Just like the chin vs. no chin feud that face Hero fans, there seems to be a dividing line of sorts about the gold trim and d-pad on the Motorola Droid. If you’re NOT a fan of the gold, have some loot to spare, and enjoy taking risks you might have yourself a peek at this EBay Auction:
As you can see, at the time of this writing the bidding is at $495 and the seller – at least from the EBay history – seems to be reputable. Unfortunately only one of you can snag this. But what exactly is “this”…?
The seller claims this is one of only 5 prototypes designed specifically for Motorola Engineers and is working and ready for activation. Three key differences from other Droids are noted:
- Chrome bezel instead of black
- Silver buttons instead of gold
- Enhanced LED lighting on touchscreen buttons
We’ve already seen the Droid taken apart so there isn’t any reason an enterprising little scammer couldn’t have taken the Droid apart, repainted and touched up some key pieces, put humpty dumpty together again and sold it. But based on the pictures included this LOOKS like a real Droid:
I like how it says “not available for sale” when it is clearly… available for sale. There are only 3 days left on the auction… do you think it will get pulled before it gets sold and shipped? And I guess more importantly… real or fake?