Motorola and Verizon announced DROID for 6 Nov at $199.99

Motorola and Verizon announced DROID for 6 Nov at $199.99

Summary: Verizon and Motorola made it official today with the announcement that the DROID by Motorola will launch next week, 6 November, for only $199.99 with two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate. The DROID is Verizon's first Google Android device and the first Android device running version 2.0 software. It has a huge 3.7 inch 854x480 pixel resolution capacitive touchscreen and comes in at only 0.54 inches thick with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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Verizon and Motorola made it official today with the announcement that the DROID by Motorola will launch next week, 6 November, for only $199.99 with two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate. The DROID is Verizon's first Google Android device and the first Android device running version 2.0 software. It has a huge 3.7 inch 854x480 pixel resolution capacitive touchscreen and comes in at only 0.54 inches thick with a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Other specifications include:

  • EV-DO Rev A wireless data support
  • 550 MHz processor
  • 5 megapixel digital camera with dual LED
  • Integrated WiFi and Bluetooth radios
  • Integrated A-GPS receiver
  • microSD card slot for expandable memory expansion with 16GB included card

One interesting piece of software provided on the DROID is Google Maps Navigation beta where Google Maps goes beyond just simple mapping and basic navigation capability.

Topics: Verizon, Hardware, Mobility, Wi-Fi

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  • Gonna be an ugly season for retailers

    I don't see how many people still want to spend on these expensive gadgets / Win7 / iPhones.
    LBiege
    • It will be worse next year with a proliferation of super cheap very

      functional Internet devices. Microsoft will find
      profit margines evaporating.
      DonnieBoy
      • Profit will evaporate for everyone

        It won't surprise me if one out of M$, Aapl, Goog, IBM and ORCL goes bankrupt after all said and done. This depression is easily double as bad as the 1930's one.
        LBiege
    • Its not the gadget

      For me its not the price of the phones since $199 isn't too bad, its the ongoing cost of the monthly data subscription. That's an additional $30+ to the phone bill every month.
      Loverock Davidson
      • Correct

        That massive mortgage payment (or any form of unwise debt they carry) will suck money away from daily spending.
        LBiege
  • Maybe the phone I've been waiting for.

    Android 2.0. Big screen. Slider keyboard. This looks like the best Android phone on the best network. And throw in free full GPS navigation. The only thing that gives me a little pause is the chip speed is not all that great. They have 1GHz processors but this is using a 550MHz. Hmmm. And I haven't heard about the video recording capability. The screen size is awesome and the resolution is super smart: it's exactly the dimensions of widescreen 480p video. Very interested to read the full reviews of this phone.
    As a longtime Verizon subscriber, I sure applaud the fact that they finally are getting a truly fine smartphone. What took so long.
    ArtInvent
  • RE: Motorola and Verizon announced DROID for 6 Nov at $199.99

    looks good to me but I want to have it in my hands first.. do they let you check it out for a week or something first?
    nadine710