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Verizon Wireless just announced that many of its retail stores will be opening early on Friday, November 6th to give people the earliest opportunity to purchase the DROID, the world’s first Android 2.0 smartphone. Some stores will open at 7am and others will open at 8am, so check with your local store for their special hours.

Verizon will also be hosting demonstrations at select locations to let people get the most out of the new handset.

As we mentioned earlier, more facts about the Time Square takeover have been released. Read more after the break.

Source: Verizon Newsroom

The digital billboards will instruct passersby to call a toll-free number (1-888-376-4336) to search locations in the Times Square area. Participants can search for practically anything (e.g. their favorite cuisines, plays, movies, stores), and the search results will be displayed on the digital billboards using Google Maps. This activity takes place from Nov. 6 through Nov. 20, daily from 12:30 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. and from 6:00 a.m. on Nov. 27 through 2:00 a.m. on Nov. 28. Beginning Nov. 6, Internet fans worldwide can also view the experience in real-time by visiting www.droiddoes.com/timessquare.

DROID by Motorola will be available in the United States exclusively at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online on Friday, Nov. 6, for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate. Customers will receive the rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.