Motorola and Verizon Wireless Announce the Droid
Today Motorola and Verizon Wireless introduced the Droid, a new Android phone that runs the 2.0 (Eclair) operating system. The Droid is a sideways slider with 3.7-inch WVGA touch display (480 x 854 pixels) and full QWERTY keyboard. It has EVDO Rev. A, GPS, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and Wi-Fi radios on board. The camera rates 5 megapixels and has dual-LED flash, autofocus, image stabilization and DVD-quality (720 x 480 pixels) video capture at 24 frames per second. The Droid is boxed with a 16GB microSD card and runs a Cortex A8 processor. The Droid takes advantage of many of the features of Android 2.0, which includes an integrated email inbox with support for multiple Gmail and Exchange accounts; SMS and MMS search; double-tap zoom in the browser with support for HTML5; improved camera software; and improved on-screen keyboard software. It runs a new Google Maps Navigation application (in beta) that offers voice guidance and 3D navigation. The Droid will not run Motorola's MOTOBLUR, and instead is a stock "with Google" Android device with no UI customization. Verizon also said that all of its future Android devices will be released under the "Droid" branding. The Droid goes on sale November 6 for $200 with new contract.
Feb 25, 2017
TCL today announced the KEYone, a BlackBerry smartphone that combines a large screen, full QWERTY keyboard, and hardened Android software in an aluminum body. TCL first teased the phone at CES last month, but has now shared all the KEYone's details.
May 30, 2017
Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Sep 10, 2018
Alcatel today announced the Tetra, an entry-level device that's being sold by AT&T's prepaid business. The Tetra features a 5-inch display with 480 by 854 pixels for FWVGA resolution.
Mar 30, 2018
ZTE made the Tempo Go available for purchase from its online store. The Tempo Go is a version of the Tempo X that runs the Android Go Oreo platform.
Where is the ? mark on slide out keypad?
The iPhone exclusivity will no longer be an issue with Verizon Wireless. Look for them to lock up a deal just as long as AT&T has.
If your trying to say VZW will have an exclusivity deal with th...
Android is likely always going to lag behind the iPhone as an overall package- the best it can hope for is Number Two as opposed to Number Three where it currently sits. Let's be honest, every single Android phone up to this point...
Why Verizon's Droid Isn't an iPhone Killer
On paper, Verizon's Droid by Motorola seems like it should destroy the iPhone. Its 3.7-inch 480x854 display is dumbfounding compared to Apple's 3.5-inch 480x320 screen. It manages to include a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, yet at 0.54-inches it's scarcely thicker than the iPhone's 0.48-inches. It has a turn-by-turn GPS right out of the box, while the same feature on the iPhone will knock you back an extra $100. Yet, all this is not enough for the Droid to earn the status of "iPhone killer." For that, it will need to rob the iPhone of its customers, and it won't come even close.
Sure, the Droid's 5MP autofocus camera with a flash bests the iPhone's 3.2MP. Sure, it has an SD card slot, and a removable battery. The iPhone has neve
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Well it's about time someone said it! VZW, Motorola, Android...what do those have to do with the iPhone!
Then ATT will look like a sinking ship with rats deserting it. LOL
Until that happens, ATT is living on borrowed time.
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What's the LED flashing in the top right corner of the phone? 😕
No UI customization on a Verizon phone?
Who would you like to see make out with this phone?
It's so hard to make your mind up
No, I don't work for Tmo, I was just say'in.
There's a chance
The phone provided excellent call quality, even in a New York hotel lobby full of noisy Phillies fans headed to Yankee Stadium for the World Series. Parties on the other end of my calls reported no problems
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I briefly thought about it but figured even out of contract it'd be about $300 less from VZW.
Verizon's iPhone Killer Do Jour....
No need to make comparisons
My Tour just got shelved
Well I got some Android useful info
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Amazing if you ask me....I am seriously thinking of leaving RIM for this.
In some cases when you don't have insurance and you tell them your phone is broken or damage they will offer you a phone with a 1yr pricing plus u ...
You could not call in and say it broke or have it replaced so many times then ask for a multi exchange.
If that is c...
Google Maps Navigation
Plus it does suck that there are no GSM radio's bc I would have picked up an unlocked version
The real point is that you don't base an ad campaig...
The iPhone is just so conceded, it hasn't realized; and its nap by the tre...
Luckily I'm up for NE2 through VZW, so I'll most likely be pre-ordering this one o...
Nothing compares to iphones except for a new and better iphone.
I have used them all.
The iphone has an all around good device.
AS far as multitasking, push notification is pretty much the ...