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Droid X sells out as Motorola defends lock-down chip

Jul 19, 2010, 13:36 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"The Motorola Droid X sold out in its first day, and won't be available at Verizon Wireless until July 23, says eWEEK. Meanwhile, Motorola responded to complaints over the Droid X's eFuse ROM lock-down chip, reassuring potential buyers that it won't destroy the phone if ROM modifications are made.

"As we reported yesterday, the much anticipated Motorola Droid X (pictured at right) went on sale yesterday, with Verizon's assurances that the phone would not suffer from the same sort of shortages that are plaguing other high-end Android phones these days. Yet on the very first day, yesterday, the Droid X sold out in most locations, and now the carrier is saying new phones won't arrive until July 23, says a story in our sister publication, eWEEK.

"Verizon and Motorola should have expected high demand for the Droid X, considering the popularity of the previous Motorola Droid phone (pictured at left), as well as a number of glowing reviews of the new device. Perhaps they did not, however, fathom the effects caused by display shortages limiting the availability of other high-end phones like the HTC Evo 4G, or the impact of the iPhone's antenna woes. Verizon's HTC Droid Incredible, for example, is out of stock until Aug. 9, says eWEEK."

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