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Queues in Manhattan Form as DROID Launches

Whenever Apple launches a new iPhone, there's always huge queues. Similarly, when RIM launched the Blackberry Storm, Blackberry fans lined up to be the first to get their hands on the device and Android fans lined up for the HTC G1. Last night it was Motorola's turn to have fans queue up around the block.

CNet reports that one Verizon Wireless store in Manhattan had roughly 100 people lining up, with roughly 60 of them there at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday, nearly 3 hours before the store was due to open. Most of those in line were loyal Verizon Wireless fans.

One such customer is Geoffrey Aravallis, who headed to Verizon to pick up his Droid on his way home from clubbing. Aravallis said he had been tempted to switch networks just to get the iPhone but is now happy that he didn't.

"I use Gmail and all kinds of Google services, so it's nice to be able to have all that on my phone," he said. "And the Droid is much more open than the iPhone."

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