A day after reports of ‘banding’ had surfaced, Motorola and Verizon issued a fix for the few that were having the problems.
The Droid X, the monster Android phone that borders on tablet but appears to be selling incredibly well, has a problem, it was reported yesterday. Some users were experiencing ‘banding’ on their Droid X devices (see video below).
A Verizon spokesperson told me that less than one-tenth of one percent of the Droid X phones had issues. Affected users should bring their phones into Verizon service centers meanwhile an update is being pushed out to to Droid X users.
Computerworld compared the problem to the iPhone 4’s antenna issue (though they are very different in severity and scope). A PR analyst praised Verizon/Motorola’s swiftness in fixing the issue:
While the Droid X is sold out until August 3rd, according to Verizon’s site, online retailers like Amazon appear to have them in stock ($179 with plan). (As JR Rafael points out at PC World)
Dealnews, a coupon and bargains site shows them selling for as little as $100.
Motorola’s next Droid phone is expected to be the Droid 2, a successor to the original Droid with a hardware keyboard and one of the first devices running Google’s new Android OS 2.2 (Froyo).
Engadget has pinpointed a August 23rd launch window for the Droid 2.