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DROID X “Old Version” Appears in Verizon Accounts, What Does it Mean?

The words “Motorola DROID X Old Version” are now appearing online in Verizon accounts across the country, leaving many of you wondering if this could have something to do with the DROID X2‘s imminent release.  Sorry folks, but I think it actually has something to do with that pricing change from yesterday.  If you happened to return to our post about the DX’s price drop to $149, you might have noticed an “Update 2” which talks about a change from the 16GB SD card that original adopters enjoyed to the measly 2GB card that is now included.  Normally when a significant change like this happens to a device, a brand new SKU is introduced to inventory systems which we’re thinking has prompted the distinction for “old version” and new version.  Of course, I could be totally wrong and this could have something to do with the DX2, but I’m sort of doubting it.

Cheers Evan and zepfloyd!

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  • sparkplug

    I just broke the screen on my DX and insurance said Verizon is no longer making the original DX so they are sending me a DX2…

  • Heather Bedsole

    I am a Verizon rep – MB810 has a pre-installed 16GB card and has a contract price of $199.99. MB810A has a pre-installed 2GB card and has a contract price of $149.99. Aside from that, the two are identical – same software, internal memory, specs, and capabilities.

    • bellamama68

      Thank you, Heather! I appreciate the info!

  • bellamama68

    Maybe someone can help me with this…I’m a Verizon Wireless customer and am eligible for an upgrade. I’m looking at the Droid X (which is the “newer version”) and the preowned Droid X which is the “older version” with the 16 GB memory. When comparing the two, I noticed there were other differences too, like for Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and You Tube apps. Does that mean I couldn’t put those apps on the phone? And are there other differences that I should know about? Thanks for your help!

  • Bigguh

    Funny thing is, you can get a certified pre-owned Droid X with the 16GB card pre-installed for $99.99.

  • Anonymous

    Mine says “16GB Version”

  • Caveman419

    It has been changed to “Droid X 16GB Version”

  • Niemeyer2010

    So… could i “Drop” my DX after this comes out and they would send me the DX2? Or a refurbished DX?

  • Gottome

    what a joke like if anyone give a crap

  • Anonymous

    this is why android is annoying me and im starting to think about ios or windows phone escpecially the nice looking nokia ones. google should release 1 update every year with a bunch of features not bug fix ones like 2.3. or they should force the manufacturers to upgrade the phones instantly or else kick them out of the android alliance

  • Agent J

    “No no, see, you remember you used to drive that old busted joint. I drive the new hotness. Old and busted… New hotness… Old busted hotness!”

  • http://twitter.com/aaronhurt Aaron Hurt

    I e-mailed my rep this morning… and he had no clue. :)

    Guess we aren’t the only ones in the dark.

  • Anonymous

    Secretive minutes used, eh?

  • Anonymous

    Nice price drop Verizon, the bulk of the price drop can be chalked up to the price difference in SD cards. How generous.

  • Niteperson

    It means the new phone looks identical to the old phone and they could be very easily mixed up. They need to somehow distinguish the two.

    • riz

      how about Droid X b.x2 … or… Droid X x1 … or… Droid X r.i.p. Any of these are better than Droid X OLD VERSION’ lol, well, maybe not my last one 😉

  • Anonymous

    It means you now get AARP benefits with your Droid X.

  • Kevin

    Since we now have an old version I think we should have a lower monthly rate for the data. Nice to dream.

  • DroidzFX

    Can we atleast give that old a$$ phone gingerbread before you retire him?

  • Robotographer

    i’m glad you blurred out ‘order i*hone4’

  • KleenDroid

    It’s a psychological attempt to prompt many of us to buy “NEW” phones.

  • http://twitter.com/Sturta Matthew Sturtevant

    Can’t they call it “Veteran” instead of “Old”? That is generation discrimination, and no phone should have to suffer that.

    • Anonymous

      or maybe just… DroidX – MB810 & DroidX – MB810A
      version is irrelevant

    • Anonymous

      or maybe just… DroidX – MB810 & DroidX – MB810A
      version is irrelevant

  • Anonymous

    Per Verizon Wireless.. Old Version = MB810 (16GB SD card), and the “new version” – MB810A (2GB SD card)

    • Anonymous

      In that case name it Droid X fatty and Droid X super model

  • Anonymous

    you’re welcome! :)

  • Insleyi

    “what does it mean?”…..double rainbow…..all the way

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  • Jonwgee

    2gig card? Better not plan on rooting it or running custom Roms. You wont even have room for a nandroid…..

    • Anonymous

      not a 2g card… 2g internal memory

      • Guest

        never mind lol

      • EC8CH

        Pretty sure the post say 2g card

    • Bigdav1178

      Actually, it’s a pretty good deal. You save $50 over the version w/ 16GB SD included and get a 2GB SD included (sure, it’s not much, but it’s something), and it’ll cost far less than $50 to buy a new 16GB SD card. With that extra $50, you can go anywhere from 8GB to 32GB depending on what you want and what you want to spend. All-in-all, you come out ahead.

  • Hazmat780

    I am on the phone with “611” right now, and the woman is trying to tell me that I have an old version of software on my Droid X… This is fun.

  • Hazmat780

    I am on the phone with “611” right now, and the woman is trying to tell me that I have an old version of software on my Droid X… This is fun.

    • Anonymous

      and its all their fault!!!!

  • Slow88lx

    I’m thinking it has to do with the Droid X2 after finding out the DX2 will be a refresh much like the Droid 2 Global. 1.2 ghz and some ram…

  • Anonymous

    I hope that’s what it means. Droid X is still a great phone. Long live the X ill never switch! Well except for the DX2! :-)

  • Ericcsong