Droid Demo Models at Verizon?

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    Does your local Verizon have a demo model out yet? I went by a Verizon store over the weekend with no luck, about to head out today and see if any changes.
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    best buy had a dummy out for the droid, not the HTC. but when i posted yesterday from a droid, that was at a verizon store. BUT it wasn't a demo model.. the guy pulled it out from under the counter when i mentioned i was getting one friday.
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    my local best buy didn't even have a demo unit out yet. the verizon store did, though not fully working at the time i went by.
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    The store by me (Laguna Niguel, CA) had 2 demo models out on a table early last week so I was able to feel the weight, how the slider works, and so on. It does have some funky angles on it but I could care less, I'm more concerned with how the phone works as opposed to what it looks like.
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    Asheville NC Best Buy had a couple demo (non functional) units that gave me a good idea of how the phone felt, how the slider felt, and how the keyboard felt (not as bad as some reviews said in my opinion)
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    mchoffa, I agree about the keyboard. I got to play with one last night, and I could type very quickly on it. I didn't think it was bad at all, and definitely way better than trying to type on the BB Pearl that I have now. I can't wait for Friday.
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    i'm glad to be hearing good things about the keyboard. i was hoping that the flatness of it wouldn't take away from it's effectiveness.
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    i liked it a bunch.. (also coming from a pearl!)
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    went to the store in Gaithersburg, MD yesterday. They have a non-working one that i handled for a couple min. the phone feels really solid.
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    I havent even seen a poster or sign in the Verizon stores let alone demo unit working or otherwise, BB down the road has a non working one that doesnt really help you with much though.
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    niether Best buy or Verizon had one :(
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    Most of the stores I went to had nothing and all the CSRs just smiled at me and told me it comes out on Friday. Only one had a Droid and the manager gave me and 9 other people a strictly hands off demo on it. I am looking forward to this weekend, just so I can play with one a little. Sadly, I can't actually get one for a little while.:icon_ cry:
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    Yeah which sucks, because you'd think that they could get alot more people if they would let the demo unit be there, but they are probably afraid someone would walk off with it.
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    i know i would...
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    None of my local stores had either phone.... The lady told me you wont see it displayed until the 6th..:mad:
    I agree with New2u, just put a dummy one out at least so we can see if we like it...
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    Just got back from my local Best Buy and while I was there I happened to be there while a Verizon Rep was demoing the phone for the Best Buy reps. Afterwards I went and introduced myself and such and he let me play with the live phone that he had with him. I played with it and talked to him for about a half hour and I am absolutely blown away. The phone is lighting fast, the display is stunning, the browser is beast, and the keyboard is surprisingly usable. I pre-ordered it the minute I was done talking to him. I pre-ordered it on the spot. And, because he worked with my local Verizon store he was able to flag my account as eligible for an early upgrade. :icon_ banana::icon_ lala:
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    I'll check my neck of the woods to see if there are any working demos at BB and VZW stores. I'll get back and post what I found.
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    I checked today at Best Buy and Verizon store. Neither had any working or non-working models. Not much longer though.:icon_ banana:
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