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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:37 PM   #21601 (permalink)
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I just watched those ads myself. And I noticed it's not really an "android" commercial, but for Droid. I doubt they'd name it anything with the "Droid" name in it.

I actually never noticed it before, but at the end of the commercial, it does have a copyright for Lucasfilms... Lucas owns the rights to the name "Droid"... Moto pays for usage.

I highly doubt, htc or vzw would use that name and continue to pay royalties.
don't forget that the HTC phone is called the DROID Eris...

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I just watched those ads myself. And I noticed it's not really an "android" commercial, but for Droid. I doubt they'd name it anything with the "Droid" name in it.

I actually never noticed it before, but at the end of the commercial, it does have a copyright for Lucasfilms... Lucas owns the rights to the name "Droid"... Moto pays for usage.

I highly doubt, htc or vzw would use that name and continue to pay royalties.
But isn't the Eris referred to as the Droid Eris, or am I mistaken?

Edit: shKeebler is a damn fast typist
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Well, tomorrow I am going to VZW to see if I can get a droid a few days early. But I fully intend on working my charm on some reps to see what I can find out in any capacity. We shall see if it works. I

If not, yall will just have yet another "so I went to a vzw store...". I may or may not throw that tantrum in the store like I said last week. We'll see.
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That makes sense. That way they could just continue the "Droid Does" campaign but with it being about their whole line of Droid phones instead of only THE Droid.
I thought this too, but talking to multiple Verizon workers, both in person and real life, it was HTC's decision to go from Desire to DROID Eris so they could piggyback on the advertising and identify with customers. Then, they were free to reuse the Desire name, which they did.

Also, why would they call it the Motorola Devour when we all thought DROID Devour would be the most BA name ever? Was it not "high-end' enough, or is the DROID name just over?

IMHO, I think the DROID name will only stay with the DROID, Eris, and their successors.

BTW, does anyone know if anything occurred today about the rumored EOL for the Eris that my Verizon connects told me wasn't happening? Just wondering!

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Haven't a clue. Perhaps a store person would know...
The IQ program lets employees test-drive new devices after they launch- you have a queue of devices you want, and then they send them to you one at a time, and you get each for like 2 weeks. Exactly like Netflix pretty much. So any SKU with IQ in front of it means its a phone that will be used for the IQ program.

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But isn't the Eris referred to as the Droid Eris, or am I mistaken?

Edit: shKeebler is a damn fast typist
Ha Ha, Not that fast. I even double checked the verizon website first. so as not to make a fool of myself. Typing classes, plus, IT work means I'm on the computer all day...mostly checking this thread.
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The only problem I see is I don't think those that control VZWOffers have any information to leak. They seem to be in the same boat as your local VZW rep. Keep hounding them, and you might be able to get someone to leak a guess, but I don't really think they're privy to the information that we want.
at least at the company I work for, the twitter and facebook account are run by the marketing dept only. No one is allowed to use any name relating to our company in any kind of marketing material or communications with the public. I'd assume vzw would have things like twitter on lock down and have a dedicated person(s) and would at least be privy to more knowledge than a csr.
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Well, tomorrow I am going to VZW to see if I can get a droid a few days early. But I fully intend on working my charm on some reps to see what I can find out in any capacity. We shall see if it works. I

If not, yall will just have yet another "so I went to a vzw store...". I may or may not through that tantrum in the store like I said last week. We'll see.
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I have an idea. Send a very pregnant woman in. Make sure there are no doctors in there. Have her pretend to go into labor. They will have to take out an Incredible to deliver the baby. She snatches it, runs, reports back to us with specs and such.
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First of all, i doubt they would ever leak anything on twitter. They work for VZW, stuff they post gets posted all over the web, and im pretty confident they are getting monitored so if they do leak something, someone will be punished.

Second, thats you hahaha, i was reading the conversation between you and VZWoffers lol

We can only hope for leaks from real ppl right now that can give us information without letting their higher ups/vzw knowing.

Theres a guy on twitter im following that supposedly knows the exact date of release for the Nexus One, hes not saying anything yet, won't until he feels like it or in a couple days. I hope he's right, im dying for either phone right now.
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The only problem I see is I don't think those that control VZWOffers have any information to leak. They seem to be in the same boat as your local VZW rep. Keep hounding them, and you might be able to get someone to leak a guess, but I don't really think they're privy to the information that we want.




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Ya, I think thats the key. We need to focus on a date. Anyone going to a VZW store, or talking to a clerk online, or talking to their "insider" needs to focus on hounding them for a DATE. The only piece we are missing is a date. How long will we be kept in the dark. Just get an estimate. We know the phone exists, we know (for the most part) its specs, and we know what it looks like, so the only remaining question is WHEN! Get out there and hound about a date boys!
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I have an idea. Send a very pregnant woman in. Make sure there are no doctors in there. Have her pretend to go into labor. They will have to take out an Incredible to deliver the baby. She snatches it, runs, reports back to us with specs and such.
that would totally work
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Is anyone else considering buying the Incredible at the one-year price instead of two? I know I'm going to have the upgrade bug after seeing all these other new phones come out over the next year. The Droid 2 will be hard for me to resist if it has a usable keyboard coupled with a 4.3" screen, etc. Besides, I hate the idea of being locked in for two years...
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don't forget that the HTC phone is called the DROID Eris...
Forgot about that.

But the droid does website has Moto written all over it, and doesn't mention Eris...

If the "droid does" slogan was vzw's instead of moto's... wouldn't the Eris be on there too?
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Is anyone else considering buying the Incredible at the one-year price instead of two? I know I'm going to have the upgrade bug after seeing all these other new phones come out over the next year. The Droid 2 will be hard for me to resist if it has a usable keyboard coupled with a 4.3" screen, etc. Besides, I hate the idea of being locked in for two years...
I usually only do one year contracts.
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Is anyone else considering buying the Incredible at the one-year price instead of two? I know I'm going to have the upgrade bug after seeing all these other new phones come out over the next year. The Droid 2 will be hard for me to resist if it has a usable keyboard coupled with a 4.3" screen, etc. Besides, I hate the idea of being locked in for two years...
I'll be buying the phone outright (full price), not with a NE2 or 1 Year deal because I prefer my Alltel plan over any of the Verizon plans.
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IDK, but from a brief Google search it seems the device was called the Droid Incredible for many months and that name gradually phased out as HTC Incredible name
came into fashion. Just pondering.
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No new Incredible pics, but if you want something to use as your wallpaper, these images might work.....I'm thinking that's what they are since they're too small resolution for a computer, and there's a couple nexus one themed ones.

Flickr: Archive of fly_mrs' uploads to Flickr on 1st April 2010




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User love them or hate them or ignore them, but the fact is this forum could not exist without them. I cannot imagine how much work it takes to maintain this board and I'm pretty sure it's not a job I want. I couldn't take the abuse.

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I have an idea. Send a very pregnant woman in. Make sure there are no doctors in there. Have her pretend to go into labor. They will have to take out an Incredible to deliver the baby. She snatches it, runs, reports back to us with specs and such.
This is your mission for tomorrow. A pillow stuffed under your shirt will work perfect. At least it does in the movies.
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I saw where the thread was shut down today. Don't flame me if this has already been posted. I don't know who the on-line retailer is.

More Incredible News: HTC Incredible Stock-Piled by Verizon, On Sale Soon? - WIRELESS AND MOBILE NEWS
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Forgot about that.

But the droid does website has Moto written all over it, and doesn't mention Eris...

If the "droid does" slogan was vzw's instead of moto's... wouldn't the Eris be on there too?
My guess is that it's a collaborative thing. Both Moto and VZ put money into it.

Also, the Moto was the first Droid on the network, so there wasn't anything to go with it. Part of the agreement with Moto I'm sure.
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Is anyone else considering buying the Incredible at the one-year price instead of two? I know I'm going to have the upgrade bug after seeing all these other new phones come out over the next year. The Droid 2 will be hard for me to resist if it has a usable keyboard coupled with a 4.3" screen, etc. Besides, I hate the idea of being locked in for two years...
If you're a solo plan or the main line on a family plan, you can upgrade every year anyways, just no NE2 coupon.


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I saw where the thread was shut down today. Don't flame me if this has already been posted. I don't know who the on-line retailer is.

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Heh. That was started here, and it's partly why we got shut down.
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This is your mission for tomorrow. A pillow stuffed under your shirt will work perfect. At least it does in the movies.
Amature. You sneak into a maternity store and go into the fitting room. They keep fake bellies to tie on so you can gestimate your size and see how you'll look later on. Swipe one and stuff it in a large bag. They look more real.

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I don't understand this at all.

Why doesn't Verizon announce the phone? They have more to gain then to lose. This idea that some how sales for the Motorola droid is reduced isn't realistic. There are new phones out all the time. Take the HTC Desire, HTC EVO 4g, and HTC legend. There's the HTC HD2 for t-mobile which sold out apparantly. Yet sales for Motorola droid is great. That argument doesn't work.

Then there's the Nexus 1 - delayed and there's no news about it from Verizon.

HTC Incredible - supposedly to be able to compete with the HTC Desire - no news at all. Why?

Something is up and it can't be good. It might have something to do with the HTC lawsuit going on from Apple.

I suspect we won't see these phones for a very long time or until the Apple lawsuit is thrown out of court. I do feel that if Apple wasn't so anti-competitive you would have seen the Nexus 1 and Incredible by now.

Regardless my contract is up in may so I got a couple months to be wrong. Otherwise I'll probably just end up getting the droid.

That's my $.02
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OMG Angel! That is too funny! I did that when I was pregnant with my son . . . I was in Mexico bartering for some jewelry and the guy wouldn't budge on the price so I *fainted* in the heat. Worked like a charm.

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'Night all. I need sleep. Really, I do. Here's hoping for an Incredible day tomorrow!
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OMG Angel! That is too funny! I did that when I was pregnant with my son . . . I was in Mexico bartering for some jewelry and the guy wouldn't budge on the price so I *fainted* in the heat. Worked like a charm.

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If you're a solo plan or the main line on a family plan, you can upgrade every year anyways, just no NE2 coupon.
According to the IT manager at my work, apparently we're getting a great deal with vzw, as the corp just switched to them. We get 1 year contracts for personal use, a deep discount, and get hardware free (doubt the INC), but would still be able to use our NE2... He wouldn't give me any details and he just left for vacation for a week, and didn't have much time to chat with me today. I asked the other IT staff and they knew little about it.
But I can say, it got me excited

That said, basically, from what I've experienced with csr in stores, they are pretty liberal with 15% discounts
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Is there anything good on the Incredible wave? I've asked for an invite but haven't received it
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I don't understand this at all.

Why doesn't Verizon announce the phone? They have more to gain then to lose. This idea that some how sales for the Motorola droid is reduced isn't realistic. There are new phones out all the time. Take the HTC Desire, HTC EVO 4g, and HTC legend. There's the HTC HD2 for t-mobile which sold out apparantly. Yet sales for Motorola droid is great. That argument doesn't work.

Then there's the Nexus 1 - delayed and there's no news about it from Verizon.

HTC Incredible - supposedly to be able to compete with the HTC Desire - no news at all. Why?

Something is up and it can't be good. It might have something to do with the HTC lawsuit going on from Apple.

I suspect we won't see these phones for a very long time or until the Apple lawsuit is thrown out of court. I do feel that if Apple wasn't so anti-competitive you would have seen the Nexus 1 and Incredible by now.

Regardless my contract is up in may so I got a couple months to be wrong. Otherwise I'll probably just end up getting the droid.

That's my $.02
It could very well be exclusivity rights for Android devices where Verizon can only list a certain amount of devices, or devices with a certain level of performance for a period of time. Then again it could be good old fashion "We need to sell as much of the old crap as we can without them returning it."
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Amature. You sneak into a maternity store and go into the fitting room. They keep fake bellies to tie on so you can gestimate your size and see how you'll look later on. Swipe one and stuff it in a large bag. They look more real.

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That said, basically, from what I've experienced with csr in stores, they are pretty liberal with 15% discounts
So you are saying if we ask that most likely we can get a 15% discount?
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Those are good points I like it.

I really like the HTC Desire so hopefully something that can compete with that can come to verizon.

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So you are saying if we ask that most likely we can get a 15% discount?
Or check with your employer- I get a 20% discount on my plan and 25% off accessories and phones
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So you are saying if we ask that most likely we can get a 15% discount?
I worked at a tiny little place, no corporate ties with verizon (as in, the business didn't have vzw phones), I went in, told the csr that our company used them, and was told we got a discount. He checked around on his computer, talked with another guy (maybe his manager, maybe not) and said..."oh ya, ******, you guys get 15% off."
He asked for proof of working there, I gave him my paystub, he made a copy - and I got 15% off my phone purchase, and my plan.

When the Droid was coming out, I went to a vzw store and said the same thing. (much bigger company, but the company was on sprint at the time) I said the same thing, at a different store. Guy said and did almost the exact same thing. Said we got 15%... needless to say, I didn't buy at the time - hence why I'm buying the Incredible next.

Take it for what its worth... maybe I was lucky, maybe not.
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I don't understand this at all.

Why doesn't Verizon announce the phone? They have more to gain then to lose. This idea that some how sales for the Motorola droid is reduced isn't realistic. There are new phones out all the time. Take the HTC Desire, HTC EVO 4g, and HTC legend. There's the HTC HD2 for t-mobile which sold out apparantly. Yet sales for Motorola droid is great. That argument doesn't work.

Then there's the Nexus 1 - delayed and there's no news about it from Verizon.

HTC Incredible - supposedly to be able to compete with the HTC Desire - no news at all. Why?

Something is up and it can't be good. It might have something to do with the HTC lawsuit going on from Apple.

I suspect we won't see these phones for a very long time or until the Apple lawsuit is thrown out of court. I do feel that if Apple wasn't so anti-competitive you would have seen the Nexus 1 and Incredible by now.

Regardless my contract is up in may so I got a couple months to be wrong. Otherwise I'll probably just end up getting the droid.

That's my $.02
I agree with you. The HTC/Google vs. Apple lawsuit may be what's causing the delay. Both the N1 and Incredible are rumored to have very similar features. Considering the lawsuit, HTC, Google, and consequently VZW may be just playing it safe for the time being.
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Omg, idk how much longer i can wait........may just settle for a DROID or iPhone 3GS (sell it and buy a Nexus One)
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I agree with you. The HTC/Google vs. Apple lawsuit may be what's causing the delay. Both the N1 and Incredible are rumored to have very similar features. Considering the lawsuit, HTC, Google, and consequently VZW may be just playing it safe for the time being.
With that said, if Google was playing it safe, they wouldn't be offering the phone on AT&T or announcing coming to Sprint.
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I hate to do the ole "I have a friend thing" but she is the manager of a Best Buy Mobile. I asked her if we could go through her computer to check the Verizon listings to see if we could find out when it was coming. Although, every listing was just a code number (and none of the ones previously mentioned for the phone) they had the phone value and delivery date attached to it. The only phone coming this month that was valued at almost $600 was to be delivered on April 25. I can't think of any other phone it could be.

Granted, who knows if BB even gets the phone on the drop date, but even a few weeks ago I had heard April 25 and the comment here

Verizon HTC Incredible is a Nexus One in Red? Phone Reviews

says it as well. I know it's all speculation but seeing the delivery date on their computer and hearing April 25 a few other places is the most concrete thing I've seen in weeks.
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My guess is that it's a collaborative thing. Both Moto and VZ put money into it.

Also, the Moto was the first Droid on the network, so there wasn't anything to go with it. Part of the agreement with Moto I'm sure.
If it makes any difference, I searched for the trademark rights and found that the Droid trademark is licensed by Verizon and not Motorola, and was done so by Verizon in an attempt to go directly at Apple (hence the Droid-does) commercials. I don't know much about the iPhone 4G, but I would guess that those types of commercials would taper off if the iPhone is to hit VZW as rumored.

However, Verizon has put more than $100 million into an advertising campaign for the Droid, and is now expanding that ongoing campaign with new updated spots. I can't imagine Verizon throwing more money at a device that many here already consider "obsolete," but rather invest it for a series of devices known as "Droids" regardless of manufacturer.
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With that said, if Google was playing it safe, they wouldn't be offering the phone on AT&T or announcing coming to Sprint.
True, but the CDMA versions of the N1 (Sprint & VZW) may be a completely different phone (relatively speaking of course). For all we know, maybe this version is the most similar to the iPhone. They have already hinted to a "surprise". Who knows what that could be. Maybe the surprise is something Google could get into even more trouble for with Apple.
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I agree with you. The HTC/Google vs. Apple lawsuit may be what's causing the delay. Both the N1 and Incredible are rumored to have very similar features. Considering the lawsuit, HTC, Google, and consequently VZW may be just playing it safe for the time being.
More likely that not if anything comes the lawsuit HTC will just have to pay Apple to use their patents and this is something that will take them at least a year to resolve.
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