Motorola Droid Discovery

Ever since I first read about the possibility of the Motorola Sholes coming to the Verizon network, I have been bouncing with joy. More than a year ago I was anxiously engaged in trying to determine if and when Verizon might bring us an Android phone. Well, the Motorola Droid (the new name replacing the previous code-name of Sholes) has been officially announced and will be coming very soon to Verizon customers (on the 6th of November).

So, I’m probably going to get this phone, but in the meantime I’ve been receiving e-mail updates, reading reviews, looking for “spy shots” and so forth. In doing so, I discovered something inconsequential but entertaining (to me) at least. Check this out from an e-mail I received today:

Droid is a registered trademark!

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Yes, in the yellow highlighted portion we learn that Verizon or someone had to pay Lucasfilm Ltd. to use the name Droid. I laughed a little when I read it. You should too.

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1 Response to “Motorola Droid Discovery”


  1. 1 Mediocre Renaissance Man October 28, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Before you decide to show me how stupid I am, let me just say this: Yes, I know I might be the only geeky person in the world who didn’t know that Droid was a registered trademark, and I know I’ll probably have my “geek license” revoked as a result of this post, but this post is for non-geeks who will get a chuckle out of it.

    Ok, now that I got that out of my system, let the beatings begin…


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