Short or no lines greet Motorola Droid as Verizon spokesman claims lines are unwanted and ‘flashy’

Apple Online Store “The new Motorola Droid got a sleepy reception on Friday morning when it officially went on sale across the country in Verizon Wireless stores starting at 7 a.m. in some places,” Marguerite Reardon reports for CNET. “From New York to San Francisco, most stores around the country had few if any lines when doors opened Friday morning.”

“Verizon spokesman David Samberg said that a lack of a long line or shortage of devices is actually a good thing,” Reardon reports. “‘Long lines forming outside are flashy,’ he said. ‘But it’s not really the goal. What we really want to see is this: a steady stream of people coming today and for the next few weeks buying new phones.'”

MacDailyNews Take: Is Marguerite sure she wasn’t talking to Andy Samberg instead?

Reardon reports, “The lines, or lack of lines as the case may be, are far less dramatic than the hoopla surrounding an Apple iPhone launch.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Déjà vu: “Palm and Sprint: Don’t expect a iPhone-like camping out and lines for Pre; we don’t want them” – June 04, 2009.

[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Kevin K.” for the heads up.]


  1. Soooo- People NOT lining up to buy your product is a good thing??
    Not getting free advertising from long lines to buy your product is a good thing??? Not selling your inventory so you never run out and have to restock is a good thing???

    I guess I missed something in business 101

  2. A reaction that is part of the typical media savvy asswipe American culture. You dont get a demand like iPhone, so you start the fscking lies and PR superficial bullshit that is woven into the American business lifestyle.

    Why not be honest, humble, forthcoming, even congratulatory toward Apple and aspire to a similar response instead of being PR lying ass dogs.

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