By Chuong Nguyen | July 13, 2010 1:39 AM
If rumors are correct, Verizon Wireless will only have a limited number of Motorola Droid X smartphones at launch on July 15th. Reports are coming in now that the soon to be flagship Android phone on Verizon will arrive in at under 10,000 in inventory, a significant drop from the anticipated 25,000 units that were due in Verizon’s warehouses.
Verizon Wireless seems to be making an aggressive push on the Droid X, perhaps in a move to counter AT&T’s push of the iPhone 4. According to the company, customers who are eligible for an upgrade any time in 2010 (provided they haven’t used up their upgrade eligibility) can upgrade to the Droid X immediately upon launch of the device on July 15th. The company has also announced that it will support tethering (via WiFi) with a Mobile Hotspot App for the Droid X as well.
Given the high-end features and Verizon’s push of the device, we may be seeing yet another high-end phone from Verizon undergoing a shortage. If you want a Droid X, we suggest you pre-order or hop on the bandwagon sooner than later, especially in light with the HTC Droid Incredible shortages due to AMOLED shortages. Though the Droid X doesn’t use AMOLED displays, it is arguably one of the best smartphones on the market today and demand should grow once Verizon and Motorola launch an aggressive advertising push for the device.