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DROID X Does 4G? Best Buy Says So!

Not that we find great joy in pointing out the mistakes of others, but we did find this Best Buy advertisement gaff pretty entertaining.  The Droid X apparently has 4G capabilities and also appears to have a new custom HTC Sense theme in the works.  Should we expect that via OTA update?  I guess we’d probably take Sense over Blur.  (Ooh poll question!)  And that’s about enough ribbing of our friends at BB.

Cheers to xgrinder911 for the find in our forums!

  • http://www.lead411.com/Matt_Dircks_1550030.html Matt Dircks

    Well its was just like that Best Buy conversation above; there seems to be the belief that it is capable out of the box.The above article is really nice. keep it up.Thanks

  • http://www.lead411.com/Christopher_Brandsey_1866544.html Christopher Brandsey

    Hi,very good website you have created. I enjoyed reading this posting. I did want to publish a comment to tell you that the Droid X does in fact have these capabilities, but if it doesn't, I am still astonished by the speed of the internet on the phone..this aesthetically sweet.

  • http://twitter.com/theworksink Nathaniel Rodriguez

    ok the droid x is not going to get 4g verizon's lte 4g network will use sim card to get the radio frequencies for the service and last time i checked the DX doesn't have a sim card slot.

  • http://twitter.com/theworksink Nathaniel Rodriguez

    ok the droid x is not going to get 4g verizon's lte 4g network will use sim card to get the radio frequencies for the service and last time i checked the DX doesn't have a sim card slot.

  • viewthis74

    i would LOVE HTC Sense UI on my DX. i can't stand Blur. i use LauncherPro (which is a great alternative to Blur and as close as i can get to HTC's Sense) but i would rather have HTC's Sense as a native interface.

  • viewthis74

    i would LOVE HTC Sense UI on my DX. i can't stand Blur. i use LauncherPro (which is a great alternative to Blur and as close as i can get to HTC's Sense) but i would rather have HTC's Sense as a native interface.

  • MBryant501

    After reverting my Droid X back to 2.1. It clearly shows “Platform: 4G OMAP”.

  • Mmjam2000

    Verizon's 4G network will/is be running on old technology…MetroPCS will be the first to roll out a true 4G network on the lastest technology at the end of this year…I'm waiting until the end of the year when MetroPCS rolls out and over the rest of these so-called 4G's…I hear they are also coming out with a Droid phone in December too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jayrodathome Jarrod Lilly

    Droid X is not LTE capable. And by the time LTE comes into a mojority of people's area's the Droid X 2 will be out. or possibly the Droid X 3. and maybe that will have LTE capabilities. But sadly the one in my pocket doesn't.

  • Shane Dresser

    As this is a matter of opinion on the Moto Blur vs. the HTC Sense, I will not bash anyone. However, I do prefer the tamed version of Moto Blur offered on the Droid X. The original Moto Blur was just too intrusive, and HTC Sense just didn't have my “sense” of style.

    On the 4G front, I would be surprised and joyous if the Droid X does in fact have these capabilities, but if it doesn't, I am still astonished by the speed of the internet on the phone.

  • Shane

    OMG I just asked an online rep and she asked “What's LTE?”

  • Spencer

    I much prefer motoblur over sense (stock is by far best tho). Written on my droid x

  • http://www.facebook.com/Jsenat Jensen Senat

    Got a droid x the day it came out, and i got a letter in the mail talking about upgrading or w.e a couple days afterword. in the letter it talked about the 4g LTE network and one of the phones suggested was the droid x, i have the add so i can scan it through if yall want, but it seems to be true, plus i called my local verizon earlier, and they told me yea when lte is released soooooo HELLLLLL YEAAA :)

  • DroidXBestPhoneEver

    Droid X is the best Phone in the Market, No Doubt!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Emaw-Kennedy/504157652 Michael Emaw Kennedy

    I heard about this awhile back

  • dylan84

    Really funny, but at the same time really sad.

  • Rain_king46

    From reading around, here is what I gather. 3g is currently operating at approx 1-2mbps. The 3g format is “capable” of up to 20mbps. It is my understanding that the “4G” network that Sprint is currently offering is not a true 4G network but actually a 3G network running at higher speeds than most (closer to 4mbps). Perhaps Verizon is planning to do the same? Turn up the speed on its existing 3G and call it their “new 4G network”. If they do that, then technically yes, a DX should be able upgrade to “4G” right? Assuming that the DX is built to handle full 3G capacity?

    • Gasaraki

      Sprint's 4G network runs on WiMax so no, they are not just running their network at high speeds.

    • Uplink

      Sprint = 3.5G so they like to call it 4G just to throw everyone off…

      kinda like when AT&T introduced early 3G, it was 2.5G

      Verizon = CMDA 3.5G too

    • Jankarlos58

      I do agree with you man but I actually talked to a verizon guy and he said the reason for verizon taking so long with 4g speed is because of the same reason that sprint is actually lying or using a 3g speed which higher speeds. Therefore when verizon is all set up I am sure the speed will be unbelievablem, so I do hope the DX has the update for it. But your definitely right about that so called 4g sprint has. Everybody ive seen with an Evo or G2 do not have the 4g on and always come up with a lame excuse for why it is off haha

  • http://twitter.com/erickmgonzales Erick Gonzales

    Never enough ribbing of Best Buy….do they have a white one? =)

  • http://DX4G???? tbone

    I just talked to a Best buy rep and got this response.

    10:46 AM Susan:
    Thank You for contacting Best Buy Mobile.
    How can i help you today.
    10:47 AM Mark vasquez:
    Hi Susan, I have a question about the droid X. Is it 4G compatible?
    10:49 AM Susan:
    I will be more then happy to help you with that,
    10:51 AM Susan:
    The droid is X is only 3g compatible.
    10:52 AM Mark vasquez:
    Will it ever be 4G when verizon goes 4G?
    10:53 AM Susan:
    yes,it will bee.
    10:54 AM Mark vasquez:
    so it is hardware capable, but Verizon just does not offer it yet, right
    10:55 AM Mark vasquez:
    LTE capable
    10:57 AM Susan:
    that right,the hardware is capable.
    10:58 AM Mark vasquez:
    thank you very much!!!

  • http://DX4G tbone

    10:46 AM Susan:
    Thank You for contacting Best Buy Mobile.
    How can i help you today.
    10:47 AM Mark vasquez:
    Hi Susan, I have a question about the droid X. Is it 4G compatible?
    10:49 AM Susan:
    I will be more then happy to help you with that,
    10:51 AM Susan:
    The droid is X is only 3g compatible.
    10:52 AM Mark vasquez:
    Will it ever be 4G when verizon goes 4G?
    10:53 AM Susan:
    yes,it will bee.
    10:54 AM Mark vasquez:
    so it is hardware capable, but Verizon just does not offer it yet, right
    10:55 AM Mark vasquez:
    LTE capable
    10:57 AM Susan:
    that right,the hardware is capable.
    10:58 AM Mark vasquez:
    thank you very much!!!

  • http://YourWebsite Tim

    I have a question. Is anyone have problems deleting text messages. My Droid X seem to take for ever. Anyone can help me. Does my phone have a problem? Should I take it in to be checked? Thanks

  • antonio mantana

    Lol first

  • Android69

    is that NFS shift on the X? thats looks awesome hope its just not a picture of a NFS ad.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Jayrodathome Jarrod Lilly

      NFS Shift is bloatware on my x.

  • Hdwarhater

    BB isn't lying. I've heard the exact same thing from all the Verizon Wireless employees I've spoken to (about 5).

  • tonytbone7883

    anybody have the app called speedtest.net to test your internet connection on 3G or wifi.

  • tonytbone7883

    I just talk to someone at Best Buy and this is the conversation:

    10:46 AM Susan:
    Thank You for contacting Best Buy Mobile.
    How can i help you today.
    10:47 AM Mark vasquez:
    Hi Susan, I have a question about the droid X. Is it 4G compatible?
    10:49 AM Susan:
    I will be more then happy to help you with that,
    10:51 AM Susan:
    The droid is X is only 3g compatible.
    10:52 AM Mark vasquez:
    Will it ever be 4G when verizon goes 4G?
    10:53 AM Susan:
    yes,it will bee.
    10:54 AM Mark vasquez:
    so it is hardware capable, but Verizon just does not offer it yet, right
    10:55 AM Mark vasquez:
    LTE capable
    10:57 AM Susan:
    that right,the hardware is capable.
    10:58 AM Mark vasquez:
    thank you very much!!!

    • Hdwarhater

      I was told the same thing by all the Verizon Wireless employees I spoke to. Our Droid X's will work at 4G speed once LTE is released.

      • tonytbone7883

        COOL, 4G IS VERY MUCH NEEDED AS VERIZON'S 3G BITES, I JUST DOWNLOADED THE “SPEEDTEST.NET” APP AND MY RESULTS ON 3G SUCKED.130 DOWN AND 77 UP…. THE WIFI TESTED 1381 DOWN AND 1509 UP.

        • Guest

          2.13/0.83 14.16/5.94

  • Beng8686

    I would take Blur over sense any day… sense is POS. Blur isn't much better, but I HATE HTC.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Jsenat Jensen Senat

      Blur on the X is amazing 2, no problems here

  • tonytbone7883

    Now that's what i'm talking about, 4G is a must have. Question is when is Verizon going to implement it? Second question is what's going on with the 2GHz phones with Video Chat???? anyone heard any rumors???

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

    any chance that guy worked there? lol

  • kev7n_g

    A dude at my Verizon store told me that the X will be LTE capable.

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

      any chance that guy worked there? lol

      • kev7n_g

        HAHA – but it was just like that Best Buy conversation above; there seems to be the belief that it is capable out of the box.

  • davesdroid

    Can I have the one with more G's?

    • RacecarBMW

      and wifis, jiggahertz lol

  • gamboo

    Verizon is still beta testing the update it should be out soon. 9 months or so! 2 Damn Funny.

  • http://www.photricity.com/ Josh Meyer

    Not only does it have 4G, but it also comes with HTC Sense! Look at the black bar and the icons.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/IOYAXDXUOW2GBWVLAKGMO2NXAA Nik

    Perhaps us DX users will get some kind of awesome update when 3.0 comes out that gives us 4g. A boy can dream, right?

  • krze

    This would be pretty amazing if it's true.

  • Revolvrocelot

    You know whats funny, a few of my family members kept saying to me that the Verizon Rep said this was 4G capable, i just thought he didnt know what he was talking about. I guess maybe he's right.

  • Orangearrrows

    They are a bunch of jokers there – sad to see that most customers don't realize it

  • snafu009

    Droid does…evolve?

  • s8anicslayer

    Lolz! maybe they know something we don't….Hmmmmm?

  • El El Kool J

    well BB just has to tell the customer they can use the wifi and than it'll be “like 4G capability” :-P

  • tiptoptommy

    Hahahahaha funny

  • rals

    lol just classic

    • Drummer62

      Kellex, any reason why the comments buttons on the articles are showing “0” comments on all articles?

      • kellex

        Guessing it's an issue with Disqus. Been trying to figure it out for a while now. :(

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

          They're updating probably….as always ;-) haha

          • El El Kool J

            So even Disqus has issues with OTA's.. :-P