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Confirmed: Limited Stock of DROID X to be Available on Launch

There have been rumors over the last few days that the Droid X will have limited availability when it launches this Thursday.  Some claimed that around 60 would be available per store, others are claiming even less.  According to the screenshot we just received, it looks to be much less.

Of the 2 Portland stores listed above, one is a kiosk and the other is a fairly small (although downtown) store meaning we could see numbers closer to 60 at bigger locations, but we can’t guarantee that.  Let’s just say that you might want to show up to wait in line slightly earlier for this one.

Oh and that screenshot we showed you earlier in the week which listed over 25,000 DX’s in VZW’s big Memphis warehouse has changed drastically.  Shipments are definitely out to stores as the number has now dropped under 10K…

So how early are we thinking people?  And are you still interested after the locked bootloader talk?  Actually, save those thoughts, we’ll have a poll on that later today.

Update: Droid Forums is also reporting low inventory levels of the DX at launch.  Their source is expecting the initial batch to run out in just a few days and to not be replenished for quite some time.  Yikes.

Thoughts anyone?  Motorola won’t allow this to be the next Incredible will they?

  • http://www.cstoyotaparts.com Toyota celica parts

    Well that posted an article claiming that the Incredible was being phased out by VZW to make room for the Droid X?

  • http://www.LocalPosition.com LocalPosition.com

    I believe Droid X plus Droid 2 equals…I’ll be leaving VZ as soon as my contract with them ends… if they don’t offer the iphone 4!

  • http://zenedy.com/total-protect-home-warranty-explained/ Home Protect Home Warranty

    i a, sure that its demand will exceed its supply so definitely it will be short and i want to have as soon as possible as i cant wait more for it

  • http://www.thecapitalgoldgroup.net/ Capital Gold Group

    Well I figured that this would not be available for several weeks once it is sold out on first shipment. If motorola and verizon would of order enough for every customer, they really do not make money and the value of the phone would also go down. Supply and demand. Keeps value same or higher. The messed up thing about it, some retail or direct stores are selling Droid X phones or incredibles for 100 dollars more then it cost. Due to the number of phones are limited. and people actually buy them.

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  • http://www.maxfurniturerugs.com/ Max Furniture

    Smartphones, get support, and find out where to buy the best cell phone for you.These quantities are preceding common for a Verizon launch, nevertheless for a device this big, I guess I simply just figured stores might could have tried to have been overstocked.innovative & feature rich mobile phones.thanks

  • http://www.clocksallaround.com/lawacl.html Clocks All Around

    Inventory information can change daily, if not hourly. Let’s see how those numbers look first thing Thursday morning before stores start opening before we all go into a panic…

  • http://www.watchenthusiasts.com/panerai-watches/ Watch Enthusiast

    What i think is the boot loader can not be unlocked then i will just wait till it can or for a new phone that can! I am still happy with my Moto Droid.

  • http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10202817-83.html March Group

    Inventory information can change daily, if not hourly.Let's see how those numbers look first thing Thursday morning before stores start opening before we all go into a panic…

  • http://www.yourpennypinchingsourceonline.com/2010/08/check-out-trent-jordan-vancouver.html Trent Jordan

    In particular, inventory information can change daily, if not hourly. Let's see how those numbers look first thing Thursday morning before stores start opening before we all go into a panic…

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/dannydemichele Danny Demichele

    Inventory information can change daily,if not hourly.Let's see how those numbers look first thing Thursday morning before stores start opening before we all go into a panic…

  • http://www.ProfessorProsperity.com Professor Prosperity

    No information on a particular device that is visible in any vzw database prior to device launch is to be taken at face value.

  • http://www.lead411.com/Glenn_Eanes_1294077.html Glenn Eanes

    Well i think the boot loader can not be unlocked then i will just wait till it can or for a new phone that can! I am still happy with my Moto Droid. Thanks for sharing with us..

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

    I have been feeling a little heat this morning from a few people not looking to think that the Droid X inventory will become confined on release day, as we claimed previously. Well we’ve only got five additional screenshots from 5 pretty main markets and I’d point out once more in which inventory appears to be very limited to me.

  • Etzelryan76

    i live n houston and i live n the baybrook area and that verizon store i go to its the busyest store n houston and i called them there r no pre-orders for droid x u can set a time to come n the store and get it well let me just say i really dont belive this site bc i called my verizon store and they said that they WILL HAVE MORE THEN EONIGH ON LAUNCH DAY plus im getting there at 6;45am so ill diffenly b getting one and if u say u per orderd it and they sqve u a phone until u can pick it up thats FALSE

    verizon rep said its 1rst ncome 1rst serve meaning who ever comes in and buys a droid x will get it no matter wht the deal is

  • Etzelryan76

    i live n houston and i live n the baybrook area and that verizon store i go to its the busyest store n houston and i called them there r no pre-orders for droid x u can set a time to come n the store and get it well let me just say i really dont belive this site bc i called my verizon store and they said that they WILL HAVE MORE THEN EONIGH ON LAUNCH DAY plus im getting there at 6;45am so ill diffenly b getting one and if u say u per orderd it and they sqve u a phone until u can pick it up thats FALSE
    verizon rep said its 1rst ncome 1rst serve meaning who ever comes in and buys a droid x will get it no matter wht the deal is

  • http://gbrenna.com/ Graham

    I don't know how much I should trust inventory listings… but I will be at my Starbucks (next to my Verizon store) at 7am. (store opens at 9) If you think I should get there sooner let me know!

  • http://twitter.com/STEV3TS Steven D

    sales rep at my verizon store said about 200 Droids will be in the store on the 15th so im pretty sure 60 isnt that close to the actually number

  • Lethalprophet

    Guys, I worked tech support for Verizon in a call center for 5 years, and I can tell you this – NO information on a particular device that is visible in any vzw database prior to device launch is to be taken at face value. In particular, inventory information can change daily, if not hourly. Let's see how those numbers look first thing Thursday morning before stores start opening before we all go into a panic…

    • http://syntakk.blogspot.com syntakk

      Yep, you as re absolutely right. Inventory is constantly changing, so no need to panic just yet.

  • Maizekid

    Here we go again the incredible all over again

  • EC8CH

    These boots are made for lockin'
    and that's what moto doos
    one of these days these boots are gonna lock all over you.

    *sad panda face*

    • SOmedude

      yes, we heard this in multiple threads now. Thanks for the spam.

      • EC8CH

        Yeah, commented this first here, but then noticed a more appropriate post was put up in the meantime.

        Sorry to have offended you /s

  • http://allaboutdroid.wordpress.com sremex

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  • EggoEspada

    This baby would have more sales if it was stock with no locked boot loader. Oh well…

    I'm sure there will be plenty within the next few days again, they're just building up hype. ;D

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/GLUZVXJIFZ65KX37RJYHNHCIRA John-

    I was one of, if not the first preorder at my local BB. I called back the other day to verify this and they said they really didn't have many preorders. I thought the whole point of the BB preorder was so Motorola knew how many to ship to each store. Maybe they didn't get a huge response and thus the small quantities shipping out (I realize that is BB versus VZW stores). Just cause they aren't shipping very many doesn't mean there will be a shortage, who knows how low the demand will be.

    • Rob D.

      There is no preorder. It's more of a waiting list. They hold the phone for you when they get them. You have so many days to go pick it up before they sell it to someone else. If you are one of the first on the list you should have no problem getting one on day 1. Those who are close to last may have to wait till the next shipment

  • Jubmasterflex

    This is why I love this site. They claim MASSIVE, nationwide shortages based on two screens? This coming from a site that posted an article claiming that the Incredible was being phased out by VZW to make room for the Droid X?

    Give me a break.

    • kellex

      Wow you are posting this exact comment everywhere today. Lot of time on your hands? :)

      http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid-x/12040

      Oh and Droid Forums is reporting the exact same thing we are but from a completely unrelated source:

      http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-news/584

      So you know!

    • Jubmasterflex

      Trying to assure a majority of people that they won't have difficult in acquiring the device at launch. Don't try to cover up what you claimed to be the truth.

      • kellex

        Cover up? I stand by my sources and information. You'll see in about 30 minutes.

        Btw, 25K devices in their main warehouse seems pretty limited seeing as the i*hone 4 managed to sell 1.6 million in its opening weekend. Just saying!

    • EC8CH

      I can think of lots of other reasons I love this site :-)

    • xsoldier2000

      troll

    • GoAway

      Hey Steve Jobs dont you have enough issues to deal with on the I*hone 4. Quit trollin and get back to work.

  • Andrewjalbert86

    Where are the rest of the Portland VZW stores on that list. I've never been to Portland but Verizon's website lists 14 official stores within 11 miles of Portland and 40 authorized retailers. I don't expect to see the authorized retailers in the system but where are the other 12 Verizon Stores?

    • kellex

      Guessing the system won't pull in a store unless it has a Portland address. The rest could be Beaverton, Tigard, etc.

      • Andrewjalbert86

        Sounds plausible, but its not the case, the second one on that list is in Tigard and there are 5 on Verizon's website with a true Portland address.

        Not really sure how Verizons inventory system works though, maybe the store has to receive the stock in order for it to show up in their inventory.

        • http://syntakk.blogspot.com syntakk

          Correct. If there is nothing in stock it does not show.

  • http://twitter.com/rusty_richards Rusty Richards

    Lets hope they get another shipment in the next three days!!

  • Michael_NM

    Whoa! VZ seems to be really proud of that phone. Check out the price! :P

  • Trophynuts

    that sux

  • http://smackbox.org Smackbox

    I am not going to get this phone right now. I decided to wait. If the boot loader can not be unlocked then i will just wait till it can or for a new phone that can! I am still happy with my Moto Droid.

    • tattoopunk75

      Android Central confirmed the boot loader is looked

      • tattoopunk75

        Locked

        • http://smackbox.org Smackbox

          Kind sucks that it is! But its just a matter of time till the encryption is broken. Maybe http://www.distributed.net/RC5/en can help! Those guys do it for fun!

  • http://twitter.com/SeaNmWhite Sean White

    Trying to snag one in Raleigh – ill get there as the store opens, but not too much earlier. In the same shopping center is a VZW store, Wolf Camera Kiosk, and BJs. I hope between the three I can get one

  • Gweff

    Figured as much. The 3 Verizon reps i talked with too said there was going to be plenty of stock for everyone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/drew.h.wegand Drew Harrison Wegand

    KELLEX!!! we need to get some droid life tee shirts going on man!!!! maybe droid life on the front and this on the back http://g1wallz.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/11/p… !! and maybe add something catchy like droid does, or droid it's a lifestyle, or my unix beat up your mac!

    • http://www.facebook.com/joelseph98 Joel Seph

      Bwahahaha! That is awesome!

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      We have some super creative people on this….I'm sure we can cook something up :-P
      Where's Kevin when we need him?!? lol

    • Lethalprophet

      How's this for catchy?
      “These ARE the Droids you're looking for…”
      ;^)

  • http://twitter.com/rusty_richards Rusty Richards

    Do they have another warehouse?

  • http://www.facebook.com/drew.h.wegand Drew Harrison Wegand

    want a droid x but my contract doesn't end until April/2011!!! GRR any one got an idea of how to get on cheap?

    • Evltwn

      Try the scavenger hunt. Can't beat a free phone. just have to live in a city where they are.

      • http://www.facebook.com/drew.h.wegand Drew Harrison Wegand

        wish i could….already landed here in DC i was working that day!!

    • Bratcher5

      you should be eligible for a yearly upgrade. probably in August just call and see if they can move it up they did mine.

    • Amien:)

      add a new line and cancel your old line they will transfer the number over so youll have the same number! :) thats what im doind on launch day!! :) but you might have to pay a termintion fee! :( which for me is $150 but after the rebate and stuff i save about $150-$250! :D

  • http://twitter.com/TonyG916 Tony Garza

    still waiting on the droid x to land in houston.

    • http://syntakk.blogspot.com syntakk

      Me too! Good luck!

  • Tony

    got my pre order first at best buy. Praying that they start filling their pre orders early. I anxiously await their phone call.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Glen-Newman/1534179105 Glen Newman

      I did the same thing. Figured, buy it and if I don't like it, I can return it instead of realizing I like it but not being able to get it!

      • SteveP

        I sure hope that they have them available. Seems to be some continued confusion as to whether the 1st round of pre-orders will be guaranteed one or not. Defeats the purpose of a pre-order if they can't.

        • Tony

          No the very first ones that they had for the first 5 days are guaranteed. After that, they don't.

  • Braydenstupidass

    ferst!!@!431!!@#!!