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Motorola DROID X component shortages reported, sales lower than expected

News by Todd Haselton on Thursday October 07, 2010.

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According to a new report by MKM Partners, and published by Barron's, Motorola has been hit with component shortages for the DROID X. That, combined with the introduction of Samsung's Facinate, has resulted in lower sales than originally expected.

MKM Partners says that Motorola's Android volume was capped at 3.5 million for the third quarter, which was below investor expectations. The firm also said that Motorola's mid-range devices, including the DEVOUR and the BACKFLIP, were a flop in terms of sales.

MKM Partners believes that the Droid PRO will not be a mass-market hit, and worries that the FLIPSIDE and FLIPOUT are "dangerously close," in form factor and specs to the BACKFLIP, which it says was a "commercial disappointment."

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