Verizon: Motorola Droid X supply will be fine

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.

Verizon Motorola Droid X review

  • Droidman

    I can't wait to get my hands on it. I supposedly have a preorder for it from Bestbuy. But I did so during the second wave of preorders. I am in a pretty small area so I was like the 5th order, so I am hoping that works out for me. Question. Verizon will have plenty, but what about Best Buy?

  • Soon2BDroidUser

    Well, I just got off the phone with Verizon and they told me that I would be able to get it. The order will be placed tomorrow the 14th and be delivered on the 15th on its release date! How sweet is that? Coming from a former iPhone user I am super excited about the customization of the phone itself. iOs 4 wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be, even on the 3gs. So, congrats to me for being able to reserve one for release date! WOoohoooo! ;)Can’t wait to get it in my hands.

    • AshleyinVA

      I called Verizon and asked to do the same thing (order on 14th) … she said impossible.. ??

  • Christine

    I have 2 Droid X phones on hold for me at my local Verizon Wireless Store.. I'm so exited and I can't wait to get my 2 Droid X phones on Thursday!!

  • Randy

    I hope this is TRUE!!! I called 4 Best Buys (don't want the hassle of a rebate) and they told me they will not have any extras. If I call back in 2 weeks then MAYBE they will have extras. (FYI I live in MD and I called 2 stores near D.C, one in Frederick County and a store in WV)

  • Sham

    " If you have an upgrade available any time in 2010, you’ll be able to get the Droid X "__Is this true? I spoke to someone at Verizon and they are saying that the upgrade is only good if your contract *ends* in 2010 (VZ allows upgrades at the 20 month mark for 24 month contracts). This kills me because my upgrade is in November and my contract ends in 2011.

    • marinperez

      During the announcement, Verizon said that about upgrade availability. Will dig deeper into it. That would suck if it's only for the end of your contract.

  • Jason

    How can you already have 2 on hold at verizon??

    • mike

      some verizon stores are letting u do preorders..I live in LA and i have 2 on hold

  • Edwin Doherty

    I officially simply cannot wait around for this phone, only only two days remaining and I just hope I could get my hands on one,. I have been reading a lot about the Google android 2.2 update that will come in August, simply one more purpose to be psyched about this wonderful phone. Motorola and Verizon wireless say they will update the phone to Android 2.2 “late summer.” It will be an over-the-air update. But out-of-the box on its July 15 launch it may have Android 2.1.

  • Liane Hullender

    I have been sense a little heat this early morning from several folks not looking to consider that the Droid X inventory will become limited on release day, as we reported earlier. Well we have simply snapped up 5 extra screenshots from 5 fairly major marketplaces and I’d say once again of which stock appears to be quite minimal to me. A few associated with the major retailers have upwards of sixty equipment, but some may simply have got 5 devices. Now perhaps these numbers tend to be over common for a Verizon wireless introduction, nevertheless for a device this huge, I speculate I simply thought stores might could have tried to have already been overstocked.

  • Steve

    The availability in parts of Atlanta is very limited. I was in the second way of pre orders at Best Buy and they called me today and said no go and no timeframe. So I called several of the Verizon phone stores and asked them how many Droid X phones did they have for Thursdays release. All of them said 20 phones except one, they had 30. All I can say is unbelievable.

  • Trabecca

    I spoke with my Verizon store today, which is an extremely busy location, and was told all 20 of their Droid X's were already reserved. Yes, they only received 20. Rep said I could come in and order and they would ship it overnight. I heard that before when the Incredible came out. Rep told me his store only initially received 15 Droid Incredible's, and NEVER received another one. That is a crazy way to run a business!

  • Brian

    I was the first person at 3 different verizon locations this morning. ( they all open at different times). One store got 2 and were for new customers only, a best buy only got 1 and was claimed to have been a preorder and the third store claimed they did not get any. Having been on a list for an incedible for 2 months and now this ordeal with the x's availability is nuts. In my neck of the woods the droid is either very rare or someone isn't telling the truth. I suppose if verizon can't supply me with a unit; I should look to the other carriers I suppose.

  • Bobby

    Yes another ganked launch by Verizon!. I was told by an employee at the Moreno Valley CA. store off of Nason that I should have gotten to the store earlier. Sorry but some of us work for a living. Never mind that on the 13 I was told they had plenty for the launch and that they were receiving another shipment on Friday. If I had been smart enough to order it online I could have gotten next day air. Now online sales will not ship until July 23. And there is no new shipment arriving in the store on Friday. They knew they only had a limited supply and we really shouldn't be shocked. Try to buy an incredible anywhere months after launch and it's still a month wait. Definitely time to look for another provider. One that will actually have the phone they are launching.

  • roland

    I am very disapointed about not able to get a new droid x phone when i was told it will be here on july 15. Then i find out that the store only got 2 phones. When you read there will not be a shortage of x's. Why do they do this why don't they tell the truth from the start. Starting to get upset verizon.

  • mac1319

    This is exactly what I figured would happen. Verizon lied through their teeth about having adequate supplies of Droid X for the launch date. I ordered mine online as soon as the phone become available on their website and I am still waiting as of 7/16 for an email saying my phone has shipped. All I can get out of Verizon when I call is that the order is being processed. I think Its sitting until they actually have inventory to sell. I should have known better than to believe Verizon flunkys being paid to say 'we have enough supply to meet the demand on launch day". I don't see the iPhone 4 debacle as a reason for the Droid X's popularity; Verizon has been advertising like mad and dangling this carrot in front of us. How can we not be enticed to want to give it a try?

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