Verizon officially announces Motorola Droid
Well we knew it was coming and this morning Big Red officially announced that the Motorola Droid will be available for purchase on 11/06! I don't know about you but after watching the below video I have found my new phone! I normally don't like slide out keyboards, but I will make an exception for this bad boy.
Motorola Droid Video
I am impressed...
I went this morning to look/buy the new Odin and my inside guy wasn't there yet so I wasn't able to get anything done.
Said that to say this, had another acquaintance that works at VZW. He's telling me that he has just had all the training on the Droid....He says it puts the Blackberry to shame....
That video almost seems to back his story up....
Might have to hold off another week to give the Droid a workout...
Yep that is what I am talking about :fing02: It looks impressive and you have the multitasking capabilities of the BB so you aren't missing out there.
Here is a little summary and some close up pics courtesy of BGR
With DROID by Motorola, you can:
* Zip through the Web: Access the Internet at 3G speeds via the nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network or from any Wi-Fi hotspot. The multi-window HTML browser with a massive processor delivers the Web the way you expect.
* See it all in cinema-style: View the Web, e-mail, Google Maps™, videos and more in widescreen on a brilliant 3.7” high-resolution screen. Boasting a width of 854 pixels to reduce the need for side-to-side panning and more than 400,000 pixels total, DROID has more than twice that of the leading competitor.
* Run multiple applications at once: Customize your DROID with thousands of applications and hundreds of widgets available on Android Market™. Toggle back and forth between up to six applications at a time to juggle the universe and your apps.
* Perform Google Search™ at the speed of sound: Simply tell DROID what you’re looking for using voice-activated search, and it will serve up Google search results based on your location. If you want more, simply type what you’re looking for into the search bar on the home screen and DROID will also search content on your phone, such as apps and contacts, and the Web.
* Capture moments: Snap digital camera-quality photos with a 5 megapixel camera loaded with the works, such as a dual-LED flash, AutoFocus and image stabilization, or capture your friend’s antics in 16 million colors with DVD-quality video capture and playback. Store it all on the included 16 GB memory card, so you always have it on hand.
* Multi-task like a master: Keep tabs on all your messages with integrated Gmail™ and Exchange e-mail pushed directly to you, but don’t let them get in your way. With the handy Android notification panel, go straight to the message or simply ignore it, and get back to the task at hand. And, a smart dictionary learns as you type and automatically includes your contacts.
* Get where you need to go with Google Maps Navigation (Beta): DROID is the first device with Google Maps Navigation, providing turn-by-turn voice guidance as a free feature of Google Maps. It’s powered by Google and connected to the Internet. Use voice shortcuts and simply say “Navigate to [your destination],” and you’ll be on your way. See live traffic, use Street View or satellite imagery to view your route, and get access to the most recent maps and business information from Google Maps without ever needing to update your device.
Pre-loaded Applications and Enhancements to Google Mobile Services:
* Google Maps: With layers in Google Maps, view geographic information, such as My Maps, Wikipedia, and transit lines, right on the map.
* Gmail: Multiple accounts support and undo for common operations.
* YouTube™: One-touch recording and playback from homescreen widget or app, one-touch sharing with friends, and the ability to view your own uploaded videos and high-resolution videos.
* Google Talk™: Easily switch between chats, search your chat history, and preview pictures and videos sent by links.
* Android Market: Browse and download applications created by third-party developers.
* Calendar: Ability to see who has R.S.V.P.’d to your meeting invitations.
* Facebook: Syncs Facebook contacts to your address book, and a live widget gives the ability to update status and view latest updates from friends.
* Amazon MP3 Store: Download the latest tracks over the air.
* Verizon Wireless Visual Voice Mail: Delete, reply and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions.
Still don't think it's very aesthetically pleasing.
Oh I agree the looks need a little work, but I think the same thing on the Storm :lmao: and with the on screen keyboard I will hopefully never have to slide out the physical keyboard :fing02:
Originally Posted by sunkast
Here is an information site for the Motorola Droid just in case you don't receive the emails
Originally Posted by MePascal
Okay, I currently use the BB Pearl and it's time for an upgrade. I like the BB because I can dowload my Roadrunner mail. Will the Droid operate the same way? If so, I think this might be my new phone!
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