Motorola Droid nearing End of Life

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    While we are busy celebrating the release of the new Motorola Droid X, we have a bit of information that hit us completely by surprise. Today we were tipped off with some rather unfortunate news that the Motorola Droid and Motorola Devour have appeared on the End of Life life device list at Verizon. This comes just days after we got a glimpse of Verizon's new summer catalog with pictures of the Motorola Droid 2 on the front cover. Could Verizon be depleting all of the Droid stock for a Droid 2 back to school release in early August? Let us know your thoughts.

    Currently Verizon is offering the Motorola Droid at $149, buy one get one free. If you're on the fence about getting one, now might be the last chance before the new and improved Droid 2 replaces it!

    Thanks Miami!
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    makes sense to clear out the original model for the Droid 2, which is in essence just a fixed-up (and locked-down) version anyway
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    The Droid will never die.
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    Not a shocker but that doesn't mean the Droid's life is over. For all intents and purposes the Droid and Nexus One are still the premier Android handsets due the dev community behind them. Until another handset from whatever manufacturer gets the support of either of these they will both reign supreme.
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    Not here it won't!

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    :icon_evil: :sad: :icon_evil:

    but hey im getting the X in hopes of someone out there will find a way around...
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    Wow, but that is because the Droid 2 is probably replacing it. And those wanting Droid will be able to get them still via ebay
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    This. And it'll happen with the Droid 3, etc...
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    Nooooooooooooo.......
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    That's too bad, old girl been good to me, but we all eventually have to move on. LOL
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    Lets just hope the bootloader of the droid X/2 can be broken :D
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    There is still no confirmation that the D2 is locked down.


    If it's a "Google Experience" phone like the original Droid then it should be wide open.


    We'll find out in a few weeks.
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    If the DX is locked down then the D2 will most likely be locked down also, why do one and not the other? I guess we'll see in about a month or so.
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    I have insurance on my Droid. What will happen if I break or lose my phone? Will they send me a Droid 2 or will I get a replacement Droid.
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    I wouldn't tempt fate with that game, for all you know, they may replace it with a Storm II.

    But the most likely occurrence, is that they would replace it with a refurbished Droid I
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    All of this "Encrypted Bootloader" stuff has me reconsidering EVER selling my Droid this might be the One in a Million
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    It has me thinking I may get a god price for my Droid in a few years when I am ready to upgrade. :)
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    Why can't I edit? I meant a good price. lol
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    Eventually I am going to drop my insurance, put this Droid away for a spare, add a line so I can get the promo price (which will then go to my old enV) and get a Droid 2(or whatever). I don't fancy the idea of getting a "reconditioned" Droid.

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    i'd gladly take a refurb droid instead of a droid 2.

    good, god. what's the difference if you get a good amount of money for it? :icon_ banana:
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