Oct 21 AT 12:30 AM Taylor Wimberly 8 Comments

Verizon moves up Motorola Droid coming out party

Someone at Motorola must be getting a good laugh right about now. It looks like the strategy of keeping their new phone a secret are paying off as bloggers gobble up every little leak that drops (yes this includes me). After countless release dates for the Motorola Droid (Sholes) were rumored, we finally thought the device would be unveiled on October 30, 2009. Shortly after all the sites reported about the timer on the Droiddoes.com teaser page, the countdown date was altered. The countdown is controlled by an XML file which originally listed October 30, but it has now been updated to October 28.

We still expect the phone to be announced in late October and then go on sale in November. At the rate things are changing, I guess anything is possible. Keep an eye out for even more twists and turns.

Someone changed the date from 10/30 to 10/28.

Someone changed the date from 10/30 to 10/28.

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  • Valdier

    If they can lower their price and remove contract limitations similar to T-Mobile, I will be amazingly happy to switch back to them. Even if they only drop to $79… their coverage is far superior…

    • Jason

      They should call it Motorola “Ghost” and release it on 31st, Muhahaha

  • sully

    I betting on Oct 28th for the reveal with 5 or 6 web sites having a review that morning. Then the phone goes on sale on November 6. It’s going to be hard not to pull the trigger that day but with all that is going on in the business, it might pay to wait until mid December to get a new phone and/or pick a carrier.

  • allen pain

    Don’t worry about the droid tmo fans!!!
    We will see something just like or better in 2010!!!
    Trust me!!!

    • chuck

      what do you mean, is something coming out that is better?

  • raudi

    “enter date it normally looks”???

    i hope the code on the device is not as cheap&quick&dirty as the website ;-)

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