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Best Buy offers pre-sell on Motorola Droid starting now

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Best Buy offers pre-sell on Motorola Droid starting now
If you haven't been sleeping because you have been worried that you won't be able to get a Motorola Droid on the November 6th launch date, well we have good news for you. Best Buy has started a pre-sell for the Android powered device. Furthermore, the big Box retailer will take the $100 mail-in rebate off the price immediately which is less money that you have to lay out when buying the handset. If counting sheep ain't your thing, just run over to Best Buy, put your $199.99 down, and rest easy knowing that your Motorola Droid is making its' way to you. Best Buy Mobile President Shawn Score said he is happy adding the Droid to his company's line-up. The executive said, "Bringing the DROID to Best Buy Mobile expands our already unmatched assortment of smartphones allowing customers to compare high-end devices like the iPhone 3GS, HTC Hero and DROID all under one roof. The fact that customers can purchase the phone first at Best Buy through the pre-sell is an added bonus."

Motorola Droid Preliminary Specifications

source: BestBuy via BGR

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. redman (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 May 2008)


I just put my pre-order in at a Best Buy in a suburb of Chicago. They took a $50.00 deposit that will be refunded as a gift card when the phone arrives, that was it, no need for the $199.00 today. The Best Buy sales person said I was the first one that he knew of at that store to get the pre-sale, which was at 6:00 PM and I thought there would have been more already... seeing that video of the Droid and the new navigation capability put me over the edge. Now having to wait till the 6th is going to be tough, then I can retire my wimpy HTC Touch that I do not even have a data plan for anymore because I thought it was pretty useless trying to browse the web.... can't wait to see if Droid really Does...

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 06:19

2. becazican (unregistered)


why is phone arena always behind with their news, this is two days old

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 07:26

3. redman (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 May 2008)


Oh, I forgot to mention, the Best Buy did have a non-working sample on hand, but it felt pretty real. The build quality felt very sturdy, and it looked great. I have been wanting a physical keyboard style but all of the "horizontal sliders" have been just a little too thick, this was amazingly thin for a slider. The keyboard buttons did not move on the sample, so we will have to see how they feel and there is nothing differentiating one key from the next, but for as much as I plan on using the keyboard that did not seem to be a deal breaker.

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 09:08

4. DonLouie (Posts: 594; Member since: 22 Dec 2008)


That Google Maps Nav w/Street View is so nice, will just wait for Sprint to get it

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 10:00

6. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


hmm. when will that happen?

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 10:19

7. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


never sprint will be out of business in the near future

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 09:20

5. shgam2 (Posts: 42; Member since: 08 Sep 2009)


I don't know.. I don't really like the phone except the sturdy look..

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 10:37

8. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


The popularity of this phone is like anything else..most people are happy with what they have now..plus the economy isnt great now..in time people will catch on.

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 11:59

9. MR521 (Posts: 47; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


My economy is good, thank God...so im getting this bad boy. If it sucks, theres always the TP2 and Omnia2 ;-)

posted on 30 Oct 2009, 15:53

10. jrcrow79 (Posts: 477; Member since: 02 May 2008)


I meant US economy...lol..your economy!!...funny bestbuy.com doesn't have it listed yet

posted on 03 Nov 2009, 17:24

11. becazican (unregistered)


Yes I too have pre order the phone from best buy, but here the catch they dont know whether they will be able to fill the pre orders that they have, i am third on the list, and the woman told me if they only get 2 phones that i would have to wait, they pre order by selling you a gift card with your deposit and when i said well i want it refunded since i thought my chances will be better at my verizon store at 6 am they said they dont give refunds on gift cards, what a rip off. Best buy sucks, i will never do business with them again.

posted on 05 Nov 2009, 05:18

12. locoboy808 (Posts: 53; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


While the DROID's overseas cousin, the MILESTONE, supports multi-touch on core items like pinch to zoom on the browser DROID's support is limited to third party apps... that phone and the iphone is cool but with out the apps it sucks i mean you can hack it but you can get windows mobile on it i say the omnia 2 beats them hands down and if you like to know why read the info on them and with the new omnia 2 thats the i920 you can turn it in to anything you like windows xp and more the Motorola DROID can be hacked but it cant do what windows can on my omnia i910 i can play psp games on it and do so much with out paying for sissy apps just to make your phone look good lol i say think and look before you buy i dont need a iphone thats only cools with the apps or the Motorola DROID that only cool with the apps if you love your home computer and thats what you like to do with your phone get a windows mobile phone and on the Motorola DROIDs Internet it sucks look at skyfire that the same thing with that omnia or omnia 2 i can do almost everything my PDA and its all for free no apps to buy just good clean hacking so read before you buy what your phone can do for you and what you need i like my cell to do everything like my pc lol anyways thats my 2cents and dont get mad sorry to everyone if you got mad but its really what you like to have llol

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