We were worried when we heard rumors that the Motorola Droid X will be in short supply when it launches this Thursday because the Android-powered handset is a stellar device that many people will want to get. Verizon has officially responded to the reports though and the carrier said it will be ready for the launch.
“While we are currently experiencing delays on orders of one of our more popular phones. We view that as an anomaly driven by a combination of supply and popularity,” Verizon spokesperson Brenda Raney told CNN. “At present, we feel that we have done everything possible to ensure we have inventory to meet customer needs around the Droid X – the proof will be in the execution on July 15.”
You can’t really blame us for thinking the Motorola Droid X will be hard to get on launch day. Verizon hasn’t been able to keep the HTC Droid Incredible in stock, although that’s more of an AMOLED supply issue.
Additionally, Verizon is making it much easier to get Motorola’s latest Android handset. If you have an upgrade available any time in 2010, you’ll be able to get the Droid X for the entry-level price of $199 (with rebate and new contract). It is also letting you switch to the Droid X if you pre-ordered the Android-powered Incredible.
What’s all the fuss about? Well, I think Motorola’s latest Android handset is an incredible device that can definitely be considered an Apple iPhone killer. It rocks a large 4.3-inch display, a 1 GHz TI processor, 8-megapixel camera with Flash and HD video recording, Android 2.1 (with 2.2 promised to come in a few months), and all the connectivity goodies you’d expect from this type of handset.
It comes out on Thursday, so how many of you are going to get it?
I broke this thing down hardcore in the review, go check it out. It will make me feel better.