Skatter Tech received the upcoming Motorola Droid which runs on Verizon Wireless earlier today. The phone will be available for purchase online and in retail stores on November 6th, 2009. The price is currently set at $199 with a new 2-year contract after a $100 mail-in-rebate. The phone runs on the new Android 2.0 operating system, uses the Verizon Wireless 3G network, has a slide out QWERTY keyboard, WiFi, a high resolution touch screen, and even a 5 mega pixel camera. To top that off, it comes integrated with just about every service Google offers: Search, Google Talk, Gmail, YouTube, Google Calendar, and more. And as a bonus, it features a free beta version of Google’s new GPS Navigation software that offers voice guided turn-by-turn direction. It’s going to take a few days before we post a full review, but for now here’s a great gallery of some product shots I just took:
I had some time to handle the device and mess with the interface. My first impressions were quite positive. Everything from Verizon’s marketing to the quality of the hardware to the Android 2.0 software are stunning. Ian Thackston will be publishing an in-depth review of the phone in the next couple of days, prior to launch. This should give you guys some time to read the review and decide whether it’s the right phone for you before you pick one up. In the meantime subscribe to our RSS Feed, Email Subscriptions, or on Facebook/Twitter to get notified when the review is up!
UPDATE: Read Our Full Review!
The Droid is comparable to a lot of other sliding touchscreen/button smart-phones, the OS definitely has good usability, and surprisingly easy to use… it will be more of a blackberry killer than an iPhone killer i suspect
Well if this phone is running windows mobile then i can say no way . Windows mobile is complete fail all the way around ,i dont care who argues the fact
I agree, Windows Mobile has been behind the times. Even the latest version, 6.5, still doesn’t have too many improvements. Just a new overlay over the old interface. But this phone IS NOT running WinMo, it’s using Android, a new OS originally started by Google.
I am not an average iphone user my phone is decked to the max with geohots latest jailbreak. With the jailbreak there is endless stuff u can do with this phone. Ive had my phone 3gs since they came out and i find something new to do with it every day
No question the iPhone is powerful. Jailbreaking opens many doors that Apple would normally restrict. The Android on the other hand is open source, meaning it’s pretty much the equivalent of being jailbroken when you get it. This phone alone isn’t going to kill the iPhone, but I have a strong feeling that the Android platform which is being used by HTC, LG, Samsung, and Motorola might be able to do so in the near future if Apple doesn’t make any changes.
P.S. I own an iPhone 3GS. :) I do agree that if you spend a few minutes each day, you’ll definitely find some cool new app that can do something you never imagined possible. However I also feel with the openness of the Android, there’s just going to be that much more cool stuff that’s going to become available on that!
Can I use the songs I have downloaded on Itunes with the Droid? Can it connect to stereos via the auxillary port?
Be sure to read our full review:
And yes, it can support iTunes Plus Tracks. And yes, if your stereo has a headphone input jack, just plug it in! Works perfectly!