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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

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik