Many Verizon stores to open early on Friday for launch of DROID

Many Verizon stores to open early on Friday for launch of DROID
"Many" Verizon Wireless retail stores will open early at 7 or 8 am on Friday for the launch of the Motorola DROID. The highly anticipated Android powered device will be the first to be powered by the new Android 2.0 OS. Big Red and Motorola have been promoting the handset at a level not seen since last year's launch of the BlackBerry Storm. To check when your local store will be opening, it is advised to give them a call. Stores inside shopping malls will be opening at the regular time. Starting on Friday, Verizon will be holding in-store demonstrations on how DROID owners can get the most from the device. The phone will cost $199.99 after a $100 mail-in-rebate (in the form of a debit card) and a two year contract. Also launching Friday is the HTC DROID Eris, a lower priced Android phone powered by the 1.5 build of the OS. The HTC Hero variant is $99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a two year contract, as we have already reported.

Check with your local Verizon store and set your alarm clock accordingly. Losing a little sleep is nothing compared to the joys of playing around with your new Motorola DROID.

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source: Verizon


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32 Comments

1. rath

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 14, 2009

some people just like to get up early or no sleep at all to take the first Droid but I have to wait until next year. good luck.

2. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

phonearena YOU ARE late again

3. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

I have come to the conclusion that "vzwman" once applied for an authorship position with Phonearena.com but was not hired because of straight stupidity and, of course, his beautiful grammar... Now he just gets pissed at Phonearena because he thinks he deserved the job... Do you really think Phonearena cares that you accuse them of posting late articles? What an idiot!

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

he makes a good point though. phone arena tends to be late on posting articles, compared to other gadget websites.

5. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

In that case, go troll on those other site. You don't have to be a member of this site. You don't have to come hear and read thses articles. Go somewhere else if you can find something better.

6. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

They're actually not late at all, becuase it was just made official today that they would be opening early... They've also had an ariticle SPECULATING that VZW MAY be open early, but this was just made official today so how is it late? +1 on vzwman being incredibly annoying...

7. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i think you need to chillout fanboys suck. now why did i get a minus 2?

8. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Didn't Verizon open early for the Storm as well?

9. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

lmao

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

ok since jackface edited his comment, this is to hova, the special hours of various verizon stores have been available on verizon's website since monday.

11. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

lol thanxs *HOVA*

12. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I find that hard to believe considering the other tech sites just updated today... But I really don't care either way, vzwman is a tool. We all know it, he just needs to make it to the first step in healing... admitting.

15. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i have no reason to lie bro...and i think people are confusing my username with his. :-/

16. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

the only thing i can admitt to is that this friday im going down to my local vzwstore @ 7:00am and im doing my new-every-two upgared and im going to love not paying a single cent for my very own droid HA...............................

26. icesick06

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Yeah, that is if your getting the Droid Eris by HTC... The Droid by Motorola is 299.99 - 100 MIR = 199.99. Highest new every two credit is 100 so looks like youll be paying 199.99 in store, then getting a 100 MIR making it 99.99. Sorry about your luck.

28. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Settle down fanboy your not a hall monitor, and your also not a grammer teacher, its a forum not an exam...

30. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Can people learn to spell grammAr please? It's such an oxymoron when you don't...

31. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

@icesick06 well then il just charge it to my acct. and i wont have to pay a cent till the next month HA...........

32. icesick06

Posts: 30; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

well i guess that works too

13. videobandit

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why has phonearena not yet posted an article about at&t suing vzw about the theres a map for that ad campaign?

14. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It'll come, just wait. Can't wait for that one...

17. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

if you didnt know phonearena is always late

18. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

If your definition of late is not the exact time every other site is reporting then you might be right. But if it comes the same half of the day as every other site I really don't see the big deal. Just because they maybe can't pay enough trolls to scour for information as other sites doesn't mean it's a bad site.

19. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

well on a side note, i love phone arena. thats why i have over 1,000 posts. i may be a wee bit biased toward verizon, but i still try to be positive in my comments. :-J

20. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

dont get me wrong i like this site too but im constantly having to go to other sites to get some news like i just read that apple is already working on apps-to-sd check it out on phandroid.com

29. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Cheers fanman..

21. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

look someone just gave me an - cuz they know im right

22. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think it's just cause they hate you. I'm just sayin.

23. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

im not here to meke friends buddy. but tell me, you did go to phandroid to read about that googles apps-to-sd didnt you

24. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

LOL, internet is blocked for the most part at work, so that's a negatory. I don't spend my free time on the forums, but I got all day at work.

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