Verizon opens stores early for the Motorola Droid
We all know that the Motorola Droid will be available from Verizon starting November 6 (this Friday). Now Verizon announced that many of its Communications Stores across the US will open early Friday morning – some stores will open at 7 AM, while others at 8 AM.
Those who are eagerly waiting to buy a Droid should visit local stores to check the exact opening hours (note that Verizon’s Mall stores will not open early).
In addition to launching the Motorola Droid, Verizon will “host demonstrations at select locations to help customers get the most” from the new Android smartphone.
Moreover, the largest US mobile carrier announced “Droid Does Times Square” – an interactive experience that will be set up in New York City, allowing callers to control two of Times Square’s largest digital billboards (from NASDAQ and Reuters) via voice commands. Participants will be able to call a toll-free number and search for any location they want – which will then be displayed on the giant boards thanks to Google Maps. “Droid Does Times Square” will take place from November 6 through November 20.
The Droid by Motorola (known as Motorola Milestone in Europe) is not only the world’s first device to come with Android 2.0, but also the first Android phone to have a touchscreen display of 854 x 480 pixels (Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is the second to have such a display). Other features include a full QWERTY keyboard, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, and a 5MP autofocus camera.
Verizon will sell the Motorola Droid for $199.99 with a 2-year contract agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate. If you don’t want to wait for that rebate, you can buy the Droid from Best Buy.
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