Finally, Verizon officially unveils the Motorola DROID 2 Android smartphone, the successor to the successful and popular DROID. The new DROID gets a new look, which I think is less attractive than the original DROID/Milestone. The DROID 2 features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, just like the original DROID, but with a new, improved layout. It is powered by a 1GHz processor and runs the Android 2.2 and includes Adobe Flash Player 10.1 and 3G Mobile Hotspot function.
The Motorola DROID 2 sports a 3.7-inch 480×854 capacitive touchscreen, a 5 Megapixel camera with dual LED flash and video recording, built-in aGPS/GPS with Google Maps Navigation, Bluetooth 2.1 and WiFi connectivity. The Android phone gets 8GB of onboard memory and a pre-installed 8GB microSD memory card. The DROID 2 offers HDMI output and supports DLNA.
The Motorola DROID 2 smartphone supports CDMA/EVDO networks. It is available for $199.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.
|Talk and Standby Time3||Talk time: Up to 575 mins
Standby time: Up to 315 hours
|Form Factor||QWERTY slider|
|Band/Modes||CDMA 800/1900, CDMA EV-DO|
|Dimensions||60.5 x 116.3 x 13.7 mm|
|Browser||Webkit HTML5 based browser; Adobe Flash 10.1, Pinch to Zoom|
|Email Support||IMAP and POP, Gmail™, MSN Hotmail®, Yahoo!®, and AOL®, Exchange|
|Connectivity||Stereo Bluetooth3 Class 1.5, Version 2.1+EDR, 3.5mm, USB 2.0 HS, FOTA, Over the Air Sync (OTA), DLNA|
|Display||3.7” 480×854 WVGA|
|Audio||MIDI, MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, AAC+ Enhanced|
|Video||Video capture, playback via HDMI or DLNA, h.263, h.264, MPEG4, WMV9, WMV10|
|Camera||5- megapixel with Dual LED Flash|
|Memory||8 GB embedded plus8 GB card included in phone|
|Location Services||aGPS (assisted), Google Maps Navigation|