Motorola DROID makes it to the Sunday comics page

Motorola DROID makes it to the Sunday comics page
It's always fascinating to see a mention of a specific cell phone model in a pop culture setting. For example, today's episode of the Dick Tracy comic strip has a mention of the Motorola DROID. The comic, known for the futuristic two-way wrist radio that its main characters wore back before such technology was possible, is rarely seen in newspapers anymore and instead, has a large online audience.

In the current story, Dick Tracy's adoptive son Junior is wearing a new, updated two-way wrist gadget while doing undercover work. One of the bad guys spots it and tells his partner about it. The latter shrugs it off as being "just a DROID phone or somethin'". It seems that the bad guys aren't really up to date on the latest in smartphone news or else the dialogue might have gone something like, "Nah, it's just the Motorola DROID 3, which is expected to hit Verizon stores on July 14th".

Another way to look at it is that criminal is using "Droid" to mean all Android phones, something that many people uneducated in cell phone knowledge do. Regardless, it is still a acknowledgement of how smartphones have become a common part of today's lifestyle. After all, as we just reported, one out of every three people in the U.S. are currently toting a smartphone wherever they go.

source: GoComics

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1. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Just because it says, "...a Droid phone..." doesn't mean that it's the Moto Droid. There are about 9 different phones out there with "Droid" in its name. Also, there are people out there who don't really know the difference between a Droid phone and an Android phone, even though there isn't really any difference except the name and carrier.

9. agent7

Posts: 19; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

Way to read the rest of the article. It already mentioned that...

2. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

They should have had the thunderbolt in the comics, because the quality of the device is a Joke :D

4. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

I think d**k Tracy prefers a more capable phone, the iPhone 4 ;)

5. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Wait, what? Lol, they actually censored d**k Tracy's name despite it being in the article lol?

6. DroidGod

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

To the Miz, you are a joke. Your comments are soooooo annoying to read on a daily basis.

7. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

And you're named after a Motorola phone.

8. DroidGod

Posts: 48; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

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