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

UPDATED with video: Verizon's Motorola Droid site take a jab at the iPhone by saying
iDon't have a real keyboard. iDon't run simultaneous apps. iDon't take night shots. iDon't allow open development. iDon't customize. iDon't run widgets. iDon't have interchangeable batteries. Everything iDon't...Droid Does.

This is the slogan on the new Motorola Droid teaser site that was unofficially launched by Verizon Wireless today. After viewing the catch phrases, you are instructed to enter your E-Mail address to receive updates. At the bottom of the screen there looks to be some type of countdown timer, but instead of numbers there are symbols, but it appears to be Months, Days, Hours, and Seconds. After you register your email address, you get the following reply saying that you don't need a smartphone, you need a supergenius in your pocket. Regardless, we're glad to see things are coming along and hope the Droid will be released before too long.

source: Verizon Wireless and Twitter

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*UPDATE*
A few people on Howard Forums have claimed to decrypt  the countdown clock, and say it end Midnight Oct 30.
There is also a banner ad saying "Droid Does November".

*UPDATE 2*
There was a TV Commercial for the Droid tonight and it has been posted to YouTube.
It clearly says November at the end, and at the bottom there is legal disclosure saying
"DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license. Copyright 2009 Verizon."






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66 Comments

1. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 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.

39. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 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.

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.

31. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 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.

3. ninja

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

18. vzwtechbill

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 16, 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

23. Sethdras

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 22, 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

34. ninja

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 17, 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!

4. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 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! :-)

12. lolipopjones

Posts: 51; Member since: Jun 21, 2009

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

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

thanks bro. :-)

20. YouLostTheGame

Posts: 441; Member since: Dec 11, 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 :)

26. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 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.

32. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

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

59. videobandit

Posts: 26; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

65. musthavdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 21, 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5. gt183

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

7. ninja

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

10. gt183

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 17, 2009

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

11. ninja

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 17, 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.

14. gt183

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 17, 2009

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

28. 22ADin09

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 24, 2009

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

40. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

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

6. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 2009

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

15. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

that's a great movie.

52. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i guess no one likes that movie.

66. musthavdroid

Posts: 67; Member since: Oct 21, 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 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.

9. DOGIEFRESH

Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 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...!!!

17. VZWEMP

Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

yea and they're coming right back.

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