Motorola Droid

Motorola Droid Review

Motorola Droid Review

If you can predict a device's success by site stats then we'd say the Verizon DROID by Motorola is going to be a hit. A week after launch and the DROID is still topping the charts for reader interest, and you've been peppering us with questions and comments about the Android 2.0 device. Set to hit shelves this coming Friday, the Verizon DROID is already being heralded as the device that will change Motorola's fortunes; is that hyperbole, or is the DROID really that good? We've been putting the smartphone through its paces, so read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Verizon DROID “Stealth” commercial leaks [Video]

Verizon DROID “Stealth” commercial leaks [Video]

Bombing customers with the latest smartphone, frightening horses and destroying many seasons' worth of precious forest loam - it's all here in Verizon's latest teaser commercial for the Verizon DROID by Motorola.  Unlike their first attempt at publicity, which basically took pot-shots at the iPhone, this new "Stealth" ad instead hopes to drum up some interest with a sci-fi theme.

Video ad after the cut

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GSM Motorola MILESTONE lacks turn-by-turn in Android 2.0 Maps [Update: Confirmed]

GSM Motorola MILESTONE lacks turn-by-turn in Android 2.0 Maps [Update: Confirmed]

US would-be DROID buyers now livid by the European version of the smartphone's multitouch support can take heart in the fact that while the Motorola MILESTONE gives with one hand, it takes away with the other.  Mobile-Review's Eldar Murtazin has revealed that - on his pre-release Euro model at least - Android 2.0 lacks turn-by-turn directions in Google Maps Navigation.

Update: A Google spokesperson has told us that the reason turn-by-turn is absent from the MILESTONE is because currently the beta is US-only.

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Motorola MILESTONE (aka GSM DROID) adds multitouch [Video]

Motorola MILESTONE (aka GSM DROID) adds multitouch [Video]

Having heard over the weekend that the GSM version of the Motorola DROID - the Motorola MILESTONE - would be landing in Europe later this month on carrier O2, Mobile-Review's always-on-the-inside Eldar Murtazin has pushed out a video of the handset in action.  As well as swapping the CDMA of the Verizon DROID by Motorola for GSM/UMTS, the new MILESTONE also gains multitouch support in Android 2.0.

Video demo of multitouch Motorola MILESTONE after the cut

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Motorola MILESTONE (aka GSM Verizon DROID) confirmed for O2 Germany

Motorola MILESTONE (aka GSM Verizon DROID) confirmed for O2 Germany

We're still playing avidly with our Verizon DROID by Motorola in preparation for the full review this coming week - check out some first-impressions and highlights in the meantime - but according to a leaked O2 Germany document the GSM European version may only be days away.  The document lists the Motorola MILESTONE - with a shot of what's definitely the Motorola DROID - as coming to the German carrier in the week beginning November 9th 2009; in fact there's already a page for the MILESTONE on the O2 Germany site.

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Verizon DROID by Motorola highlights

Verizon DROID by Motorola highlights

We've been avidly playing with the Verizon DROID by Motorola since its launch on Wednesday, and while we think it's still too early to give a definitive opinion on the Android smartphone either way, we wanted to share some highlights.  The Motorola DROID could be one of the most important smartphones of 2009, so check out our early thoughts on battery life, the QWERTY keyboard, some camera disappointments and more, after the cut.

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Verizon introduces the leader of the DROID army – First Take

Verizon introduces the leader of the DROID army – First Take

Recently I asked, if a DROID could take on the Death Star? Now, Motorola and Verizon, along with some help from Google launched DROID. I've spent the day with a device and here's what I think so far. First, Verizon was clear that DROID is going to be a family of devices running Android, Motorola's device will be the only one called DROID, others will be known as the DROID-XXX. DROID is the first Android 2.0 device and the Google branding points to the fact that this is stock Android. And I do mean stock Android: there are zero Verizon services on this device (with the exception of a non-branded visual voicemail app). No VCast. No nothing. One wonders if Verizon were willing to go to this length a few years ago, would the iPhone have landed on Verizon? Android 2.0 is a great update and finally is starting to feel complete. Compared to V1 Android running HTC Sense, it's a mixed bag. HTC’s UI is lightyears ahead of stock Android in my opinion but the DROID performs so much better than any Android V1 phone I've used and is nearly feature complete that it's hard to recommend a V1x device at this point.

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