Motorola Droid

The Motorola Droid is the first Android phone to be manufactured by Motorola and launched across the United States.

Previously known as the Motorola Sholes and the Motorola Tao, the Motorola Droid will be made available exclusively on the Verizon Wireless in the US.

Motorola Verizon Droid

The Motorola Droid handset will feature a 3.7-inch touch-sensitive display (854 x 480 pixel resolution), a 5.0 megapixel camera with auto focus and video recording capabilities, GPS navigation, media player with support for AMR-NB/WB, MP3, PCM / WAV, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA audio files and MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, WMV video files, and a microSD / microSDHC memory card slot.

The smartphone will include a USB 2.0 port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, Wi-Fi connectivity, and 512MB of ROM and 256MB of RAM. For a full list of the Motorola Droid’s hardware specifications click here.

The Droid Android phone will also be powered by the latest Android 2.0 ‘Eclair’ build of the Android platform. Unlike the Motorola CLIQ, the Droid will not include the MOTOBLUR custom Android user interface, but will instead feature the Google Experience skin and application stack.

As previously noted, the Motorola Droid will be available exclusively across the US on the Verizon network. The Motorola Droid will be Verizon’s first Android handset, and follows the recent partnership announcement between Google and themselves to provide additional Android powered handsets into 2010.

Verizon have recently launched their “Droid Does” advertising campaign to bolster interest for the Motorola Droid handset. Verizon’s “Droid Does” capaign featured a teaser video in which the differences between the Motorola Droid and Apple iPhone are featured, for example: “iDon’t have a real keyboard”.

Motorola Droid Does Video

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Pricing and availability for the Motorola Droid have not yet been officially confirmed, although the handset is expected to launch across the United States on Friday October 6th. Earlier rumors have suggested that the Droid handset will be priced at $199 as part of a service contract with Verizon. A W-CDMA(UMTS) version of the handset is also believed to be in development which should see the handset available on AT&T across the US, and subsequently other networks across the globe.

Motorola Droid Videos

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Motorola Droid Specs

Power:  1400mAh Internal rechargeable removable lithium-ion battery
CPU:  550 MHz
Storage: Flash memory: MicroSDHC with 16 GB card included
Memory: 256 MB RAM
Display: 854 x 480 px, 3.7 in (94 mm), WVGA
Input: Multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display, QWERTY keyboard
Camera: 5.0 megapixel with auto focus and flash
Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11b/g), Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, Dual band CDMA2000/EV-DO Rev. A
Dimensions: 115.8 mm (4.56 in) (h), 60 mm (2.4 in) (w), 13.7 mm (0.54 in) (d)
Weight: 169 g (6.0 oz)

  • B A Eisen

    Does it have accelerometers? I need active telemetry.
    Al

  • danwat1234

    What voltage is that 1400mAh battery rated at? I am trying to find the amp – hour rating of the battery.

  • mopl

    r u tools serious?????mopl

  • B A Eisen

    Yes, child. I am! I can’t access any useful data that I need. I’ll have to get the SDK.

  • Sue

    the Droid does not open WAV files. These come via voicemails from corporate phone systems. If you are required to listen to corporate voice mails…not the phone for you. Motorola and Verizon have no solution

  • Mark

    well this is a huge problem for me as well with WAV file not playing on droid ….I hear there is a software update comming in December, hope they fix it

  • Mark

    I am listening to a wave right now on my Droid.

  • B A Eisen

    I had to reformat the sd card. Save the ringtone as a mp3 on the mem card. Play it and click on ‘use as ringtone’. It works.
    Al

  • http://digg.com/hardware/TomTom_XL_325_Portable_GPS_Navigator_Review Lee John

    I WAS able to obtain the latest map guarantee service from TomTom Home w/out a hitch. Strange that there seemed to be a split on this as well contradictory advice from Tom Tom saying that the “latest map gurantee’ does not apply to refurbs. Well my unit is a refurb and I jusut got finished with the free update successfully. I’m going with an earlier poster who suggested the possibility that had the previous owner of a refurb unit never registered the unit it would be recognized as a new unit by Tom Tom Home and thus recognized as an eligible new unit by TomTom home;conversely had the unit been registered previously the Tom Tom home site would have recognized the unit as aged and therefore not eligible for the upgrade.It would have been not likely that TomTom bothered to check each of the devices serial numbers to block them from the service;such a measure would likely cost more than it was worth. Instead they just pulled the mention of a free amp upgrade from the boxes of the refurbs and maintained the party line that all refurb units are not eligible for the latest map upgrade when in fact many are..
    So the upshot is–at least try to use the latest map guarantee ;chances are probably greater than 50/50 you could do it just going off of the posts replying in this thread.

  • http://www.wirelesskeyboardwithtouchpad.org Aaron Rash

    First off great blog. Im not sure if it has been talked about, however when using Explorer I can never get the whole webpage to load without refreshing many times. Maybe just my modem. Enjoy!

  • MH

    Anyone know more about tethering this device? I am looking at sync issues and need to know the hardware specs on android devices for cable interfaces/usb connections.

    Thanks!

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  • http://myebible.com Mark Matuszewski

    When will Adobe have a Flash Player available for the Motorola Droid. I bought it the day it came out and without Flash I have a really expensive telephone. Help?

  • LeChelle Moran

    Is there a web site i can download all on my phone ???? Like a back up systen like BlackBerry has on there phone ??

  • kashif tahir

    Can’t sync Droid using USB. You have to upload and download using Sd card directly. Hope this helps.

  • john mcdaren

    how do u record audio?

  • aecapriotti@verizon.net

    My Droid Razm is a complete disappointment. I purchased this phone because of its rating on Consumer Reports and particularly for the reported long battery life, This was my mistake. I am lucky if the phone holds a charge for most of a day without using it. If I use it ( for calls only) forget about it. I have to find an outlet for recharging which is at times, very bothersome. Dare I search Google, check emails, text or play any music… its a loser. I have had task masters and removed it as it was of no help. Also I must remove all the underlying running programs such as text etc right after use. Now for the kicker…I have taken the phone to my provider, Verizon, and both times they looked troubled (smuggly) to check it out. Looks like this will be my LAST Droid…..Hello IPod.