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BGR gets hands-on with the Motorola Droid from Verizon Wireless

Andrew wrote an earlier post showing the new ad and campaign against the iPhone and for the Google Android platform that Verizon just kicked off. I saw the Droid Does commercial on TV this weekend and am interested in seeing what Verizon's device looks like. It turns out that I didn't have to wait long as the folks at The Boy Genius Report got their hands-on with the Motorola Droid (aka Sholes) and they are pretty impressed with the device. They stated that the Motorola Droid makes their Motorola CLIQ look like a "child's toy" so I guess it confirms that I won't be getting one now. Verizon has had a rather lame smartphone lineup for a while now, but with the Touch Pro2, Motorola Droid, and upcoming Palm Pre they may finally have some devices to compete with the other carriers and keep their lead in the number of US subscribers.
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Andrew wrote an earlier post showing the new ad and campaign against the iPhone and for the Google Android platform that Verizon just kicked off. I saw the Droid Does commercial on TV this weekend and am interested in seeing what Verizon's device looks like. It turns out that I didn't have to wait long as the folks at The Boy Genius Report got their hands-on with the Motorola Droid (aka Sholes) and they are pretty impressed with the device. They stated that the Motorola Droid makes their Motorola CLIQ look like a "child's toy" so I guess it confirms that I won't be getting one now. Verizon has had a rather lame smartphone lineup for a while now, but with the Touch Pro2, Motorola Droid, and upcoming Palm Pre they may finally have some devices to compete with the other carriers and keep their lead in the number of US subscribers.

Andrew already listed all the amazing specs in his post on the Verizon Droid and now we see how those specs play out in an actual device. I love hearing that it is extremely fast since the 512MB processor in current Android devices has been one of my main concerns. I am a QWERTY keyboard fan and like seeing it has a soft-touch finish. It looks like Google Android may turn out to be quite a compelling smartphone platform.

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