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The Greg Oden O-Phone officially launches today for those who must have the latest in Blazer chic.  Press release from Cricket:

PORTLAND - November 7, 2008 - While Portland Trail Blazers fans eagerly await Greg Oden's regular-season homecourt debut, their wait is over for the Greg Oden O-Fon, a limited-edition phone on sale now exclusively at Cricket Wireless stores in Oregon and Southwest Washington . Cricket, a leading provider of unlimited wireless services, will donate $80 from every Greg Oden O-Fon sold to Oregon Mentors. The Greg Oden O-Fon carries a suggested retail price of $279.99.

The Limited Edition Greg Oden O-Fon will be available while supplies last. In addition to the laser-etched phone, the O-Fon box is packed with a variety of exclusive materials that Portland Trail Blazers fans can only get with the purchase of a Greg Oden O-Fon, including:

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A Limited-Edition Greg Oden O-Fon handset etched with Oden's autograph and jersey
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A Greg Oden Topps Rookie Card designed exclusively for Cricket
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Text messages from Greg throughout the season, sent exclusively to O-Fon owners
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An exclusive discount on Trail Blazers merchandise
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Coupons for discounted Cricket accessories, including accessories for the O-Fon

To celebrate the phone's launch, Cricket is hosting a VIP launch party tonight for anyone who purchases an O-Fon today or received an exclusive invitation. Greg Oden will be at the party to personally thank and mingle with O-Fon owners and fans. The launch party will have food from Buffalo Wild Wings, drinks from Jones Soda, and a variety of Greg's favorite games, music and other entertainment.

The Greg Oden O-Fon launch party will be held from 7pm to 9pm at the Cricket Wireless store located at 401 NE Weidler. Parking will be available across the street, at the Washman parking lot, after 6:30pm.

--Dave (blazersub@yahoo.com)