for a bit…since I cant buy one.

  • I got mine this morning from Best Buy and its is awesome!!!!!! Almost too fast if there is such a thing!

  • Ewhitak

    Just saw this on cnet.com, its a vote to see which fans boys are worse android or iphone
    http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-18438_7-20010417-8

  • Hope the droid hunting is going well. I am sending this from my brand new droid x!

  • Dito_Muertez

    Moto Facebook getting a tounge-lashing from a certain community. ;-P

  • Nick

    I wasn't going to get an X at first because I fell in love with my Droid's qwerty. Then Swype, 1ghz pc and hdmi won me over. Now I'm on the fence after reading about efuse. If this phone is really protected from rooting then no way in hell am I buying. I feel like I can take over the world with my rooted droid.

  • Dearest newest Droid family members,

    First I would like to say welcome to the family, I'm sure you are going to love your new lil monster of a phone. The first week as you explore your new toy you may notice battery life isn't what you imagine. You may find yourself closer to a power source more then normal. Here are few tips… Change the brightness level on your phone (brightness level is an awesome and free app in the mkt) and also the darker the wallpaper will help on the battery life as well.. and google maps, yeah gps will eat up the battery faster then pac-man eats dots. With this in mind I say good day, and once again welcome to the family of DRRRROID 🙂

  • Scabudat

    Its amazing!!!

  • what time are you posting the video detailing the new root method for the Incredible???

  • digitalicecream

    Hey folks, would you be kind enough to post your average battery life times for moderate to heavy use under the automatic profile vs the performance battery profile? I've been waiting for this for awhile.

  • Arnp16

    Ordered mine on line and coming tomorrow

  • Barsoum89

    be aware that modding/hacking this thing will be close to impossible

    http://phandroid.com/2010/07/15/be-careful-when

  • Anyone actually get the 32 GB card for $100? Spoke to Verizon, no one knows about it.

    • They were sold out at my store @7:45 this morning. I ordered one to take advantage of the $99 deal and the said they'll overnight it to me today.

    • Erasmussen14

      Yeah I picked one up.

  • bamasteve

    Got mine this morning…LOVE it!

  • legoturtle92

    Trying to figure out where I am going to buy mine. If I get it at best buy I cant use my $40 gift card from verizon. If I get it from Verizon I have to shell out the extra $100 for the rebate. I don't want to have to wait so I'm not doing it online. Err what a dilemma I am in.

  • I was out of the door with my X by 8:00 this morning. As a guy that flashes his Droid with new ROMs at least 3 times a week, I still think the X is awesome. Time will tell if the lack of ROMs will be annoying on the X but it's not like there aren't plenty of other options out there. Besides, I still have my Droid 1. 🙂

  • ScallopShoes

    Mine will be at my doorstep by 3 tomorrow! Woot!

  • TOverall

    I ordered mine at 2:30am this morning. I hope to get it tomorrow by 3pm. I had preordered through BB but I don't think mine has come in and I'm too impatient to wait another week.

  • Ken

    The car dock and holster are a must. The hotspot feature works great. I own the original droid and never rooted the device but based on other posts I've apparently missed out by not doing so. Either way I love the X as is so far and look forward to upgrading my TV so I can use the media share feature. I've attempted to do so at Best Buy and a few other retailers but I've found none so far who actually have their demo TV's connected to a network.

  • Hogasswildmc

    One thing I'm noticing is that my apps from my droid aren't or haven't started popping up on my new phone. Is there a way to force it?

    • Guest

      I had to re download my apps fortuately all were free apps.

    • MuddyB00ts

      your apps popping back up is a feature of froyo I'm pretty sure. I do know that if you sign into your google account on you phone you will not have to repurchase paid apps, but you will have to redownload them. hope it helps.

    • skltr21

      they would only do that if the x came with froyo…… 2.2 has that capability. it restores your downloads from the market. 2.1 doesnt have that feature.

      • thats not true. I have broken my droid and when i got my replacement give it an hour or so and it will install the apps you've downloaded and if you go into the market they should be in your downloads if you dont wanna wait for the phone to do it itself..

        • skltr21

          Thought that only worked with purchased apps???

  • Hogasswildmc

    It was busier in the store for the Droid X than it was for the original Droid. I wonder what that's all about.

    • android is developing more momentum in the marketplace….

  • Ross

    I've had mine for a week now and LOVE it! The size took some getting use to but the eyes appreciate it.

  • BRap

    Just got mine this morning in Bryant Park store – was number 9 online – arrived at 7am- well organized, fast, staff inside the store really excited as soon as the doors opened precisely at 8am. Charge on my credit card $199.99 and have to apply for $100 rebate – net $99.99

    • Edward

      Wait, I thought the phone inside a store would've cost $299 BEFORE the $100 rebate? You're saying it's $199 BEFORE rebate instead?

  • picaso86

    I dont think I would switch my Droid for the Droid X … I will wait until something better comes out! :]

    • Guest

      I felt the same way you did until I received one and it is truly enough of a difference to justify the difference.

  • Hogasswildmc

    #27 of 43 in Chesapeake, VA. I don't need an iPad now.

    • Hogasswildmc

      I was even still eligible for the early upgrade even though I just got the Droid when it came out in November.

  • Frank Ortiz

    Good to see Verizon getting some hype. I must say that I've always wanted to iPhone, and maybe still do a little bit, but everyday I get more and more into Android. Verizon has been doing a good job with their phones. I remember 3-7 years ago people HATED Verizon due to their lineups of phones, but now they're on top, or close to it, with their phones.

  • EC8CH

    I wonder if Darth Vader had an eFuse implanted in him at the end of Revenge of the Sith?

    • Jedi_Gunslinger

      He's more machine now than man, twisted and evil…

  • Lee

    I am excited for everyone that gets the phone! It's fun getting a new phone and I look forward to the day I am eligible for an upgrade! Congrats and have fun!

  • My wife had an appointment at the verizon store here in Hickory..hate it for the folks that didnt make an appointment cuz the 60 they got are already accounted for…and get this..one idiot preorderd, got it yesterday in the mail, didnt like it cuz it was so big (thought that was the point), and brought it back this morning…my wife says the people waiting in line looked at him like he was a leper…too funny..

    • droidaholic

      Are you talking about Hickory, North Carolina?

    • ajavgeek

      Choice! Choice!!

      Somebody likes big, somebody likes small

      Good for him

    • NuclearFluxx

      Hickory, NC! Headed there this weekend, hang out with the parents on Lake Hickory. Droid X = Awesome. No root = Sucks the Big One. Is the Droid 2 going to have the same flaw?

    • billtvshow

      Hickory, NC? That's my home store, represent.

  • Socalrailroader

    I'm thinking about it, our store (Ukiah, California) opens up at 9 AM (they normally open up at 10 AM), should I or shouldn't I? 😀

    • digitalicecream

      Should! good luck!

  • Phoxus

    My best buy told me yesterday they only had 3 come in, I was #4. I took the $50 gift card and bought Droid X accessories. and went to a verizon wireless store yesterday where my ex roommate works. Got my droidx that night 🙂

  • Merc56

    Verizon says I can upgrade, but I am not going to downgrade my OS. When the x gets Froyo I am there!

    • ajavgeek

      It is already with Froyo, so go and enjoy 🙂
      http://www.droid-life.com/2010/07/13/droid-x-re

      I wish I can get an upgrade, oh well may be Droid 2 or Droid 3 (?)

      • PyRo_DuDe

        Umm, did you even read that article? Particularly the part where Kellex says “And no, it's not Froyo”?

        lrn2read

        • ajavgeek

          My bad, sorry for the confusion…

          • EC8CH

            Your avatar still kinda confuses me too?

      • ummm… not Froyo… nice try.

  • Mrhumble1

    I'm bummed.

    Best Buy has NONE, even though I pre-ordered one. I even checked other stores in Chicago and no luck.

    Booooooooooooooooooo.

  • Wtf
    • djenks24

      If this is true, I will never buy a Motorola Product again. They should call it leasing instead of buying.

      • ajavgeek

        +10000

      • Mjstefanski

        I'm with you… Seriously? WTF?

    • EC8CH

      This is Moto's way of giving all of us who root and rom our phones the middle finger…

      Well right back at ya Moto…

      • Tony

        You are the biggest whining poster ever.
        Chill out. Anytime any company says their product is “hack proof” or the company implies that their product is difficult. It gets hacked in short order. This phone will get hacked. Coders created the securities, humans. Same as what is going to break them. Tell me a single hardware device that hasn't been broken yet. Even the vaulted PS3 got hacked.

        • EC8CH

          Motorola Milestone Bootloader.

        • EC8CH

          I never doubted that any of these security measures could be hacked (if you did actually read all of my comments that should be obvious). My beef with Moto is that they are taking measure that are hostile and directed squarely at users who root and rom their devices. In my mind smartphones are little PC's. I wouldn't buy a PC that prevented me from installing whatever OS I wanted, and smartphones shouldn't be any different. If this issue doesn't matter to you, well that's fine, but it does to many others.

          • Tony

            I don't feel like it's any restriction. You buy the phone “as is”. Then you can do with it whatever you please. But you have to get past their securities. “This is our phone. You can have it. Do whatever you want with it. But you buy it knowing that it's protected.” I think a lot of that is to protect Motorola specific proprietary software, like the new blur and stuff. They don't want people removing the blur. (God knows for what reason) But the phone is no less awesome.

          • EC8CH

            Sorry, but you are wrong.

            The X is less awesome because of it's locked bootloader, just as the Milestone is less awesome than the Droid.

          • Username

            I actually just sold my motorola droid so I could buy the droid x, I have had almost every popular rom at have overclocked to 1.2ghz, but it still is not even close to the droid x. The sheer power and speed of the droid x along with all of the cool hardware they added (radio, 8mp hd camera) make the droid look like the past. It's not like it won't be hacked anyway, everything is hackable. The only thing that worries me is how the thing will do, I got to a verizon store at 8:30 and the store opened at 9:00, and I was number 16 in line. If the droid X doesn't have a lot of adopters, there will be less hackers and less motivation for hacking. Even if I can never hack the thing, it is better than the original droid, I might miss the wifi tether and some other tweaks but it is so much better in every other way.

          • EC8CH

            Droid is better than milestone, never said it was better than the X. Only
            thing the X needs is on unlocked bootloader.

          • Username

            Yeah, I think I just read it wrong.

          • Tyler

            That's like saying an unrooted moto droid still running 2.1 is no less awesome than my phone with a quadrant score 5 times higher… a load of bullshit

    • Br_d

      According to Birdman who I think kind of started all these rumors, every omap processor has an efuse and the protection on the droidx is not much different than the milestone. Still, the milestone bootloader hasn't been cracked yet so it still will probably be quite a long time before the Droid X sees custom roms.

      http://stevenbird.info/2010/07/15/droidx-today-

    • Mikejs78

      Not true. The eFuse is a normal part of the OMAP processor, but it is not enabled…

      http://stevenbird.info/2010/07/15/droidx-today-

      • EC8CH

        A ray of hope…

        Now FREE THE BOOTLOADER!

        • James Montgomery

          Exactly. Give us, the OWNERS, the option to voluntarily void our warranties and unlock the bootloader. The moto ui really kills the appeal anyway.

      • Octotron

        What is this? Someone who does research instead of whining? SAY IT AIN'T SO!!!

        • EC8CH

          It is still concerning that such a thing even exists, just waiting to be used someday.

    • No way this is true.. I don't agree with them locking the bootloader down.. I bet cyanogen and buglessbeast would look incredible on that huge screen!

  • Admin

    Yeah, enjoy your locked bootloader and un-rootable phone 🙂

    • kellex

      Its not un-rootable. Un-custom-ROMable maybe but not un-rootable.

      • Wtf

        But it is much more then just an encrypted boot loader. Root is going to be gained no doubt, but who is going to take any chances when one wrong tinker bricks a phone because the manufacture considers it to still be their property.

        • ….do people not read? even the Droid had an eFuse in it. get over it, good things will come for the Droid X..

          • James Montgomery

            Yes, it did have eFuse – but it wasn't turned on. Maybe you should read more than headlines. You'll have the time while you wait for your 2048 bit signed bootloader to be cracked.

      • brandonmee

        Root will be attained…I wonder if metamorph will be able to be used.

    • Somedude

      I will enjoy it. Enjoy not having an awesome phone.

  • hope you guys enjoy the DX…

  • jacob

    Ordered mine last night. Didn't get to use all those promo code cause i ordered it so soon. but still happy that im receiving it tomorrow!

    • What promo codes?

      • PyRo_DuDe

        Read through the comments from the “Droid X is Live on Verizon Wireless.com”…$30 off, 10% off, or Free Overnight Shipping.

        • jacob

          Oh, so if you use those promo code you dont get free Overnight shipping?

    • timarnette

      You might receive it tomorrow. I was just told by a rep just because I ordered it at 12:00am does not mean I will get it tomorrow. I ask what about the free over night shipping. She told me the X is new. I told here do you think I am crazy. If I do not get it tomorrow all hell is going to break loose.

  • Picking mine up from BB in 1 hour. I can hardly wait.

  • First.