The momentum around Droid being launched by Verizon is growing. Here's a round-up of Droid news. Droid must be desirable because with 4 days left on auction the only un-locked Droid available is on eBay with the has the current highest bid $1,125.00.
The first Droid Android smartphone is expected to be introduced on October 28 in big press event in New York City. That day is big for Verizon because its also supposed to be when the new BlackBerry Storm 2 goes on sale. It is not clear when the release date will be for Droid for sale. The Droid clock on the Droid countdown website is now set to end on October 28.
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.
More Droid Specs:
- 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,
- 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.