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UPDATED:DROID to turn Times Square signs into giant Google Maps and Navigation display

UPDATED:DROID to turn Times Square signs into giant Google Maps and Navigation display
If you have been thinking about getting the Motorola DROID but wanted to test out the Google Maps and Navigation, you can "kick the tires" on one of the biggest stages in the U.S.-Times Square. For 20 straight hours today, anyone who calls 888-376-4336 will get a chance to do a Google Search by voice and the results will show up on either the giant NASDAQ sign or on the mammoth Reuters display. So if you were to call and say, "McDonalds", the display would show a giant Google Map, pointing out to you the closest Micky D's with signs showing you how to navigate to the location. For the last couple of weeks, this promotion has been running in 90 minute time slots in the afternoon and night. With the heavy parade traffic, the 20 hour promotion today should bring plenty of attention to the Android powered DROID. Just try to keep your search "clean". After all, Times Square has been Disneyfied for a few years now.

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source: TechCrunch

*UPDATE*
The 20 hours that DROID does Times Square will start 6am EST Friday and if you can't be in the Big Apple to watch, you can view all of the action through a webcam from this link.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. vzw fanman (Posts: 1973; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


cool. droid ftw.

posted on 26 Nov 2009, 14:09

2. SamTime (Posts: 253; Member since: 07 Nov 2009)


Its not just Droid FTW, but Android 2.0 FTW.

posted on 26 Nov 2009, 15:57

3. Illyich (Posts: 167; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


That's a pretty awesome idea.

posted on 26 Nov 2009, 19:29

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


I would say the nastiest shit i could think up. DROID FTW

posted on 26 Nov 2009, 23:52

5. joeschmo (Posts: 8; Member since: 11 Nov 2009)


what the hell are you talking about?

posted on 27 Nov 2009, 03:20

6. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


DROOOOOOOOOOOID

posted on 27 Nov 2009, 23:09

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


Pretty good for the fanboyz, keeping their hopes alive...!!!!

posted on 28 Nov 2009, 15:11

8. dubracer223 (Posts: 46; Member since: 16 Mar 2009)


and retarded "anti-fanboys" keep it at the top of the list...keep it going numbnuts

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