Motorola Droid X

Looking to preorder the Motorola Droid X? Best Buy's taking them now -- in stores --  in advance of the July 15 launch on Verizon. The good news is that Best Buy's doing its usual thing where you don't have to deal with any pesky mail-in rebate, so you get the $199 price up front. So they got that going for them, which is nice. [Engadget]

There are 25 comments

DogEarsAZ says:

Cookie for the Caddy Shack reference, very nice :)

TritonB7 says:

So if I'm already on Verizon, is it still $200 for me? I've only been on Verizon for a few months...

Chaos5 says:

If you've only been on Verizon for a few months you may not have an upgrade if you're a single line. Now if you're on a family line that's been around longer than a few months, you have have an upgrade available.

myersjesse says:

Does anybody know the full retail price? I'm guessing $ 599. That seems to be about the norm.

d3xn2o says:

My Contact at BB Said Not today...

ceriem says:

So the question is, will they short people like they did the iPhone? Because I would rather support the local guy at my Verizon store and just go there when it's released.

Small store = better service (usually)

Soco_Jon says:

I have my NE2 avaialable...can I implement that when purchasing at Best Buy or do I have to go to a Verizon store for that??

I might just wind up going to Verizon...

fupayme says:

I'm so happy that the Android platform is getting great phones. Evo, Droid X, etc. Should be a great year, with 2.2 on the door steps as well.

Just bear in mind that the DINC still has a "will be shipped by 7/23" badge on Verizon's website... I'm not taking any chances. Just went in and preordered my DX...switching from a Storm1, can't wait...

turboxtofu44 says:

Do you guys know if we have the option to sign the 1 year contract at Best Buy also? Should be only $70 more right?

What about if we're an existing Verizon customer on a family plan? Thanks

cuammo says:

I asked to get a 1 year, and the best buy guy ( at 86th and lex in NYC) said no.

He said a 1 year contract "might" be available for the phone if you call verizon to order and that it would be $350...

I called the verizon store and they said you couldn't pre-order from them, but you could get a 1 year for $70 extra.

turboxtofu44 says:

awesome! thanks man, as long as it's only $70 extra for a one year i'm fine with that

crazygc8 says:

Just pre-ordered my X! First in line too! Cant wait!!

xketchupx says:

Ur verizon account only works at verizon i believe, so i dont think u can upgrade at BB unless u have a BB mobile phone...

Chaos5 says:

Do research im sure BB would take business to get it. If you have a VZW account you can upgrade etc anywhere they offers VZW contract service.

LR7 says:

Do they have units on display at Best Buy?

Can you update a business account at Best Buy?

crazygc8 says:

No, they don't have any on display.

I'm not sure about the business account but I would think so??

JagoX says:

The most Best Buy will probably have is just a plastic mock-up. If you want to actually play with the device you'll have to most likely check an official Verizon store (not one of the affiliates.)

sjcea says:

What's full retail ?

vicw926a4 says:

I just got my pre-order in at our local Best Buy. My contract with ATT ends on July 15, so the timing is pretty much perfect. I've been torturing over my choices, especially between the EVO and the Droidx, but I'm pretty satisfied the Droidx is the right phone for me, even sight unseen. Now I have to cool my jets for a few weeks.

The timing is also perfect because my iPhone 3G has been acting pretty funky since the release of the new operating system this week.

movieman742 says:

I went to my local BB right after reading this story. They said I was able to pre-order it out-of-contract, which is what I'm planning on doing, and the price was $599 but they weren't sure since they had just started pre-selling it. I was the second pre-order so far.

Question though: My plan isn't up till next July, so in 2011, which is why I have to buy it out of contract. I won't be hit with an ETF for buying it out of contract then switching my number to it, will I? This was my original plan until my dumb friend started saying that it won't work and I'd be hit with an ETF. Can someone please shed light on this for me?

cuammo says:

Your friend is wrong; you won't be hit with an ETF simply from changing phones.

noel8743 says:

I just pre-ordered mine....!!!!!!!!!!! I can't wait!

B-Dub says:

Can we also preorder a backpack to carry this beast? Its just shy of a tablet. Way too big for a phone.

KQCrackberry says:

Why are you on the forum?