Verizon stores receiving shipments of Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris

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Verizon stores receiving shipments of Motorola Droid and HTC Droid Eris
Are you preparing to call in sick on November 6th so you can camp-out at your local Verizon Wireless store and be the first to buy a new Android powered phone at 6am? So if, you might not have to. One of our tipsters, which happens to work at a Verizon store with slow traffic, say they have received a large quantity of Motorola DROID (100) and HTC DROID Eris (50) as of now. Furthermore, higher-volume stores will probably get double that amount. So maybe it would be better to just go during your lunch break or after work instead. But if you are still worried, you can pop on over to BestBuy today and pre-order the Motorola DROID to be guaranteed one.

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36 Comments

1. Otto

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

I went into my local Best Buy to pre-order. While in the store a Verizon rep came in to talk with the BB employees. They were told that our area alone will be receiving 1800 Droids. In my area we have 2 BB's and 4 Verizon Stores.

2. jporterweb

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 17, 2009

I'm in a small store and we got well north of 50 of the Droid by Motorola... no Eris yet though...

3. cjg13c

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

Can someone tell me if these Droids will work in China? I have to travel overseas quite a bit, but don't want a WinMo 6.5 or a Blackberry. All maps there say GSM phones are used, and these aren't GSM. I have seen some sporadic articles saying CDMA is over there.

12. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

No. Every review has mentioned the fact that it lacks VZW Global Capabilities.

24. Man_of_God

Posts: 32; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

China does have limited CDMA coverage. Google it.

29. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Mainland China is complete saturated with CDMA service. I don't know what you are talking about. China has their own CDMA-based 3G network that is compatible with VZW/Sprint CDMA. If you are goign to hong kong though, you are out of luck.

4. coasterfanryan

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 05, 2008

Nope, it's not a world phone.

5. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

this sucks the vzwstore near me for some odd reason is doing the launch on saturday nov7. does anyone have any info on this?

6. vzwtech86

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 31, 2009

Actually yes the Droid will work in China. China has CDMA technology and so does Mexico and south America.

7. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

Since I see the tech in your user name..is there any word on the omnia II or passion? Which one of the phones is better omnia II,driod, eris, passion?

9. Literati

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 22, 2009

Just because someone puts tech in their name doesn't mean they are one. The Omnia 2 and Eris aren't in the same category as the Droid and the Passion. They are using old processors. The Droid and Passion are both using next generation processors. The Droid would win in this case because the Passion pictured is GSM and a CDMA version isn't coming anytime in the near future. A phone like this hasn't even passed the FCC yet, so as of right now, it's still vaporware.

10. cjg13c

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

So the Motorola Droid will work in China? What about the Eris?

13. rjt185

Posts: 257; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

@vzwtech. It might have CDMA, and there might be CDMA in other countries. But unless its identified as a Global Phone, it wont work outside North America. Why mislead if you're really a tech?

15. nh1234

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

@rjt185... The phone will work in China. vzwtech is not misleading anyone. You're misleading people and yourself thinking that you know what your talking about. Check out the link...http://b2b.vzw.com/international/outside_us.html. Once you educate yourself, come on back and post again.

16. vespec

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

Dude! you have no idea what your talking about. The Droid will work in China, vzwtech is correct and you're not! China runs on CDMA so any CDMA device will work there. The user will be charged an international roaming rate while in China. Please check your sources before you act smart.

17. vespec

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

Either one of those devices will work in China.

20. cjg13c

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

thanks for all your input on the China question! That b2b.vzw.com site has great info. I just hope its acurate, so I don't run into trouble when I go to China.

21. the igit

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

you're a moron. cdma is hardly the global standard gsm is- but it exists in many countries including china, mexico, parts of the caribbean, israel, india, canada and a bunch of others. cdma is cdma- so stop acting smart.

22. macron2000

Posts: 81; Member since: Sep 07, 2009

Uhm, actually just because another country uses the same technology, CDMA in this case, doesn't mean the frequencies are the same. So you could end going abroad and your phone would be searching for a network even if you are standing on top of the tower, litterally. A world phone is called a world phone not just becasue of the technology, but because it also utilizes frequencies found both in your homeland as well as your country. I'm a member of a global support team and we service all carriers and get these calls every day. Hope this helps.

23. cjg13c

Posts: 5; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

Then I'll ask you. Will the Droid and Eris work in China? I am a US verizon wireless user travelling to China.

26. spruce

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

It's not as simple as nh1234 suggests. In fact most places in China have only GSM service, while some, in particular the larger cities, have both CDMA and GSM. If you bore down from nh1234's page tohttp://b2b.vzw.com/international/Roaming/Asia-Pacific/China.html you'll see that Verizon's map for all of China shows only GSM service. (They don't seem to have a mechanism for displaying places with both CDMA and GSM.) Sprint's site (http://www1.sprintpcs.com/explore/coverage/internationalroaming/Search.jsp - search for China) does a much better job of breaking down exactly what systems and speeds are available in every city. I've used my Sprint CDMA phone in Beijing and Shanghai but it's not usable in many other places. I'm not certain that the CDMA areas Sprint identifies are all available to Verizon CDMA phones, but clearly both the Verizon and Sprint sites contradict the claim that the CDMA Droid would generally work in China.

27. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hmmm. bro i think 2 people already answered your question. probably certain parts. but as they said gsm is more prevalent in foreign countries.

30. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

RJT... A phone doesn't need to be labeled global to work in other countries. CDMA phones that aren't labeled global which work in CDMA networks that operate on the same frequencies. New Zealand, parts of Australia, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Mainland China, parts of South America, and Canada will work with ALL VERIZON PHONES! Don't need to have global in the name. GLOBAL UMTS/GSM/CDMA hybrids are labeled GLOBAL becuase they will work EVERYWHERE!

31. spruce

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 01, 2009

Just wish I could put off my next trip until the Motorola Zeppelin appears - reportedly the first Android world phone.

33. jundibasam

Posts: 119; Member since: Aug 05, 2009

its not entirely accurate either. cdma may be offered in in china, south america, etc, but i know at least in south america cdma will only give you voice coverage. You will still need a Quad band GSM or GSM/CDMA device to use data in south america, which i travel to about 2-3 times a year. I don't know about the other places, but as everyone on here suggests, call vzw global support to check which CDMA services are available in china and other places to be sure. Also, CDMA actually covers as large of a percentage of the population as GSM, although most places with CDMA also have GSM (China, India, U.S., Indonesia, and South America). The only places that are GSM-only (no CDMA) are all of Europe, Russia, parts of Africa and Asia.

35. VZW

Posts: 24; Member since: Nov 02, 2009

Yes, the Eris will work too.

36. kjack628

Posts: 49; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

The driod is inferior to the omnia II

8. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

OK here is my update :) i have a appointment on the 6th @ 8:30am to receive my droid store location if anyone is interested 13623 S Dixie Hwy Ste 147 Miami, FL 33176 (305) 232-7780 supposedly this store is going to have a large number of droids in stock (for anyone that lives in south miami)

11. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Dixie Highway..aww man it's been a min since I heard or even read anyone mention that road [home]...

14. pimpinmcd53

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

droid rules!

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