Motorola’s latest Android superphone, the “Droid X,” went on sale on Verizon Wireless for $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate and with two-year service contract. Droid X has a 4.3″ screen, 1GHz TI OMAP 3640 processor, 512MB DRAM, and 8GB onboard memory with support for microSDHC up to 32 GB. But it lacks front-facing camera. As an adjunct, SanDisk has joined in to promote 32GB microSD cards selling for only $99 when the customer purchases new Droid X. This’s a full 50% lower than the memory company’s original suggested retail price. When the cards are purchased on their own at a Verizon store, they cost $149.99, still lower than the MSRP.
Also, Droid X is reportedly far from mod-friendly. Droid X has a self-destruct sequence built on a technology called “eFuse,” which disables the bootloader and bricks the phone if you try to tinker with it. The only way to get your Droid X working again after eFuse has been triggered is via a hardware fix from Motorola.