Jun 25 AT 11:23 AM Sean Riley 11 Comments

Droid X pre-ordering kicks off today at Best Buy

If you want to be sure that you are among the first to join the next generation of Droid on July 15th then you should hop in your car and head immediately to your nearest Best Buy (breaking only for pedestrians, stop lights, and possibly animals) to slap down $50 and stake your claim on a Droid X to call your own.

I’m guessing you all know the drill at this point; the $50 reserve will be applied to your purchase come launch day and as we heard on Wednesday the Droid X will set you back a total of $199 on a 2-year contract. The main advantage of going with Best Buy is that you really are only charged $199, rather than getting hit for $299 at a Verizon store and having to wait for your $100 mail-in rebate.

Anyone else planning a long lunch to make their way to their local BB?

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Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile have truly become the leading destination this summer for all your mobile smartphone needs — from HTC EVO 4G from Sprint to the iPhone 4 on AT&T to the upcoming DROID X on Verizon. Enthusiasts of the Android platform can be the first to reserve a copy of the new Verizon DROID X by Motorola today at Best Buy. The pre-sale begins June 25 and the smartphone will land in stores on July 15.

“With the buzz we’ve seen around the Android platform, Best Buy is confident that consumers will be thrilled about the Verizon DROID X by Motorola pre-sale,” said Scott Anderson, senior director of merchandising at Best Buy Mobile. “It has been a great summer for smartphones with the HTC EVO and iPhone 4 launches, and the addition of the DROID X adds another strong option for our customers to consider.”

The Verizon DROID X by Motorola features Google’s Android 2.1 operating system, 4.3-inch screen and 720P HD video recording and playback. Android 2.2 will arrive to customers on the DROID X later this summer. The DROID X is available at Best Buy for $199.99 with 2-year activation, with no mail-in rebate hassle.

Source: Engadget

Sean has been with Android and Me for over 8 years and covering mobile for the last 9. He occasionally muses about gadgets and tech outside of the Android universe at Techgasms.

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  • http://Website SPENCER

    I heard that if you sign up with best buy you have to sign a contract to them as well as verizon. If you try to end the contract early you have to pay a fee to best buy as well as the huge ETF on verizon. Is this true? I really wanna pre-order and hate rebate (especially mail-in, what’s the point here?)…but I’m worried later I’ll want that 2ghz moto phone…can anyone confirm if this is true?

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      I’ve never heard that one before and a review of the BB website certainly doesn’t suggest that is the case.

      You would definitely be on the hook for the VZW ETF though so if you really can’t stand the idea of not getting whatever superphone Motorola is going to be offering at the end of the year I would either pass on the Droid X or just go ahead and buy it off contract.

  • http://Website Karl Gallagher

    Any news regarding a UK release, if at all?

    • mikedminor

      It was stated at the lauch, that this specific model of the phone is for Verizon and is US only. However, it was also indicated that there will be some similar (but not exact) variations of this phone for other (non-US) markets…

  • ER

    read this post, drove to best buy, now waiting for my first android phone!

    • http://www.technogasms.com Sean Riley

      Awesome, congrats in advance. The Droid X is a hell of an introduction to Android.

      • http://Website Kenny

        That’s like a person only being used to shooting BB’s then switching to a Desert Eagle.

    • mikedminor

      Yea, I think that you will be happy with it. I am slowly becoming more of a fan of pure touch screen phones, but I have not fully given up my love for a real keyboard! I wish that the Droid 2 had this screen and hard buttons too!

  • http://Website Kevin

    Preordered an hour ago! Droid X!

  • asatiir

    The question is, will they release this phone outside of US with a SIM card slot?

  • http://Website Ryan

    Went to BB in Columbus Oh around 12:30PM 6-27 adn pre-ordered Droid X paid $50 hold fee but they gave it to me in the form of a gift card that I can later use towards the $199 on release day. I was #4