…In other smartphone news (just in case you are tired of hearing about the iPhone 4), the Motorola Droid X, the newest Android smartphone, came out yesterday, and in one day, sold out online and at some Verizon Wireless and Best Buy stores nationwide. The new ship date is July 23rd. A Verizon spokeswoman said in a statement:
“Customers have been enthusiastic about the launch of the Droid X by Motorola and inventory is either out or very low in some parts of the country. Customers may continue to order their phones and our expectation is the phones will ship on or before July 23.”
Seems like a good problem to have right? The issue is, Verizon assured folks earlier this week via CNET that unlike AT&T, which had to stop pre-orders due to not being able to fulfill them on release date; and unlike Sprint, who is having problems with stocking the 4G HTC Evo smartphone, will have more than enough stock of the Droid X to get the phone in the hands of everybody who wants it on its release date.
Looks like folks are starting to see all that a smartphone can do and are bum-rushing carriers to get these popular mobile devices. So if you are considering to purchase any of these smartphones, it won’t be as simple as walking into a store, trying out a couple of phones, going home and “sleeping on it” (my wife’s favorite phrase) before making a purchase. I liken this to the housing market bubble of the early to mid 2000′s when you had to know within minutes of walking into a house whether or not you were going to put in a bid. If you waited too long, the house was sold within days.
If you want a smartphone from Apple (the white iPhone 4 is set to drop at the end of July) or Android, you will have to know and put in your pre-order MUCH sooner than later.Category: Featured, News | Tags: android, apple, AT&T, smartphones., Sprint, verizon