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Motorola Droid

Motorola Droid

The Motorola Droid is a highly attractive, internet and multimedia enabled smartphone. It is designed by Motorola and is powered by the Android 2.0 platform.

It aims to give a premium browsing and messaging experience, with a thin touch QWERTY slider keyboard, not forgetting that it is a more than capable phone.

Droid has an extremely advanced, Flash 10 ready, web browser which makes accessing the internet to be extremely pleasurable. Combined with a large display (for a smartphone) that is much sharper than its competitors (including the iPhone 3GS), it is a market leader. The phone uses the mobile phone network to connect to the web automatically. Coupled with a nippy processor, it lets you surf the net effortlessly. View it all on a display with touch gestures, double tap, pinch and zoom.

The device is also strong in other areas. Need to know where you are, or where to go, Google Maps is available. You can even keep tabs on your family and friends with Latitude. With Android 2.0, Google's platform now supports multiple Gmail or Exchange accounts, a universal inbox, integrated Facebook, and far superior handling of contacts.

Multimedia is another strength of the smartphone. A wide range of multimedia file formats are supported including AMR-NB/WB, MP3, PCM/WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MIDI, ODD, and WMA (audio), and MP4, 3GP, H.264, Flash and H.263 (video). Youtube runs smoothly.

Discover thousands of applications and hundreds of widgets in Android Market.

 Motorola Droid

399.99 (UK)



Support Sites:
User Guide, Quick Start Guide, Tips and Tricks, The Droid Has Been Rooted

Selected Reviews:
Engadget, ubergizmo


  • ARM Cortex A8 600MHz (underclocked to 550MHz)
  • TMS320 C64x DSP 430MHz
  • 3.7" capacitive touch sensitive display 480x854 pixels with multitouch
  • 512MB Flash ROM
  • 256MB RAM
  • Network:
    • 2G: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
    • 3G: 900/2100 (Dual-Band)
    • HSDPA (10.2Mbps)
    • HSUPA (5.76Mbps)
  • Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g)
  • Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • 5.0 megapixel camera
    • Auto focus
    • Flash Dual LED
    • 4x Digital Zoom
    • Image Stabilisation
    • DVD-quality video
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Weighs 169g
  • Battery life:
    • Standby time: up to 270 hours
    • Talk time: up to 6.5 hours

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