This one goes out to all the Da Vinci Code fans out there. You know who you are. The Droid is incoming, this we know, but the day and date have eluded us… until now. The little countdown on the Droid does site is made of little glyphs, but a simple substitution code isn’t going to hold off the internet for long. I could have applied my steel trap of a mind to it, but I’m busy with… you know, important stuff. Luckily, someone else took up the torch and made the requisite calculations.
If you apply the key, obtained by assuming a DDHHMMSS countdown format and using today’s date and the seconds to work out the symbols, you get midnight of October 27th/28th, probably coinciding with an official announcement and press conference in the morning — you know, when people are awake.
Of course, early November is when the phone will actually be available, but it seems that the real marketing push will be starting a week or so ahead of time. Hope it’s as good as people say, because brother, that thing is ugly.