Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Oct 2009 23:01 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Verizon's highly awaited Droid phone lands November 6th, but Geek.com was able to get their hands on one and post early impressions. This will be the first phone shipping with Google's Android 2.0 operating system, giving it a big advantage over some of the competing Android handsets on the market. Not content to win people over on software alone, Motorola included a 5MP camera, 16GB of storage, and an 854x480 WVGA display.
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RE: Want Droid
by ariarinen on Sun 1st Nov 2009 18:57 UTC in reply to "Want Droid"
ariarinen
Member since:
2009-02-07

Well Vodafone did bring out the HTC Magic, HTC Tattoo. Samsung I7500 by multiple carriers.

TI OMAP 3 is a good chip, but dose it have PowerVR graphics as well?

The Qualcomm chip used previous models are probably used, because both Samsung and HTC use STEricsson platforms and TI and Qualcomm where the only chips to chose from before the merger.

I see one big draw back with it, as its a CDMA based phone. Very few carriers use CDMA2000, WCDMA/HSPA based would have been a much better choice.

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RE[2]: Want Droid
by DigitalAxis on Sun 1st Nov 2009 22:03 in reply to "RE: Want Droid"
DigitalAxis Member since:
2005-08-28

I was thinking of the US only... where Verizon's CDMA network is probably the most complete, although I've been happy with T-Mobile's coverage and quality.

Engadget and BGR spotted a GSM version being reviewed by a Vietnamese guy, so my guess is non-US places will still get it.

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RE[3]: Want Droid
by ariarinen on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 08:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Want Droid"
ariarinen Member since:
2009-02-07

But the speed of CDMA networks are much lower then on GSM based. I think they use the 800/1900 MHz band and it has much longer range so the coverage is better, they will go down to 700 MHz with LTE network, so it should bring high speed broadband and coverage even further.

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