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Droid X's popularity makes it hard to find, activate

It's great news for both Verizon and Motorola, who are both likely celebrating another successful launch in the Droid lineup.
It's great news for both Verizon and Motorola, who are both likely celebrating another successful launch in the Droid lineup.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The Droid X was released today
  • This year, several of the Android "superphones" are selling faster than they can be built
  • The new Android powerhouse is also overwhelming Verizon's phone activation infrastructure
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(Mashable) -- When good news is bad news: Motorola and Verizon's hot new Droid X is apparently selling fast enough to threaten availability at a number of stores.

The new Android powerhouse is also overwhelming Verizon's phone activation infrastructure, leading to delays of an hour or more before customers can actually use their phones after purchase.

The Droid X was released Thursday and is already selling out at "most stores," according to Boy Genius. A tweet from the official Verizon Wireless account confirms that activation delays are currently plaguing not just Droid X buyers; those buying other phones on the network are similarly stymied, as well.

In fact, so far this year, several of the new Android "superphones" are selling faster than they can be built.

It will certainly be an annoyance to new Droid X buyers to play the waiting game, whether they're waiting for an hour or more at the activation stage or they have to wait much longer in cases where inventory is scarce.

Nevertheless, it's great news for both Verizon and Motorola, who are both likely celebrating another successful launch in the Droid lineup. It's good news for Google as well, as another white-hot smartphone running the Android operating system lights up sales figures and tech media alike.

If you managed to pick up a Droid X, what are your first impressions of the device?

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