The name game


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  1. kwaping

    kwaping Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So... If Verizon carries the Passion/Dragon, and they want to build this whole line of "Droid" phones, I wonder what the official name of the device is going to be? Droid Dragon? Something else entirely, like how the Hero turned into the Droid Eris?

    Discuss! :)
     

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  2. Raji

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    Droid Passion. Droid Dragon sounds weird. Then again Droid Passion is nothing great.
     
  3. VaDivot

    VaDivot Well-Known Member

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    Droid Dragon would definitely be out, that just doesnt sound right. Droid Passion sounds ok, but I think they could do better. More than likely it will be something we havent heard yet. I like Droid HD or Droid B.A.S. (big @ss screen)!
     
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    anexanhume Well-Known Member

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    Given that Eris is a Greek goddess, I think they should call it the Droid Zeus.
     
  5. Mykpfsu

    Mykpfsu Well-Known Member

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    While another greek god makes sense I would go with Hades or Ares. Being that Eris was the goddess of Discord and the HTC name was Desire, Passion should have a stronger god along the same line, hence Hades the god of the underworld/death or Ares the god of war. Though Ares might cause confusion with Eris.
     
  6. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

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    I saw in a comments section a week or so ago that someone mentioned it would be called the Droid Psion ("p" silent). Seems consistent with the word game Verizon played with the HTC Desire. De(sire). "sire" backwards = "eris". Here they'd be dropping "as" from Passion. Who knows. I don't care what the call it as long as it comes mid-Dec and it's all that it's cracked up to be. I hated the name Droid Eris in place of Desire at first, but it doesn't bother me anymore and I don't need to recite the name 20 times a day.
     
  7. Corvid

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    Dragonoid!
     
  8. kwaping

    kwaping Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ^^^ Love it, but I doubt they would risk a legal issue with the creators of Bakugan. :) (I have a four year old son, that's my excuse)

    EDIT: Even if it's not the official name, that's going to be my nickname for it! Good call.
     
  9. phillypharm

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    htc (ivan) drago... he was a big ass dude and this is a big ass phone
     
  10. RedlightG20

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    Heh, nice one
     
  11. phillypharm

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    haha not mention:

    he was a powerful figher --> powerful phone
    he had the most state of the art equipment/computer tech --> this phone will be state of the art
    he was on steroids --> this phone IS steroids
     
  12. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

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    But if Passion is synonymous with love, then the Greek God of Love is Eros, but that's too close to Eris. Maybe they'll name it Pete...as in Pete's Dragon.
     
  13. gbelste

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    errr... the greek goddess of love is aphrodite. the Droid Aphro. :p Or maybe the Droid Rodite.
     
  14. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

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    OK, he's the god of lust, love, and sex, son of Aphrodite. Sexual love would be closer to passion than love. But if Verizon was truly following Greek mythology based in the HTC "working" names, the HTC Desire would have been Cupid, instead of Eris. I personally hope they keep the HTC Passion name, like they should have kept the name Desire. But it's not our choice. I'll still buy the Passion when it comes out if it named after Mania, the goddess of insanity. The Droid Mania...hmmmmm
     
  15. phillypharm

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    or it could be named after ciara..

    the droid hermaphrodite....:eek:
     
  16. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Well-Known Member

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    How bout the Roid Droid, lol.

    Going with the Ivan Drago theme, have a commercial where it and the iPhone are standing face-to-face, and touching gloves it says to the iPhone, "I must break you!"
     
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    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Hey if the Qualcomm dual GSM/CDMA chipset were to be in it, it could be called that!
     
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    The funny thing is that Eris is the Goddess of Strife and Discord. Eros is the god of love and passion. woops Verizon.
     
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    Considering their in your face advertising of the Droid I think Eris fitz better by it cauing discord to other cell phone carriers.
     
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    droid D2
     
  21. wonderbread

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    The Google Phone :p
     
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    What if this is really going to be released as the other codename no one has mentioned in months.

    The Droid Predator ?
     
  23. Mykpfsu

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    Could be but I think the Predator turned into the Desire\Eris.
     
  24. wonderbread

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    Wouldn't it be funny if verizon released the phone this christmas season and stuck with the name "DROID Passion"? I mean, what with the mel gibson movie title and the "Passion" signifying all that religious stuff.
     

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