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“Checks both by CNN and Electronista have revealed that no stores have faced lineups or known sellouts,” Electronista reports. “Most stores as of Thursday afternoon still had significant stock, and online availability is immediate.”
Electronista reports, “Apple as of now has had by far the most successful launch, moving 1.7 million iPhone 4 phones in its first few days and, even with antenna concerns, is still selling out to where it has to delay new orders by three weeks.”
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David Goldman reports fro CNNMoney, “The Motorola Droid 2 and the BlackBerry Torch went on sale Thursday — and the demand for the two new top-of-the-line smartphones was decidedly un-iPhone like.”
“When the iPhone 4 launched in late June, it was the single biggest consumer electronics product launch in history, according to the research firm Yankee Group, with nearly 2 million customers lining up at stores across the country to snap one up,” Goldman reports. “Retailers like Wal-Mart (WMT, Fortune 500), Best Buy (BBY, Fortune 500) and RadioShack (RSH, Fortune 500) quickly blew through their inventories, with Apple (AAPL, Fortune 500) stores following suit soon after. AT&T’s preorders for the device were so massive that it didn’t even offer iPhone 4s in its stores for walk-in customers until a week after launch.”
Goldman reports, “There were no lines to speak of for the Droid 2 and Torch.. Online, it’s even worse: The iPhone 4 takes three weeks to ship… But the Droid 2 and the BlackBerry Torch ship today.”
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MacDailyNews Take: People in the know do not line up for wannabes, they only settle for them due to certain carrier deals that will change when the time is right.