We were able to get our hands on the Motorola DROID a few days early, and we’ve got to say, this thing is a beauty. Android 2.0 is responsive and crisp, especially on the fantastic DROID display. We are going to be diving into the DROID a bit more in-depth in our full review, and we’ll have a few videos up as well, but in the meantime, please enjoy our Motorola DROID unboxing gallery. We’ve got a bunch of pictures up that’ll give you a nice look at the device.
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Gallery: We open up Verizon’s Motorola DROID
The wait for the Motorola Droid to go official is finally over, as Verizon has announced all the details on the drool-worthy handset, highlighted by the fact that the Droid launches exclusively on Verizon Wireless on November 6th (yes, just over a week from now,) and will sell for $200 after mail-in rebate with two-year contract.
We know what many of you are thinking - $200 will get you an iPhone 3GS, so this thing better bring the pain. Well, my friends, it certainly does. The Droid is a top-notch phone, boasting a 3.7-inch 480x854 display, Cortex A8 processor, Bluetooth, GPS, 5-megapixel camera (with dual-LED flash,) slide-out QWERTY keyboard with d-pad. 3G, Wi-Fi, over-the-air Amazon MP3 downloads, and voice-activated search are also present. Included in the box is a 16GB SD card, as well as a dock for the phone. That’s just the hardware. Equally important is the software running on the device, and the Droid is the first handset to feature Android 2.0. That’s a big deal, as no other phone on the horizon seems to be shipping with 2.0. This also means that Droid picks up the new Google Maps Navigation feature, which essentially turns the phone into a fully-functional GPS, using Google Maps, at no extra cost.
We’ll obviously be bringing you more details as we get them, but expect to hear a lot, a lot about this phone over the coming weeks.
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Motorola has unveiled their smartphone strategy going forward, and it all begins with the Motorola CLIQ, The CLIQ is an Android-powered smartphone that will be available on T-Mobile later this fall. The CLIQ packs in 3G, a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 5-megapixel camera, GPS, and a tie-in to social networking contacts that they’ve named MOTOBLUR.
MOTOBLUR is interesting. The CLIQ logs in to your various social networks and points of communication - things like email, text messages, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Picasa, Photobucket, RSS, and more. It takes all the activity in all these services, and shows you content in a single feed on the main screen, and you can respond to any of these by tapping on them.
On the hardware side, the Motorola CLIQ has a 320x480 3.1-inch display, along with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard that also has a D-pad, so you know you can even get your gaming on with this phone. The 5 megapixel camera has autofocus, and records video at 24 and 30 frames per second. There’s also a headphone jack, GPS, and 3G, as previously mentioned. As far as wireless goes, the CLIQ packs in Wi-Fi, alongside Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR. You’ll be able to get your hands on a Motorola CLIQ later this fall.
Motorola never ceases to work, as they have introduced two new Bluetooth headsets at once. The first (left on photo) is the H790, with a thin design and dual microphones, and equipped with CrystalTalk technology that will suppress background noise. The H790 also has a voice prompt that lets the user know if he or she is on mute, the remaining battery life, and even how to pair.
The T215 works as a black speakerphone that will slip onto a car’s visor, and also features CrystalTalk technology. It also has 36 hours of talk time, a 2-watt speaker, noise cancellation, plus mute.
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We wish that other places were as up to date technologically as Europe. Sony Ericsson, Nokia, RIM, Apple and other companies have joined with the European Union to standardize a universal USB cell phone charger next year. Not only will it be easier to only have one charger, it will be good for the environment. Phones built with the new standard in mind should start hitting European shelves next year.
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The Motorola Karma QA1 is for those who can’t get enough socializing. The slider has a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.5-inch 240x320 display, 3.6Mbps HSDPA, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 support, A-GPS and microSD card slot. Access MySpace, Facebook, email, IM and use its voice memo recording to keep track of it all. AT&T is now selling the Karma for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, a $39.99 voice plan and $20.00 messaging or data plan.
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Motorola has a new bone-conduction headset. The Bluetooth Endeavor HX1 catches jaw vibrations that allows the user an option to speak in a normal voice even if there is ambient noise around you. Based on the same technology used by the military, the headset can be used in normal mic mode. The HX1 can go about 7 hours per charge and can be paired with multiple devices and gets spoken status updates. Look for it to appear next month.
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Cricket subscribers can finally get the Motorola Evoke QA4, the company’s first touchscreen. It features a 2.8-inch WQVGA 240 x 480 display, a full HTML browser, SMS and email access, a widget-based customizable screen, GPS, Bluetooth compatibility and 256MB internal storage with microSD expansion. At a size of 108 x 50.5 x 17.5mm, it also has a 2 megapixel cam with 5x zoom, a full QWERTY keyboard and a price of $279.99 after Web discount and a $15.00 monthly charge for 3G HTML.
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Motorola has released its MOTO W7 Active Edition for those who want to get fit. Equipped with an accelerometer, flip to stop it ringing, turn off the alarm or pause music. Two shakes launches a pre-set application, while left and right changes sounds or images. The cell phone also has a step pedometer and Personal Trainer app, pre-loaded motion controlled games and a faster 3G1 speed. The cell phone has the usual bells and whistles, such as a 2 megapixel cam, Bluetooth 2.0 support, FM tuner and 30MB memory. The W7 will be out in Asia and Latin America during Q2.
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Motorola has unveiled their thinnest one-button iDEN Push-to-talk flip phone to date. The Stature i9 is 4.1 x 2.1 x 0.6-inches and weighs only 4.7 oz. Features include their clever ModeShift morphing technology that lights up keys in the mode you are using. It also has a 3.2 megapixel cam with auto-focus, Bluetooth capability, and access to media, calls and more without opening the phone. The i9 can go for 79 hours on standby and up to 255 min. talk time. Optional is an SDHC card with up to 8GB memory. Contact Motorola to sign up for more information.
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