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.

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39 Comments

1. ChineseMuscle

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 15, 2008

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

20. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 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!

29. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

30. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

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

37. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 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!

2. ChineseMuscle

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 15, 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.

3. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

My first comments on my Droid

4. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

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

6. DroidDaddy

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 03, 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...

8. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 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

5. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

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

12. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

16. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Cancel your online order and go pick it up man

18. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that's okay bud, i can wait.

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?

11. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

9. fsjon

Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

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

10. jkeskel

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2009

Lol. +1.

28. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Did anyone else notice that no one in Manhattan smokes?

31. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

You must have never been to Manhattan.

13. JeffdaBeat unregistered

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

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

21. videobandit

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

15. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 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

17. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

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

19. Onomatopoeia

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

Yay, they actually have stock!!!

22. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 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.

23. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

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

24. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

welcome to my world. :-T

25. Sufcc

Posts: 33; Member since: Jul 28, 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.

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