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 854×480 WVGA display.
Preview: Verizon’s Android 2.0 Phone
2009-10-28 Wireless 7 Comments
I’m with T-Mobile and was looking forward to getting the Motorola Cliq (or whatever), but now between this review and the review over at Boy Genius Report, I’m starting to think the Cliq is a poor shadow of what might have been, and not the high-profile handset I initially thought T-Mobile was finally getting (We’ll see about those rumors about the N900.
The Motorola Droid/Shules is a bit more of a big deal than the geeks.com people seem to think… as far as I know, it’s the first Android phone outside of T-Mobile; the first Android phone with a screen larger than 320×240 pixels (although probably not first device overall), and first with an ARM Cortex, rather than the Qualcomm chip all previous Android phones have had. Basically, this is a new hardware platform for Android phones. Launching with Android 2.0 will also give it another first, albeit briefly.
I for one intend to check out the Cliq at a T-Mobile store and see if the keyboard and touchscreen are really as bad (well, unimpressive) as BGR made them out to be.