Jun 15 AT 1:25 PM Taylor Wimberly 21 Comments

Verizon ready to drop the Motorola Droid X on July 19th

Android fans waiting on the next superphone will be pleased to hear that the Motorola Droid X should be launching on Verizon come July 19th. This launch date is only a rumor at this point, but it comes from Droid Life who has supplied a lot of the leaked Droid X pictures recently.

We have already seen a printed manual for the Droid X and previous speculation placed the device coming in July, so we think this info is quite believable. Droid Life reports that Verizon employees are placing t-shirt orders for the launch and are scheduled to open early come July 19th.

The Droid X will run Android 2.1 at launch, feature a 1 GHz processor (OMAP3630), and a giant sized 4.3 inch display. We can’t wait to get our hands on the device, but we already anticipate it will be the fastest Android phone in terms of raw CPU power.

No price point has been announced, but I would expect the Droid X to go for $199 with 2-yr contract and $500-550 off-contract. Do we have any takers?

Source: Droid Life

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  • ER

    yep! I’m planning for the droid x to be my first android phone. It was gonna be the incredible, but they are kind of not selling them atm…

  • http://Website Icon

    Oh yeah, I will be getting this and keeping my incredible for rooting fun.

    • ER

      i sure hope the guys at xda don’t have as much a hard time as they did for the incredible

  • http://Website jdschrock

    My girlfriend is crazy for this phone, and I’m happy to finally pull her away from her old WinMo 6.0 HTC Touch. Certainly not a bad device when it came out 3 years ago, but she’s ready for an upgrade and the Droid X is where its at.

    Myself I’m on TMo and hoping for some full querty power house to come out this year. Otherwise I may go with the Galaxy S once it’s rooted. Either way I’m glad the frauline is converting to the greatness that is Android. Now I’ll just have to find a way to nurse my hurt ego when she has a drastically better phone than my much loved G1.

  • http://Website Murphy

    Omg, on my birthday!

  • http://Website ArtInvent

    I have waited for over a year before going for an Android phone, but I would really like to get something by the beginning of August. I would have to say it’s between this and a Galaxy S. They are clearly going to be head and shoulders above the other offerings and that includes the Evo and the Droid Incredible. Unfortunately other than T-Mo I don’t really know where the S is landing. I know the Galaxy S has an incredible video camera, a great screen, and should have excellent battery life. But drawbacks are the Samsung skin job and certainly if it’s not available on Verizon toot sweet. Oh yeah, and the fact that it’s a dead ringer for an iPhone, no thank you very much.

    So the only questions I have about the Droid X are battery life and camera and vid cam quality. If the S is really the only top end Android with a really good 720p video mode that would really make the decision tough for me. Software you can upgrade/customize. Camera you are stuck with.

  • http://Website Xallies

    i hope they keep the 3d launcher

  • http://Website Porter

    i can’t wait to replace my droid. i love the original but i never use they keyboard.

  • http://Website Sinclair

    I’m waiting for “Droid 2″ Definitely want my hands on a 2.2 or “FroYo” device

  • http://Website Mass300

    As a owner of the original Motorola Droid I’m excited for this phone…Unfortunately I just upgraded last fall and now will have to wait..

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    • http://www.twitter.com/DrJeckyl Dr.Jeckyl

      Seriously? You’re miffed it’s coming out with 2.1 and not 2.2? Patience son…

  • http://Website Phillip

    I have the Droid but that’s a couple weeks after my girlfriend’s contract expires. I think I’ll be able to upgrade using her contract and give her my phone.

    I just need to figure out switching everything over…

    • http://Website Shelly

      You both need to be under the same account. Then you would do whats called and “alternate upgrade”…. you can’t trade between accounts, only lines on an account.

  • http://Website trey

    If I recall, wasn’t there an article a while back about a statement from Motorola saying that future phones will include countermeasures that prevent custom ROMs from be loaded? It will be interesting to see how that plays out if they make an attempt to prevent them from being rooted and modded.

  • http://Website aaron

    Man I’m all about this phone but I have a year and ahalf before my droid can get a upgrade where is my frozen yogurt at for my original droid? I may have to cough up some cash for the droid x or droid 2 but I gotta have the qwerty keyboard. Don’t hate on me for wanting the keyboard I destroy on a qwerty keyboard where’s my 2.2 so I can destroy on benchmarks for pure graffics and useabilty.

  • http://Website JAG

    OMG, this is great.

    Beautiful song

  • http://Website acc

    Maybe I’m not paying attention, does it have Flash or not? That capability and how well it works on the phone is what will make the screen size cool or not very relevant to me.

    • http://Website jdschrock

      If I’m not mistaken Flash is currently only supported on Android 2.2, and this is coming with 2.1 out of the box. The silver lining though is that if your simply looking for Flash support for web browsing you can get the Skyfire browser from the market, and with all the reported power from the Droid X you’ll be streaming video on that big gorgeous screen in no time.

  • http://Website Randy

    This bad boy has a TI OMAP 3630 w/ PowerVR SGX530… no wonder its so fast!! I’m liking the nice screen. Wish it was Super AMOLED, though. http://briefmobile.com/motorola-droid-x

  • http://Website szurka

    Just paid for the Droid X. Can’t wait until it comes in.