December 11, 2009 | by Evan Selleck
Considering the release the Motorola DROID had here in the States, and the buzz that’s been generated by Google’s first Android 2.0 device, this probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Though, we can imagine why eXpansys is pretty surprised (and thrilled). Motorola has a hit on their hands, and just like the RAZR ages ago, they’ve got the numbers to prove it.
Unfortunately, eXpansys doesn’t yet. While they’re touting the MILESTONE’s record-breaking release from their site, they are not releasing any numbers at this time. The online retailer received well over 1,000 pre-orders for the device, just within the week before the device’s launch, and eXpansys has increased its order to Motorola twice. The record that the MILESTONE broke, regards the fastest sell-out of a gadget in the website’s 11 year history. It even beat out the iPhone. In 2.5 hours, apparently every single MILESTONE that eXpansy had in stock was gone.
Luckily, there should be more handsets in stock by the time Christmas shipping rolls around. So those over in the UK hoping to get a MILESTONE for the holiday season may be in luck. As long as Motorola doesn’t shy away from the number of models provided, that is. Any of our UK readers out there get lucky enough to place their order? Or did you get the “back-order” message at the last minute? Let us know how your experience went.