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gotime
09-02-2010, 8:46 AM
My contract with crAp-T-T is up!!! ... but I swear every time I check the Verizon site the ship date for the X gets moved back. It went from 09/06 to 09/10 to now 09/15... I've called a couple B&M stores, but no luck. Anyone know a store in SoCal that has it?

Fantasma
09-02-2010, 10:29 AM
http://searswireless.com/mobile/verizon-wireless.aspx?referringdomain=sears&refcode1=SRS_9999_001_E&CFlyout-VZW

If you order by today you get a $30 credit on your first bill.

There is no tax on the phone.

Also if your not into a large phone look into the HTC incredible, its much faster and more comparable to an IPhone 4 where the droid is trying to be like an EVO.

bigmike82
09-02-2010, 12:09 PM
The droid x looks like it could eat the iPhone. I love it. :)

It's weird that the B&M stores would be out...I had no problem buying mine through one.

ChrisTKHarris
09-02-2010, 12:16 PM
I got an Incredible about a month ago. I walked into a store and they happened to have one in stock. Call around to a few stores, either Verizon or authorized dealers and see.

People figure that the phones will be out of stock, so sometimes it just happens that people assume so they don't even call or bother to go in. My local store had 4 X's that sat there on day of launch because people figured they would be out of stock. LOL

EDIT: IMO the X is a bit too large to be put into a pocket. For a woman that has a purse, it's a different story. I'm not a huge fan of Motorola, and the raised bump on the rear where the mechanical shutter for the camera is kind of annoys me.

Keep in mind that I switched from ATT having had both an iPhone 3G and an iPhone 4 to Verizon for the Incredible. Personally I like both the Incredible and the iP, but my Incredible on Verizon has much better service.

Steyrlp10
09-02-2010, 12:32 PM
To the OP: sorry you're in S. CA. and not in the Bay Area. My Better Half picked up his Droid some weeks ago and is still having fun messing with all the features. While at the CRPA BOD meeting, I had to laugh because he asked if I wanted to sign onto CGN instead of taking notes.

One of my oldest kid's bestfriends works in the electronics department at one of the Target stores. He said the Droids are selling like hotcakes, but when we placed our order, it was ready within three days for pick up.

stormy_clothing
09-02-2010, 1:28 PM
incredible with froyo = win

Actually i have a lite build version without the standard sense overlay which is even better.

ChrisTKHarris
09-02-2010, 2:17 PM
incredible with froyo = win

Actually i have a lite build version without the standard sense overlay which is even better.

I JUST upgraded to Froyo about 15 minutes ago. Other than the 720P, what's the difference from 2.1? I haven't noticed much difference.

stormy_clothing
09-02-2010, 2:58 PM
I JUST upgraded to Froyo about 15 minutes ago. Other than the 720P, what's the difference from 2.1? I haven't noticed much difference.

there's too many to list beyond the ability to download flash 10.1 and google earth for instance and other flash based things like mobile hulu hack - also you got hot spot access a new and improved radio version (hard to explain) you can run apps from the SD card for example and many more.

http://developer.android.com/sdk/android-2.2-highlights.html

time to jailbreak and get free tethering and ROM access.

http://unrevoked.com/

Corbin Dallas
09-02-2010, 3:14 PM
If you can hold off a month or so, there are some new phones coming that will make the Droid-X a thing of the past.

Dual core 1.5GHz processor is one item that comes to mind...

stormy_clothing
09-02-2010, 3:26 PM
forward facing cam, lte compatible with android 3 as well

IrishPirate
09-02-2010, 3:38 PM
.....in the bottom of a trash can...all my friends with Droids are pissed off. It was supposed to be better than the iPhone, but when they compare their Droids to other friend's iPhones, they are not as happy as the iPhoners. Several of them have since sold their Droid and switched to the iPhone. All the while i'm stuck with my crappy Sony Ericson telling them i don't want to hear their b*tching.....

stormy_clothing
09-02-2010, 4:39 PM
the ease of which you can watch youtube or others in hd - flash based porn - receptions better the inc now records in 720p and has an N wireless connection which I use alot with tethering.

with google voice I dont even remember what my actual cell number is and with turn by turn audio dirrections riding my motorcycle out and about is easy since it cuts into the music.

and with the future likely meaning the same OS on your phone is used at home Android is definitely the future.

wildhawker
09-02-2010, 7:49 PM
It that what all the commotion was? :D

I heard a few ringtones and the "Droid" which was a pretty humorous segue into the next agenda item.

To the OP: sorry you're in S. CA. and not in the Bay Area. My Better Half picked up his Droid some weeks ago and is still having fun messing with all the features. While at the CRPA BOD meeting, I had to laugh because he asked if I wanted to sign onto CGN instead of taking notes.

One of my oldest kid's bestfriends works in the electronics department at one of the Target stores. He said the Droids are selling like hotcakes, but when we placed our order, it was ready within three days for pick up.

TonyM
09-03-2010, 10:21 AM
If you want an X, go check (or call) your Walmart stores.

I got one out of contract from Walmart just after they were released and no VZN store had them in and had a 2+ week wait. The Antioch Walmart had 4 X's in stock. Nobody thinks about walmart for an expensive phone.

zfields
09-03-2010, 11:54 AM
Costco stores, check every sat.

I know we get in about 9-12 every sat morning.

Wherryj
09-29-2010, 12:42 PM
The droid x looks like it could eat the iPhone. I love it. :)

It's weird that the B&M stores would be out...I had no problem buying mine through one.

I was able to get mine by calling Costco's kiosk. They put me on a waiting list and I had it within the week. This was right after launch when it was in high demand. I suspect that it's easier to get now.

Wherryj
09-29-2010, 12:45 PM
http://searswireless.com/mobile/verizon-wireless.aspx?referringdomain=sears&refcode1=SRS_9999_001_E&CFlyout-VZW

If you order by today you get a $30 credit on your first bill.

There is no tax on the phone.

Also if your not into a large phone look into the HTC incredible, its much faster and more comparable to an IPhone 4 where the droid is trying to be like an EVO.

The HTC incredible is NOT faster than the Droid X. The incredible is better if you want a smaller form factor. Most reviews put the Droid X as "the droid to beat".

My brother in law has the Incredible. I have the X. We both think that each phone is amazing. The only difference (for the most part) is the size. The X can be a bit large. I've only found it annoying with respect to the seat belt hitting right in that area when using a belt clip.

This doesn't make me regret having chosen the X. It's an amazing phone. The Incredible is as well, but it is not faster. It's only smaller.

sennitorp
09-29-2010, 3:12 PM
Love my Droid X - got it from Wirefly.... they have them in stock

http://www.wirefly.com/eCommerce/SpecialOffer.aspx?cid=21427_6ef86c2ec57a450a9d8593 bfccdfd9da

JDay
09-29-2010, 6:23 PM
incredible with froyo = win

Actually i have a lite build version without the standard sense overlay which is even better.

You can disable SenseUI quite easily, just install Launcher Pro from the market and hit your home key.

you can run apps from the SD card for example and many more.

Make sure you have at least a class 4 card or your apps will run real slow.

If you can hold off a month or so, there are some new phones coming that will make the Droid-X a thing of the past.

Dual core 1.5GHz processor is one item that comes to mind...

No dual core phones are expected until sometime next year.

JDay
09-29-2010, 6:30 PM
I've only found it annoying with respect to the seat belt hitting right in that area when using a belt clip.

Solution: Remove holster from belt when entering car.

Wherryj
09-30-2010, 2:03 PM
Solution: Remove holster from belt when entering car.

Actually I've chosen another solution-just spend a few seconds more to route the belt under the phone.

I didn't say that it was a major issue, but many here seem to be complaining about the size of the phone. It is a little bigger than what most are used to, but my 40+ year old eyes need a bit more screen to read internet pages without magnifying (and scrolling endlessly).

I find that the phone is absolutely what I had hoped it would be.

FreedomIsNotFree
09-30-2010, 9:18 PM
Droid X's have been available in stores since last week. Just in case others are still waiting.

DougJ
09-30-2010, 9:20 PM
I bought the HTC Incredible at Costco today. They had the Droid X also, it was $199 ! with the standard two year contract deal.

RudyN
09-30-2010, 10:25 PM
I already have Verizon and a Samsung phone. My contract time has run out and I can get the Droid X for $149.00. The only thing holding me back is that I have to get a data package and that is another $30.00 per month.

dfens
09-30-2010, 11:25 PM
I got my Droid X at my local Verizon store well it was a little farther than the others but they had such great customer service at this one and a working phone to play with so got it from them.

Their website said 2-3 week wait, but at the store they said a week at the most and I got it on the 6th day.

Only thing that I didn't like was that they make you if you want the phone and they don't have one in the store you have to pay for it in full, no waiting list or deposit.

Guess I can understand this will get rid of all the flakes, and those that change their mind so make dam sure you know which Droid phone you want.

Oh I got a 1 year contract on mine which is not offered at some places other than Verizon and I'm loving the phone. Dam thing has no manual and you have to google search for every little thing to use the phone. But once you learn how to use it, it's so worth it.

And Rudy you don't get a smart phone without a data plan. Yeah I pay a little more than the 30 bucks for home internet which is my primary, but having internet on the go when your out and about is so fun and convenient. Waiting for a meal check the internet or my email. Got to look something up real fast whip out the phone and look it up. Need GPS and or driving directions it does it all. So if you don't want to pay or think you'll use it enough to justify having it then a smart phone is not for you. Not to knock you I had a pre-paid cell phone with roll over minutes for 7-8 years no internet or camera on it managed to get by all these years and saved a ton of money. Wanted to treat myself and since my boss gave me a few more hours to cover the monthly bill it's like the phone is free. These new phones are like mobile computers.

gunwurkz
10-01-2010, 9:32 AM
What about Bestbuy

eta34
10-04-2010, 9:55 AM
Ordered mine last week and got it the next day. I think they are pretty well stocked too. Plus, Verizon is having a buy one get one free sale right now.

dfens
10-04-2010, 11:28 AM
The buy one get one free offer doesn't apply to the Droid X it only applies to certain model phones.

I asked about this when the Droid X launched and they said since it's the newest phone they can't offer that but could on a previous model phone like the Incredible.

eta34
10-04-2010, 12:32 PM
Sorry. The offer was "buy a Samsung Fascinate, get any other phone of equal or lesser value for free." My wife got the Fascinate, I got the X free.

FreedomIsNotFree
10-04-2010, 1:10 PM
Now the promo is buy an HTC Incredible and get any phone of equal or lesser value free. That's a great deal.

dfens
10-04-2010, 1:20 PM
Their are other restrictions, I know if you buy the phone at a verizon store it's cheaper than online so the whole equal or lesser value thing is up in the air. The Droid X is 200, Droid 2 150ish, Incredible I think is 170 all in store.

Best bet is go down and see what they can do for you. Just talked to a verizon rep only certain phones now qualify for this promotion and most are cheaper than the Droid X's 200 price point so buying one getting one of equal value now looks to be a bust.

Only downside I do know of is if you do get the second phone free you have to get a 2 year contract on both to get the deal. And if you cancel before then it's 350 dollar fee.

BlackReef
10-04-2010, 5:11 PM
If you can hold off a month or so, there are some new phones coming that will make the Droid-X a thing of the past.

Dual core 1.5GHz processor is one item that comes to mind...

Really? It's been a month since this post, haven't heard of any new phones yet?


Anyways, I've had this Droid X for about 2 weeks now. So awesome

vf111
10-04-2010, 5:33 PM
Have had the X for about two months now and love it. Hate the camera though as I just cannot get the flash to work right on it....

586L-Frame
10-04-2010, 9:58 PM
Well its been 3 weeks now of hunting for a Droid-X here in Nor-cal.
From Elk Grove to Roseville.
No luck yet.

Verizon stores, Wal-Marts, Costco(Cal-Expo), Fry's Electronics.

Costco at Cal Expo..Verizon Kiosk now tells me they will not be getting any more Droid-x's.

Fry's does not know when they will be receiving some.

I put my name down to be notified at Wal-nart when they will be receiving some Droid-X.
I received a call back and they said they aill no longer be a authoried dealer for Verizion
and then tried to sell me a HTC via T-Mobile.

Still looking for a Droid-x.
586L-Frame

JDay
10-04-2010, 10:43 PM
You could have just ordered it online and had it by now.

psssniper
10-04-2010, 10:43 PM
Costcos typically get shipments on saturdays. I picked one up last sunday, like it so far.

Chris M
10-05-2010, 12:14 AM
I have the samsung captivate (Galaxy S series), and a friend of mine has the motorola droid x. The x is larger and heavier, but has an 8mp camera. The captivate is smaller and lighter, but has a screen almost the same size as the x. The camera is 5 mp, and works great. I absolutely love the screen on the samsung. much brighter and more colorful than the x. I haven't had any real problems with the captivate or with the android OS. Actually, I've got nothing but good things to say about both. I don't have much experience with iphones, but a few iphone users that I've talked with are considering switching to an android phone after playing around with mine.

586L-Frame
10-06-2010, 7:28 PM
Well its been 3 weeks now of hunting for a Droid-X here in Nor-cal.
From Elk Grove to Roseville.
No luck yet.

Verizon stores, Wal-Marts, Costco(Cal-Expo), Fry's Electronics.

Costco at Cal Expo..Verizon Kiosk now tells me they will not be getting any more Droid-x's.

Fry's does not know when they will be receiving some.

I put my name down to be notified at Wal-nart when they will be receiving some Droid-X.
I received a call back and they said they aill no longer be a authoried dealer for Verizion
and then tried to sell me a HTC via T-Mobile.

Still looking for a Droid-x.
586L-Frame

d100610.
Finally got a Droid-x today at Verizon Wireless Store on Florin Rd.
Now to start reviewing all the available apps.
I'm happy.
586L-Frame

SVT_Fox
10-10-2010, 10:48 PM
P byI just got the droid 2. Did I messup by not getting the x?

dfens
10-11-2010, 10:52 AM
The Droid 2 is a great phone you could go either way. It has the same processor and amount of memory as the X so speed wise they are the same.

And it's smaller if you want a smaller phone. I like the X because I watch movies and streaming content so the larger screen is the best, also when viewing web pages or typing.

Droid 2 had 2.2 froyo pre-installed but the X now can get the update so that's a wash.

I really like the glass home keys etc on the bottom of the 2 vs the X physical buttons but other than that I got use to it. Only thing I don't like but a few people must have is a physical keyboard. I tried it don't need it and the buttons are too small even for my girly hands and the extra bulk the keyboard adds is a joke.

If they would make a Droid phone as powerfull as the X and the size of the Incredible they would have a real winner on their hands.

DougJ
10-11-2010, 6:07 PM
I got the incredible and it's, well, it's incredible!


I too dislike the feel and extra bulk of the keyboards, I'm really happy with this phone!

oddjob
10-20-2010, 9:57 PM
FYI....Just bought a Droid X for $149.99 plus tax at COSTCO. The sale started today. I went to the Verizon store and was told they could not match COSTCO. The Verizon store went on to say the tax they would charge is based on $599.00. The Verizon store said they would charge $199.99 (with the rebate). Between the tax based on the $599 (about $55.00) and the $50.00 they would not come down off the $199.99 I saved $105.00. Plus COSTCO gave me a case, car charger and a wired headset. Verizon would not match the accessories ... they did offer a discount.

Check it out.

bigpappa0095
10-21-2010, 8:18 PM
Thread is oldddd but I'll throw in my thoughts:

with verizon's new every 2, i got an additional $100 discount for ordering online, so i paid $99 for my droid x. the ship by date listed on the website also indicated that it would be ~1 week wait, but i still got my phone 2 days later.

zfields
10-21-2010, 10:30 PM
fyi, new every 2 is not 100$ anymore, thats the old program for it.