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Best Buy halts DROID X pre-orders after 5 days?

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Best Buy halts DROID X pre-orders after 5 days?
As we reported, Best Buy started taking pre-orders last week for the Motorola DROID X. Wednesday came word that after just 5 days of taking pre-orders for the phone, the big box retailer had stopped accepting orders for the upcoming Android device, expected to launch on July 15th. The buzz online for the DROID X has been extremely strong and it hasn't hurt that the HTC Droid Incredible has been dogged by a shortage of AMOLED screens from Samsung, leading to a long wait to receive the phone if ordered. Throw in problems that have been seen with the HTC EVO 4G and the iPhone 4, and the DROID X looks exceptional in comparison. Also, many reviews of the phone have been extremely positive. With all of these good reports surrounding the device, it is quite possible that Best Buy has already bumped up against the inventory of the DROID X that it has been allotted for the launch.

Motorola DROID X Specifications | Review

source: DroidLife

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Thank god I got my preordered.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 06:24

2. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)


Why BEST BUY stop preordered is the preordered reaching 2 millions phones already or problems on Droid X phone. I don't know why they stop accepting preordered, preordered is good sign for the company, manufacture and customers committed 2 years contract.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 07:45

3. ILOVEIPHONE25 (unregistered)


because they don't want to run into the same issue that best buy had with the iphone. When someone pre-orders their phone and then to find out that they have to wait for the phone to come out then people become pissed and whine like bitches. I guaranteed you that this phone wasn't mass produced on a large scale either, companies are not going to take the risk of buying 40 million devices for them to sit on the shelves. Remember we are still hurting (economy wise) and it would hurt the company to make gambles like that.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 10:44

6. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


we are still hurting economy wise.. hey, how many jesusphone4's were sold in 3 days? like 2 million. yea, our "great depression" isnt 1/10th as bad as the real one. Peeps still "gotta have" things, phones included. Unless this phone has somekind of tech glitch, id say its gonna be a huge seller on VZW. Im pretty sure motorola has been stockpiling these phones since their android phone lineup has been selling really well over all, and none of their other phones do. This is the same company that used to churn out razors like they were nothing. They have alot of factory power to play with.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 23:04

19. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Just because people are spending money, doesn't mean they are using cash. My guess is that with unemployment still sitting pretty solid right near 10%, and this week being the third week in a row jobless claims have gone up, most of that money is coming from credit card use. Just because people can "buy" stuff now, doesn't mean they can actually PAY for it later.

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 07:38

21. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Don't worry, Obama is going to buy us all new cell phones as long as we're unemployed... He'll probably pay your cell phone bill too.

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 12:15

27. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


LOL! Good call!

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 17:47

33. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


remixfa if we the people do not start and think before we spend there may be another great depression.

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 17:49

34. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


YouLostTheGame i agree with you people buy to many things with their credit,and the more they use credit the bigger their own debt becomes.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 09:51

4. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Sooooo glad I pre-ordered mine the day before yesterday, thank goddd

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 15:44

13. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


Good job, I thought the world was about to end. You're "sooooo" lucky. Thank God indeed. (Sarcasm if you were too stupid to catch it. lol)

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 20:46

17. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Yeah I was right there with you man i'm glad you're on the same page as me.

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 17:51

35. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


I think that their are women who would agree with men.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 10:38

5. kellybl131 (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)


I bet Verizon will have pre-orders online too.

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 17:51

36. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


verizon does have pre ordering.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 12:24

7. mdw92581 (Posts: 131; Member since: 25 Feb 2010)


Cooked to order. It's all good.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 13:30

8. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


I hear Verizon will have a ton of these at the stores, so the pre-orders will not happen. basically they dont want to see the same thing that happened with the incredible

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 13:54

9. octram (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


I spoke with a vzw rep on the phone the other day, I asked if there will be preorders online. The rep told me that VZW doesn't want another incredible situation on their hands so they will be sending out a bunch of units each locations. Also they will not be accepting any preorders.

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 07:39

22. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Can you elaborate on "incredible" situation? They're going to make everybody stand in line for 77 hours to buy one instead of letting them have it shipped to their house on day of release?

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 17:53

37. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


Verizon is taking it slower so their cell services do not shut down,like At&ts does.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 14:52

10. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


I don't get what all the hype is about this phone, lol. To me, it seems like any other. Not to mention it's horrible design. It looks terrible.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 15:20

11. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Almost everything about your comment makes me think either that you can't read and you're stupid, or you're just blind. Which is it?

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 15:30

12. pete7625 (banned) (Posts: 86; Member since: 01 Jul 2010)


I'm sorry I'm not going crazy over a stupid phone. Grow up and get a life.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 16:27

14. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


That "stupid phone" earns me about $30,000/yr or more in boosted sales thanks to what i'm able to do with it. If you don't understand what a smart phone can do for you it seems like you are the one who needs to grow up. If you had a tool that earned you that much money and heard of a newer better one coming out, wouldn't you go crazy too?

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 18:11

15. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Can you explain what the phone does for you? Whenever I hear people talk about Android and all of the things it does they always speak so subjectively and although I've used Android handsets I still don't really understand what it does so differently from iPhone an windows that makes it so amazing.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 18:13

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2927; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Exactly. This phone will be my movie watcher, video watcher, music, game player, texting, calling, internet all rolled up in one large screen device.

posted on 01 Jul 2010, 21:00

18. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


I'll start by saying i've never really said the Android phones do anything differently from an iPhone or WinMo... but I would say the Android phones do more and in most occasions in my experience they do it better. Two days ago I drove to Best Buy, and although i've been out of state for three years I still know the way there... but halfway there I decided to use the Droid's navigation anyways. As soon as it loads up I click route info and see there is traffic near the end of my route which would delay me about 20 minutes, so I click alternate route. Now my trip is 5 miles longer but still 15 minutes shorter. Coming it saves me another 15 minutes so about half an hour. I make roughly $20/hr on average, so that's $10 in time (in my mind) that I have been saved because i said "Navigate to Best Buy in [town], [state]". That's only one day and for someone like myself who does quite a bit of driving in several different vehicles it is convenient to have that on my phone. I go to see 2-3 movies a week at the movie theater and in one click I have all the local movie times as well as reviews and movie trailers (and I don't deny that many smart phones can do that). It then allows me to just text message the movie I want to see, the theater I want to go to, and the show times available to whoever I want. My freaking grandmother asked me to come over and make sure all the pictures in her house were level and I didn't have a level, so instead of buying one I checked the market... My guitar tuner broke and instead of spending $30 I checked the market... If you root your Droid (or pay $20/mo now) you can use wifi tethering... I could go on about what the phone does for me and I don't deny that the phone may not do these things for everyone (obviously). Honestly, the main thing the phone does for me is sell more of that phone. I work for Verizon and I can't tell you how many times I have sold Motorola Droids from sitting at a bar and just using my phone. It's not that I think the Droid or Android phones in general are infinitely better than the iPhone or other alternatives, but given the network options and the realistic capabilities of all the phones involved I think Android is the best option at this point for anyone who is looking to take full advantage of the device we are all paying a decent amount of money every month to have.

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 02:22

20. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Well you're probably the first person to actually answer my question. And I have to say may people feel the same way about their iPhones. Like this past week I got a scanner app that takes pictures of a document, detects the edges of the document and cuts out the rest of the picture and automatically finds out if the document is A4 or letter sized, lets you email the file straight from phone, upload to google docs, dropbox or some other online storage, and even use google's ocr to convert it into an editable text file. It works better than my scanner at home. (The closest app I found on the Android Market is Document Scanner, but all that really does is take a picture and convert it to pdf) And this is my task app that I use religiously:http://www.2doapp.com/en/2Do/features.html To me both phones are basically the same. Android has widgets and a better notification system and iPhone has a better app store and is more polished. And as for Android doing more and better things, I don't really agree. Like when I look through the Android Market, all I see are knock-offs of iPhone apps. I download the game flight control on my iPhone and my sister goes and downloads Air control on her Droid, which is basically the same game/controls but not as good. Even with flash 10.1 I still think iPhone has a better and more fluid browser. Why Android is the death of iPhone I will never understand.

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 07:46

23. BlackberryUser (Posts: 609; Member since: 26 Jun 2009)


Smart phones in general can make people money, especially sales people. Android has a better network and is more advanced largely due to the number of companies working on development pushing other companies. Apple made the niche that Android sells in, but they got greedy and complacent. They sat on their product and didn't plan any new big next step developments, instead they started letting other companies make advancements and they follow suit. That said previously they had a quality product, but it sounds like their QA team was on vacation this time. ... As for apps, I feel Android has apps for ALMOST as many things as Apple, although Apple probably gives you more options for each app you look for. Android has some apps Apple cant have due to the Apple Police, but Apple has some apps that Android doesn't have due to the time it's been on the market.

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 11:14

25. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)


"My freaking grandmother asked me to come over and make sure all the pictures in her house were level and I didn't have a level, so instead of buying one I checked the market" Remind me to make sure not to hire you to ensure my house's foundation is level. "Honey! How in the hell could the house be sliding off it's foundation! "The dude checked it with the Android Market Level App and said it was fine!" LMAO

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 12:55

28. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Yeah...

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 13:27

29. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


E.N. -- I would agree that some apps are better on the iPhone but it seems to mostly be stuff like what you mentioned, games. For me, I could care less about games... I wish I had time for that. Not to say that's not a good selling point though because many people do care about that, but on a business level it's more or less useless. When it comes down to Android doing more things there really is no arguement, it just can. I can do wireless tethering on my Droid, I can have a picture of me and my girlfriend on my home page, I can adjust whatever I want about my home screens instead of just looking at a bunch of icons. I agree that what I just said may seem like something most people don't "need" to do. BUT there is no disputing that the phone is capable of more... whether you actually use that is up to you, but the phone CAN do more in most cases. Now for anyone who is going to call me a Google fanboy, before the Motorola Droid came out I wanted the iPhone very badly, VERY badly. In fact, a month after I got the Droid I still wanted the iPhone so I bought one from a friend, but after using it for a couple days I can honestly say the Droid is a more capable phone; at least in my experience.

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 17:56

38. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


Android in the form of operation, like the nexus one, is simple and easy to use.

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 17:58

39. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


jp your grand mother was asking you for some help because of her age. You love her so you try to help when you have enough time to do it.

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 11:05

24. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)


Unless I'm on an airplane and they don't sell or they ran out of booze or their feature movie is "Return of Bambi" , please KILL me now if I bother to watch a movie on a 4 inch cell phone screen. A You Tube video of some kid jumping over the Empire State Building on his skateboard maybe. But an actual movie. Naw, I'll stick to my 52 incher Hi-Def'er for that, Thank you very much. These new phones are great, but there's just some user experiences they can never replace no matter how much they say they can.

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 13:48

30. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


The idea is not to replace the experience it's to supplement it. You clearly don't understand or appreciate the uses for a smart phone so how about not buying one and not posting nonsense on a smart phone forum???

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 14:05

31. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)


I understand perfectly. I also understand you don't know the difference between a phone and brain surgery. What! There's an app for that too? ....Or more disturbing, the difference between a little humor and getting butt-hurt over a comment made on the internet.

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 16:25

32. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


No what I don't understand is why you are even on a smart phone forum when apparently you see no use for one? I'm not even trying to bash you in any way i'm honestly confused. It would be like me going to an iPhone forum JUST to say how much I don't like the phone... but have fun with your brain surgery and i'm sorry you likened our conversation to you raping me in the ass.

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 18:01

40. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


IT is not nonsense, it is the way the older generations like to do things." they like to do things that would make it easier for them".

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 18:03

41. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


cc16177 way to much information than any one needs.

posted on 02 Jul 2010, 11:21

26. jpropin (Posts: 152; Member since: 20 May 2010)


I bet Eddie Van Halen uses Android Apps to tune his guitars. Lord knows how he was able to do the "Eruption" solo without one!

posted on 04 Jul 2010, 18:04

42. wade1968 (Posts: 224; Member since: 12 Apr 2010)


Eddie van Halen taught himself how to play the guitar. He learned how with years of hard work.

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