Big launch for the Droid Smartphone is coming. On Friday Nov 6, Verizon Wireless will create a first-of-its-kind interactive experience in New York City called, “DROID Does Times Square.” This experience will let callers control two of Times Square’s largest digital billboards – the NASDAQ and Reuters signs using only voice commands.
The digital billboards will instruct passersby to call a toll-free number a phone number to search locations in the Times Square area. Participants can search for practically anything (e.g. their favorite cuisines, plays, movies, stores), and the search results will be displayed on the digital billboards using Google Maps. This activity takes place from Nov. 6 through Nov. 20, daily from 12:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. and from 6:00 a.m. on Nov. 27 through 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 28. Beginning Nov. 6, Internet fans worldwide can also view the experience in real-time.
Also on November 6, 2009 Verizon Stores will open early and hold demonstrations for using Droid By Motorola. The phone should be available online for purchase as well.
DROID by Motorola will be available in the United States exclusively at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online on Friday, Nov. 6, for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate. Buyers will receive a debit card for the rebate. Customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. Not very appealing to us, but this is becoming very common practice.