Motorola Droid ReviewBy soumitra, Gaea News Network
Friday, October 23, 2009
You have perhaps already had a sneak peek at the full technical specification of the latest Android phone from Motorola. Google is also in the scenario, because they were behind all the necessary changes done on the device - after all, this is going to be their first Android 2.0 Eclairs Device! The co-operative attempt of Google and Motorola to capture the mobile phone market is destined to be a sensation and yes, Motorola Driod Android Mobile Handset is THE sensation even before its launch as its is said to pack in some extraordinary specs like the biggie 3.7 inch 480 X 854 pixels display (which is, by the way, the biggest display on a mobile handset we’ve seen), the lightening fast processing speed along with its on board 3G connectivity from Verizon Wireless and full touchscreen along with a full sized QWERTY keyboard. You want more? Then it has a 5MP camera with image stabilization, WiFi, GPS, 3.5mm headphone jack to connect your favorite headphones. Satisfied? Lets take a detailed look at these features of this iPhone Killer, or should I say BlackBerry Killer?
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The phone packs in a huge touchscreen but still it has space for an actual hardware keyboard. What iDoesn’t .. the Droid does! It is just slightly thicker than the iPhone at 0.5 inches but still manages to pack a full QWERTY Keyboard which makes it the thinnest QWERTY keyboard mobile available in the market. The only comparison that can come in its way is the Nokia N97 but it too can’t match up with its huge screen and its interface offered by Google.
Operating System and Interface
No MOTOBLUR here as you would expect from the previous Android handsets like DEXT or CLIQ. But, as they say, Droid is targeted at users who are seeking to communicate and connect to their world living at a fast pace, taking risk and embracing change. It is made for those who are exited about the new technology producing new mobile handsets with latest range of mobile applications. It is expected to set new standards of smartphone with the Google Search genius going deep into the phone and all the application. Type or speak what you want to search and you’ll not only get the search results from the Web but also from within your phone and it’ll learn from what you search and will give more intelligent search results the next time you use it.
There are all of the Google’s service such as Maps, Search, Talk Voice, Contacts, Gmail, Calender as you’d expect from an Android Device.
Mobile internet browsing is the most interesting feature of this handset. The browser is top quality one supporting Flash and HTML 5. They have said that the it will support Flash 10 from 2010.
The display size is a whopping 3.7 inches showing 480 X 854 pixels in 16 : 9 aspect ratio. which makes it the biggest display of its class. The touchscreen is also capacitive unlike the less responsive resistive touchscreens which need some pressure to register the touches. There is a unique docking station which can turn this into a bedside clock or a movie player or just a digital picture frame whatever you like.
The camera has 5MP resolution and some advanced features like image stabilization along with Dual LED Flash and Autofocus. The DVD quality video capture capability at nice 720 X 480 pixels at 24 fps makes it an alrounder in the camera department.
The phone can support 32GB Micro SD Card to store all of your favorite music and videos and it comes with a 16GB so that you don’t have to rush to the shops to buy a memory card as soon as you buy the device.
It has EVDO rev A on board for super fast 3G Connectivity on Verizon Wireless. There are GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR and a USB 2.0 port to connect it to whatever you can think of.
The system comes with a 1400 mAh battery which is not bad at all but we expect that it won’t deliver the rated 270 hours standby time or 6 h 25 min talktime, especially remembering the previous CLIQ.
It will be available to every people in North America from 12/1/2009 exclusively on Verizon Wireless. Hey Apple honchos, start scratching your head right now to device a new plan to take on Motorola Droid.
Tags: Android, Camera Mobile Phone, Google android, Motorola droid, SmartPhone, Touchscreen Mobile Phones