Verizon Droid Review:Droid Phones
Verizon Droid Review:Droid Phones – Next week (Nov. 6) for about 200 bucks you can get your hand on the Verizon/Google Wireless Droid .It looks nothing like iPhone ,it is way more simple with all the features you need like the turn-by-turn directions for Google Maps Navigation.The black skin is far from being sexy but the beautiful screen and the 16:9 aspect ratio that makes both browsing and video viewing much nicer will make up for that little flaw.In conclusion Verizon, Motorola and Google have created a very good and useful smart phone.CNET News wrote about it:
At first glance you might not think that the Motorola Droid’s design amounts to much. Its build isn’t very unique and the sharp angles result in a somewhat boxy look. But this is a smartphone that holds a lot of surprises, the biggest being the positively gorgeous WVGA display. At 3.7 inches it surpasses even the iPhone and is firmly in the bounds of what we consider to be an acceptable size for a touch-screen display. Color support is generous (16 million hues) and the resolutions (440×854 pixels) is some of the richest we’ve seen. We aren’t kidding when we say that this display is bright and brilliant with vibrant colors and sharp graphics. It also lends itself well to the welcome Android 2.0 interface updates (more on that later).
Of course, with a large display the Droid is rather big (4.56 inches by 2.36 inches by 0.54 inch), but that’s a small price to pay for the top-notch display. You’ll notice that the Droid is a heavy (5.96 ounces) compared with other smartphones, but the trim design keeps it portable. We also welcome the solid feel in the hand, even if the slider mechanism is a little quirky. The actual sliding motion is quite stiff, but the front face doesn’t really lock into place on either end. Indeed, we noticed that even a gentle nudge can start to close the Droid. No, it’s not a big deal, but it’s something to consider.
Wired News said:
The Droid goes beyond the iPhone in two key areas: Like the Palm Pre, applications can run in the background, and switching among them is a smooth process. And as a robust GPS device it accepts and gives turn-by-turn verbal instructions, making it the closest approximation yet to a total GPS solution that obviates the need for a dedicated vehicle device. One caveat: It’s necessary to be connected to the 3G data service for course correction and other dynamic route features to work (and to even plot a course), so this is not a replacement for a GPS device in locales where Verizon 3G coverage is nonexistent or spotty.