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Droid Void: The X Stands for Xtra Hard to Find

droid_eyeIt may not be quite as popular as Apple’s iPhone, but Motorola’s new Droid X is selling quite well. Indeed, Gleacher and Co. analyst Mark McKechnie says his channel checks show the device sold out at most Verizon Wireless stores.

“Our checks suggest virtually no Droid X phones available in Verizon retail outlets through Sunday, July 25, with limited ‘re-stock’ shipments since the original channel fill,” McKechnie said in note to clients today. With current production being used to fill pre-order backlog, new orders are currently being given shipping dates of August 4. That’s good news for Motorola, which reports second-quarter earnings on Thursday. Given scarce supplies of Droid X amid strong demand, McKechnie expects the company to raise its 2010 Android smartphone shipment number to 14 million units from 12 million.

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December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

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December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work