The Verizon Droid invasion continues with more Droidness coming from HTC. The first Droid does a lot and Verizon will be doing a lot with Android.
It was reported today, that the Motorola Droid isn’t the only Android smartphone joining the Verizon, forces of 3G. Verizon, employees are a being trained for another Android phone, the Droid Eris from HTC. Athough specs have not appeared for the Droid Eris, it is not expected to be as spectacular as the Motorola Droid which is expected to b announced a a Verizon press event in New York City tomorrow.
Verizon’s marketing team is using the the Droid moniker for all its Android devices and licensed the droid name from Lucas films.
Sneak peaks at the first Droid are out of this world! The screen on it is super high resolution and has three times the pixels as the iPhone.
A full-page Verizon ad in the San Diego Unionl Tribune showed the release date of Droid to be November 6.
Droid made a sneak appearance on the Motorola website and showed off his powerful iPhone-Killah specs before being taken-don. Droid will be powered by Google Android 2.0 (Eclair)j and have a huge 480-by-854 touchscreen with a sliding QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera(image stabilization, 4X digital zoom, dual LED flash, auto-focus), DVD video playback, predictive text and for business users the most coveted MS Exchange and Gmail sync. The droid also has Wi-Fi, speech recognition/voice dialing, Bluetooth, and the super-synced Facebook/Gmail/MS Exchange contacts.
Boy Genius reported that Verizon’s droiddoes website has had over 2.5 million page views and 170 thousand email joiners.
What makes these phones so universally appealing is that they are launching with the powerful Android 2 aka “Eclair” with a host of high end customizable features. Other carries don’t offer Android 2 smartphones (yet) which lead journalists to wonder if Google struck a deal with Verizon. Previously, T-Mobile had and excusive on the first Android phone the G1.
- Video capture/playback capability: DVD quality up to 24 fps; D1 (720×480) resolution.
- Music player.
- Google services: Android Market, Gmail, Calendar, Contact, Maps + Street View, Search, Voice Search, Talk, Turn-by-turn directions, YouTube
- QuickOffice Document Viewer
- Amazon MP3 Store, Facebook app.
- Backlit TFT 3.7-inch WVGA (480×854) 16:9 widescreen display (267 PPI)
- Virtual keyboard
- Weight: 6.0 oz.
- 2.4 in. wide by 4.6 in. tall by 0.5 in. thick
- 550MHz processor
- 16GB microSD removable storage pre-installed; up to 32GB
- Battery life: up to 385 minutes continuous usage. 1400 mAh Li-ion; up to 270 hours standby
- MMS, SMS, IM incl. Google Talk
- microUSB connector (USB 2.0)
- Webkit HTML5 web browser; Flash 10 available 2010
- 3.5mm headset jack.