The Motorola Droid for Verizon has came in, just in time for the Christmastime shopping time of year. The Droid is not quite the iPhone slayer that Verizon’s advertizing advises, but the handset elevates the bar for app phones both in pattern and functionality.
The sleek, touch screen handset keeps going on Google’s Android 2.0 operating system and has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, obliterable electric battery and preinstalled 16GB microSD card.
The Wi-Fi-enabled cellphone also goes with preinstalled Google Mobile apps, letting in a GPS-enabled Maps app that provides voice-guided, turn-by-turn directions.
Users who text messaging but do not like giving fees will love the Google Talk app, which lets users to substitute instant short messages with their Gmail contacts.
Capable of running six apps at the same time, the Droid’s 550MHz central processor, high-speed 3G Internet and 3.7-inch screen make for a painless video-watching and Web browsing experience.
The Droid also features a 5.0-megapixel camera with LED flash, a mail app that incorporates multiple accounts (letting in Microsoft Exchange) and Facebook and Twitter contraptions that offer real-time updates — doing like a small electronic computer.