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DROID X Scavenger Hunt Hits Philadelphia

The Droid X scavenger hunt continues to roll on after yesterday’s first device was found in NYC.  Today started with another east coast DX, this time in Philadelphia.

The tweet with coordinates…

And 21 minutes later we have the winner…

Not quite the 6 minutes we had yesterday, but still pretty fast.  And that takes #4 and #19 off the market, which one will be next?  Any of our readers battle it out during this Philly hunt?

  • http://www.condotarget.com Condo Target

    If that’s the clue, then someone needs to go to Key West, FL and stand near the marker for the southern most point that you always see people taking pictures with. It’s black and red the last time I saw it a few years ago. Of course getting to Key West even if you live in South Florida is a 7 hour drive from Ft. Lauderdale. You have to drive all the way down through the Keys and over the 7 mile bridge. So basically some local bum is getting a free phone.

  • http://www.upinteractive.com Up Interactive

    I thought that was it for the clues when the location was the Franklin Institute. But the actual location was at the Ben Franklin memorial inside the institute, which the clues would have helped realize.

  • http://www.kqed.org/tv/programs/index.jsp?pgmid=6487 Nightly Business Report

    Really a Porsche, go out and buy one. Let people who live in the PJ's (like myself) get a chance:)

  • http://twitter.com/mykalaikontilai Mykalai Kontilai

    Well, I was at the spot, not just Boston, at James Hook, and believe me when I tell you, it's right place, right time. The girl that won wasn't running around, in fact I don't think she had even seen an X before. The way she looked at, wasn't even excited, just said wow, it's heavy. I have pics. There were about 10 other sweaty droid hunters there. I drove in w someone, so I wouldn't have to park, got the lobster tweet, and guess where I got dropped? yep, where the certificate was, and for some reason I decided to walk down the bridge toward the water. Biggest fail

  • http://odyssey-tours.com/ Italy Tours

    DROID X Scavenger Hunt…it sounds interesting to me,but can anyone tell me what it is all about.

  • http://twitter.com/mykalaikontilai Mykalai Kontilai

    Congrats to anyone who can find these certificates,It truly looks amazing, as long as it is not too big I think this phone is going to be a hit, I can't wait to try out Swype…

  • http://www.pacebutler.com/recycle_donate_cell_phones.cfm recycle cell phones

    You know it,Google Maps showed the coords for thie Philly phone as the IMAX theater at the Franklin Center.

  • http://twitter.com/tender82 tender82

    They're sent via twitter. I saw them as they came out. If you're playing, you might want to go to twitter and have them text you when DroidLanding tweets. That way, it'll be automatic.

  • http://twitter.com/tender82 tender82

    Ya, I was thinking Pittsburgh, too… but then the other clues point to somewhere else. It's where workers built a rocket to the moon AND then they put out the clue “Droid X designate #8 doesn’t wish it was in Dixie. Or connect in hdmi. Because it’s already both.”

    I am disappointed because I missed these clues and was pumped to go searching on Wednesday.

    How do some of these cities get it and not the Burgh? Boo.

  • Ravi M

    I'm determined to get #21!

  • Guest

    #8 is not in Pittsburgh unless Pittsburgh is in Dixie. Pay attention to the clues.

  • Ravi M

    I'm determined to get #21!

  • http://twitter.com/Crane_Maiden Stacey Turner

    Waiting to hear of east coast X. Ready to start hunting!

  • akrish

    i got a good idea where the seattle one is….i just hope its tuesday and not wednesday

  • Rodeojones000

    Okay, I've been following @DroidLanding since the beginning. And I, like everyone else, have been receiving the very cryptic tweets. But for some reason I've yet to get a tweet with these GPS coordinates. Are they being sent via Twitter or some other method?

    • http://twitter.com/tender82 tender82

      They're sent via twitter. I saw them as they came out. If you're playing, you might want to go to twitter and have them text you when DroidLanding tweets. That way, it'll be automatic.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chicojd Jd Davis

    I'm thinking about spending some time camping with the homeless in SF looking for #3! I think it's on Telegraph Hill, but I could be WAY off… Probably am. In other news, Google Maps showed the coords for thie Philly phone as the IMAX theater at the Franklin Center. I don't know how they got the monument out of that.

  • zloe96

    i want 1 in texas!

  • Morbid_Realities

    A pretty large group of us have an irc chat running 24/7 just for this. Script running every few seconds to update. Numbers exchanged. People pulling coords and ideas. Hoping a few of us get an X

  • twohawks

    Kellex, I'm in PDX. I have an offline business question for you. Ping me when you can Google Voice (503) 208-4573

  • Paul E.

    I've got my eye on #5… the problem is if it's during the workday… I work about 15 miles from downtown Dallas, and with the grassy knoll reference, there's a number of places I'm thinking it'll be, and they're all downtown.

    • Morbid_Realities

      Good luck. I'm gonna be there from sat to tues from 6am till 7pm everyday waiting ;)

  • KSW87

    People call this city a Twin City with St. Paul. But with Droid X designate #18 there, in 3 days it will be the only city for Droid hunters.

    • Winterfresh

      I'm hoping that I can get down there early enough, this would be tight to win

  • Moeyknight

    I stopped paying attention because I thought since NYC got one the Philly area would be ignored. I could have sent my husband since he works close by there.

  • nkhex19

    A Droid-Lifer has to find one of these. Rooting for you Kellex & Tato!

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

      someone has to find one that subscribes to this blog. I sure as hell wouldn't even know this was going on if not for Kellex

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      haha Thanks!! :-)

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PP2KC2NKYXJ5AUNAJWRZTBRPUA Matty G

    I really don't need a new phone, but nonetheless I got my eye on #13

  • ngomez

    I love my luck, I was in lower manhattan yesterday and philly today…..ARGH!!!!!!!!!

  • 1bad69z28

    @Tim-o-Tato, I am all over it man sitting here at the office with my Droid 1 and and Twitter page ready for the next clue ha ha. I bet Kellex is up in Seattle on the trail of Droid #7 :)

  • javonte

    does any one watch attack of the show on g4tv? They reviewed the droid x hands on and it got a 5 out of 5 for being the best android phone they seen so far

  • Dinc

    How do you take the screenshots?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jetsaredim Jared Greenwald

      My guess is through the virtual machine in the Android SDK.

      • Dinc

        thought maybe there was some super sweet new screenshot app!

    • http://www.facebook.com/GotMurph Ben Murphy

      Drocap

  • 1bad69z28

    Ha Ha Just called the wife to run past her a couple of ideas about Lombard St. in San Francisco, she said “OMG get back to work you Geek” LMAO Can't wait for the action to really begin LOL

    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      We'll see what happens for #3 :-P

  • tmoney

    I think one of them is close to me. I actually have an idea of where it might be, but I'm not telling, hahaha

  • http://twitter.com/ajbattaglia83 anthony battaglia

    #8 is coming to Pittsburgh and I'm all over it! I mean how many ppl in Pittsburgh even know about this? haha

    • Stephen D

      Me.8 is definitely in Pittsburgh and I'm all over it. Five more days…

      • Guest

        #8 is not in Pittsburgh unless Pittsburgh is in Dixie. Pay attention to the clues.

        • http://twitter.com/tender82 tender82

          Ya, I was thinking Pittsburgh, too… but then the other clues point to somewhere else. It's where workers built a rocket to the moon AND then they put out the clue “Droid X designate #8 doesn’t wish it was in Dixie. Or connect in hdmi. Because it’s already both.”

          I am disappointed because I missed these clues and was pumped to go searching on Wednesday.

          How do some of these cities get it and not the Burgh? Boo.

  • 1bad69z28

    @Rlw889 very cool sorry you didn't get the Droid X, I am tracking the Droid #3 in Lombard St. in San Francisco hopefully I have a couple of ideas where it might be from the clues so far. And it makes sense if people are going to be waiting for you to give you the ticket and speak with the camera crew. I am at work monitoring the tweets now to see if the coordinates will be given lol.

    • FlyingPlatypus

      I think lombard st just meant SF like the other general clues, but I'm guessing near the metreon

      • 1bad69z28

        I was thinking about tha aea too. I am ready for the coordiantes to come out
        ha ha Happy Hunting my frind :)

        • FlyingPlatypus

          you're lucky i'm in the south bay!

          • 1bad69z28

            Actually I am in Burlingame, but I have a client meeting in the city today.
            Knowing my luck it won't be till Sayurday or Sunday, but I will race up thee
            anyway :)

  • villian1998

    Looks like driving up to Seattle is out for the PDX'ers, if these things are being found in under 30 minutes. #7 is mine, I'm close to all of the tourist traps in Seattle.

    • GuyWithDogs

      Yeah. I'm a ferry ride away, and you know it's going to be at the Space Needle or Pike Place Market or some equally well-known, yet annoyingly inaccessible (for me) place.

      • villian1998

        I'm a 10 minute walk from both locations…. Thank you Belltown

  • EggoEspada

    I there were my ONLY two chances of getting it… of course.

  • http://twitter.com/anaphora68 anaphora68

    I work four blocks away. Unfortunately, I took the first clue to mean that it was near Independence Hall, with the reference that they used. Then the posted the coordinates. I hauled ass, but didn't make it in time. Maybe missed it by a few minutes.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jetsaredim Jared Greenwald

    I'm guessing the MA one is going to be in Boston on Sunday, but the question is going to be where. My guess is either Rowe's Warf or Faniuel Hall.

    • WAldenIV

      It's weird that they reference the Pilgrims, though. It has to be Boston. There's no way they would choose Plymouth.

      • Bigtroublebt

        woah i missed the pilgrim hint what was it? i live in plymouth!

  • Rlw889

    I work in Philly about 5 blocks away from the coordinates. As soon as I saw how close it was, I left work and started running to the place. It was the Franklin Institute. I wandered around the outside for a while, asking random people if they knew about a contest, and even checked inside around the big statue of Ben Franklin. After checking outside again, and heading back in, I heard someone say that the people were in an alcove. I headed inside to check it out, and sure enough they were there. They even told me they saw me walk past several times. Turns out, there is a little card hidden, like the NY winner was holding. Once you find that, they come out and reward you. Could have been first, but I'm too oblivious apparently. In the end though, I got a $20 Verizon Gift Card, and did a few video interviews with the camera guy, before I had to run back to work. (They also had a few X's there, which they passed around for us to play with. Very nice!)

    • machinegun68

      That's good to know. I kinda wondered how these things were going down. Sorry you didn't get your X man.

    • http://twitter.com/wheineman Will Heineman

      I must have passed you too! I asked everyone there! Then i saw the guy with the card. I had no idea they were still giving out items, I would have stuck around!

      So the card was hidden and the VZW reps were not with it? That sucks. I was looking for a person who was wearing a Motorola shirt or something!

      BTW, this was found MUCH earlier than 12:52. I was half way back to work by then!

      • Rlw889

        Yeah you probably passed me. I was the sweaty guy in black jeans with black hair running around like a mess looking for it, because I ran the 5 blocks from work once the tweet went out. I tried around the building, and across the street at the park, and then inside the building and completely missed the alcove it was in. After the guy found it, and they were filming him and everything, I was standing around with a few other people and they gave us a few X's to try out and play with while they videotaped us, asking like what are we looking forward to most about the X, where we came from to get here, etc. Had to sign some waivers to let them use the footage, so here's hoping I make the final cut. And then a rep from Motorola came up to us and gave us the gift cards, saying here was something so we didn't leave empty handed.

        And for everyone else waiting for the other ones, here's some advice: You are looking specifically for the red Droid eye card with the number on it, NOT for anyone in Verizon or Motorola shirts. That was my biggest mistake, as I was looking at the people and not the surroundings. Once you find the card, they come out and congratulate you.

        Also, the clues they give will help you not just find the general location, but also where at the location it is. All the Philadelphia clues pointed to Ben Franklin, so I thought that was it for the clues when the location was the Franklin Institute. But the actual location was at the Ben Franklin memorial inside the institute, which the clues would have helped realize.

        Good luck hunters!

    • Branshaw09

      How many people actually made it there? I am just wondering how many people are watching this close enough to be at the site? Just wondering? Thanks, have a good weekend. Sorry you were so close but didnt catch it! I am waiting for Dallas coordinates!

      • Rlw889

        I know when I was wandering around the site looking for it, I passed at least 2/3 other people doing the same thing. Then when the winner had found it and we were waiting around, there were about 2/3 other people with me watching the winner and playing with the X's. All in all, i'd say there were about half a dozen at the site. Of course this also went down pretty fast. From the time the tweet went out, I was there in about 10 minutes, and it was found about 10 afterwards.

        I'm not too disappointed, because I already have one pre-ordered at Best Buy, but it would have been nice just to be the winner.

  • aggressor2323

    Live in Philly but 20 minutes from center city, I never had a chance lol. Maybe I should email my address so they can make it easy for me to find the golden ticket.

  • OBEEZIE

    #21 is mine! I'm going CT>DC!!

    • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

      MA/CT area right here. Don't think I won't go Nancy Kerrigan on your ass.

      • OBEEZIE

        haha

      • Narynan

        Tanya Harding man. If you go nancy kerrigan, you get hit

  • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

    Being a MA resident, I was ready to drive to Philly if that popped once I was out of work. As it is, my friends are coming IN from Boston to my city in WMass(the other big city besides Worcester and Boston), and I'm about to drive OUT there, to hang out in my car with some(hmmm pg-13), flammable lettuce, and camp twitter.

    • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

      And if you live in MA, and are following Droid_Landing, you best watch out for the white Acura TL, I'll take your ass out.

      • Kaufkin

        and while you guys are stuck in the traffic, look for the guy on the big Motorcycle shouting “Droid Life or DIE!” passing you on the sidewalk. ;-D

        Kaufkin
        visiting MA too….

        • http://techdeft.myopenid.com/ TechDeft

          Haha I wish I hadn't sold my bike last winter. Damn bills and debt!

          But I have an advantage. I'm a MA resident. :)

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

    Good luck you all! :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/jay916 Jay Maulit

      No kidding!!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/MPCYLU6ENFXSA3YZBMJXLH6PAA Mike

    1st lol