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The Droid is Dead (Verizon thinks so)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Apeman, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I am sorry my friends, but the time has come. I suppose it has been a good run, but Verizon has stopped selling the Motorola Droid.
    As you can see by going to Verizon's Smartphone Listings, the Droid is not listed, and has been replaced by the Droid 2. While a new "better" phone comes out, our phone shall be remembered as the phone that brought the Android operating system to the mainstream, the first phone that could truly be called and iPhone killer. DROID DOES WHAT iDONT!

    Even though Motorola and Verizon state that the Droid 2 is better than the original Droid, our phones outspeed theirs with a maximum overclock of 1.3ghz, it has been able to be used as a mobile hotspot when they say it could not, and this phone has stayed true to Android in being an open device.

    We shall remember the Droid as an amazing phone, and I believe it will go down in cell phone history.


    How long the Droid was on sale:
    278 days.... from November 6th, 2009 to August 10th, 2010.

    Or 9 months, 5 days excluding the end date

    Alternative time units
    278 days can be converted to one of these units:
    24,019,200 seconds
    400,320 minutes
    6672 hours
    39 weeks (rounded down)


    Because of this sad day, feel free to share your favorite moment with your Droid, and how it has been a huge impact on the cell phone industry.
     


  2. machinehed

    machinehed Lurker

    it must be out regionally cause i just looked and the original droid is on verizon's site, along with the droid 2
     
  3. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Oops- yeah, must be regionally - in my area it is still for sale, in a BOGO offer as well...
     
  5. Outlaw.99

    Outlaw.99 Android Enthusiast

    Dell still has some on their site also... But for the most part its life has been cut to make room for the third generation Android devices...
     
  6. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Welcome to the Android Forums!
    And where are you from? Because the Droid is gone for me and my friends around the country, and I can't even get onto droiddoes.com

    Maybe you should try clearing your cache.
     
  7. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    No cache to clear - never visited the VZW site on this browser (Firefox 4beta 4 pre - brand new profile, so I know there is no cache to delete).

    I live in Georgia....
     
  8. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Interesting. I'm in MA and my friends around the state, Florida, California, and Texas don't see it.
     
  9. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    I'm in a smaller metropolitan area south of Atlanta (if you can call this area metropolitan).

    So it is not surprising that there may in fact be some here.
     
  10. DapCorderman

    DapCorderman Member

    Droid 1 shows up on VZW site for me. droiddoes.com also loads fine.
     

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  11. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Interesting. Has anyone been able to get on the DroidDoes site? Because earlier when I tried clicking "Buy Now" for the Droid, I got basically a 404 error on Verizon's site.

    Maybe Verizon doesn't like me :(
     
  12. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    It just loaded perfectly fine here.
     
  13. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Its loading OK for me now.
    I probably sound nuts xD
     
  14. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

  15. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Pete said he is building 0.5 and it will be as awesome as the previous ones with more stuff.
    Then he is gonna do something different....
     
  16. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    hardware wise the Droid 2 is a better phone. I would be willing to bet that it eventually will overclock more than 1.3ghz. Overclocking is happening for the DX already albeit in a limited manor at this point.
     
  17. Apeman

    Apeman Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Or was it a typo.... ;)


    Sorry guys, guess it is a semi-false alarm. But I did call my local Verizon store and they said that they are not going to be receiving any more shipments, which I expected.
     
  18. corbinator

    corbinator Well-Known Member

    I can see them, I got the flash intro to droiddoes.com but it didn't do anything else if it's supposed to.
     
  19. StrifeJester

    StrifeJester Android Enthusiast

    In WI just went to verizonwireless.com didn't sign in and went to phones and can see the Droid 1 and 2 in the market.
     
  20. kbza66

    kbza66 Newbie

    My favorite moment: when my Droid beat my Garmin nuvi 360 on a road trip from Memphis to Atlanta... more accurate and precise info... besides I was enjoying Pandora all the way... DRRROOOOOOOIIIIDDDD !!!
     
  21. thebarbrr

    thebarbrr Well-Known Member

    My favorite moment was the first time i rooted and got DarkEdge on it!!! Darkedge was the reason i rooted but have not rooted since first release of darkedge for 2.0.1 because i have had 9 replacement and grew tired of having to keep loading everything back on my phone... =(..might try it again soon as soon as i get 2.2
     
  22. Yeah well they did come out with the droid 2 so why keep the droid around when it isnt compatible with 3.0 anyway
     
  23. android2010

    android2010 Newbie


    Heck of a eulogy!
     

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