Last Updated: Oct 30,2009
Motorola Droid unboxing!
Looks like no docking accessories in the box.
of course. not everyone wants them. and why would they pass up the opportunity to make extra $ by having people buy accessories after they get the phone.
i, for one, will probably take a good look at the multimedia dock though- really transforms the phone!
Car dock looks amazing as well. Hopefully they are under 20.
The car dock comes with a 12v charger so I'd say it will cost more unless you can find it elsewhere. Verizon charges 29.99 for just the car charger on most phones.
I think I need to find some extra scratch so I can buy both with the phone.
extra scratch... or 2 christmas ideas.
Knowing my wife you are probably right.
I'd have been shocked if there had been. It's not typical in my experience. Most phone companies give you the cheapest charger available with most phones.
Accessories are one of the major ways that they make back the money they lose in price competition on the phones. The price pressure on the phones is much, much higher than the price pressure on accessories. This is largely because most phones require accessories that are incompatible with most everything else, even within the same company, so you have a lot fewer choices (often only one choice) for what you need. Most people don't take this into account when shopping for a phone.
I used to work at Kyocera Wireless (IT software development/support for manufacturing). I must have had at 50 different chargers for the various phones I had to work with. Every damned phone needed a different one. It annoyed the hell out of me.
At least mini-usb is finally taking over these days. I can charge my Garmin bike GPS, my PS3 controller, and soon my Droid on the same cable .
Yeah, I wish the dock came with it, but it just wasn't going to happen. I'm going to want one for home and one for work and probably the car dock too. I'd be surprised if they were less than $40 each and I wouldn't be shocked if they were significantly more than that. I'm putting them on my christmas list.
Billd I hate to disappoint you however the droid and most other cell phones now use micro-usb and not mini-usb. Mini is what a ps3 controller uses. So one more charger
I think they should've included the dock, it would've made the experience far better. I think most people would want them but not be willing to buy them seperatly. I guess this keeps the end cost a bit cheaper for the customer but I reckon it would've still been a good move to include it. I plan to buy one seperatly, I've never owned one but I want one. I was gonna get one for my HTC Diamond but then I realised that i don't really like the phone so I'm gonna get a new one and don't wanna waste money on a dock.
Has anybody else noticed out of all the Unboxing videos and hands ons today not one person mention anything about the 16gb card that is suppose to be included?
I assume the 16Gb card is "pre-installed." At least, I thought I read that somewhere.
It is. One one that I saw, they opened the back cover and it was already in there.
Apparently the dock costs $30. Which isn't too much to ask for.
This one mentions it
I think the droid + media dock will be replacing my alarm clock.
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