Motorola DROID Does? A Deep Dive Look

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The DROID will be available exclusively through Verizon Wireless starting Friday, November 6 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement after a $100 mail-in rebate. Verizon's compatible Nationwide voice plans start at $39.99 for 450 minutes per month. The carrier's Email and Web for Smartphone plans start at $29.99 for monthly access. Best Buy Mobile also plans to sell the DROID for a similar price without having to deal with the mail-in-rebate.

Here’s a closer look at the specifications of the Motorola DROID from Verizon Wireless.


Talk and Standby Time

TT: 385 minutes/6.4 hours

SB: 270 hours/11.25 days

Form Factor

Capacitive Touch; Full QWERTY Side Slider

Band/Modes

800/1900, CDMA EVDO rev A

OS

Android 2.0

Weight

169 grams / 5.96 ounces

Dimensions

60.00 (x) x 115.80 (y) x 13.70 (z) mm

2.36(x) x 4.56 (y) x .54 (z) inches

Browser

Webkit HTML5 based browser

Email Support

Corporate (Exchange 2003 and 2007), IMAP and POP, Macmail, Gmail, MSN Hotmail and AOL

Battery

1400 mAh

Connectivity

Bluetooth v2.1+EDR2, 3.5mm Headset jack, USB 2.0 HS

Display

3.7-inch, 480x854 WVGA

Display Resolution

WVGA display houses 400,000 pixels

Messaging

SMS/MMS, Full HTML5 Browser

Audio

AMR-NB/WB, MP3, PCM/WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, OGG

Video

Advanced Video record/playback at D1 resolution (720x480), MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Camera

5.0 megapixel, AutoFocus, dual LED Flash and image stabilization

Memory

16GB card included in phone

Location Services

aGPS, sGPS

Extras

802.11b/g, 3-axis accelerometer

Sensors

Proximity, ambient light and eCompass

Optional Accessories

Phone Holder, Multimedia Station



In the box:
  • Standard Lithium Ion battery
  • Preinstalled 16GB microSD memory card
  • Wall/USB charger
  • Getting Started brochure
  • Product safety & warranty brochure
Optional accessories for the DROID include a Phone Holder and a Multimedia Station. The Phone Holder attaches to your windshield or dash and is helpful for when you're using your phone's navigation and map applications. The Phone Holder includes a Rapid Car Charger.


The Multimedia Station holds the DROID and allows you to display photos and movies, play music, show weather and time information, and use the DROID as an alarm clock. You can also sync your media to your PC using the included USB cable with the Multimedia Station.

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I think the interesting thing to note is if this phone or any other new Verizon phones take off will Verizon's great network begin to suffer? I mean AT&T's network really wasn't that bad before iPhone. Verizon has the best network because they lock down their phones or chage you extra for everything keeping the network safe.

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     I will be upgrading all 3 users on my family share Verizon account as upgrades become available to a Droid I am thinking. I have also thought of flipping to Sprint for a palm, but I like the droid better. There also does not seem to be much price difference when you have 3 phones on sprint. It is 10 bucks a phone basically on Verizon, where Sprint the first 2 phones are discounted heavily, then the third phone is full price which makes no sense (and is more expensive). Either way I refuse to use At&t because of some past experiences and of course there wonderful coverage.

     One more thing I of course like this phone in all aspects, hopefully prices will drop to (the first available upgrade is in December, but the other 2 are in April and May), so the price should drop. I also from what I understand see one other very positive point the I-phone does not update from what I understand they force you to upgrade to a new phone. While as hardware functionality may wear out with a android phone it is open source. So updates and changes software wise will be by default. That will even be true if Verizon and Google/Motorola don't want it done. I think it will be jail broken before it is ever implemented from there side.               

I consider that a major positive because I am a Mischievous bastage.

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That XKCD comic is pure win..

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Thats cool but here is the GSM version MILESTONE I refuse to become a CDMA user just for a phone.

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Rocci what is your aversion to CDMA especially over GSM between Verizon sprint and At&t at least in the USA the CDMA network for Verizon and Sprint is considerably larger especially since Verizon bought Alltel Wireless.

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The technology level is also above the GSM services in the US where generally CDMA is actively moving to 4G where GSM is still moving to second stage 3G.

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Yeah, but the big advantage for GSM phones is pop in your SIM card and you're good to go. No activation etc necessary. Also GSM phones are more convenient for international travelers.

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yeah GSM pop in the sim card CDMA save it to the memory card throw your memory card in another CDMA phone and you off to go takes about 15 seconds to do, and I have done it several times for me and mine. All you get with a sim card anyways is a saved schedule or calendar and phone numbers. I save those to my mem cards anyway so if the phone ever goes out I don't loose anything. I have done it on at least 6 different CDMA phones  and I have 1-16GB of memory versus a dinky sim card.

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Hmmm...I didn't know that. So would you be able to take a Sprint phone and use it on the Verizon network?

Do you suppose CDMA is one reason Apple has shied away from Verizon?

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