My thoughts on the Motorola Droid

Posted on Nov 2 2009 - 9:46am by Christopher Allega

When the Motorola Droid is released in the coming weeks, it will be the most advanced Android device on the market. There’s a 550MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3430 processor, separate PowerVR GPU, 256MB of RAM, CDMA Rev A., Wi-Fi, GPS, a digital magnetometer, accelerometer, proximity sensors, a 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, notification LED, four touch-sensitive navigation buttons, a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, 3.5mm headset jack,and a  microUSB port to charge the device.

The Droid is the first device to have Google’s new Android 2.0 OS. The Android OS is an open platform. Anyone can develop applications for it, unlike the iPhone in which all installed applications must be approved by Apple before they appear in the App Store. So it should make developers willing to make apps.

It is a nice phone if you are on Verizon and want to pick up a new phone, to me this phone is the best on Verizon right now and Verizon customers would pick it up but for the price of $299 then you get a $100 dollar mail in rebate they should of just set the price to $199. However, I do expect that the Droid will bring back some of the lost costumers.