Motorola DROID first hands-on! (update: video, impressions, more pics)
Engadget has the first hands on video posted over on their site. If you listen closely to the woman from Verizon you must have the keyboard open, or have the phone in one of the available at an additional charge docks to get the phone into landscape mode.
Engadget First Hands-on with Motorola Droid
The woman also talks as if the ability to voice search Google is a new thing specifically for the Droid, Umm hello sister I can do that from any phone. It was nice to see that you don't need the MotoBlur overlay in order to link up your contacts with their social network memberships.
The only cool thing about the Verizon Droid is Android 2.0 and Google Navigation, both of which will be available to soon on other Android devices.
All in all the Verizon Droid so far is very disappointing from its "eh" look to the necessity to keep it docked or open the keyboard to get into landscape mode. Certainly hasn't lived up to the hype. NEXT!
- 10-28-2009, 04:41 PM #2
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also, when she talks about facebook and then gets asked if it is going to be on all android 2.0 devices.
her response is "no, this is something they worked on specifically with facebook...... for the release of android 2.0"
sounds to me like its an android 2.0 thing and not a droid thing.
Now see the Sony Ericsson Xperia aka Rachel or Infinity rocks my world and rumor has it it's coming to Sprint.
4.1″ OLED capacitive touch screen
8.1MP camera w/ touch focus, smile shutter, face detection, ISO settings, and more
32GB internal storage
Specially made apps for twitter, Facebook, and MySpace
If these rumors are true and it comes to Sprint before my 30 days are up. See you later Hero.
- 10-28-2009, 04:51 PM #5
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- 10-28-2009, 06:23 PM #9
maybe the unit didn't have the auto-rotate option picked. the lady in the video doesn't seem to be extremely knowledgeable with a lot of things.
because the A8 processor, large high res screen, and decent camera (specs wise so far) are all goign to be added to devices when they go to 2.0....
- 10-28-2009, 08:29 PM #11
- 10-28-2009, 09:33 PM #12
Keep in mind gents, Android is releasing 20 phones by the end of the year...of those, how many of them have we heard come equipped with a physical keyboard?...don't worry, I'll wait...
Think of others personal preference along with your own before you start throwing around the word disappointment.
- 10-29-2009, 11:58 AM #13
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- 10-29-2009, 11:38 PM #21
Maybe next year??
Really, I wouldn't hold your breath, you would be holding it a long time, like maybe forever! Maybe Mexico, Canada etc., Do the typical GSM thing and purchase one from overseas for $600, unlock it etc, that may work. But the GSM version may be months from now, but ATT, good luck with that. Or just get a real network and pay your ETF, that would be cheaper. Now all the T-Mobile fanboys jump in and say how much cheaper their plans are. All I can say is you get what you pay for.
My buddy has cricket, great plan, but every time I call him he drops me, he switched to t-mob and now he does get his txt messages most of the time lol.
And the look of the device is charcoal black, not cheep gray like some pics show. And all I can say is that you need to hold this device in your hands and not judge it by pics, Think better than Razor2 build quality!!
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Last edited by DMac; 10-30-2009 at 06:55 PM.