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UPDATED with video: Verizon's Motorola Droid site take a jab at the iPhone by saying "iDon't DROID DOES"

0. phoneArena 17 Oct 2009, 22:45 posted on

Verizon's new Droid teaser sites was activated today, and it's clear they want to make the Droid sound better than the iPhone...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. Quemical (Posts: 162; Member since: 14 Jul 2009)


George Lucas copyrighted the name 'droid!!!??? How can you copyright such a generic word as android?? If thats the case im about ready to start copyrighting every common use term I can come up with and live off of the royalties.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 21:12

39. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Lucas probably TM the name droid in like 1970-whatever when the first Star Wars movie came out... waaaaaay before a term such as "droid" could be deemed common. Besides, even the word Android is trademarked by another company, and google has been, and still is getting slapped with litigation from the company that owns the rights to the term "Android." So your comment is flawed twice, deal with it.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 19:26

2. JeffdaBeat (unregistered)


I dunno...take shots all you want, but iPhone is big for a reason...and the iPhone didn't have to do that by taking jabs. That being said, I am excited to see what Android will develop into.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 11:08

31. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Is Verizon really starting an entire campaign against the iPhone? Seriously? I didn't know that the iPhone was becoming so dominant...well actually I did. But with all those advertising, "The Droid" better deliver.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 20:33

3. ninja (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)


It isnt Oct 31, it is midnight of Oct 29 (really Oct 30). Right now, the timer reads: 12:02:27:00 (12 days, 2 hours, 27 minutes, and 0 seconds). This may seem an hour off, but on the Eastern coast it is 9:33 now.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 23:06

18. vzwtechbill (Posts: 175; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


Ninja, while your logic certainly makes sense, (and provides for a better date/time), I personally think given all the information that Nov 11th at noon is more likely

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 10:16

23. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


Checked by switching my clock and it does stop counting if you switch your computer to Oct 30th, so that looks like the day, pretty psyched myself. now just pricing would be nice

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 14:06

34. ninja (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)


vzwtechbill: see my response to gt183, and because ofhttp://www.boygeniusreport.com/2009/10/05/motorola-droid-sholes-tao-launching-october-30th/ i think the 30th is much more likely. Also, above the update was changed to sat midnight of Oct 30 (not sure if this means 29th/30th or 30th/31th though) sethdras: wonderful!

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 20:34

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


hahahah that iDont thing is actually funny. gay iphone... anyway please do not give me a negative 1 unless you respond to my comment. :-) i really hate the people who just give a -1 and not respond, man up! :-)

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 21:13

12. lolipopjones (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Jun 2009)


You are an idiot. There is no man up... you never have anything to say but blatant fanboy trash.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 22:38

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


thanks bro. :-)

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 00:19

20. YouLostTheGame (Posts: 441; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Neither do you lolipopjones. All your comments prove is that you've drunk the kool-aid. And fanman you know I think you're awesome, but I had to give you a minus one for the hell of it :)

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 10:35

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


I dont think "droid" is a phone, Im sure its reffering to android and a phone but not the "name" of it (obviously). I love the way Verizon is sticking it out there about the network and the iPhone people are blinded by a shiny you tube machine and they are missing the purpose..Psychologically it makes sense to be agressive in a market that sells out to "missing the whole point" to a cell phone. Agree or disagree, your choice, but VZW Fanman and VZWEMP got it right! People are coming back after the iphone...its only as popular as the Apple computer consumers and statistics are showing those are the only ones keeping it.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 11:10

32. E.N. (Posts: 2239; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


If people are coming back on their own, what's the point of this advertisement?

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 19:51

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


What's the poing of McDonalds advertising? What's the poing of Nike advertising? What's the poing of the iPhone advertising? The answer is the same in all cases. The poing of any advertisement is to gain revenue and attract customers.

posted on 21 Oct 2009, 20:04

65. musthavdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hay fanman this is moss500a.yeah i got booted off so i made a new profile. do you think i should wait for this droid thing or gat the imagio? im due for my upgrade let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 20:53

5. gt183 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)


I think I decrypted it correctly, someone can verify this though: As of around 9:47PM EST 10/14/09 the code reads 23:13:23:XX, which would put it at a release date of November 11th.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 20:58

7. ninja (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)


see my post above: You are one off on each number. It changes at 9, not 0 (52, 51, 50, 49, 48). I had made that mistake, but I had heard that it may come out on Oct 30 yesterday, and found my error.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 21:01

10. gt183 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)


ahh of course. Makes perfect sense. And of course I just ordered my env Touch today!

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 21:03

11. ninja (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)


Also, if you add the minutes and hours up in your version you get 11:11AM (lol, maybe you are right). Subtracting one from each digit gives you midnight (which I believe is more likely than 11:11). I feel sorry for you about the env touch though.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 21:55

14. gt183 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Oct 2009)


Thats why they offer the 30 day return policy, lol. Hopefully I can do it again, already returned the HTC Touch Pro2.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 10:54

28. 22ADin09 (Posts: 38; Member since: 24 Jul 2009)


yeah i'd hit up the thirty days on the enV touch if i were you...and i feel sorry for you.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 21:18

40. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


GT183: Just decline shipping, don't open the box and all will be good. If you activate it you are screwed.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 20:58

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


I feel like that guy in pineapple express "this is so exciting!!".

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 22:37

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


that's a great movie.

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 13:05

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


i guess no one likes that movie.

posted on 21 Oct 2009, 20:06

66. musthavdroid (Posts: 67; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hay fanman this is moss500a.yeah i got booted off so i made a new profile. do you think i should wait for this droid thing or gat the imagio? im due for my upgrade let me know!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 20:59

8. iberrystorm (Posts: 67; Member since: 12 Jun 2009)


thats a really long slogan supporting andriod but not motorola itself. i kinda think motorola is depending to much on android. it is an open platform but they should at least do something else. i mean palm used to use wm now they created the webOS and look how good it is, they didnt depend on android all the time. htc uses both android and wm. not all just android. and when they do, they make it greater than it is, they made touchflo and senseui.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 21:00

9. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


I dont think eather AT&T or Apple answer to VZW cheapshots, anyway people still leaving big red for the Iphone. Wow never thought they'll be so soar beacuse of the success...!!!

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 23:04

17. VZWEMP (Posts: 142; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


yea and they're coming right back.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 10:55

29. theman414 (Posts: 130; Member since: 08 Jun 2009)


I don't know of anyone who's dropped the iPhone to get a Verizon phone.. Who's going to downgrade to the storm?

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 13:17

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


the storm is not a downgrade man, it's an upgrade. the storm2 will be way better than the iphone. :-). the iphone is so boring looking, no send or end buttons, it's all just all wrong.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 16:45

37. tonyc_42 (Posts: 61; Member since: 18 Aug 2009)


i have A LOT of people coming in switching out of their iphone to the storm or env touch so you might want to do some research before just assuming

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 21:22

41. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yes and I bet a bunch of Storm and enV Touch owners run to the iPhone... In my experience of every person I know that owns an iPhone, they are following sheep anyways and don't have their own identity and think the iPhone provides them instant satisfaction of "coolness" (of which every single owner I know is lacking) and "belonging" (again becuase they are all mindless sheep they are needy). But in my defence, I hate all apple products. No I don't work for Microsoft, and yes I am ready for all you sheep to give me nagatives and cry like the 14-year-old babies you are, either in real life or in maturity and intellect. BRING IT!

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 11:40

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


i think i'm the winner of getting the most negatives.

posted on 20 Oct 2009, 12:01

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


just trying to help extend your lead :)

posted on 20 Oct 2009, 13:49

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


thanks bro. :-)

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 21:34

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


The Touch Pro 2 sold out within a week of it's release can only imagine how fast this will sell.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 10:16

24. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Any good phone can be sold within firts days of launch, but still cant match the iphone.....the big red is acting like desperate house wives people keep leaving them for the iphone and with this add I dont think VZW will get the iphone anytime soon.....!!!

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 21:27

42. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


I gave you possitive dogi. becuase I do think it is bad to point your whole advertising campaign against one phone... Kinda like AT&T's whole campaign is based around the iPhone... bad business strategy. VZW should man-up and just market the game they bring of being solid with service and network. AT&T should start building their network better to counter the 3G claims so we as consumers would all benefit more from direct compentition I would be happy. Obviously VZW doesn't see AT&T as a threat, but the iPhone as an entity against them, it just so happens that AT&T carries it.

posted on 17 Oct 2009, 23:35

19. millroom88 (Posts: 6; Member since: 15 Oct 2009)


LETS ALL PRAY THERES NO BUGS IN THE FIRST BATCH! ..... Damn i want this phone, was thinking of the Hero, but now its the Droid all the way!

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 11:54

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


May turn out to be like the release of the Storm a year ago if there are any bugs... Imagine all the flack the fanboys will bring.. lol!

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 02:17

21. hkphooey (Posts: 35; Member since: 18 Oct 2009)


LOL after all the pot shots of Windows from Apple, it's about time they get a taste of their own medicine. In the smartphone world, iphone is now Windows. It's a craptastic phone that everyone uses (like Windows)

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 02:45

22. beeper3000 (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Oct 2009)


Wonder why is saids November, I have infact confirmed it will be released on Oct 30. It was easy to find out, just change your system clock to Oct 30, and go to droiddoes.com and you will see that the counter no longer countsdown. then change it to Oct 29, and check, its still counting!! I CANT WAIT TILL OCT 30!! I Want My Droid!!!

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 12:02

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


iPhone is craptastic?? Go buy one, use it for, um, 29 days... then tell me what you think... (and please don't give me any "Network" bull shit since you were only referencing phones, and not carriers) So many people on here are so skewed! (Or at least their thought processes are) Honestly, there are some out their who claim the iPhone is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Then there are others who claim it is the worst thing since liberalism. Stop with you one-way thinking!! Get a life and get outside sometime. There are better things to come than the iPhone, but it is not a craptastic phone. It is impressive, to say the least.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 10:33

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


I dont think "droid" is a phone, Im sure its reffering to android and a phone but not the "name" of it (obviously). I love the way Verizon is sticking it out there about the network and the iPhone people are blinded by a shiny you tube machine and they are missing the purpose..Psychologically it makes sense to be agressive in a market that sells out to "missing the whole point" to a cell phone. Agree or disagree, your choice, but VZW Fanman's got it right people are coming back after the iphone...its only as popular as the Apple computers and statistics are showing those are the only ones keeping it.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 23:35

45. lolipopjones (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Jun 2009)


Where are these Stastics of people dropping their iPhones? Please drop a link and show me before trying to tell me that people are dropping their iPhones in droves...

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 10:53

27. trentsinmypants (Posts: 312; Member since: 29 Jan 2009)


After all the voicemail problems I've been having with AT&T, i think this phone might be the one to bring me back to Big Red :D I cant wait to get my hands on a live unit...hurry up and mail us our promo kits motorola!! :D

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 11:04

30. jamess661 (Posts: 44; Member since: 12 Sep 2009)


I got a question for anyone here why is it that at&t have no response what so evey? I mean i am not an at&t subscriber or nothing but verzion treating them like little bitches and the just sit there and take it. I wonder if apple will roll over to for big red wow the pimp slapping everyone guess there not getting the iphone.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 15:53

35. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Dude is simple AT&T doesnt respond cuz no matter how much the big red bash the Iphone and AT&T there's still people from other networks specially VZ switching........when somebody talk so much negativity about something makes it more famous rather destroying........both companies are getting the beneficts from a carrier that is crying like a little bitch in school backyard....!!!!!

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 16:43

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


Do you realize that the iPhone has barely changed at all since the first one. It has a crappy processor compared to phones now. The camera sucks. It doesn't have multi-tasking. It's stuck on a bad company. It's just an old phone. Now its not a bad phone for when it came out but it is nothing compared to the new phones coming out. Even if the iPhone came to Verizon I wouldn't get it because of that. The reason AT&T can't come back with anything is the fact that they literally can't. They have nothing they can say truthfully that would help their business besides that they have the iPhone. The iPhone literally took AT&T from going bankrupt. Verizon can say anything they want because almost every single service is better and there is proof. With that proof it is not illegal to make commercials saying that it is a better network. That is how it all works. There have also been reports of less people switching to AT&T and more leaving bhecause of the horrendous network.

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 01:19

46. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Like it or not the Iphone is what it sells , AT&T can get any other good phones besides the iphone.......from my personal experience i tryed other good phones unlocked and nothing comes close, there are a lot of phones with more powerful procesor better camera but the iphone still beat them.......and BTW I don't know why you saying that AT&T was going bankrupt before the iphone, neither VZ, AT&T or T-mo are in financial troubles only sprint, the truth is VZW scares a lot of the Iphone the proof are those Funny comercials and let me tell ya man your fanboysm is taking you to unreal levels.....is incredible only one device got VZW crying and bitching, people continue to switch and that's a fact .......!!!!!

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 04:07

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


Do you remember Cingular...they were losing a lot of money and AT&T took them over got the iPhone and did better. How can I be a fanboy if I don't even have the phone. Yes, I am a fanboy of verizon but that is because they are the best service provider. You are the one creaming your pants over a phone that has been the same for 3 years, wait I forgot it just got picture messaging and copy paste, my bad. Denial is not just a river in Egypt.

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 08:46

48. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Carrier with bad service, just got picture message so what....!!! Still got VZW on its knees and fanboys like bithching and wait for more people leaving that 90s CDMA network with whatever coverage for the Iphone, simple fanboy eat it....!!!

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 14:27

53. lolipopjones (Posts: 51; Member since: 21 Jun 2009)


No the iPhone has the same look. Hardware wise it is more powerful then the droid due to a much more powerful and robust GPU. VzW has the largest coverage but bigger doesn't mean best. You pay for the coverage you use not the coverage you don't need. In many states like Maryland At&t is the superior choice. Why if I live on the East Coast do i need to care that i get better coverage in Dakota.... Its not denial... VZW fanboys are just morons.... That Android with its beefy specs will have to run apps that the weaker android phones which means you will not be using that hardware. Already games are coming out that use the 3GS's GPU enhancements more and more. So i fail to see whats wrong with the 3GS since it has the features I want... I am sorry but your creaming your pants over a phone that will really brings nothing new to the table either... Widgets... Really... who cares about widgets... 5MP camera can be nice but if all they did was just pack a high megapixel camera and gave it ZERO features that makes the actual picture look good then its just marketing.

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 14:47

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


it's so funny how many more verizon fans there are than at&t, this site is dominated by verizon.

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 19:04

58. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)


wow...you're intelligent AND mature

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 20:12

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


while i was watching desperate housewives tonight, i saw this commercial on!

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 22:16

43. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


this commercial is all over tv today, so i figured i would call verizon to figure out how to be one of the first to get one of these. The rep asked me what the website was and where i could click to it off the verizon website. She then said she had no idea what i was talking about and that she might not even hear of the phone until it comes out. This is the sales department by the way. I thought the purpose of commercials was to increase demand for the product and stir interest. just verizon being verizon i guess

posted on 19 Oct 2009, 19:01

57. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)


I think you just talked to an idiot, thats all. Internally, they've been hyping this thing for the last few weeks so don't know where that lady has been. Anyway, its still in phase 2 testing, so they're already on the floors at the various call centers so the tech support teams can play with them, learn about them, and do all that final testing reports. Phase 2 usually goes on for a few weeks and once it wraps up, they usually get released within 2 to 4 weeks. I got to play with both the Droid and Hero, and I personally didn't like the droid at all, but the Hero was impressive.

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