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New DROID Coming Soon to Verizon? @DroidLanding Twitter Reactivates Self (Updated)

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Oh boy, let the hypebeasting begin. The @DroidLanding official promotional Twitter account behind a handful of DROID-related scavenger hunts and phone teases over the years has reactivated, sending its first Tweet since November 2011. What does this mean? Well, we don’t know for sure other than we are supposed to stand by for “further instructions.”

I smell a contest or a phone launch of some sort. We haven’t had a DROID phone from Verizon since the DROID DNA launched last year – what could this be? Something from Motorola? Something from HTC? You tell us.

Update:  Another Tweet has gone out, mentioning augmented reality in the process. We have seen scavenger hunts in the past through this account, also that used augmented reality as a way to discover hidden devices that are a part of their contests. Something is coming, it’s definitely going to be DROID branded, and will likely involve a scavenger hunt in order to win one. Stay tuned! 

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Via:  @DroidLanding

  • Dave

    The “new” Droid one, August 1st!

  • Mike Thornhill

    The Droid Note is coming… A Galaxy Note with a slide out qwerty…wishful thinking.

  • Corey Foltman

    HTC Droid One…

  • I’m William Dammit.

    You mean theres a new droid coming that hasnt been leaked 1000 times by now???? woah.

  • Eric R.

    If you watch the video its the DROID COMBAT

  • Bionic

    Ghost for Verizon. It sucks that they are using the droid brand for this.

    • bananatroll

      Im assuming this means Motorola got bent over by Verizon again and it will be the thickest motoblur ever. DROID marketing extravaganza all over again.

      Lol I bet Motorola will subsequently deny the moto x phones very existence, and carrier exclusives will be the King all over again.

      Verizon has just about succeeded at pushing me away from the Android ecosystem since I joined.

      All we want is AOSP…

  • fritzo2162

    It’s called the “DROID ONE”!!!!!!

    Wait…what the????

  • Tyler Casilio

    htc Droid One DNA? “One DNA to Rule them all” as the tagline

  • YouSeeLA11

    What the difference between the Droid X & the Droid X2?? Why is the Droid X revered, and the Droid X2 kinda left out of the picture, or even shunned??

    • jhouk

      The Droid X2 was/is super buggy either by fault of hardware or software. They seemed decent at the time of launch with a dual core and RAM upgrade, but soon after the bugs started to creep in. My wife and I both had one. Within a year hers lost GPS functionality, constantly suffered from random reboots, and also had times when it would not send/receive texts or calls. Mine was slightly less buggy, but I also had random reboots and freezes (TG for removable battery), and eventually it killed the battery life. By the time all the problems came to fruition, it was just past the 1 year warranty and Motorola and Verizon wanted more than $200 to do anything about it. Funny thing is… my wife just junk drawer’d hers and picked up a Droid X cheap on Swappa to ride out the remaining months of her contract. It worked pretty flawlessly the entire time.

      • Nathaniel Newman

        I hear ya! I too had a Droid X. I loved it! But the X2 was junk. Not only was it a cheaply made phone too. The plastic was paper thin. So when I played music over the speaker the speaker vibrations could be felt through the entire phone. I got an X2. But argued Asurion with them til they sent me a X again. Worked fine til I got the Bionic!

      • Nathaniel Newman

        I hear ya! I too had a Droid X. I loved it! But the X2 was junk. Not only was it a cheaply made phone too. The plastic was paper thin. So when I played music over the speaker the speaker vibrations could be felt through the entire phone. I got an X2. But argued Asurion with them til they sent me a X again. Worked fine til I got the Bionic!

  • Am I the only one having issues with the comment system?

  • Ronaldo

    Droid FB! The first Droid built exclusively for Facebook. Doesn’t matter, Motorola and VZW waited too long for me, think I’ll be joining the Galaxy S4 bandwagon in a few days. Or maybe a Note 2, haven’t quite yet.

    • Robert Macri

      My update is in August… I’m hoping for a Note 3 by then.

  • Franklin Ramsey

    Well apparently it is already out in the Play store.


    D:Com-Mission Alpha is a free app but you have the option to purchase special mods to
    customize your mech wARrior.

    Reveal a secret world of giant mech wARrior with your phone’s camera. See the
    opponents in your vicinity and challenge them to battle. Find hundreds of hidden
    weapons, ammo and accessories nearby to power your mech wARrior.

  • Alexander

    Name of phone is Droid Combat

  • MGardnerDA1235
    • MGardnerDA1235


      • MGardnerDA1235

        I’m just saying…

  • tyguy829

    So is droid combat the official name of the phone then?

    • Franklin Ramsey

      I don’t know if it is a new phone announcement or an AR game announcement.

  • tyguy829

    OMG Kellex is in the video!

    • Franklin Ramsey

      I noticed that too!

  • Alexander

    Looks Like Verizon is launching a Droid Game……Hopefully not another Razr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IHTaOquDWwo&feature=youtu.be

  • dtraini30

    The newest tweet (https://twitter.com/DroidLanding/status/347117511034163201) makes it look like Verizon is launching a new game. 🙁

  • Franklin Ramsey

    And they just released a new update…. Looks like an Augmented reality video game?

  • steve30x

    Makes since Moto comes out with Droids around end of July to August.

  • tim

    Is there where i await with baited breath for months for a phone to come out, rush out and buy it, have it for a month at which time Verizon will release a phone with almost no hype that is 5 times better? Similar to what happened with my Bionic? Because if that could happen again that would be awesome

  • madcadd1e


    • madcadd1e

      by: Motorola

  • Liderc

    Normally I’d be excited about this, but phones have just not impressed me lately for some reason. My Galaxy Nexus still runs great and it’s exactly what I want in terms of design. I think i’ll be hard pressed to get rid of this until it literally falls apart – which is shows no signs of doing. I’m interested to see what it is, but I wouldn’t be surprised to find out it’s a mid-range device, which is fine, it’s just not what I’m interested in.

  • Michael

    I just hope this isn’t the xphone. Definitely a let down if so!

  • CaptainHowdy13

    Droid 5, with 5 inch screen!

  • eibook

    It’s going to be that stupid “customizable” GS4 that was reported yesterday. The Droid GS4

  • yummy

    Let confusion rain on my brain.
    Droid Babel
    It towers abouve the rest.
    Sends your thoughts directly
    to the NSA, no waiting.

  • Silver Veloz

    Kinda sounds like the Bionic release all over again. Let’s see how this plays out. Motorola??? Verizon??? Make it good!!!

  • shdowman

    will either be an altered HTC One marketed as the DNA2 or the midrange XFONE as some Droid 5…

  • guest

    This should have been a poll:
    HTC One
    Moto X
    Samsung ACTV

  • p_droid

    HTC Droid One

  • Dave

    Totally happy with my GN2. A few bells, whistles, and gizmo spec bumps aren’t going to even fly on my radar.

    • Justin W

      I read that as Galaxy Nexus 2.

  • RoadsterHD1


  • Eric R.

    Droid X3 or Droid 5 I hope.

  • normmcgarry

    HTC One for Verizon maybe? HTC Droid Incredible One!

  • jdk2

    including every piece of VZW bloatware ever conceived courtesy of Fran Shammo.

  • Bsilver2988

    No chance this could be for the XFON right? Please say no.

  • bananatroll

    Would Bionic care to comment of the sad possibility of Motorola once again digging its hole deeper with another DROID device?

    • Bionic

      Yup. Not a good thing.

  • Tyler James Edward Hills


  • bionic 2 hittin that fashoo

  • bananatroll

    if its DROID anything it will be filled with bloat, and have Verizon’s stupid logo all over the device in laser inscription so you cant remove it – I’ll pass.

    Those who want to buy a DROID…

    You’re Verizon’s favorite free advertising.

    Enjoy life as a walking poster board.

    • PuttsMoBilesiCit

      >Every other Verizon device doesn’t have a logo on each side.

      • bananatroll

        Actually the DROID line up have big red’s branding on BOTH sides.

        • PuttsMoBilesiCit

          I’m well aware of that, I am looking at my Droid razr maxx HD at the moment and see it. I just looked at other ATT phones and they have a logo on the front screen and back on most of their phones.

          • bananatroll

            with the exception of the GS4 and a few others. But yes most do. They want to remind you every time you use your phone who you send the bill to.

    • LiterofCola

      You’re an idiot

      • bananatroll

        go fu*k yourself bro

  • John Jenness

    Unless it’s got a quad-core…I’m moving on.

  • John Jenness

    El Droid! Viva Movil!

    • LiterofCola

      El Droid Not Original

  • pran

    DNA 2? With Butterfly S scheduled to be unveiled tomorrow…

    • Matt Johnson

      I like the sounds of this

  • Joseph Pojunis

    DROID-Life returns!

  • Daniel

    ::prays for a Droid 5::

  • PuttsMoBilesiCit

    I am excited. All the DROID line haters, please step aside. Most phones that come out have zero accessory support or they come out long after the phone is out *cough* Nexus line *cough*. The Droid line phones all come out with products to support the phone from the launch and ALL the accessories they come out with are solid. Lazers and all that stuff, it’s just their brand. They use that to show a “futuristic approach” or head of its time if you will. While that was all true with the OG droid, Bionic being the first dual core phone / early 4G LTE device and the DNA being a first / early device of the 1080p screen. Overall they tend to have technology in that program that paves the way for the mobile phone industry. Keep your eyes open if they decided to launch the first DROID phone since the DNA…

    • Not to mention the Droid lineup of devices are usually more durable than sammy devices!

      • PuttsMoBilesiCit

        +1, never have felt the need to buy a case with a Motorola phone. But when I had the Nexus, the phone felt like a twig and could easily be snapped in half. Now with my Droid Razr Maxx HD I do not feel this at all.

  • It’s bound to be either the DROID Moto X or the HTC DROID One. Either way Verizon will have unmercifully degraded yet another device that would have been better off untouched

  • Weber


  • Chad

    Motorola Droid Nexus, anyone?

    • bananatroll

      Nexus is never coming to Verizon again – they banned them on their network!

      • MK17

        Mine still works…

        • bananatroll

          youre grandfathered

  • MariaxNY

    HTC ONE Droid

  • Austin

    X phone time

  • Joshua Bailey

    Introducing the new…

    Droid Tortilla coming to a Viva Movil Retailer near you…

    • Greyhame

      ..Just…. no.

    • RoadsterHD1

      I LOVE that….

    • LiterofCola

      You’re a moron

      • Joshua Bailey

        Why is that? A little sensitive are we? I was making fun of Verizon not Spanish people. Lighten up.

  • ManBearPig618

    I would think the DNA 2 (Butterfly S)

  • ahhh yes

    droid x?

  • MichaelFranz

    What about this…the HTC One with Droid branding, available with Black and Red accents…I think that would be a sexy device. Even if they did the HTC Metal with some red

  • BRIM

    DROID Viva Movil

    • LiterofCola

      Droid Jump off a Bridge

  • duke69111

    probably just the xfone, nothing to get excited about. Next!

  • Kevin

    I have three words for Verizon. “Can u not?”

  • jose

    Please make it stop.

  • MichaelFranz

    Lets just hope its a top tier device and some some crap

  • EC8CH

    Please don’t be anything Motorola.

    We are all hoping Moto moves away from the Droid VZW exclusive strangle hold they’ve been in.

  • Joseph Pojunis

    The DROID X…fon

  • Shane Redman

    The world’s first VoLTE phone….

    • shehippie

      I have a feeling you may be on to something.

  • TheWenger

    It’ll be a new ZTE phone with 2011 specs.

  • OneForTheGoodDays

    I hope it’s a new phone, one with a capacative touch screen, over 400 ppi, a camera with an 8mp+ sensor, more than 16gb internal storage space, a battery that lasts me two thirds of the day, and a physical home button…. oh boy I hope.

    See boys and girls? Lower your expectations and there’s a 50% chance you won’t be disappointed.

    • S2556

      and noise canceling mic!

  • shecalledmejay

    It’s better have on-screen buttons.

    • Ian Smith

      It’s better not.

      • Blue Sun

        It’s making me laugh.

    • PuttsMoBilesiCit

      Look at the DROID Razr HD’s they have on-screen buttons. That was the latest Motorola launch of the DROID line.. Just sayin ;D hope its a moto device.

  • teardropcity

    DNA Jr.

    • ahhh yes

      dinosaur jr

  • schoat333

    Could it be something that hasn’t gone to the fcc yet? Or are we looking at a Droid re branding of another model?

  • myz06vette

    Who remembers Darvolind Frobuirdge?

  • Droid Doesn’t

    The all new Droid Turd Maxx HD X

    • LiterofCola

      Or, the all new Droid go F Yourself

  • joe

    How can tablets with equal specs and larger screens be cheaper than off contact cell phones?

    • MyStroPro

      Conceptualized demand – tablet demand isn’t as high as cell phone demand. In order to sell tablets, you have to market them cheaper, since you are competing with end users who likely have a smartphone that does most of the tasks well enough already.

      One would expect smartphone prices to drop because of increased competition, but that hasn’t happened at all to date after rapid adoption. Retail and Subsidized prices have plateaued.

    • fauxshizzl

      To be fair there are a whole bunch of phones with top of the line specs priced in line with or below tablets, unfortunately most aren’t sold in the US aside the Nexus line through Google. If you are a user of a GSM network you should have no problem finding awesome phones to order for sub $300 prices though. Check out Oppo, Blu, or Huawei brands just to name a few. As soon as my Verizon contract ends that is exactly my plan. There are much better phones than US carriers will ever have for much cheaper prices, no bloat, and unlocked right out of the box.

  • Kyle

    You’re all WRONG…it’s gonna be the DROID J-LO, it’ll have great on screen butt…ons

    • Stan

      God dammit Kyle.

      • El_Cartman


  • DanWazz

    Hopefully it will be a device worth some attention. Droid Nexus! bwahahahahaha!

  • Ryan5609

    Droid Razr X….My best guess

    • John

      …Maxx HD

  • EricRees

    I know it’s weird, but I’m pretty excited about this honestly. Brings back good memories, let’s hope they don’t mess it up too hard.

    • dtraini30

      The tweet honestly gave me chills. Sounds so damn cool.

    • EC8CH

      They’ve been messing up the Droid brand since the Droid X

      • mjmedstarved


        I loved my DroidX.. for the time, it was a great phone; bulletproof.

        • EC8CH

          and locked down… remember efuse! good times

          • mjmedstarved

            Oh I def remember that.. birdman saved us.

            The phone itself was a great phone.

          • Kevin Simpson

            Tony Hawk saved the Droid X? Is there anything that man can’t do??? 😀

      • Fit

        The Droid X was a great phone, and my current Droid 4 is Great too.

    • LiterofCola

      Droid Xperia Z? Wishful thinking….

    • tyguy829

      My gut tells me either the htc one will be a droid sequel to the dna, or it will be that moto xfon thing. But then again, both of these companies made it pretty clear they wanted unity across carriers. I think that’s why i’m excited too. it could be a phone that hasn’t leaked and we don’t already know everything about

    • zepfloyd

      it could be a tablet and not a phone

    • michael arazan

      They just came out with the New Second Butterfly phone which was identical to the original DNA. I think Verizon might be releasing that new DNA , but will call it the Droid One. Hopefully not, but we all know how verizon likes to be an anl retentive control freak, I knew they would ruin the new htc one somehow, also it has boom sound, but not the metal case

      • j

        I want to think this, but I cannot see them releasing the One and the Butterfly S as a Droid at basically the same time.

    • USAndroid

      could actually Motorola’s XT1050 (dubbed as “XFON” by evleaks) be the new DROID?

  • Droid X & Droid One

    • zwade

      Droid X already exists and is like 3 years old.

      • Fozzybare

        not like they couldnt reuse names…i mean apple has the iPad and the iPad

  • Stevedub40

    The Verizon DROID Ram Rod. Lube sold separately.

    • plastikman

      Say it Thorny

      • LiterofCola

        Car Ramrod!

  • Warwick

    Whats the motto now?
    Everything they do…

    DROID Doesn’t.

  • nexusplay

    Wasn’t this used for Moto droid’s only? Moto X time.

    • Kyle

      Droid Charge = Samsung, Droid DNA = HTC, etc so not limited to Motorola only

      • trophynuts

        Droid Incredible as well

      • Guest

        I meant the twitter thing. The whole droid landing thing.

  • chris125

    Htc droid one

    • Sirx

      This…this guy knows…

      Either that or Droid Incredible One.

      • latebloomer

        Ugh… that would make my next upgrade moving from a phone called the “Droid Incredible” to the “Droid Incredible One”. But skipping at least two interim versions. Naming conventions, amiright?

  • George Fayad

    First the HTC One, then the Xbox One, now the Droid One

    Why increment your counter, when you can endless loop it endless loop it endless loop it endless loop it endless loop it endless loop it

    • CW Larson

      Don’t forget Apple genius plan of going from iPad, iPad 2, back to iPad. It was REVOLUTIONARY!

    • sc0rch3d

      2013: Droid Infinity – the last phone you’ll ever have

      2014: Droid Zero – we’ve started over and rethunk everything

      • Greyhame

        I LOL’d. Naming conventions are absolutely that ridiculous.

  • Shouldn’t YOU be telling US?? =P

  • AndrewScottRox

    The Droid branding was an awesome launchpad for Android starting with the OG Droid, but it’s very played out now and needs to focus on the Android. Lasers are cool, especially on sharks, but it’s time to move on.

    • Stevedub40

      Or when Catherine Zeta-Jones dips beneath them

      • Workaholic

        Oh Oh Oh lol

        • kashtrey

          She has entrapped me and Sean Connery… Woah oh oh..

          • TSY87

            you guys win… take it sleazy!

      • a.d.AM

        I hear she will be announcing the new DroidHPV!!!!

        • KleenDroid


        • EC8CH

          Must be a Nexus device then as they are named for fish

        • EC8CH

          Great… now I’ll probably get ear cancer.

    • Geoff Johnson

      What’s funny is everyone still calls Androids, “Droids”. Whenever I ask a non-techie friend what phone they have, they said “I have a Droid” when they’re talking about the Galaxy S2 or LG something, lol

      • Jeremy Sheehan

        I’ve heard more people call Android phones Galaxy’s now instead of Droids. The whole Android/Droid thing used to really get on my nerves, tho.

        • Cory_S

          I even had techy friends who knew better calling their HTC non verizon phones Droids.

      • fritzo2162

        Same. If it runs Android, it’s a “Droid”.

        • Mark Mann

          well, considering “Droid” is the abbreviation for “Android”…

          • Corey Foltman

            at this point its almost acceptable to call any Android a Droid…Considering that is basically what Verizon does…

          • Mark Mann

            i normally don’t care if the average consumer calls a phone a “droid” i may educate them on which “droid” they have…but beyond that i don’t care…it’s when product manufacturers call them all droids that it upsets me…there was a bluetooth speaker advertised on facebook that was described to work with any “droid” i asked them if it only worked on droids or if it worked on any android phone and they replied that they just relay information given to them by the manufacturer…

    • j

      I think the Droid line still has a place with Verizon exlusives.. What shouldn’t happen is having seemingly every single phone be released as a Droid, which waters it down with crappy products and gives it a bad name,
      Maybe 1 Droid device per year.

  • Robert Willis


    • Bob

      Me too. My Droid 3 is losing it. I now do a factory reset every few months, keep it stock blur, and barely download any apps.

    • Fit


    • John Davids

      Oh please this.

    • timrcm

      I… am not even a Verizon customer anymore, and I want this. Physical keyboards will ALWAYS be better.

    • I hope THIS will be Verizon’s version of Moto X. {{-_-}}

  • Dave

    One Droid to rule them all…

    The Droid brand needs to die already.

    • MONICA

      NO YOU DIE

  • The DROID Charge 2. Come on now, you know y’all want it.

    • I would’ve taken a Blunderbolt over my old DROID Charge. Worst phone ever.