A Phandroid’s Story About How He Found A Droid X (Washington, DC)


I’m sure all of the @DroidLanding contest winners have awesome stories regarding their trek to find one of 20+ devices (or vouchers for those devices, more appropriately, but all the same considering you get the device right away), but we are especially flattered that one of our loyal readers was one of the lucky winners and has an awesome story to tell about how he found it.


Blake out in Washington, DC (BlakeDC on AndroidForums.com) found one of the very last Droid X devices – designate #21 – somewhere near Ben’s Chili Bowl after Verizon’s clue-spitting Twitter account led him to the area. A tasty chili dog and some GPS coordinates later, Blake wound up with a brand new Motorola Droid X (and all he had to lose was his sanity, but that was quickly restored by the power of the “X”). Make your way to his site – BreakandMake.com – to read this very lengthy and entertaining tale yourself.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Thats awesome, he got a free phone.
    Only problem is its a Verizon phone.
    Thats a huge minus IMHO.
    He could sell it on Craigslist I suppose.


  2. So what carrier is better than Verizon. Surely not G@yT&T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. wawwaww… nice phone!!
    I hope I can get it on my hand..

    :) :)

  4. Yeah, what carrier could you possibly want more than VZ?

  5. Must be nice to have a Droid X. I held off pre-ordering it until I saw how 2.2 ran on my D1. I can’t wait any longer for froyo on this small puny screen.

    Unfortunately Verizon/Motorola really screwed the pooch on availability on these things. July 27th now? Ugh.

    How is verizon a minus?

  6. Verizon will always be a minus as long as it is using CDMA. The network works for people who never leaves the USA. But for people who travels and want to be able to keep their phone usable chooses either AT&T or T-mobile, where the latter is a much better choice.

  7. Canada also has CDMA with several carriers, thus the preiou’s statement needs to be changed to outside of North America. I have been able to use my CDMA phones in Canada since 2000 when I bought my first phone. LTE should change that since there are carriers overseas who will be switching to it as well.

  8. Well, do what I do – get your spouse on AT&T while you’re on Verizon.

    Although- when we were in the USVI/BVI, it didn’t matter, we either didn’t get signal on the iPhone or we picked up the Tortola tower which bent us over and didn’t ask nicely when it came to billing us.

  9. China also uses CDMA. that’s like half the world!

  10. Way to stay on topic guys. Look i made front page news! Hurray! :p

  11. That’s one creepy looking bear in the background

  12. Congrats to all who found their DROID X

  13. Congrats on finding the Droid x Blake. And IMHO thank God it’s on Verizon, at&t is the worst thing to happen to the mobile scene yet (not to mention the iPhone), sprint and t mobile are decent, but Verizon is the way to go. Great coverage and incredible 3g maps, it is a bit pricey though.

  14. Look into the bear’s eyes…

  15. Chili smokes? Is that some sort of chili dog with smoked sausage?

    CDMA networks are available is most countries, as is GSM, but the proliferation of GSM is far greater than CDMA. While both technologies offer their own benefits, GSM has the significant advantage of supporting simultaneous data and voice (unless the updated CDMA spec has already been implemented. See: http://www.cdg.org/news/press/2009/Aug17_09.asp for details on the spec improvements to support this scenario).

    I think it is telling that Verizon is moving towards LTE (which would give them both CDMA and GSM coverage as LTE is backwards-compatible with GSM).

  16. Good job blake. But verizon sucks

  17. Dude…that bear is staring at my ass…..

    @SirWally a Chili smoke is a half-smoke (sausage cut in half, then grilled), then it is put on a large hot dog bun, then smothered with Ben’s chili and cheese. It’s the most amazing death-food in this City.

    Also, Verizon is talking about voice over data (which keeps data going on calls) with the LTE rollout.

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