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Motorola Droid X  (Source: Motorola)
The Droid X may be hard to find in some areas

The smartphone wars are hot right now with Android devices starting to take over the market and the Apple iPhone continuing to burn up the sales charts. While the iPhone remains shackled to AT&T for now, Android devices are available on all major carriers and many of the smaller regional carriers as well.

One of the latest Android devices to land on the market is the Motorola Droid X that launched officially today. The Droid X has been previewed and had its share of hands on treatments already so most buyers know exactly what the phone can do.

The Droid X is selling for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a new two-year customer agreement. The Android device operates on the 3G network Verizon owns and has a gigantic screen that will make some iPhone users jealous. The big display measures a generous 4.3-inches. Other features of the handset include an 8-megapixel camera and the ability to record HD video.

On-board memory for the Droid X is 8GB with a 16GB microSDHC card shipping with the handset. Along with the launch of the Droid X is a new 32GB microSDHC card that is a Verizon Wireless exclusive from SanDisk. Buyers of the Droid X who also get the 32GB microSDHC card at the same time will get $50 off the price of the memory card and bring the total storage capacity of the Droid X to 40GB. With the discount, the 32GB memory card will cost $99.

Verizon is also allowing all current customers who have contracts ending by December 31, 2010 to upgrade to the Droid X with no penalties.

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RE: I was about to buy this
By SkullOne on 7/15/2010 9:57:53 AM , Rating: 5
This isn't new news but it still sucks. Milestone and Droid X both use the same bootloader. Motorola released a statement yesterday that said if you want to mod your phones then go elsewhere.

I'll stick with HTC once it's time for me to upgrade my Droid. Motorola can suck it. My hardware. I'll do whatever the hell I want with it.

RE: I was about to buy this
By acase on 7/15/2010 10:08:45 AM , Rating: 5
You just made millions of iPhone owners scratch their head in confusion.

RE: I was about to buy this
By sprockkets on 7/15/2010 10:25:46 PM , Rating: 2
While it perhaps can be overcome (i guess not if the droid hasn't by now), apple users can at least jail break.

And no, that whole bricking article by jason mick was false.

RE: I was about to buy this
By icanhascpu on 7/18/2010 4:37:13 PM , Rating: 1
What exactly do you want to do with it? Overclock it?

RE: I was about to buy this
By Quadrillity on 7/15/2010 10:20:24 AM , Rating: 4
Motorola released a statement yesterday that said if you want to mod your phones then go elsewhere.

After more than 10 years of releasing absolute crap phones, I knew we couldn't trust them to change their ways.

Who in the f*** thought it was a great idea to purposefully cripple a phone in a market that is KNOWN for the ability of free and open development?!

I truly am sorry for Motorola stock holders...

RE: I was about to buy this
By jojo29 on 7/15/2010 12:40:32 PM , Rating: 2
Research folks, please do research

These are your best bets for rooting your phone, give them less than a month to have it cracked...

Heres my recommended and currently in use ROMS for my Original Droid:

Pete's BuglessBeast V0.4
P3Droid 1200ghz Kernel
Fabolous's DroidXTheme w/Launcher Pro

These are the people's ROMs i will be waiting for before jumping on the Droid2 or X ( I want the Droid2, love me the physical keyboard )

RE: I was about to buy this
By ihateu3 on 7/15/2010 12:49:46 PM , Rating: 2
Thats pretty high hopes, don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it can't be done, but e-fuses are very difficult to get around. Thats the same exact thing Microsoft did to the 360 to stop homebrew, and so far its been successful enough to where the hackers even state not to expect an exploit. Thats why to this day, you cannot homebrew a 360 that has the update that blew the e-fuses.

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