If you’re not picking up your Motorola Droid at Best Buy early and are eager to go directly to the Verizon retailer to pick it up, pencil in 6AM on your calendar. That is the time that a BGR contact is reporting, stores will open at 6AM November 6th to begin sales of the Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris.
Of course if you want to ensure you get a phone, you might have to lineup a little early. How early are you willing to arrive is the question? Or will you snap it up online? Let us know in the comments how and when you plan to pick up your Droid.
Starting today, Best Buy Mobile will begin to take pre-orders for the Motorola DROID. The DROID is launching on November 6th for $199 and we expect it to be a huge success, so if you’re thinking about going DROID, head to Best Buy as soon as you can! Buying your phone at Best Buy is a much easier process than going through Verizon stores because Best Buy offers instant rebates (instead of mail-in-rebates).
Who’s going to get a DROID ?
Check out this contract term cost caparison between Droid, Sprint’s Hero and the myTouch 3G from Android Central. Of course this doesn’t take into account the value of your time, productivity, or frustration, but it’s a handy tool for careful shoppers.
Surprisingly, the Verizon Motorola DROID does a decent job in the ‘cheapest plan’ battle at $74.98/month. The Sprint HTC Hero and T-Mobile myTouch 3G come in at $69.99 and $79.99, respectively. But Verizon’s low price comes with a catch, Sprint’s ‘cheapest plan’ offers free unlimited calling to any mobile carrier and unlimited messaging. T-Mobile’s comes with 500 whenever minutes and unlimited messaging. Verizon trails them with only 450 whenever minutes and 250 messages. But for users who only use an average amount of minutes and messages, the monthly cost of the Verizon Motorola DROID is somewhat justifiable considering you’ll be on “America’s Most Reliable Network”.
Engadget has the first hands on video posted over on their site. If you listen closely to the woman from Verizon you must have the keyboard open, or have the phone in one of the available at an additional charge docks to get the phone into landscape mode.
Engadget First Hands-on with Motorola Droid
The woman also talks as if the ability to voice search Google is a new thing specifically for the Droid, Umm hello sister I can do that from any phone. It was nice to see that you don’t need the MotoBlur overlay in order to link up your contacts with their social network memberships.
The only cool thing about the Verizon Droid is Android 2.0 and Google Navigation, both of which will be available to soon on other Android devices.
All in all the Verizon Droid so far is very disappointing from its “eh” look to the necessity to keep it docked or open the keyboard to get into landscape mode. Certainly hasn’t lived up to the hype. NEXT!
After much hype and anticipation, the Motorola Droid is officially official. It’s hitting Verizon on November 6th (like previously rumored) for a very reasonable cost of $199 on new 2-year contract. It’s a ‘Google Experience’ Android device that won’t rock Motorola’s own MOTOBLUR but will run Android 2.0. Android 2.0 comes with its own social networking features so you’ll be fine Mr. Facebook Fiend. So Big Red customers, are you already lining up to buy the DROID?
The official specs of the Motorola DROID:
- 3.7-inch 854×480 display
- 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash
- DVD-quality video capture and playback (720×480)
- 16GB microSD
- QWERTY keyboard
- 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS (with Google Maps Navigation)
- Android 2.0
This is the first device in Verizon’s DROID series and my does it have a look of a winner. Stay tuned for more updates throughout the day!
I have to say the specs look good:
Arm® Cortex™ A8 processor 550 mHz
16 GB microSD pre-installed; supports up to 32 GB microSD expandable
Proximity, ambient light and eCompass
3.7″; WVGA (480 x 854 pixels); 16:9 widescreen
6 oz.; 169 g
SIZE (H X W X D)
2.4 x 4.6 x .5 in.; 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm
The only drawback for me is: 1. It’s a Motorola, 2. It’s very “eh” looking
I’ll have to wait to see it in action before giving my final opinion.
Do you have an extra $550 or $800 burning a hole in your pocket? Dying to be the first one to get your hands on the new Verizon Motorola Droid? Well, here’s you chance!
Two Verizon Droids have popped up on E-Bay one with a $550 price tag they other an $800 price tag.
Verizon Motorola Droid on E-Bay