UPDATED: Verizon stores (and on-line) already sold out of the Motorola DROID X on launch day?

UPDATED: Verizon stores (and on-line) already sold out of the Motorola DROID X on launch day?
Sometimes too much hype is a bad thing, or not having enough inventory. Case in point with the Motorola DROID X. We've heard reports from some PhoneArena readers of long-lines at stores starting at 7am this morning with a few dozen people in line. Also, by noon-time stores are sold out and may not get any more units until their next scheduled weekly delivery date. We wanted to find out for ourselves, so we called a number of stores from Palm Beach to Miami Florida and could not find one that had any DROID X units left in stock. Most stores told us they got between 40-50 phones (smaller stores and Kiosk location only about 12 phones) and were sold out within a few hours of opening. Many said the best thing to do is to simply order on-line, or you can come into the store, try out the demo, and order it there with it being drop-shipped to your home the next day. So were you able to get the Motorola DROID X today from your local store or where they already sold out? Let us know in Comment section below.

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It now appears that the DROID X has sold out on-line too, with it now showing a shipping date of July 23rd.

Here are some image and videos from different Verizon stores.



57. VZW_Phone_Whore

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

We still have 10 Droid X's at our store. and we have 1 HTC Incredible left. Maybe the last one on earth lol. Jk. But ya we do have X's. Let me know if your interested.

50. southcentralpa

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

I had two Droid X's reserved for me at the Rockville, MD store. I picked mine up at 11am. The sales rep told me the store received 70 of them and that they had just sold out of them. The Verizon network was slammed yesterday around here with everyone downloading new apps and playing with their phones. Seems much better today.

52. markymark22

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I thought thought the network up by Buffalo,NY was excellent yesterday. Speedy downloads....love verizon and my new Droid X!!

49. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

i got my first paycheck yesterday. thinking i was going to leave the bank with my money, my dad and brother tells me to just wait to get the phone tomorrow or satarday. now im telling you all this.....if i go up to that verizon store and that phone is sold out...some one is getting their butt kicked!! lol

47. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

excelent, i think they are really sold out

41. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Well, let's see if Moto keeps up the quality standard the Droid had. This new one's a beast, but when I have the money to buy a Verizon phone for my employee plan I'll probably just get the original Droid. It's a classic by now, there's no denying it. But even if some problems surface with the Droid X, I'll guarantee you'll at least get reception. Moto's been making radios for over a century. One thing they've never fu.cked up on their cell phones is reception/call quality.

31. jacksp

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 17, 2009

Isnt selling out of something day of a Good Thing for a Company? It drives interest.

29. wade1968

Posts: 224; Member since: Apr 12, 2010

MAYBE its not the demand maybe it verizon seeing if their towers can handle the load.

39. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Better then AT&T and the Iphone. The advantages of being the largest 3G network.

28. markymark22

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Got my Droid X!!!! First in line in Amherst, NY!!! This phone is sick

27. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Corporate employees are goons, I love this guy above me.


Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 13, 2009

I would not buy from an Auth Retailer ever they are a scam only good for new lines and treat you like garbage if you have an issue or just an upgrade.

40. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh really? Because where I come from it's the exact opposite. My indirect store chain has salespeople who take very good care of all customers, because they're all potential sales, either today or down the road. In fact, I've had customers buy from me PRECISELY because I don't bullsh.it them or treat them like crap. On the other hand, the direct store down the road from me is the opposite. You don't get much help unless you're there and you're going to buy. Your salespeople aren't your customer service people, and vice versa. Here, I'm sales AND customer service. I have to take responsibility for the customers who buy from me, because I don't have the option to simply shove them off onto cust. Service like you do. So, before you run your mouth making gross generalizations, get your facts straight.

43. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Well Sniggly, practice what you preach...don't generalize. Every corporate store doesn't fit the picture that you are tryin to paint. So you sir, get your own OPINIONS straight.

44. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

I'm not generalizing all stores, direct or otherwise. When I was in warranty department I dealt with a few direct stores scattered through the country which had great techs and customer service who were more than willng to help customers whom I couldn't. I was just using my store chain and the direct store down the road from me as an example of why he SHOULDN'T generalize. If he does his job well too, then good for him. But he shouldn't disparage indirect agents. We have to deal with higher prices and fewer technical capabilities compared to directs.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Very glad that i preordered this phone ,it is so worth it. Im very happy with my purchase.

38. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

As am I however I was on there doorstep when the opened, got the first one sold in that store.

19. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

I love how when I went to my Verizon store there was a guy comparing his iPhone to the X by putting it on the Driod. I could not hold back from asking,"Are you switching to Verizon?" He replies, "Yeah." I was like, "That is the best move you can make.":)

17. verizonseller

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Our store is not sold out, we have 6 left, and that goes for many of us. The corporate stores might be out, but try calling around to your other local Verizon retailers. We don't always have the option to advertise, and we don't get referrals from customer service like the corporate stores do, which explains our availability.

54. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

What explains your availability is your fellow indirect agents acting shady and giving VZW a bad name. If i were to buy from a store i would nver do business with an authorized retailer. Not even for an accessory.

56. verizonseller

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

I'm sorry for whatever you have gone through at the hands of whatever retailer you went to, but you shouldn't pass judgement on us all. Look for the words "premium retailer" when you search for a Verizon store, and you will come to a short list of stores that are held to much higher standards than your average kiosk.

11. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

is anyone waiting inline for Samsung Galaxy?

45. xlr8now917

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

yeah...i am. Sunday July 18

46. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Low sells on vibrant (galazy s) on t-mobile.

48. four_zero40

Posts: 4; Member since: Jun 25, 2010

I've never actually seen an advert on the Vibrant. How do you expect to sell a phone with no advertisements?


Posts: 34; Member since: Jun 13, 2009

We are getting drop shipments of Droid X's tomorrow via UPS. We are open from 9-9 tomorrow come get your Droid X tomorrow

8. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

What's the battery life and size?

37. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

8 Hours talk time, 220 hours stand by. However Droidx will have a extended battery coming soon.

51. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

I've been using mine pretty solid since I bought it yesterday, and coming from someone who had 2 batteries for my Moto Droid and went through both full charges on both batteries every day, the battery life on the X is outstanding (given the screen size). By outstanding I mean basically the same as the Moto Droid, maybe a little bit better... but I am a VERY heavy user.

7. Caligula

Posts: 20; Member since: Jun 12, 2010

does it come with task killer, memory booster and needs rebooting and the battery out a few times a day like my POS droid?

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