EOL for the X?

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  1. pattikate

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    I'm about to purchase a new Droid X. Just today I happened to read (various online articles) stating the X is slated for an end of life (EOL) or discontinuation on March 31, 2011. Since this is only a couple of months away, I'm wondering how this would affect someone who's about to buy a Droid X? Even after the Droid X is pulled from shelves (if it's true, in two short months), will there still be support for this device at Verizon? Will we still be able to get future updates?
     
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    The X will get gingerbread, I think that EOL will be in March/April after the update, and about the time the 4g phones are coming out. Either that or they will keep it because they want to keep a 3g device around. Either way, you are looking at 3-5 months still.
     
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    The Droid X2 will replace the X, but I'm told it will not be 4G.

    The bootloader will be unlocked soon, and there are enough X users that it will be kept up to date by third parties long before Motorola gets around to it.
     
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    What is this droid X2? And don't assume that it'll be unlocked soon, but yes, it probably will. dancedroid
     
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    Any guesses as to when and if Verizon will drop the price on the Droid X? If so, how much of a price drop do you think it might be? Maybe I should wait another month or so before buying one. :confused:
     
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    It is much cheaper to go through Amazon than Verizon.
     
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    I doubt the bootloader will be unlocked, aliasxerog is working on bypassing it but that is not unlocking it. The chances of us unlocking it without a key from Moto is slim to none.
     
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    The Droid X2??? Wth are you on? The Bionic is the new X... and no phone they'll make from this point on will lack 4g...

    I don't know much about the bootloader situation, but I've seen that they were "close" before... like 6 months ago.

    I say wait for Bionic if you must have 4g, get the vPhone if you don't.
     
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    The Droid X2 and the Bionic are two completely different products. The Bionic is a 4G device and requires a 4G data package even if you don't use it. The Bionic is a new product, not the successor to the Droid X.

    The Droid X2 is a 3G product. It's the evolutionary successor to the Droid X. The major difference is that it will have a dual-core CPU, but there are various other upgrades as well. Look for the X2 in May.

    Verizon will sell MANY more 3G products in 2011 than 4G. The Droid 3 will also be a 3G product. Not all people want to pay for a 4G data package.
     
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    Motorola was the "they" I was talking about, not Verizon... and I meant for "flagship" devices...
    Anyhow, where did you hear of this mythical X2 and Droid3? I'd bet anything that Droid3 is 4g.

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    Rumors: DROID X2 Will be Dual-Core, Incredible 2 Global? - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
     
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    Verizon has already revealed their 4G product line up.

    The X2 and Droid 3 are not mythical. I can't say how I know about them, but they are real products. Both are 3G products that we'll see in a few months. You should see them popping up on the web soon.

    I'm not here spreading rumors, I'm just telling you what's coming soon.

    Bionic is a real 4G product.
    Droid X2 is a real 3G product.
    Droid 3 is a real 3G product.

    If you buy a 4G product it will require a 4G data plan. $50 per month is what I hear. Many people don't want to pay that much and 3G is fine (some pay $30 for unlimited but others only pay $20 before other discounts). I for one am not willing to pay $50 for a 4G plan.