Droid X Officially Gone From Nearly Every Verizon Store

Posted: Jul 20 2010, 12:17am CDT | by , Updated: Aug 12 2010, 12:30am CDT, in News | Mobile Phones


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It took less than 24 hours for the Droid X to be sold out on Verizon's Web site and the online sites of all major retailers carrying the device, and now word has come out that consumers can't even buy them at Verizon brick and mortar stores either.
The Droid X went on sale on July 15. As the first official successor to Motorla's Droid phone, which quickly skyrocketed to become the top-selling Android handset and the #2 selling phone in the country (behind the iPhone), demand was expected to be very high. However, even Verizon didn't expect that it would sell out of its massive supply.

According to an Eweek report, analyst Mark McKechnie researched 20 Verizon Wireless stores around the country and practically all of them were sold out of the phone. Some told him there were no available units at all in their computers, which scan all stores within a 500 mile radius.

Because Verizon strongly believed it had stockpiled enough units and did not anticipate this problem, it has not had a clear answer as to when new units would be available, but has claimed that they should be shipping this week.

"We are encouraged by positive early feedback, strong initial demand, and general acceptance of Motorla's (sic) Droid X. Our first weekend checks, along with expectations for a Droid 2 follow-on for the holidays, increase our confidence that Motorola can meet or exceed its 12 million to 14 million unit target for Androids in [complete year 2010] with break-even performance by Q4," said McKechnie.

Although firm numbers have not been reported, the Droid X is largely considered to be the fast-selling Android handset to date.

You still can find the Droid X at online retailers like Wirefly and also on Amazon.

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/6" rel="author">Mark Raby</a>
Based in New York City, Mark follows the consumer electronics industry like a hawk. A published book author, he has a particular affinity for 3D technology and video games, and as such will surely be in the market for a new pair of glasses soon. Mark can be contacted directly at mark@i4u.com.




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