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DROID causes Midnight-Madness in Manhattan Verizon Wireless store

DROID causes Midnight-Madness in Manhattan Verizon Wireless store
November 6th 2009 is "D-day"...for "Droid" that is. A few hours before the Manhattan store opened at Midnight, a crowd started to gather outside. Once Midnight got closer, there is said to have been well over 100 people in line, waiting to break the doors asunder at the stroke of 12. Finally the wait was over, and Verizon allowed 25 people to enter at a time for purchasing of the Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris. There were 13 sales reps and 4-5 Droid Specialists on-site to make sure everything with smoothly during the 2-hour pre-dawn event. Verizon Wireless spokesman David Samberg commented that the 34th Street store alone had at least 500 Motorola Droids as well as some HTC Android Eris phones. It is no suprise that there was such a turn out, as Verizon has been on a non-stop media-blitz over the past few weeks, with a dedicated web site, TV commercials, and Newpaper ads. For the rest of us, the Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris can be purchased via the Verizon Wireless web site, or by visiting your local Verizon Wireless or BestBuy store.

PhoneArena's Review of the Motorola Droid

Hands-on with the HTC Droid Eris

source: Verizon Wireless and cNet



DROID causes Midnight-Madness in Manhattan Verizon Wireless store
DROID causes Midnight-Madness in Manhattan Verizon Wireless store

DROID causes Midnight-Madness in Manhattan Verizon Wireless store
DROID causes Midnight-Madness in Manhattan Verizon Wireless store

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. ChineseMuscle (Posts: 47; Member since: 15 Nov 2008)


Got my Droid for $99 at midnight online from VerizonWireless.com. Can't wait to have it delivered !

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 13:37

20. Fanboys Suck (Posts: 609; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)


Can anyone on here give a quick honest review of the Droid? Something more than just about the keyboard and that the Droid is awesome. Thanks!

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 22:45

29. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


How did you only get it for $99.99...maybe it was a typo but I can only get it for $199.99 and my upgrade was due in July.

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 00:27

30. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)


It might be possible that he had the New Every Two $100 credit.

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 11:29

37. PapaJay224 (Posts: 866; Member since: 08 Feb 2009)


(unrelated to above comments) I hate reading all these post and im mad that people are STILL complaining even this time Verizon had plenty of inventory, they finally have a SOLID phone to compete with the iPhon, they finally have an open sourced based phone thats fully customizable...They've given you people everything you wanted and in 2 seperate phones at launch NOT 1 like the iPhone 2 (options people) so QUIT BITCHIN!

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 08:16

2. ChineseMuscle (Posts: 47; Member since: 15 Nov 2008)


I also understand that a lot of people had difficulty ordering their Droid online. I hope the problem gets rectified so everyone can get their Droid.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 08:20

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


My first comments on my Droid

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 08:23

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


This phone is amazing I love everthing about it even "the flat keyboard"

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 08:35

6. DroidDaddy (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Hey vzwman, hope no hard feelings from a reply to you a few days ago about the whole phonearena posting late news and stuff. Anyways, glad to see you're happy w/the DROID. Question, I'm sure you may have notice the Eris...is it nice at all?? I can't afford the Droid right now but I so badly want an Android I'm willing to get lesser hyped up phone at this time. Your thoughts...

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 08:57

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


The eris is nice too but you can clearly see wich is the better phone I was able to play with both man this droid is awsome if I were you I would wait till I can aford the droid I promis you won't regret it

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 08:28

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


I woke up at 6am to stand outside my local vzw store and it was worth it damn I love this phone

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 09:28

12. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


well, i didn't go to the store but i got up and went online, and i got free overnight shipping, so i should have it by monday.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 11:12

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


Cancel your online order and go pick it up man

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 12:40

18. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


that's okay bud, i can wait.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 08:48

7. dandirk (unregistered)


vzwman - Post a review thoughts on the forum!!! Looking to hear from a customer, rather the reviewer. How is the batt life, is the home screen delay that big of an issue? How is the built in contact/gmail/facebook integration... if known as good as SENSE?

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 09:11

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


I'm still charging it so I won't know about the battery life right now. about the homescreen issue I notice no lagg what so ever this phone is fast for everything you ask it to do. Oh and about the key board it is small but it works really well. I'm posting this reply on my droid. From a scale of 1-10 its a 15 in my book!!! Everyone should have a motodroid.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 08:58

9. fsjon (Posts: 119; Member since: 03 Sep 2009)


I can't believe the young couple there brought their baby along for the MIDNIGHT release of this phone....those crazy yankees...

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 09:07

10. jkeskel (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 May 2009)


Lol. +1.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 21:37

28. Dood (Posts: 269; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)


Did anyone else notice that no one in Manhattan smokes?

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 02:06

31. TheEclectic (Posts: 77; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


You must have never been to Manhattan.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 10:06

13. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


Hmm...100 people out of 8 million? I still don't buy the pre-fabricated hype.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 10:10

14. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


um hello bro, that's one store out of like 30 in the greater nyc area.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 13:39

21. videobandit (Posts: 26; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Well it said "well over" 100 people as midnight approached and says nothing of how many people came in and bought the devices over the 2 hour event.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 10:27

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


I'm glad I didn't have to fight a mad crowd of ppl to get my droid. I have to say I'm liken this keyboard everyone was talkin crap about

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 12:25

17. TheEclectic (Posts: 77; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


You've posted about liking the keyboard about 4 times already. Calm down.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 12:48

19. Onomatopoeia (Posts: 23; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


Yay, they actually have stock!!!

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 13:52

22. darthray (Posts: 72; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)


i would of gotten the the droid cause the superb colors, camera,internet, video but the slide out qwerty keyboard is it's downfall. iam personally not a fan of the qwerty keyboard. iam glad everyone who's gotten the droid is happy cause it is awesome.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 15:28

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


I wonder why I have some much negatives on my posts? maybe cuz I have a droid in my hands iduno

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 16:57

24. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


welcome to my world. :-T

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 18:47

25. Sufcc (Posts: 33; Member since: 28 Jul 2008)


The width of the phone makes it a bit awkward for my medium sized hands to type fast. I am coming from a Curve since release so it will take a bit of adjusting. Virtual keyboard works great in both modes. Camera is great. Multitasking is fast. Only lag is when something installs which is obvious why there would be some. No lag when switching screens or apps. Browser is great.

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 20:15

26. JackFace (Posts: 190; Member since: 03 Nov 2009)


Thanks! Nice to hear!

posted on 06 Nov 2009, 20:44

27. ddripp (Posts: 63; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yeah vzman, calm your Gay Ass down.

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 02:12

32. TheEclectic (Posts: 77; Member since: 23 Sep 2009)


I was hoping we'd be getting some more info on the Passion by now. It's been a while since we've received any new news. I was waiting on finding out the specs to that and when it was going to be released before I put down dollars for the Droid.

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 06:34

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


The only thing I didn't like about the Eris when I was testing out both phones was the build quality I'm sorry to say that Eris felt cheap in my hands another thing that I found was that the track ball feels to loose. I'm sure the passion will have better build quality

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 06:40

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


I just hope HTC passions build feels like a highend smartphone Like ma Droid. Sorry I just had to throw that one in there

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 07:50

35. xcalibur (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 May 2009)


I hope they let us know what other android devices are on the way I wanna make that leap to android, now if htc made a android phone with a hardware keyboard for verizon I'd be good, another thing I hope someone is working on a way to port sense ui to the droid that would be nice also.

posted on 07 Nov 2009, 11:21

36. droiederis97 (Posts: 4; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


hey if you want to get the droid you can order it off this website DROID ERIShttps://shop.acnwireless.com/specialoffer.aspx?cid=34655_baba329fcce74f75b068100494468164 or DROID https://shop.acnwireless.com/specialoffer.aspx?cid=34655_baba329fcce74f75b068100494468164 USE THIS REP ID# 01985368 i work for this company and i just ordered my droid eris the phones are also cheaper on this site it is with the contract the only difference is at the end of the month the bill has a litle ACN stamp but you are still being billed by verizon there are custom rates to if you have any questions email me at itouchz97@aol.com

posted on 08 Nov 2009, 09:04

38. *HOVA* (Posts: 564; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Looks like all the advertising worked. Hope the phone lives up to all the hype.

posted on 12 Aug 2010, 19:47

39. HENRIETTABattle32 (unregistered)


I had got a dream to begin my own firm, but I didn't have enough amount of money to do this. Thank heaven my friend told to use the loans. So I used the term loan and made real my dream.

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