Official: Droid X Arrives July 15th for $199

Surprise!  Motorola and Verizon unveiled the latest addition to the Droid arsenal today, the Droid X.  The rumors and leaks pretty much pegged this phone well ahead of the launch but it’s still definitely worth another post.  So here’s what you guys can expect out of the “Next Generation of Does”.

Starting July 15th,  customers can head to a Verizon store and grab a new Droid X for $199 ($100 mail-in rebate) providing they sign a 2-year service agreement.  Taking a page out of the iPhone/AT&T book, Verizon is letting anyone eligible for an upgrade in 2010 buy a Droid X at the discounted rate.  Even better, they can opt to select any smart phone without penalty.

So let’s get to the meat and potatoes eh?  The hardware reads like this:

  • 1GHz TI OMAP 4630 processor
  • 8GB internal memory, 16GB memory card expandable to 32GB
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4.3-inch screen WVGA 854 x 480
  • 8.0 megapixel, Digital Zoom, Auto Focus, Dual LED Flash
  • Android 2.1 (2.2 Coming this summer)
  • HDMI cable or Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
  • Preloaded Apps
    • EA Need for Speed Shift
    • Swype
    • NFL Mobile
    • Skype Mobile
    • V CAST video
    • Blockbuster
    • Back-Up Assistant
  • WiFi, aGPS, Bluetooth, FM radio
  • WiFi Hotspot to connect up to 5 devices
  • Three microphones – voice, video, noise cancellation
  • 1570 mAh battery

NOTE:

  • DROID X customers will also receive Android 2.2 and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 with an over-the-air update in the latter half of the summer.
  • Optional 3G Mobile Hotspot service is $20 per month. Allows up to five compatible WiFi devices.

We’re still piecing things together on this one so check back in a bit for the latest!

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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11 Comments

  1. Chris
    June 23, 18:39 Reply

    I love the industrial design of this phone. The hard buttons are extremely welcomed. I'm glad that when I jump ship from AT&T this coming January Verizon will be waiting with open arms and a ton of awesome Android Phones. Hopefully my N1 won't depreciate too much by then.

  2. Peter
    June 23, 18:45 Reply

    It's not a TI OMAP 4630, it's 3630…according to MOTODEV…and Engadget….

  3. )(Brian)(
    June 23, 19:46 Reply

    Anyone who bought a G1 two years ago, like me, is waiting till' around September to drop their contract. I'm sure Verizon and the other competitors to T-Mobile know this. There must be a reason they are releasing this phone in July and not in the fall. I think there will be bigger and better phones if we wait until after 2.2 FroYo is released. I would prefer to buy a phone without the anticipation that there is a version Android out there that runs "200% faster". Yea, FroYo will be released to the Droid X in the late summer, but do you really want to buy a phone that hasn't been specifically designed for FroYo. With what I have seen and heard about FroYo, we will want to wait.

  4. Missy
    June 23, 21:19 Reply

    Thanks for the post, Scott. The TI team is thrilled about Droid X. As Peter mentioned above, just wanted to confirm that TI’s OMAP3630 processor is indeed the part inside. TI's WiLink 6 solution and power management components are also inside. More more details can be found on TI's MobileMomentum blog: http://ow.ly/22m4T. Thanks again! Missy (part of the PR team that supports Texas Instruments wireless)

  5. yohan
    June 25, 07:00 Reply

    wow, cool the price really not expensive man :)

  6. Steven S
    June 26, 02:24 Reply

    $20 to make the Droid a wifi hotspot?
    I wonder if the hotspot function will work without the extra fee just as Exchange works within the $30 datapla?

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