The Original Droid back on Sale in Verizon Stores

We are not exactly sure why, but Verizon has re-released the ageing Droid phone for sale on it's website. It has been speculated that this re-release is due to excess inventory and perhaps the lower price point may attract some people. However, for $50 more, you can pick up the Droid X, the greatly admired superphone of the summer. At $149, after an online discount and a 2 year contract, it is hard to believe that there is much of a market left for this phone. Another possible explanation could be that Motorola's strategy is to encourage new buyers to use this phone as a 'developer's device'. The original Droid is easier to root than its predecessor. Motorola went to great lengths trying to prevent hackers from rooting the new Droid X by using eFuse technology essentially locking the OS to the ROM. Crafty users have found away around this but perhaps Motorola would like to encourage those who would like to root a new phone and install custom ROMs to purchase the original Droid. Currently there are many more ROMs available for the Droid than the Droid X due to the amount of time each has spent on the market. Anyone out there interested in purchasing a new / old phone for the sole purpose of rooting it?

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