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DROID X Scavenger Hunt Hits Boston

After providing coordinates to Droid X‘s in both NYC and Philadelphia, the @DroidLanding scavenger hunt took one to Boston on a Saturday afternoon.  How long did it take to find?  3 minutes.  Yikes.

The tweet…

And your winner…

We’re only 5 days away from launch and we still have 18 DX’s in the wild that need to be found.  Are we going to start seeing multiple giveaways a day?  You would certainly assume so.  Get ready!

On a related note, we’re sad to see a crew of Droid Life readers that were on their way to Boston to battle it out and  apparently came up empty handed.  Check out there signs pre-road trip…

Love the signs guys, drive safe back to Philly!

  • http://www.lead411.com/Paula_Eardley_1814048.html Paula Eardley

    Droid Life readers that were on their way to Boston to battle it out and apparently came up empty handed.Thanks for sharing with us

  • http://www.lead411.com/Tony_DiRienzo_253096.html Tony DiRienzo

    Well Did they have any other prizes for the people who got their a little too late? Or did u just leave empty handed? Thanks

  • Skyboard64

    went from CNY to boston 4hr trip caught in the down poor on the way home 2times over cuz same happened in buffalo hunted for #13 & #20

  • Skyboard64

    went from CNY to boston 4hr trip caught in the down poor on the way home 2times over cuz same happened in buffalo hunted for #13 & #20

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  • dannydarko

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

  • htc_hotTACOcheese

    Where is #8? Pittsburgh??????

  • http://twitter.com/G_skateDAgreat1 Giovanni allen

    im waiting for texas baby!!!! go droid-life

  • http://twitter.com/GotMurph84 Ben Murphy

    Ok so there was one found in DC…either Twitter is acting weird or DLanding is dropping the ball but the tweet with the coords are now gone, and just shows the winner….strange.

  • Bonezmusic

    please help just rooted my droid and updated baseband now can't get my phone reactivated says press one for collect call and 2 for prepaid pin should i call customer service will they void my account for being rooted?

  • banditball

    There is a “spread the wealth around” mentality. Everyone thinks they are entitled. You want the phone, go get it! You want the car…work hard out in society and you can purchase your very own! On another note, he must have spend all his money on his car because he has a cardboard sign written with marker! haha

  • Christopher

    NICE CAR! I'm not going to hate, that's fantastic!

  • Flyinion

    Can we have a new contest? Win the car in the pic? :P Seriously though, I don't understand why people are complaining that someone who owns a Porsche is participating in a contest for a free phone. It's a contest, last I looked there were no “you should make this amount of money or less per year” requirements for participating. That's like saying you make too much money, now you're not allowed to have any fun. Anyway, just my opinion.

    • OBEEZIE

      So, your the one with the Porsche?

      • Flyinion

        lol I wish

  • Jeremy

    great blog. Check out my sports blog: http://steinysports.wordpress.com/. Great sports news!

  • T3lancer2007

    When is this coming to SoCal?

  • javonte

    That's freaking gay!

  • Konyeezay

    Unfortunately I'm probably going to miss #18 in Minneapolis because I have class from 1-2 (if you've noticed the drop times), but I'm going to keep my fingers crossed. I have a feeling theres going to be steep competition here though, because theres only one logical place for them to go.

    • Banderberg

      I took the day off from work on Monday! I'll be out there droid hunting in Mpls!

  • Tabe

    Why does somebody with that car need a free phone?!

  • Spencer

    Is the droid x (certificate) in all 18 places already, or do we have to wait for the coordinates to go find it? I think I know where one might be, but I'm not driving for an hour there and back to be empty handed.

    • t0ni

      No, they don't place the cert until the coords are tweeted. My son and I searched after the clue before the coords, and there was no certf.

  • mchuck16

    the kid who owns it is my friend. he just graduated and he went with two of our friends. its his car not his dads :) my friend.

  • LouisCameron

    I was SO close, third person there and I saw Karen coming around the corner… ugh!

  • javonte

    Off subject but is there any more custom themed swype keyboards because after the new beta I haven't seen any and if so can someone post links

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

      Swype isn't allowing links to themed APK's…

      • Bonezmusic

        please help just rooted my droid and updated baseband now can't get my phone reactivated says press one for collect call and 2 for prepaid pin should i call customer service will they void my account for being rooted?

  • Joshua

    #9 is mine!!! Hope the coordinates wait till I get off work :-)

  • Machshev

    I like the spirit of the signs.. but if you have enough money for those cars why don't you let people who could actually benefit from getting an expensive phone for free a chance…?

  • Jbarb21

    Does anyone know if there are any issues with FROYO Kangerade 5.0.9 as far as bluetooth? I have it installed and can't get my Plantronics Pro to sync. When I scan for devises it doesnt even come up…..any advise?

    • The_Other_Ray

      I was able to sync my stereo bluetooth just fine. Didn't do anything special.

      • Jbarb21

        Thanks, not sure what is up but it doesn't even find it when I do a scan?

  • Williejaoun

    off subject but what is the newest baseband for droid C_01.3E.03P or the C_01.43.01P

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

      1.43 is the “new” one…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1314742307 Rich Gurska

    I was half way between the New England Aquarium and James Hook, suspecting either could be the spot, I saw two other guys checking their phones too, refresh, refresh, refresh….
    When the tweet came, I copy and pasted the coordinates, but Google maps sent me towards the Aquarium, away from James Hook. :-(
    In the words of Maxwell Smart… Missed it by that much.

  • Hollowasme

    You're driving a Panamera!!!! Buy a DX and let the poor people win them please?

    • Chris Nimon

      sometimes the journey is the reward. I bet his son will remember the exciting time he spent looking for it with his dad for a long time.

      • Machshev

        Why don't he and his dad just go on a picnic..?

        • Chris Nimon

          Well , they could also do that. They could also go to a pond and skip stones. But they didn't.

      • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

        Were you the one who went?

        • Chris Nimon

          unfortunately no, if i lived near there i would have went. unfortunately im stuck in northern BFE indiana

    • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeffrey Bernard

      If i see that car anywhere near #21 in D.C. i am keying it :-)

      • OBEEZIE

        im gonna be there too, i have a feeling that its going to be on the other side of the white house fence and obama is gonna take it though.

        • Rjoudrey

          Knowing Obama if he finds it he will give it away, just hang there for a bit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/michaeljmcgrath Michael McGrath

      It's a Turbo, no less. I say go for it, dude. You're faster. :)

    • OBEEZIE

      haha i saw those pictures and i was just about to write the same thing.

    • Rjoudrey

      Exactly!

  • t0ni

    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.

    • t0ni

      Only win was I had the pics up before @DroidLanding. Still sad right now. =(

      • Ravi M

        Did they have any other prizes for the people who got their a little too late? Or did u just leave empty handed?

        • LouisCameron

          They had $20 gift cards for the people who got there afterwards. I got two, one for me and one for the girlfriend so $40 off the Droid X on Thursday!

        • t0ni

          They didn't hand out anything while I was there today.

    • Chris Nimon

      throw them up here. id like to see them.

      • t0ni

        How?

        • Chris Nimon

          i use photobucket. when you copy the code from it, it shows the little pic on here that you can click on to enlarge. http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt50/chrisni

          • t0ni
          • Chris Nimon

            Thanks, now we know what the tickets look like. Cant tell if the guy in the blue shirt is crying or going WTF is this all about. Congrats to her anyway, sorry you missed it. Wouldve been nice to see a DL'er get one

          • t0ni

            No problem. I really wanted to be the first girl to win!! There were a few DL'ers there, and none of us were happy at all. I want someone from here to win. That woman in the second pic w the short hair was holding the personal cam, I think she may be the tweeter, she seemed to be running things.The other guys had 'rule the air' shirts on. Maybe something to look for next time. Good luck everyone!

          • OBEEZIE

            im right there with you. if you actually care about your droid then you would be on this site. i dont like the droid users who arent into it, im 15 and my home page is droid-life.com on my phone and on my computer because i care. people ask me, what is this? why are you so into your phone? im tired of it too. Although im happy for francis choung, he looks like he wanted it, and i dont know about umanzor.

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

            One of the best movies ever! :-P

          • Chris Nimon

            Of course me being me i had to put my own face in there. Lol

          • Williejaoun

            off subject but what is the newest baseband for droid C_01.3E.03P or the C_01.43.01P

          • Chris Nimon

            43 i believe. Been using it and have 5 bars where my brothers voyager didnt even have a signal.

          • Bonez

            How can I do that baseband change with sapphire

          • Chris Nimon
    • Chris Nimon

      i like your “you fail” on your avatar. funny :D

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

    Come on #3 :-)

  • kizzle

    you would think they took those pictures WITH the DX because those pictures are HUGE!!! click on them jesus

    • http://twitter.com/Summerfish Travis Darby

      It's only a 5.0 Camera. It's most likely a Droid1

  • dannyyang524

    Cmon Verizon. Where is the West Coast Love? More specifically, LA Love.

    • T3lancer2007

      You should hope it doesn't come to LA, I drive fast lol.

  • Chris Nimon

    nice. I think they should get their own cable show. of course it should only be shown with flash :) I really like your dedication and I bet your son will remember it for many years to come. +1

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

    Sorry for the copy paste, but more relevant here….

    Guys, unrelated. I live in Western MA, about an hour and a half from Boston. My boy and I were gonna drive there this morning and wait on the clue, but decided to wait and see if they tweeted before we left.

    Then the clue came, I googled “live lobster boston ma” and the only retail shop that came up was James Hook and Company.(Where it ended up being found.)

    We left right away.

    I was 15-20 minutes from the spot when I got the tweet that someone had found it.

    I just got home.

    :(

    That was like 30ish minutes ago.

  • thedonxr

    First?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Austin-Richardson/1464871569 Austin Richardson

      I live in SD too, but I'm afraid that the droid might be landing in LA. Let's hope they don't neglect us

      • Barlog

        I'm in SD to, and I hope they do it here but my bet is LA :-(

        • http://www.facebook.com/chrisromo Christian Romo

          there seems to be three in california, numbers 2, 3 and 7

          i think its LA, SD, and SF respectively

          im in sd as welll but im sure with my luck ill work

          • Barlog

            That would be awesome if it came here but I'll probably work also, and I live in Escondido and it would most likely be in oldtown or somewhere downtown.