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Now is the best time to purchase the Motorola DROID

Now is the best time to purchase the Motorola DROID
Getting to that pivotal six month mark of availability in the market, the Motorola DROID has been doing wonders for both Android and Verizon Wireless. Falling in line at the perfect sweet spot of $199.99 when it was first released, we've been seeing a steady stream of price drops after each high-end Android device makes its way to the market. Although Verizon is still charging the premium of $199.99 on contract in their stores and online, indirect partners are making it quite affordable to own this well rounded Android smartphone. Online retailers like Amazon, WireFly, and LetsTalk have dropped the price for the Motorola DROID all the way down to a mere $19.99 – which easily will take notice despite the rash of other Android offerings hitting the market. Not only does it still get some help in the advertising department, we surely won't be seeing this device riding off into the sunset any time soon as word still gets around of what DROID does. Ultimately, it's apparent that now is the perfect opportunity to get yourself this highly priced Android smartphone that packs on a QWERTY keyboard – something that could come in handy.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:46

1. phoneguru173 (Posts: 54; Member since: 09 Apr 2008)


Read the fine print in the WIREFLY/LET'S TALK CONTRACT!! No Rate plan changes or feature changes or they can bill you! Sneaky little SO*s!

posted on 10 May 2010, 12:24

6. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Never purchase phones from online companies such as letstalk.....phone is a great price - but the charges can be deadly to your wallet.

posted on 10 May 2010, 11:20

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


lol..Droid+eris are the worst Droid phone to date!!..LMAO

posted on 10 May 2010, 12:17

3. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


Oh ok, yea sure....

posted on 10 May 2010, 12:17

4. phonedude (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Mar 2009)


Wow you sound pretty confident there.. Have you ever used these two phones? If so what are you comparing them to? Cause if you say, hem,.. iPhone you are comparing two different OS’s, one of which is now outdated, and lacking in capabilities.

posted on 10 May 2010, 12:26

7. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


DROID is only popular with VERZION customer - IPHONE outsells it 2 to 1 at least. That said, yes, the DROID has greater potential, even with its inferior processor - IPHONE 4 will be out soon and with a 1Ghz processor - MOTO DROID cannot do that - but the DROID INCREDIBLE can :-), and it is an HTC product.

posted on 10 May 2010, 12:35

10. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


We all know every other competitors to iPhone are "Worst Phone to date" according to jrcrow79 anyway.

posted on 10 May 2010, 16:09

17. JOE.mayfield (Posts: 2; Member since: 17 Sep 2009)


my droid runs at 1 GHz. The Droid is underclocked out of the box.

posted on 10 May 2010, 19:48

23. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


ok, I did not know that....good to hear that we can make it a 1.0 Ghz phones, now we are talking.

posted on 14 May 2010, 11:09

29. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


Actually my Droid is running at 1.2ghz right now. Without issues. And it's V-E-R-I-Z-O-N. Good day.

posted on 10 May 2010, 12:23

5. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Why would I want a inferior crappy motorola phone when HTC has a better and INCREDIBLE product with VERIZON??

posted on 10 May 2010, 14:15

11. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


Once you get over the fact that its a Motorola phone, you would come to love the droid. Ive had mine for about a week and a half and I love it. I dont see anything wrong with it.

posted on 10 May 2010, 14:25

12. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


lol, just wait - of course, being a smartphone-starved VERIZON customer, maybe you have nothing to draw a comparison with. It is not a bad phone - you should have bought the INCREDIBLE. WHY WOULD ANYONE want a MOTOROLA DROID over an HTC DROID INCREDIBLE?

posted on 10 May 2010, 15:35

15. luisandres58 (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


Maybe because the phone came out first..and it has had good reviews by all the supposedly experts..like Cnet, here at Phonearena, engadget, etc..and it was the best Android to date...of course in the electronics world every other month something better comes along.....

posted on 10 May 2010, 16:42

18. bucky (Posts: 1288; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


that phone just came out. no keyboard either. oh and how about the support for apps directed to the droid. oh wait, wat about a screen you can actually look at outside? Oh, almost forgot about a battery that can last passed 1pm! how about the different docks available? How about the fact that the incredible isnt a big enough upgrade for most motorola droid owners to care??

posted on 10 May 2010, 16:48

19. LGVX1993 (Posts: 260; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


I could have gotten the incredible but I had to have a physical keyboard. All my phones in the past have had keyboards so I knew it would be hard to live without one. And before people start saying "Oh the keyboard isnt that good" its really not that bad once you actually use it more than twice.

posted on 10 May 2010, 17:01

20. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


hmm lets see, better construction, physical keyboard, better feel to it ... better screen resolution.. (some may dissagree with that one but it is def. better in my opinion when viewing them side by side) and did i mention that the moto droid is a mans phone? all you sissys out there who complained about its weight.. need to be slapped! that phone is the best made phone i have ever seen. They are both tremendous phones and it would be a tough descision for anyone to make. i say go with whatever one you feel comfortable with but the motorola droid is a mans phone. go get one !

posted on 10 May 2010, 19:51

24. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


LGV bought his about 1-2 weeks ago and could have waited for a better phone. You can always download ROMs or APPS to fix the screen issue and that phone has plenty of apps for it. Now, if you had the DROID for a WHILE, then ok, I agree and would liken the situation to something like m yself not opting to go to a TILT 2, when my mod TILT was just fine.

posted on 13 May 2010, 18:02

27. XxxMich3113xxX (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Jan 2010)


"the motorola droid is a mans phone." really...do you know how many femals I have come into my store and get a moto droid...please..

posted on 14 May 2010, 11:16

30. cc16177 (Posts: 312; Member since: 09 May 2010)


I work for Verizon and have had service with them for about ten years. I have had countless "smart" phones including every OS available with the exception of Palm (to clarify, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, Android and I had the iPhone very briefly)... The Motorola Droid is BY FAR the best phone I have used. The day the Incredible came out I spent three hours on the phone with customer service getting my upgrade moved up so I could get into the Incredible instead of my Motorola Droid. After getting the upgrade moved up, booting up an Incredible and using it for 2-3 hours, I went back to my Motorola Droid. Yes, the phone is faster than the Droid (unless you OC your Droid). Yes, the phone is lighter. Yes, the phone is running Sense UI. Those are really the only things the Incredible has over the Droid, and even then... I like the weight of my Droid. I do not like Sense UI (ran it on my Droid for a day and took it off). Here is the catch, my Droid has a PHYSICAL KEYBOARD. For anyone that texts or emails at lot, you would be a complete idiot to go with a 100% touch screen phone... I don't care how good the touch screen is you will always be able to type faster with a physical keyboard. End of story. Besides, you are clearly a fucking moron.

posted on 10 May 2010, 12:28

8. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


For the record, the DROID backflip (LOL) is a crappy phone - do you folk see the link - hmmm, crappy DROID BACKFLIP ....crappy DROID DROID (lol, sorry) - wow, it must be STINKola....

posted on 10 May 2010, 12:33

9. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)


All I hope is the rumored Nexus TWO (from Motorola) will not STINK as much as this. Incredible is awesome... Nexus TWO SHOULD have been with HTC!!

posted on 10 May 2010, 14:38

13. ayephoner (Posts: 836; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


incredible is easily worth the extra scratch over this device. im disappointed in PA for this little write up. the 'nexus two', as you've called is rumored to have android 1.5. i cant imagine it will be anything special.

posted on 10 May 2010, 14:51

14. 3watts (Posts: 56; Member since: 28 Jul 2009)


Some people want a real keyboard. The DROID is a great phone. A bunch of uptight nerds on here lately...

posted on 10 May 2010, 15:39

16. luisandres58 (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


sorry man..i meant to give you a +.....i'm a Droid owner....one of my reasons to get it was the physical KB...

posted on 10 May 2010, 17:03

21. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


lol i love how everyone is dissing the droid when before the incredible came out people were balls to the wall drooling over it .. even i phone fan boys were aknowledging how cool it was... probly cause they dont know what its like to have a MANS PHONE hahahaha wussies get a droid and stop whining before i get a block of cheese and smash it through your faces ~! droid does~!

posted on 10 May 2010, 19:52

26. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Wow, a waling ad billboard for Verizon....>

posted on 13 May 2010, 18:04

28. XxxMich3113xxX (Posts: 13; Member since: 30 Jan 2010)


WTF is up with this "droid is a MANS phone" bull***?

posted on 10 May 2010, 17:05

22. xmguy1 (Posts: 68; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)


I had an Eris. Sold it and upgraded to a Motorola Droid. I like it. It does what I want. I don't need a 1Ghz processor to take pics, stream music, make phone calls and text message. ;)

posted on 10 May 2010, 19:52

25. networkdood (Posts: 6247; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


whatever makes you happy is fine by me....that is why we live in America....

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