Motorola delivers yet another handset, in the form of Motorola Droid, with Google’s Android operating system on board. Motorola Droid sports an attractive design with a superb high resolution, screen side-sliding QWERTY, advanced browser, blazing-fast processor with 3G speed for faster search and multi-tasking. On every single aspect, the build of this device is set to appeal to its users.
Multimedia capabilities are probably the key strength of this device as it comes with a built-in media player that supports almost every single format and additionally users can download songs via the Amazon MP3 store. The store allows browsing by genre, song or artist and users can also download the DRM-free songs over Wi-Fi as well as Verizon’s 3G network, though the Droid advises you switch to Wi-Fi when possible since it’s faster.
Like there is nothing called “Perfect”, this device is not an exception either. One key weakness about Droid is that it does not offer any syncing software to help you manage and transfer your music and it is not even capable to run and read DVD disc. For videos, even it supports MP4; AVI is still the main stream of video container right now.
Let’s take a quick look at some of its key features:-
Dimensions: 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm, Side Slider w/ QWERTY
Display Type & Resolution: 3.7” WVGA, 16:9 wide screen, 480×854 WVGA
Mobile development Platform: Android 2.0 OS
Display colors supported – 16.7 Million Colors
Camera Type: 5MP AF, dual LED Flash and Image Stabilization
Memory (FLASH/RAM): 512MB/256MB, ROM: 512MB
Audio Formats Supported: AAC, H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, OGG, AMR WB, AMR NB, AAC+, MIDI
Bluetooth : Bluetooth® v2.1 + EDR Supported
WiFi –802.11 b/g
Google Apps: Google Search, Google Maps™ with NavigationBETA, transit and Wikipedia information,GTalk with Presence, Gmail, YouTube™, Latitude, and Google Calendar.
Other: Android Webkit based browser with Flash support planned in future release; Advanced Videorecord/playback at D1 resolution; Advanced 3D graphics capabilities (OpenGL ES based) powered through OMAP3430 accelerated 3D engine; Document readerVisual Voice Mail capable
Visual Voice Mail capable