What are the odds that VZW will do a legitimate Black Friday / Cyber Monday sale with this phone? ....that would make waiting the extra week-ish worthwhile (as it was to by "my calm" this weekend)
"Never look where you are going, always look where you want to go."
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My Gimpy OG Droid is now officially a glorified alarm clock / potential media player (running Sourcery)
I work closely with a major retailer's marketing department, so i am under no illusions as to corporate decision maker's intelligence. However, what WOULD be a smart approach with the release of this phone would be to release it on Wednesday before Thanksgiving. A release date of the 25th would be truly promotional with zero marketing cost. It would put the new OS and flagship in the hands of the early adopters, who would not be able to stop playing with the device and bragging about the new features (and would be more capable of explaining them than CSRs) while they are with their friends and family over the holiday. The holiday that just happens to be the day before the biggest shopping days of the year...
...But that's why I'm not in charge. Corporate types don't appreciate it when you make too much sense.
Still, judging from the leaked marketing timeline for advertising the Nexus beginning on the 28th, perhaps this will be the case.. Free advertising for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, then go after the folks that aren't friends with/related to geeks like us.
In response to the review link you posted tgyberg...
Well...I think it's safe to say I'm sold. Verizon, take my money now. kthxbye
Last edited by Sweettooth; 11-18-2011 at 12:00 AM.