October 28, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka
Verizon. Droid. Android 2.0. November 6, 2009. $200. We’ve seen this thing talked about to death and now we can say that it’s all official: The Verizon Droid is coming to shake up the smartphone world one week from Friday.
At a special press event, Verizon unboxed the Christmas gift that we’ve already taken several peeks at over the past few weeks. The full QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.0 features, 3.7″ display with 480×854 pixels, 16GB SD card included, and a 5 megapixel camera, etc – it’s all there just as we suspected.
Furthermore, Verizon confirmed that a turn-by-turn Google navigation app is real and included on the phone. YES!
The Droid will be available beginning Friday November 6. The phone will cost $199.99 with a new two-year contract AFTER rebate. Now, the rebate is a little sketchy because you have to pay the $299.99 at the store and wait for the rebate to be shipped to you as a debit card that can be used anywhere. So far, that’s the only thing about the Droid I don’t like and I really wish all carriers and electronic companies would stop doing this crap. *Inhale* Let me stop before I spoil this news with a lengthy rant. Finish on a happy note!