EOL for the X?

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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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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?

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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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?

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.

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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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?

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.

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 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.


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 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.


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.

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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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.


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.

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.


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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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.

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.


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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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.

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.


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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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.
 

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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.


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

Did you see who posted that "rumor"???
Why don't you link some of Kellex' other rumors, like the HTC Merge on Nov. 11th or the HTC Merge on Nov. 18th. Btw, where is the Merge? I guess that we should take his word this time.

No way Motorola puts out an X2 that gets overwhelmed before its even released by the Bionic.
 

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And from articles I read Verizon may actually allow users to pay for 3g prices and only get 3g speeds on a 4g device even if your in a 4g area. Something that was posted in reference to sprint and the evo issue.

For now i shall read into this x2 since I won't have 4g in my home state for another 1 to 2 years

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