Android Phones

Motorola Droid stands still and poses for lots of pictures

October 19, 2009 | by Robert Nelson

Android Phones, Carriers, Motorola, Verizon

Motorola Droid stands still and poses for lots of pictures

We have recently seen the teaser boot video, as well as the website which both lead us wanting to see more of the Motorola Droid and thankfully those images that we have been hoping for are now available.

The images, which come along with some nice hands on details are from the Boy Genius Report, will most likely have anyone still looking to get into Android consider a wait until this is available.

In terms of the details, BGR notes that the Motorola Droid is running Android 2.0 and is the “fastest Android device” they have ever used. That speed would be courtesy of the TI OMAP3430 processor.

Additionally, it was described as being “very reminiscent of the OQO 02 model computer” and a little thicker than an iPhone 3GS. Of course, being thicker is more than OK in this case because unlike the iPhone 3GS, the Motorola Droid has a full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

Other details that were noted include:

  • Awesome capacitive display. Plus it’s huge. Easily the best screen we’ve ever seen on an Android handset, and an amazing screen overall.
  • The QWERTY keyboard is actually pretty usable and has a soft-touch rubberized finish. We’ve been told the keyboard design isn’t final on this unit, thus the two no-shows.
  • Have we mentioned this phone flies? It’s the Android device to beat, and easily the most impressive. From what we’ve been told, Google had a direct hand in the Motorola Droid. Something to the point of almost dictating every move Motorola made when designing and making the phone. Interesting, huh?
  • There’s a desktop cradle/charger that will ship with the Motorola Droid that we’ve been playing around with. It turns your Droid into a “multimedia station” and displays local weather, the time, etc.
  • No one wants to listen, but it makes the CLIQ looks like a child’s toy (partly because it is, and partly because the Droid, even in its non-final form, is the most impressive phone we’ve used since the iPhone. It’s positively amazing).

Finally, without further adieu, check out a few of the images below, then head on over to the BGR website to see the full set…