"Missing Droid X Real-World Give-Away" Contest (1st Post:Updated)


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  1. mattdouglaschambers

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    Official rules here (Thanks to piraticaphobiac)

    Here's what we know from @DroidLanding:


    Latest clue:

    Droid X designate #16 was found at Forest Park in St. Louis at 1:45pm CST by Brian Luckerman. Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!

    Specific unit clues:

    #1: Possible location(s): Las Vegas
    -Droid X designate #1 sees blinking lights, levers pulled. It should blend right in.
    -Droid X designate #1 has been sighted in Nevada. Witnesses call it the greatest source of power next to the
    -Droid X designate #1 is known to be in the desert. Where most humans could not survive.

    ***FOUND*** #2: Possible location(s): Southern California
    -Todd Leykamp found Droid X designate #2 at Pink’s Hot Dogs at 1:56pm PST today! Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in LA, plug N 34 05.030 W 118 20.664 exactly into Google Maps to find Droid X designate #2. Don’t dog it!
    -Are you ready? Droid X designate #2 is on the west side of LA. GPS coordinates in 30 minutes!
    -Droid designate #2 will be capturing La La land in 720p. And in 2 days.
    -In 4 days, Droid X designate #2 will be in southern California. Could it be masquerading in Hollywood as a camera?
    -Droid X designate #2 is by west coast. Absorbing the extra sunshine in 720p.

    ***FOUND*** #3: Possible location(s): San Francisco
    -Justin Schauer was fast. Got Droid X designate #3 from the Victoria Theater in San Francisco today at 12:13pm PST. Good going!
    -Showtime! Droid X doesn't take a back seat to anyone, but you should if you want designate #3. In SF? Get thee to N 37 45.902 W 122 25.134.
    -Droid designate #3 is in a theater that seats 480. Droid X shoots 720 HD. Droid X FTW!
    -Droid designate #3 is using all its 1Ghz processing power just to navigate Lombard St.
    -Droid X designate #3 is in California. The most powerful cybernetic machine since Arnold took office.
    -Droid X designate #3 is near the west coast. Droid hunters are advised to start looking at the shoreline and work inland.

    ***FOUND*** #4: location(s): Pier 66 New York City
    -Stop searching! Droid X designate #4 was recovered today at 4:35 on Pier 66 in NYC. Congratulations Francis Choung.
    -Droid hunters alert! If you are in NYC, go to N 40 45.173 W 74 00.599 to find Droid X designate #4
    -Droid Designate #4 has hit the docks in NYC! The evolution of the smart phone has taken a “Long Time” but it’s here. Right now. Need a map?
    -Droid X designate #4 has made it to the capital of the world. It has everything it needs here except a Metrocard.
    -We’ve received a transmission from Droid X designate #4. It detects humans in the area. ARE YOU ONE OF THEM?
    -Droid X designate #4 is in a hdmi state of mind.
    -Droid X designate #4 has been tracked to the East Coast. Droid hunters assemble. Everyone else, clear the area.

    ***FOUND*** #5: Possible location(s): Dallas, Texas
    -Sonny Bryan’s in Dallas is legendary. So is Droid X & Louis Cantoran who found one there at 1:50pm CST. Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone.
    -If you are in Dallas, go to N 32 46.850 W 96 48.386. Check with Google Maps but hurry!
    -Droid X designate #5 has hit downtown Dallas. GPS coordinates transmitting in 30 minutes. Are you prepared?
    -Droid X designate #5 is near a grassy knoll. Shooting HD.
    -Droid X designate #5 is in a state as big as a Droid X 4.3” screen
    -Droid X designate #5 has been reported south of Nebraska. Way south. Start your engines.
    -ATTN: Droid designate #5 escaped secure location 6 hours and counting. Witnesses noticed it heading in a southern direction.

    ***FOUND*** #6: Possible location(s): Florida
    -Ted Webster found a Droid X at the Beefy King in Orlando today at 12:40pm EST. Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in Orlando, go to N 28 32.922 W 81 21.136. Check with Google Maps but hurry!
    -Droid X designate #6 has hit downtown Orlando. GPS coordinates in 30 minutes. Get ready!
    -Droid X designate #6 will be in a town with theme parks in 2 days. Where there are plenty of other androids.
    -Droid X designate #6 is in the southernmost part of the country. Unless you count Hawaii. Droid X counts everything.
    -Droid X designate #6 spotted! This one is pretty far south. Head for the keys then work your way up

    ***FOUND*** #7: Possible location(s): Washington
    -Christena Berner found Droid X designate #7 at Lincoln Park in Seattle today at 7:30pm PST. Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone.
    -If you are in Seattle, go to N 47 31.611 W 122 23.737. Check with Google Maps but hurry!
    -Droid X designate #7 is hitting the west side of Seattle! Look outside! GPS coordinates arriving in 30 minutes.
    -In 4 days, Droid X designate #7 is in the city Dr. Frasier Crane called home. Too bad Droid X has no issues.
    -In 5 days, Droid X designate #7 will be near aviation factories. Perfect since Droid X is taking off at the speed of 1Ghz.
    -Droid X designate #7 has been spotted in the Pacific Northwest. Northeasters: buy your plane tickets.

    ***FOUND*** #8: Possible location(s): Birmingham
    -Alex Abenoja found a Droid X at the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame in Birmingham today at 1:36pm CST. Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in Birmingham, go to N 33 30.898 W 86 48.720. Check with Google Maps but hurry!
    -Droid X designate #8 has hit south of Interstate 20. GPS coordinates transmitting in 30 minutes. Are you prepared?
    -Five days until Droid X designate #8 will be in a city built on steel. Droid X is built on 1Ghz processing power
    -Workers here built the rocket that went to the moon. They might think Droid X designate #8 came back from there.
    -Droid X designate #8 doesn’t wish it was in Dixie. Or connect in hdmi. Because it’s already both.

    ***FOUND*** #9: Possible location(s): Tennessee
    -Chris Bamman found a Droid X at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville today at 12:51pm CST! Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in Nashville, go to N 36 09.503 W 86 46.615. Check with Google Maps but hurry!
    -Droid X designate #9 has hit Nashville on the West Bank. Hold for GPS coordinates in 30 minutes.
    -Droid X designate #9 has a 4.3" screen as big as the Grand Ole' Opry. And it will be in that city in 3 days.
    -Droid X designate #9 is in the Volunteer state. Who will volunteer to take it home?
    -Droid X designate #9 is where the humidity is as high as its processing power.

    ***FOUND*** #10: Possible location(s): Houston
    -Droid X designate #10 was found at Discovery Green in Houston at 1:24pm CST by Matt Garza. Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in Houston, go to N 29 45.152 W 95 21.547. Check with Google Maps but hurry!
    -It gets hot in Houston. But you have a good reason to go outside. Droid X designate #10 is hitting the park! Stand by for GPS coordinates.
    -Droid designate #10 is here. City, we have a problem. Finding it.
    -Droid designate #10 has landed. This state is big enough for two Droid X phones. And their 4.3” screens.
    -Droid X designate #10 is in high heat, low humidity and pure processing power.

    ***FOUND*** #11: Possible location(s): Oklahoma
    -James Stepanek found a Droid X at the Chesapeake Boathouse in Oklahoma City today at 5:57pm CST! Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in Oklahoma City, go to N 35 27.448 W 97 30.264. Check Google Maps but don't go in the water!
    -Ready? Droid X designate #11 is hitting in Bricktown. Get GPS coordinates in 30 minutes then get going!
    -Droid X designate #11 is near the Cowboy Hall of Fame. Waiting for induction into the smart phone Hall of Fame.
    -Droid designate #11 is surfacing in a land-locked state. That is one powerful 1Ghz processor.
    -Droid X designate #11 is known to be in big country. Good size for a 4.3” screen.

    ***FOUND*** #12: Possible location(s): Cleveland
    -The Corner Alley. Cleveland. 7/13 7:06pm EST. That was where Andrew Webber found Droid X designate #12. Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in Cleveland, use Google Maps to find Droid X designate #12 at coordinates N 41 29.978 W 81 41.398. Hurry!
    -Droid X designate #12 is hitting close to the Grand Army of the Republic Highway. In 30 minutes the GPS coordinates will hit.
    -Droid X designate #12 rocks. With its 1Ghz processing power, it has no choice.
    -Droid X designate #12 has found its robot eye in the Buckeye state.
    -Droid X designate #12 has been spotted in the heartland. Sending out amber waves of hdmi.

    ***FOUND*** #13: Possible location(s): NY
    -Droid designate #13 was found at the Anchor Bar in Buffalo at 1:15pm EST by Michael Inglet. Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in Buffalo, Droid X designate #13 is at coordinates N 42 54.148 W 78 52.119. Check Google Maps to find the location and go!
    -If you’re looking for Droid X designate #13 start at the waterfront in Buffalo. Then go past 190. GPS coordinates in 30 minutes!
    -Droid X designate #13 will be in NY's second largest city in 5 days. Droid hunters should make that population explode.
    -Droid X designate #13 is in the birth state of both Stan Lee and his favorite state motto. If he saw a Droid X, he might say “Excelsior!”
    -Droid X designate #13 is going north. Its 8 megapixel camera can almost see Canada.

    ***FOUND*** #14: Possible location(s): Illinois
    -Something told Chris Wallace it was all happening at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago. Here’s to the winner of a new Droid X!
    -If you are in Chicago, Droid X designate #14 has been tracked to coordinates N 41 55.202 W 87 37.922. Pounce on Google Maps to find it!
    -Droid designate #14 is an animal kingdom named after an American president. Perfect since Droid X rules.
    -Droid X designate # 14 has landed in urban area. Its 1Ghz processor should be powerful enough to unite the Cubs and Sox fans.
    -Droid X designate #14 is capturing a Northern Cardinal with an 8 megapixel camera.
    -Droid X designate #14 is another Midwest landing. It’s disturbing the cattle in the region.

    ***FOUND*** #15: Possible location(s): Colorado
    -Droid X designate #15 was found at Washington Park in Denver at 5:38pm MST by Marc Martinez. Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in Denver, go to N 39 42.191 W 104 58.304. Check with Google Maps but hurry!
    -Droid X designate #15 is in south Denver! It's outdoors! Stand by for GPS coordinates.
    -Droid X designate #15 is near mountains. Next to some other mountains. Next to its hdmi port.
    -Droid X designate #15 is at a high altitude. Of course, nothing can slow down its 1Ghz processor.

    ***FOUND*** #16: Possible location(s): Missouri
    -Droid X designate #16 was found at Forest Park in St. Louis at 1:45pm CST by Brian Luckerman. Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in St. Louis, go to N 38 38.472 W 90 16.844. Consult Google Maps and get moving!
    -Droid X designate #16 is hitting a park in St. Louis! GPS coordinates coming down in 30 minutes.
    -Rams. Cardinals. Droid X designate #16. Lot of powerful athletes in this city
    -Droid X designate #16 is showing the “Show Me State” hdmi, 4.3” screen and 720p video capture.
    -Droid X designate #16 is considered by some to be in the Midwest. It’s considered by most to be amazing.

    ***FOUND*** #17: Possible location(s): - Detroit
    -Stephen McGee found Droid X designate #17 at Slow’s BBQ at 7:41pm EST today! Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in Detroit, Droid X designate #17 is at coordinates N 42 19.891 W 83 04.558. Copy and paste into Google Maps and dig in!
    -Ready, Detroit? In 30 minutes you can find Droid X designate #17 – it should be able to see Ambassador Bridge from where it’s hid. Outside.
    -The first modern traffic light was invented here. In 3 days, Droid X designate #17, the latest in smart phones will be here.
    -Droid X designate #17 is near the home of the world’s largest cement plant. Because Droid is built on strength and reliability.
    -Droid X designate #17 can take just about anything you throw at it. Just like the people where it landed.
    -Droid X designate #17 is near a major metropolitan area. Wait. Did we just say Droid X designate #17?

    ***FOUND*** #18: Possible location(s): Minnesota
    -Kelly Altmann found Droid X designate #18 at the Grand Ole Creamery in Minneapolis today at 6:12pm CST! Stop by for 1 hour to see the phone!
    -If you are in Minneapolis, Droid X designate #18 is at coordinates N 44 55.005 W 93 14.822. Use Google Maps but don’t get left in the cold!
    -Here we go. Droid X designate #18 is in South Minneapolis. Coordinates in 30 minutes.
    -People call this city a Twin City with St. Paul. But with Droid X designate #18 there, in 3 days it will be the only city for Droid hunters.
    -Droid X designate #18 is near the Mall of America. Possibly visiting the Verizon Wireless store there.
    -Droid X designate #18 was last seen near interstate 80. Drivers are advised to stay alert.

    ***FOUND*** #19: Possible location(s): - Philadelphia
    -Joseph Umanzor found Droid X designate #19 at Philadelphia's Ben Franklin Monument at 12:52pm today. Thanks to everyone who played!
    -Attention Philadelphia Droid hunters! Droid X designate #19 is at coordinates N 39 57.488 W 75 10.351 now. You know what to do.
    -Droid X designate #19 is near the man who wrote "a stitch in time saves nine". Try to find this phone in time.
    -Droid X designate #19 didn't crack the bell in this city. But with a 1Ghz processor, it could have.
    -If you're looking for Droid X designate #20, head a little south tomorrow. You may find Droid X designate #19.

    ***FOUND*** #20: Possible location(s): - Boston
    -Boston residents, you have a Droid sighting at N 42 21.296 W 71 03.058. Plug these numbers precisely into Google Maps and go!
    -Droid designate #20 is near live lobsters. A lesser phone would be in danger of those claws.
    -Tomorrow, Droid X designate #20 will use its 1Ghz processor to decide an important question. What's more famous here: Tea or beer?
    -If you're looking for Droid X designate #20, head a little south tomorrow. You may find Droid X designate #19.
    -Droid X designate #20 is in a city where everybody knows its name. Or they will in 2 days.
    -The pilgrims landed here. So has Droid X designate #20 and its 4.3" screen.
    -Droid X designate #20 is in the northeast. If you just left there on your search, turn around.
    -Droid X designate #20 is…. Did it again, didn’t we?

    ***FOUND*** #21: Possible location(s): Washington DC
    -Designate #21 was at N 38 55.028 W 77 01.727. Blake Ourso was on hot its trail & found it before the coordinates went out. Congrats!
    -Ben’s Chili Bowl in Washington DC was where Blake Ourso found Droid X designate #21 at 12:14pm today. Good thing it wasn’t in the chili!
    -If you are in Washington D.C., Droid X designate #21 has made it in time for the lunch crowd. Plug N 38 55.028 W 77 01.727 into Google maps.
    -Droid X designate #21 detects heat. Turns out it’s just the spicy chili.
    -With a 1Ghz processor Droid X designate #21 is a center of power. Good thing it will be in this city in 2 days.
    -In 3 days, Droid X designate #21 will be in a state that- Wait, it isn't a state. That's okay. Droid X isn't just a phone.
    -Back to the east coast for a Droid designate #21 sighting. Tell the family you’ll be late.

    General clues:

    -Several Droid X designates are pinging us. Stand by.
    -This is different. Getting some strange readings. What are they up to?
    -140 characters is nowhere near enough to tell you about Droid X. A better plan is to sign up for email updates at http://droiddoes.com
    -Droid experts say some Droid X phones may still be moving. What they don’t know is who will find them.
    -Droid X shoots in 720p. Which means you can really see the look on your face when you find one.
    -Droid X is like no other phone. You’ll know when you see it.
    -The next time someone tells you “hey, look at that”, you better look. It might be the Droid X.
    -The enhanced vision of Droid X would be the perfect tool to help you find one. Ironic.
    -The missing Droid X phones aren’t going anywhere else. Unless someone finds them before you.
    -How far would you travel to find a Droid X
    -What’s your Droid hunting strategy? Keeping it to yourself? We don’t blame you.
    -Why would a Droid X hide in your city?
    -Droid X. Is it a hundred miles away or right under your feet? Stay tuned…
    -Consulted with Droid expert. Thinking that Droid #5 and #7 will be found in warmer climates while #3 should be located at higher altitude.
    -What would you do if you came eye to eye with Droid X?
    -Wherever people need hdmi and a 4.3” screen, Droid X will be there. Stay tuned for where that might just be.
    -Here’s how it goes. You find a Droid X out there. You pick it up. You turn it on. And everything changes.
    -You don’t come across a phone like Droid X every day. But you just might soon.
    -Reports coming in from all check points. How many Droid X units have escaped? Some say more than a dozen...
    -REPORT: Keep an eye out for the Droid X in the wild. With a 4.3” screen it can keep a pretty big eye on you.
    -Droid X has everything it needs. Except a human owner. Stay tuned to find yours.
    -REPORT: Surveillance confirms all Droid X have dispersed. Each one is in a separate site.
    -REPORT: Droid X units have escaped! Get the stats on them at Droid Does | The Next Generation of Does by Verizon Wireless. Forewarned is forearmed.

    Let me know the other theories, I just did those based on what I remember seeing here.

    Other possible resources:
    Droid X Map


    Big thanks to NiceShotMan and SiXiam for the format. And SiXiam again for updating the format.
     

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  2. drpotter2807

    drpotter2807 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in! ( not that I found anything... just sayin I'm in the game...)
     
  3. necosino

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    I signed up for the newsletter? and put in as an active customer + phone number, so maybe we'll get texts with hints...
     
  4. dmiller2007

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    I'm all over this like a fat kid at the buffet
     
  5. btizzle

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    check it now.. might not be a legit site. It is claiming the X has a snapdragon.
     
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    Yeah. I'm more prone to thinking the site is fake before I believe it has a snapdragon. The only phone benchmarking faster than the X is the nexus one with FroYo. That's not a snapdragon putting those numbers up running eclair
     
  8. Wolfedude88

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    They pulled the post stating it had a snapdragon processor, must have been a mistake.
     
  9. dmiller2007

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    Yeah. They deleted that blasphemous tweet.
     
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    Haha I noticed that too. I might just sit in a corner with my hands over my eyes until wednesday. I just don't think it'll have a snapdragon
     
  12. Wolfedude88

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    Yeah I still don't think it does, waiting on droid-life to say their new source says it doesn't have snapdragon.
     
  13. dmiller2007

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    But I am thinking that the droidlanding site is legit. So maybe it was a mix up like when they posted 720p screen on the droiddoes.com. and the reason I think its legit is the vzwoffers account is following the droidlanding page.
     
  14. AntimonyER

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    New Tweet, Droid #5 escaped 6 hours ago, heading in southerly direction
     
  15. Wolfedude88

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    Yeah I would say the generous consensus here is that we think it is legit. The only think now is that droid-life is stating that the droid x has a snapdragon processor and they state they have a source that confirms.
     
  16. dmiller2007

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    Well I'm guessing this new tweet will vanish soon and we'll know for sure these are hints and they're meant to only be viewable for a short time. Really seems like verizon is pushing this phone hard.
     
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    I caught that too. I'm glad the "latest" info says omap but I'm just going to wait until wednesday to see for sure.
     
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    I hear ya. That phone looks to be exactly what I wanted my Droid to be. I cannot wait for Wednesday myself!
     
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    Wtf is that even supposed to mean? Southerly from where? one of the warehouses?

    I'm in on this search! (hopefully its not just a tactic to get people pumped up about the phone)

    I also hope that they aren't just keeping this to huge urban areas like LA. Us county side people need droooiiiidd love too!
     
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    latest update..

    @droidlanding REPORT: Surveillance confirms all Droid X have dispersed. Each one is in a separate site. - 2 hours ago

    sites as in Verizon stores?
     
  23. Wolfedude88

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    I am not sure, but that is what I think it sounds like.
     
  24. nicallen63

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    So who wants to be the first person to go to their local Verizon store and ask if they have an escaped Droid X, and possibly be laughed at?
     
  25. Flying_Hellfish

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    I'd rather print out a picture, walk in there, show it to them and say.... "Have you seen this Droid?"

    But I'm strange.
     

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