Best Buy Will Make the Motorola Droid Easier To Purchase than Verizon Does

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When Verizon Wireless introduces the Motorola Droid next month, many people will likely pass by their nearest Verizon store on their way to a Best Buy location, as this retailer will make getting this hot new Android device easier by not requiring a mail-in rebate.

Motorola Droid for VerizonAt launch, the Droid will $200 with a new two-year service contract, no matter where it is purchased. However, Verizon stores will require customers to return a $100 mail-in rebate. Best Buy, on the other hand, will not require people to go through the hassle of sending in the rebate.

This retailer is already taking pre-orders, and says this Android-powered cell phone will be in its stores on November 6, the same day it is released by Verizon.

An Overview of the Motorola Droid
This smartphone will be a slider, with a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard. It is going to have a 3.7-inch, 854-by-480-pixel (WVGA+) capacitive touchscreen with haptic feedback.

It will run Google Android 2.0, and will come with a suite of applications that can wirelessly synchronize with this company’s services, including Gmail, Calendar, Contacts, and Maps.

For professionals, the Droid will offer Exchange ActiveSync and a Microsoft Office file viewer, and there are thousands of additional apps available in the Android Market.

Read a ReviewThis CDMA device will have EV-DO mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

Verizon is going to bundle a 16 GB microSD card, plus it will have a 5 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, a GPS receiver, and a 1400 mAh battery.

Source: Best Buy

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