You know all those stories about developers getting free Android phones this conference or another? Our pal Rene Ritchie (of TiPB) is at GDC in San Francisco and got to witness the carnage in person. Check it out after the break.
So there was a bit of a line, apparently. (This is totally bringing back
nightmares memories of what we went through just to get to Mobile World Congress, by the way.)
At one point somebody yelled out that they saw Steve Jobs. Or a cheeseburger. Either way, it was about to get ugly.
And finally, they get their phones. Interesting fact, Rene says, is that you either got a Nexus One or a Droid, and you didn't get a choice. That didn't sit well with anyone not from the U.S., as a CDMA device is pretty much worthless to them. (Do note that the press doesn't get free stuff. 'Cause that would be wrong.)
Anyhoo, remember this when you read stories about developers (or any conference attendee, for that matter) getting Android swag at an event. It's not that incredible of thing, and there's a lot of time, effort and money spent just getting to one of these events, never mind the blood, sweat and tears spent on developing for a platform in the first place. Unless it's the iPhone. Or webOS. Cause any 13-year-old can do that. <zing!> And thanks, Rene!