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What has the gadget world come to these days?  Apple makes an uncommon boo-boo with the 4, and now you have the newest Droid phone wonking out.  Verizon has confirmed that a small percentage  of the new Motorola Droid X smartphones exhibit flickering screen syndrome.  From the video posted below you can see how annoying this issue is.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRFX0t7cDb4

I am much more equipped to handle the iPhone 4 antenna issue in a sane manner versus a phone with a whacked out screen.  I have some serious issues when it comes to displays not working properly.  I’ve been known to stare at broken pixels on an HD display and cry like a fat kid without cake until it is fixed, so a blinking screen like this may cause me to faint.

Verizon has already released a statement about this issue to CNet, which goes like this:

“Verizon Wireless and Motorola are aware of a very small number of Droid X units that have experienced a flickering or banding display. Motorola has resolved the issue and is continuing to ship the phones. Any consumer who experiences a flickering or banding display should contact Motorola customer support center or Verizon Wireless.”

At least they’ve acknowledged the issue and didn’t blame it on the way you hold the phone.  Verizon and Motorola will take back any busted phones if you experience the screen flickers.  It really is a sad day in gadget land with all of these issues.  We need to quit shipping our manufacturing to countries who make cost cutting BS crap.  We want working devices when we buy them, not when we take them back to be replaced.  You’ve been let down again…

E.B. “Making you a better geek, one post at a time!”

Via [Cnet]

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Matt Heywood is the founder and EIC of EntertainmentBuddha.com where he strives to make you a better geek, one post at a time! When he’s not scouring the Internet for interesting nuggets of awesomeness he can be found in his secret lair enjoying the latest and greatest video games, taking pictures of toys, or talking Star Wars on EB’s Star Wars Time podcast show.