Verizon Sees Problems With 'Small Number' of Droid X Phones
Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone 4 isn’t the only phone facing complaints about hardware. Verizon Wireless (VZ) and Motorola (MOT) acknowledged problems with screens on the new Droid X — the latest smartphone running Google’s (GOOG) Android system.
The Droid X, one in a series of devices taking aim at the iPhone, launched on July 15, and early buyers reported flickering and bands of light on their LCD screens. On Tuesday, a Verizon spokeswoman said that the company was aware of “a very small number” of phones with the problem. Technology blog Engadget reported that the problem was affecting less than one percent of the devices. The company said Motorola had “resolved the issue” and that any customer who sees the problem should contact one of the companies.
Such technical difficulties aren’t unfamiliar to early adopters; one price of having the shiniest new gadget is that the first batch of devices might not be as polished as later versions. Well-publicized problems with the iPhone 4 and the rapid growth in the competitive smartphone market are drawing more attention to such issues.