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Random DROID X Orders Arriving Early?

We’re not really even sure where to go with this because it might be the oddest Droid X news we’ve reported, but one of our readers just sent in photos of what appears to be a Droid X straight from Verizon Wireless Customer Care.  His brother, who lives in Texas received the device today after calling Verizon and somehow setting up an order.  Weird right?

Update 1:  I ran the tracking number on that box and it shipped July 1st from Ontario, CA and arrived in El Paso, TX today.  Ontario is the same site that everything I have ever ordered from Verizon has come from.

Update 2:  Our Texas tipster said he attempted to place an order for one 10 days ago and was told he could not, but that the rep would call him back as soon the system would allow him to.  A few days later, the rep called back and he had placed the order, receiving it today.

Well get this.  As I was typing this post out, I received another email from someone in Huntsville, AL who works at a Verizon call center and has reported that they just took a call from someone who had some questions about the new Droid X which just showed up on their doorstep.  After hitting up some other reps in his center, they too are reporting more than a few calls of people trying to activate Droid X devices.

We’re also starting to believe that the @DroidLanding Twitter account is somehow reporting early deliveries of devices rather than clues to a scavenger hunt (SEE UPDATE BELOW).  While this is just a loose theory, it could explain why we keep seeing new devices referenced on that account which are numbered into the 20s.

And check out this tweet specifically from 4 hours ago which references a state that could be Texas.  The timing of this runs pretty close with the email we received from our original tipster…

Update 3:  We’re thinking the @DroidLanding thing is just a coincidence and will continue to assume it is still a scavenger hunt.

To attempt to debunk this whole situation, we made a call to the consumer sales number of Verizon and were turned down when asking about the DX.  The rep we spoke with said that a VZW pre-sale is not coming and that I would have to wait until the 15th when it hit stores.  So on our end, we were unable to confirm the ability to purchase one early.

Update 3: Another possible theory – Could some of these be from customers who were allowed to switch their Droid Incredible order over to the Droid X?

Stay tuned for more…

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  • http://www.condotarget.com Vacation Rentals

    I’ve been wanting this phone since the very first leaks, once they set the date on the 23rd, I called everyday checking if they were taking pre-orders.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Douglas_Ellenoff_1712688.html Douglas Ellenoff

    Well the Texas received the device today after calling Verizon and somehow setting up an order. Weird right? Thanks

  • http://www.lead411.com/Douglas_Ellenoff_1712688.html Douglas Ellenoff

    Well the Texas received the device today after calling Verizon and somehow setting up an order. Weird right? Thanks

  • http://www.lead411.com/Henry_Ellenbogen_1683495.html Henry Ellenbogen

    Well Could the some of these be from customers who were allowed to switch their Droid Incredible order over to the Droid X? Thanks

  • http://www.maxfurnitureonline.com/ Max Furniture Online

    To attempt to debunk this whole situation, they made a call to the consumer sales number of Verizon and were turned down when asking about the DX.

  • http://www.condotarget.com Condo Target

    I also ordered today which today date is 03-12-2010 ofcourse. Lisa the sale lady told me it should be sent by the 18 of august. Man I'm going nuts, i have to wait that long? She did tell me that people are receiving their phone ahead of time. If so i will be like this . I don't think i would be sleeping good until i receive it.

  • http://www.upinteractive.com Up Interactive

    I know i am a noob but i just got my Droid X 3 days ago and I have been trying to ask around to see what i should keep running and what to stop in my running services under settings. My battery life isnt great so that is a main reason for asking this question. Here is what i have running as shown from my droid.

  • http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=6487 Nightly Business Report

    the Droid X is the latest victim to fall to such curiousity, where it will require a Hex X5 screwdriver, while a Hex X4 is required of you want to replace the touchscreen display.

  • http://riflery1.php0h.com/mykalai-kontilai.html Mykalai Kontilai

    I actually just recieved mine in the mail im trying to set up it right now its gorgeous…….

  • http://twitter.com/mykalaikontilai Mykalai Kontilai

    Chuck Norris?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! OMG!!!!

    Figures he would get one first!

  • http://twitter.com/mykalaikontilai Mykalai Kontilai

    That is some inspirational stuff. Never knew that opinions could be this varied. Thanks for all the enthusiasm to offer such helpful information here.

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    Its a good information,franchiser can break the shortage and maintain customer wants…..

  • Seanpynn

    Bad Ass phone, can't wait for mine on the 10th of Sept.

  • Seanpynn

    Bad Ass phone, can't wait for mine on the 10th of Sept.

  • Jetbird

    Is there any new information regarding Droid2's expected reveal? I am currently divided between getting the X or getting the Droid and PRAYING I will have a shot within the 30 day return/exchange options. I am a big keyboard lover and hesitant to go with all touch screen X! However… that being said? I am also equally torn with passing on the option to have the newer technology thanks in great part to your newsletter! Any info would be greatly appreciated as I have til only the 10th to decide! Congrats to all the early recipients of the X :)