In the “that didn’t take long” department, Best Buy announced today that it’s started accepting pre-orders for the Droid X. You can leave your local Best Buy next month with the beastly Droid X for $199.99 (with a new 2-year contract) and won’t have to worry about pesky rebates. This move might see lots of folks jumping over to the Droid X instead of waiting for an EVO 4G or Incredible. As we theorized a few weeks back, HTC might end up the biggest loser this summer. By all accounts, the Droid X appears to have all the trimmings of a hot phone, but can Motorola keep up with demand. If you’re concerned, you might want to jump on this Best Buy pre-order. Full presser available after the break.
Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile have truly become the leading destination this summer for all your mobile smartphone needs – from HTC EVO 4G from Sprint to the iPhone 4 on AT&T to the upcoming DROID X on Verizon. Enthusiasts of the Android platform can be the first to reserve a copy of the new Verizon DROID X by Motorola today at Best Buy. The pre-sale begins June 25 and the smartphone will land in stores on July 15.
“With the buzz we’ve seen around the Android platform, Best Buy is confident that consumers will be thrilled about the Verizon DROID X by Motorola pre-sale,” said Scott Anderson, senior director of merchandising at Best Buy Mobile. “It has been a great summer for smartphones with the HTC EVO and iPhone 4 launches, and the addition of the DROID X adds another strong option for our customers to consider.”
The Verizon DROID X by Motorola features Google’s Android 2.1 operating system, 4.3-inch screen and 720P HD video recording and playback. Android 2.2 will arrive to customers on the DROID X later this summer. The DROID X is available at Best Buy for $199.99 with 2-year activation, with no mail-in rebate hassle.