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  • Matt 1:53 am on October 24, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , BGR, Motorola,   

    Motorola Droid Review 

    The only publicly known user of the Motorola Droid, Boy Genius Report, has published the first review of the new Android based phone, and it’s glowing.

    While he does give some of the credit for the experience to the new and improved Android 2.0, he does say this is by far the best Android phone to date.  The only most negative part of the review is regarding the physical keyboard, but as BGR points out, you can use the virtual keyboard in both portrait and landscape mode.  Read the full review and see all the pics at Boy Genius Report.

     
  • Matt 12:42 am on October 19, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Nerdgasm Alert: Motorola Droid Hands-On! 

    Motorola Droid Hands On at BGR

    Over the last couple of weeks The Boy Genius Report has taunted us with pictures, videos and screenshots from a device that most believe is a Motorola Droid (aka Sholes, aka Tao).  Finally BGR has brought the Droid out of the shadows and we see it in all it’s glory.

    Not an in depth review, but several nice pictures and it does confirm many of the rumors we’ve heard about this phone.

    Including:

    • It does run Android 2.0 (Eclair)
    • It is only a couple of millimeters thicker than an iPhone 3Gs including the slide out keyboard
    • It is the fastest Android phone out there (running a TI OMAP3430 processor)

    Plus, they offer up these juicy tidbits:

    • Google had direct input on the design of this phone.  They even imply that Google dictated virtually every move Motorola made regarding this phone.
    • It will come with a docking cradle/charger that will allow it to become a desktop info screen, displaying weather and time.  (One could assume this could spawn a whole slew of apps such as a stock ticker, sports score scroll, news updates, RSS headlines, etc…)

    It looks like this could be a win-win-win for Motorola, Google and Verizon.

    Read More at Boy Genius Report.

     
  • Matt 8:04 pm on October 17, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Verizon Takes Aim at iPhone’s Shortcomings 

    Verizon’s marketing campaign for Motorola Droid puts iPhone squarely in it’s cross hairs with their list of “iDon’ts”:

    iDon

    DROID DOES

    iDon’t have a real keyboard.
    iDon’t run simultaneous apps.
    iDon’t take night shots.
    iDon’t allow open development.
    iDon’t Customize.
    iDon’t Run Widgets.
    iDon’t have interchangeable batteries.

    DROID DOES

    via Boy Genius Report.

     
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