I ordered my Droid X at a local Verizon store on 7/23, and was super excited when it arrived on 7/27 (i hate waiting for packages). As i am taking it out of the box and removing all the wrapping, I see the pull tab, and I was a little confused because there was no reference of this tab in the "Getting Started" guide. i removed the "pull" tab from the battery compartment. As i'm sure you have heard by now, this is not a very smart thing to do. I would find this out later, the hard way.
So i continue assembling the phone, put the battery in place, plug in the power cord, and power up the phone. The first thing i see is a battery symbol that has a "?" through it. When i turn the phone on, i get an error that says "Invalid Motorola Battery". Hmmm, thats weird. So i go through the activation of the phone, and get it working. I notice that the battery symbol still has the "?" through it. I remove the power cord, and the phone goes dead. I put the charger back in, and the all i get is the "?" battery symbol.
So i take the phone to the Verizon Store where i bought it, and they told me i wasnt supposed to pull out the "pull" tab. They fiddle with the phone for a while, trying different batteries, chargers, reapplying the "pull" tab, and have no success.
So, they end up having to order me a replacement phone, which they said would be delivered today, and yet never was. I have yet to receive an email confirmation of shipping.
Moral of the Story: Don't pull the pull tab.
Sorry for the rant, but i figured i would be the guinea pig for everyone else. From the research i've done, seems like i'm not the one who's pulled the tab out, but i haven't heard of anyone else who's phone would not charge bc of it. Any one else had this problem?