Motorola Droid official specifications leaked: 16:9 touchscreen, DVD-quality video, 0.5" thick

Motorola Droid official specifications leaked: 16:9 touchscreen, DVD-quality video, 0.5" thick

Summary: Here's the rundown of nearly every spec you need to know about the Motorola Droid for Verizon.


Whoops! Motorola's dedicated site to the Droid Google Android 2.0-based smartphone on Verizon accidentally went live tonight, and it's chock full of stats and specs for the highly-anticipated device.

The site calls it a "pint-sized power plant," "app-mashing" and "multitasking" with "power" and "intelligence." In other words, putting the smart back into smartphone.

Here's the rundown of nearly everything you need to know about the Motorola Droid:

  • Google Android 2.0 (Eclair)
  • CDMA 1X 800/1900, EVDO Rev. A
  • Sliding QWERTY form factor
  • 5 megapixel camera with image stabilization, 4X digital zoom, dual LED flash, auto-focus
  • Video capture/playback capability: DVD quality up to 24 fps; D1 (720x480) resolution
  • Music player
  • Formats: AAC, H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AMR WB, MIDI, AMR NB, AAC+, streaming audio and video
  • Battery life: up to 385 minutes continuous usage. 1400 mAh Li-ion; up to 270 hours standby
  • E-mail: IMAP, POP3, Exchange
  • MMS, SMS, IM incl. Google Talk
  • Predictive text
  • Image formats: BMP, PNG, GIF, JPEG
  • Standard voice mail; Verizon Visual Voicemail capable
  • Stereo Bluetooth v2.1+EDR
  • Sync with: MS Exchange, Gmail, corp. calendar (Exchange '03 and '07), Google Cal
  • 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi
  • microUSB connector (USB 2.0)
  • aGPS, sGPS
  • Webkit HTML5 web browser; Flash 10 available 2010
  • 3.5mm headset jack
  • Caller ID, picture ID, ringer ID
  • speakerphone
  • speech recognition, voice dialing
  • auto-answer, auto-redial, conference calling, emergency dial, on hold call, speed dial, vibration
  • dual microphone noise reduction
  • Unified contact list/phonebook (Gmail, Exchange, Facebook)
  • Google services: Android Market, Gmail, Calendar, Contact, Maps + Street View, Search, Voice Search, Talk, Turn-by-turn directions, YouTube
  • QuickOffice Document Viewer
  • Amazon MP3 Store, Facebook
  • Backlit TFT 3.7-inch WVGA (480x854) 16:9 widescreen display (267 PPI)
  • Dedicated keys for volume, camera, back, search, menu, home, lock
  • Haptic feedback
  • Ambient and proximity light sensors
  • Virtual keyboard
  • Voice commands
  • Ringtones, wallpapers
  • Weight: 6.0 oz.
  • 2.4 in. wide by 4.6 in. tall by 0.5 in. thick
  • Color: "Licorice with brown sugar accents"
  • Internal antenna
  • Accelerometer
  • 550MHz processor
  • 16GB microSD removable storage pre-installed; up to 32GB
  • Calculator
  • Alarm clock
  • Flight mode

The only thing left to know? Price (unknown, but $200 is a good guess) and specific availability (early November thus far).

This might be widely touted as an iPhone killer, but my bet's more in line with "BlackBerry killer." What do you think?


Topics: Browser, Cloud, Collaboration, Google, Hardware, Mobility

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  • Colour me interested!!

    The only problem is that it is by Motorola and their quality has really been suffering for quite a few years.

    Other than that, the only other phone that has me as excited is the HTC HD2. There isn't a single phone in the entire world that can hold a candle to the WM 6.5 powered HTC HD2 but this Droid might just be the Droid I am looking for! *waves hand*
  • RE: Motorola Droid official specifications leaked: 16:9 touchscreen, DVD-quality video, 0.5

    Nice Design...But Slow Processor.
    • But what processor is it?

      Until we know what the processor is, the clock speed means little.
      • Appears to be the same as the Palm Pre

        Same processor and speed as the Pre, give or take 50MHz.
        Ed Burnette
  • RE: Motorola Droid official specifications leaked: 16:9 touchscreen, DVD-quality video, 0.5

    I agree. Let's face it, the iPhone changed the game and nothing can take that away. That being said, this phone is smoking awesome and as a long time verizon "iPhone wanter" I suddenly don't care that the iPhone is not available to me. Pencil me in for the Droid!!
  • At 0.5 inch thick it's a brick that could kill something

    But not a contender to sell...
    Johnny Vegas
    • iPhone is only 2mm thinner nt

      • iPhone is a year old. HTC is thinner yet.

        The Zune HD is a good form factor to be targeting for 2010 phones. This is almost 1.5 times that thickness...
        Johnny Vegas
    • slide out keyboard?

      Doesn't the droid have a slide out keyboard? Wouldn't that be worth the extra 2mm?
  • is it easy and fun to use? can you add functionality with a few clicks..

    via 10s of thousands of potential apps? that's what
    makes the iPhone sell the way it does and why it was
    a game changer.. not these stupid specs..
    • Stupid specs like 30% call drop rates!!

      iPhone sells because of lemming mentality and good marketing. You are totally right, the iPhone doesn't sell because of specs like 30% call drop rates!

      Don't be a lemming. Think different, buy a Droid! Click. Hello? Hello? Are you still there? Damn iPhone.
      • Never had a dropped call.

        I live in the Southwest, and I've never dropped a call on the iPhone. Not one. Your ignorance and bias is getting the better of you.

        (Do you work for Verizon?)
    • Actually, yes it does.

      While not as many apps as the iPhone (1000 farting apps on the iPhone, wow!) - The Motorola Droid does have 10's of thousands of apps.

      And with specs that lay shame to the iPhone - it's certainly a substantially better device with a ton of apps available.
      • fart

        there are exactly ten fart apps currently available (out of 92.000) at the
        app store. and the android market has around 10.000 apps available (not
        10's of thousands). just some facts for a change instead of blubber.
        • Apps

          Just remember, quality, NOT quantity, count.
          • And where do you get these apps?

            I look around and found NADA. I don't want the AT&T service, but everyone around me has an iPhone for the apps and a bonus is it's a phone. Bar is pretty high for Android.

            "Things that make you go hmmm."
          • apps....

            If the people you know buy a phone for the apps, what do they do when they have to make a phone call? I guess in that scenario if you REALLY need to make phone calls you have to have a back up?
          • Android Market = iPhone Apps

            I have a G1, the apps are available via the Android Market. Installation is the same as the iPhone Apps, except most Android stuff is free.
        • fart

          okay then, how many aps to tell you you need to wipe your a** after a wet one?
        • Useful Apps

          And do you use all these Useful? apps? How long can
          a lead be kept in this game? Converging technologies
          except that Google is the convergence point, and don't
          you think that Apple and MS knows this already.
          Eventually the apps won't be in the remote unit.