Home

Share this Story

DROID X Scavenger Hunt Announces First Location in NYC

The Droid X (@DroidLanding) scavenger hunt announced its first set of coordinates today which pointed to the docks in NYC.  Yep, some 3,000 New Yorkers are flocking there as I’m typing this to fight over a certificate which entitles them to one DX.

Here is the tweet with the coordinates…

And the winner in about 6 minutes time…

While that Droid X is gone, I wanted to post this to show all of you that you can plug the coordinates directly into your Google Maps to find the location.  Typing them in exactly as shown will get you to the spot…

Get ready for your city!  It could be next!

  • I think that's why its called a scavenger hunt and not a “jose heres the phone come pick it up hunt”,,thanks for sharing with us…

  • smith

    bring one to Lawrence MA

  • smith

    bring one to Lawrence MA

  • Frstsaxman

    I bet these 21 phones are gonna show up in the 21 markets where verizons going to be releasing its 4G networks first

  • 8 is in Pittsburgh; 21 will be in D.C. Sunday, and 20 will be in Boston tomorrow.

  • CARLOSMATOSXP

    HOW COMEWE CAN NOT PREORDER THE DROID X FROM THE VERIZON WEBSITE

    • Chill out. What's wrong with you?

    • Droidzilla

      I THINK IT MIGHT BE BECAUSE IT'S SO POPULAR THAT PREORDERS ARE ALREADY SURPASSING SUPPLY, AND BECAUSE YOU SHOUT TOO MUCH!!!!!!!

  • otter34

    Anything in Michigan? I don't have twitter and I'm not going to sign up just for this

    • OBEEZIE

      where the first stoplight was invented

  • Francis Choung in NYC with his new Droid X. Congratulations Francis! http://twitpic.com/23lrra

  • Andrew Hewitt

    Everybody francis choung tonight!

  • TechDeft

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh I live within two hours of Plymouth Rock.

  • Game_face38

    Anybody wanna try to google voice invite for something

  • legoturtle92

    I was the 10th person to get there!

  • Rafael

    does anybody have this picture with the eye please ?
    http://www.engadget.com/photos/motorola-droid-x

  • Rafael

    Somebody help me please!
    Where can i find the picture with this eye ?
    http://www.engadget.com/photos/motorola-droid-x

  • DroidFan

    Droid X receives a 4/5 on Attack of the show….well I was watching it live and he actually gave it a 5/5….but the site says different…oh well….lets give a big hand for our newest member…
    http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/archives/20

  • Turner

    I am only seeing two clues for #15 am I missing some?

  • RealGame22

    C'mon to Georgia baby!!!!

    • yess please… specifically marietta haha

  • Rjoudrey

    Google earth is a lot more accurate, mine showed up on the end of the pier.

  • Turning into a stupid foot race instead of an actual scavenger hunt

  • amosk

    off topic question, if i backup my current 2.1 ROM in ROM Manager, and try a 2.2 ROM, I can just load my backup if I need to right?
    I just don't want to have a stupid bug cause me to hate my phone and myself for not being able to go back.
    Thanks!

  • EC8CH

    If Verizon appreciated this site as much as we do, #7 would have the exact GPS coordinates of Kellex's front door.

    • I'm sure he would love that, a thousand people fighting over a phone in his house.

      • Chris Nimon

        ill bring the popcorn!

  • Tabe

    They made that entirely too easy… Over on androidforums we had it figured out within the first minute or so of the first clue (the one that they deleted) being posted… The “Long Time” gave it away right away (the Long Time wheel art at the end of the pier). And then dude found it within a couple of minutes of the coordinates being posted! Only thing that matters in this thing is to be in the right place when they post the clue/coords… lame

  • What number is ky????

  • El El Kool J

    I own a few VZW/Premium Retail Stores, So just loaded up in my ordering system.. Droid X pre-orders…. Nice 🙂

  • Angelnero

    I just signed for my Droid X today!!

    Fedex Tracking 445929728208

    • villian1998

      Not if it's in Seattle, which it is

  • We're going to have a brawl over #7. Lol

    • kellex

      Bring it on!

      • lmao. I'm in Salem and I'm sure hoping for pdx or closer.

    • villian1998

      Not if it's in Seattle, which it is. On a side note if hundreds turned out for the NYC one, I would expect nothing less from Seattle with all of it's tech savvy people.

      • amosk

        Definitely in Seattle (sorry Kellex and PDX). I'm stuck in Redmond during business hours 🙁

      • legoturtle92

        I was at the NYC one there was about 15-20 ppl in total. I was like the 10th person there

  • chaozu

    Wow, it took that dude a whole TWO MINUTES to find it?!?!?!?!?!?!

  • JTFAISTL1981

    12TH AVE/NEWYORK 9A S

  • machinegun68

    I'm about 300 miles from K's territory. Here in Idaho that takes 72 hrs and a team of horses. Race ya to it K!!! 🙂

    • Story

      I Hear ya, just try being in Wyoming, Get no love out here

  • KaZx

    Missed it by a few min. Hopped a cab from work there were two “piers” I went left all the way to the back turn only to see the guy othe other pier winning the droid

    • 🙁

      • next one is gonna be in Elizabeth City NC. stuck to fence pole by my pool… He he..

      • KaZx

        c'est la vie. Its alright tim. i guess that's why its called a scavenger hunt and not a “jose heres the phone come pick it up hunt”

  • Jadeyoungnamlee

    This is the one time i wish i didn't live in Hawaii 🙁

    • legoturtle92

      One is in Hawaii

      • Dustin

        what number?

  • find_waldo34

    which is in boston?

    • villian1998

      #20

      • Back up off my droid x

        • t0ni

          And mine! I was in plymouth last night, 5 other people looking too.

  • Lonndoggie

    Those coordinates put me out in the water, too, on maps via the browser or on my droid. WTF?

    • Lonndoggie

      Oh…like someone else said, in google maps in a browser, it shows a “map pin” for a nearby address that's out in the water, but an arrow pointing at the end of a pier for the exact coordinates. Maps on my droid doesn't show that pinpoint location, unfortunately. Making the Droid not so handy for finding a Droid X.

      How'd the guys on this site get the results shown above?

      • legoturtle92

        The google maps worked perfectly for me when I went there.

      • skjwood

        You could use the Classic google site instead of mobile and get the results that way…

  • Dash Speeds

    See, this whole thing is frustrating for me. It would be cool to participate in this (whether I get one or not) but living in Maine means that it probably won't happen…

  • I'm hoping that #s 20 and 21 are nearer to me in Mass.

    • OBEEZIE

      im in ct, ill take one and you take one?

      • I've got MA covered boys, back off!

    • Kraymanbauer

      Thought plymouth but possibly p town too! I'm in ri so your much closer man! Good hunting! Go sox!

  • andrew401

    oh well, i guess it's nice to have the money to pay 600 for the phone and not even feel a dent in your pocket hehehe. i dont need no one to give me anything.

    • ::rolls eyes::

    • Feel free to share the love then 😉 lol

    • quiklives

      Perhaps a basic grammar lesson would be something you'd consider affordable, then.

  • mrmex

    it looks like somebody named francis choung got it.

  • Hmm,, my phone got the tweet a 2:40p MST, so 4:40p ET, phone was found at 4:35p ET…..can't rely on the Device Updates from Twitter:)

    • Moeyknight

      Yeah, plus Twitter is always over capacity.

  • Pier 66 and the coordinates… do they match? not for me.

  • Ready for #10 (city, we have a problem)….has to be houston. has to be!!!!

  • Francis Choung just found it. Congrats!

  • OBEEZIE

    FRANCIS CHOUNG!

  • andrew401

    it was just found on peir 6

  • #4 is found!!!

  • Tuna

    I get something different when I enter this into http://www.google.com/maps Any ideas why??

  • I live about 2 blocks from there! But I'm at work on the other side of town…

    • kellex

      Oh no! 🙁

  • Michael_NM

    That's 2,222 miles from me. Not a freakin' chance. 🙂 I'd be surprised if one shows up within 500 miles. Talk about geographic discrimination.

    • Moeyknight

      I hear you on the geographic discrimination. No one ever thinks about Delaware. 🙁

      • Michael_NM

        Dela…where? 🙂 New Mexico isn't even considered part of the U.S. by some folks…

        • Timoh

          Well it does have Mexico in the name. Same thing right?

          • Michael_NM

            Uh… well… uhm… NO. 🙂

          • digitalicecream

            Yeah kinda like New York… everyone confuses it with York.

          • legoturtle92

            Sigh

          • lmaooo haha

          • Tracy Wilborn

            Not even close…

      • Tracy Wilborn

        At least you don't have people asking you if Delaware is a part of Mexico (or Canada since that's closer to you). …Or if you have indoor plumbing. 🙁

        • Moeyknight

          No, they just ask what state it's in. 😉

          • Tracy Wilborn

            Too True

      • brando56894

        Im on the same boat as you, do you seriously think theyre going to put one in Jersey with NYC being no more than three hours away? I could get to the location in about 1.5 hours but im sure its gone by now lol

      • Godfrey2009

        or Pennsylvania.

      • Or Georgia :'((

    • EC8CH

      If you're from New Mexico… why does your android like the Seahawks?

      • Michael_NM

        Well, I went to a Cowboys and Browns game in Cleveland with my dad in the late 70's. I was the only Cowboys fan in the stadium (at least that I thought so). The Browns won, my dad cheered with the crowd. I threw away all of my Cowboys stuff, was mad at my dad and picked the Seahawks as my new favorite team since my mom was from Seattle. Zorn and Largent built my loyalty, and it's stuck.

        Funny thing about NM is that the most popular team in my town is the Steelers. This made Super Bowl XL even more dreadful.

        • EC8CH

          That is truly a sad story… just remember, it could be worse. You could have grown up in Minnesota forcing you to be a Vikings Fan :'-(

  • Interesting that just putting in the coords in the Google Maps website turns up the end of the pier just near there.

  • Droidzilla

    I typed in the coordinates, but Google Maps put it in the water outside of 12th street with a street address of 199 Bond St, New York, NY. What am I doing wrong?

    Aside: I don't live in NY, but I want to do it right when the X comes to my town.

    • Marballe

      There is another pointer located at the end of the pier w/ the exact GPS cord.

      • I got the pointer with Google Maps on my laptop, but I didn't get it with GM on my droid. Do I need to reinstall GM on my droid, or am I doing something wrong?

  • blackcatroad

    Not in NYC (Thank goodness) but I just checked twitter on the phone and PC, and didn't get that tweet. WTH?!?!?!?! Wonder what's up with that.

  • LobbyDizzle

    Wtf, they said that #4 was in the capital of the world… And something about a metrocard. I figured they meant Washington D.C., since their policies police the world, and we call the public train the Metro rather than the Subway.

    • Marballe

      Well, UN Headquarters is in NYC…

    • Metro is in NY 🙂

      • LobbyDizzle

        NYC has the “Subway”, DC has the “Metro”, but after a quick goog images search I've learned that NYC calls the train tickets “Metrocard” 🙁

  • rockymtnhigh

    Not in NYC, but I did learn that you can plug lat/long coordinates into google maps. Cool..

  • Yea, I'm waiting for #3 🙂
    It's mine…lol

    • yea me too i have a good clue where its at.

      • We'll see about that.
        Really, there are only soo many places they would put it.
        Pier 39, Union Square, Ferry Building, City Hall….we shall see 😛

        Teamwork? lol

        • you def you have a better chance than me location wise. im 200 miles out from where its out. But ill def help you out though.

          • Awe, thats too bad :-/

            Thanks though!

          • Oh yea your music kick ass!!!!

          • Thanks man!!!! Means a lot 😛
            Hard to find metal heads in Droid communities 😉
            LOL

          • I grew up on that stuff man!!. Keep up the good stuff and live the dream out!!

  • Mward2002

    679-757 Columbia St
    Brooklyn, NY 11231

    Is where Google Maps pointed it out to be but for all I know, that's just the other street. Kinda messed up to release the coordinates near 5:00pm. How many freaked out people are going to be rushing to find it in rush hour lol

    • andrew401

      def not Brookyln, it's Manhattan

  • it took me while to find the coords

  • EggoEspada

    Damn it. I wasn't ready!
    This is where I was gonna go. 🙁
    Oh well, someone probably has it by now anyway.