With many users were still waiting to get their HTC Droid Incredible pre-orders delivered by Verizon, the carrier has announced that they will allow customers to change their pre-order to the just-announced Motorola Droid X with no fee. Oh, Big Red, you’re so kind. With Motorola, Google, and Verizon putting their full weight behind this next-generation Android smartphone, the Motorola Droid X is sure to please – even if you’ve been waiting on an Incredible to come in the mail.
This is a good time for Motorola, as the HTC Droid Incredible back-order debacle is getting a little ridiculous at this point. The Droid X is similar to the Droid Incredible in many ways, but in many other ways, the X bests the Incredible. With a bigger 4.3-inch screen and more memory out of the box, the Droid X should appeal to many – as long as they don’t mind having HTC’s sexy Sense UI on their device. Froyo is expected to hit both devices at some point, we know this, but at least we have a time line for the Droid X. We’ve seen how long it takes some HTC Sense devices to get an Android update, and it’s not pretty.
Motorola’s Droid took Verizon by storm, and has been the most successful Android smartphone to date. While The EVO 4G may challenge this title with its 4G (where available) capabilities and front-facing camera, it still has a long way to go to match the Droid’s success. The Droid X should appeal to many customers who are media buffs, and the 4.3 inch display should provide ample room to watch videos. Just how many of those who pre-ordered the Droid Incredible are willing to jump ship for the Droid X remains to be seen, but I’d say there’s going to be a lot. a lot.
Here’s to a smart move from Verizon, and Motorola for providing an awesome piece of hardware. HTC, you’ve got a great line up going on, but let’s see more units shipping. This is working against you in a very bad way.