Any high-profile smartphone launch is bound to include a few hitches, as the iPhone 4 can attest. The Motorola DROID X, launching in just a few days, is already experiencing some launch pains as inventory of the device will be limited. Droid Life has received several photos of inventory screens, including some from major markets, that show some stores that will only have five DROID Xs for sale at launch. Some stores will be receiving upwards of 60 units, though, so hopefully you live in a major city if you want Verizon's new Android handset. Otherwise you should probably plan on arriving at your local Verizon store early in the morning.
The low launch numbers are pretty surprising for a high-profile device like the DROID X, and hopefully Verizon is going to do something for those customers that get turned away because the carrier runs out of phones. Sure, when a big device like the DROID X launches, hearing of strained supplies is not a surprise. Only five handsets per store is a little ridiculous, though. Hopefully Motorola and Verizon will be able to ship more devices quickly after the launch, otherwise they may have to face some upset customers.
Via Droid Life