Motorola announces DROID, the world’s first smartphone powered by Android 2.0

 

Motorola today announced DROID, the first device powered by Android 2.0 and features the brainpower and breakneck speed of a modern smartphone. DROID is designed to outperform where other smartphones fall short. It features a solid exterior, intelligent  interior and is one of the thinnest full-QWERTY slider phones available. DROID delivers high-speed Web browsing, voice-activated search, a customizable large touch screen and access to thousands of apps and hundreds of widgets from Android Market.

Introducing DROID by Motorola, a Smartphone powered by Android 2.0 developed in partnership with Google and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest 3G network. DROID delivers high-speed Web, voice-activated search, a super large touch screen and thousands of customizable apps and widgets from Android Market. With the thinnest full QWERTY slider available on the market, it’s a no-compromise supergenius in your pocket, multitasking at break-neck pace to get things done.

 

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Key features of DROID include:

· World’s thinnest slide-out QWERTY keyboard

· 3G Web and full HTML browser

· Cinematic 3.7” high-resolution display with more than 400,000 pixels  

· Powerful and fast Google voice-activated search

· Run up to 6 apps simultaneously and customize the homescreen with thousands of apps and hundreds widgets from the Android Market 

· 5 megapixel camera with flash, DVD-quality video capture and 16GB memory card included

· Integrated work and personal email pushed right to you

· Google Maps Navigation (Beta) with free turn-by-turn directions 

DROID by Motorola will be available Nov. 6 online and in stores from Verizon Wireless, nation’s largest and most reliable 3G network.

High-Speed Mobile Browsing

  • See the Web at break-neck speed on the largest high-resolution display with a Flash 10 ready HTML browser.
  • Look up favorite sites, video and music fast with a high-speed, cortex A8 processor and lightning-fast connection.
  • View it all on the 3.7” display with more than 400,000 total pixels, which is twice that of the leading competitor.
  • Work faster on the Web with double tap to zoom in and out.

Google Searches Beyond the Web

  • Type your search to deliver results such as contacts and music offering a complete search experience on a mobile device. 
  • Use voice-activated search to serve up both your contacts and Google search results, based on your location.
  • Find your way with free spoken turn-by-turn directions with Google MapsTM Navigation (Beta), with Street View and LatitudeTM. View geographic information, such as My Maps, Wikipedia entries and transit lines, right on the map.

Customize Your DROID

  • Access thousands of applications and hundreds of widgets from Android MarketTM.
  • Customize your home screen with preloads like Facebook™ and Google MapsTM or download1 applications for music, news, sports and games.2
  • Toggle back and forth between up to six applications at a time.

Multitask Messaging

  • Integrate work (Exchange) and personal (GmailTM) e-mails into one inbox with emails pushed directly to you. Plus, undo common operations in GmailTM for fast corrections.
  • Find your contacts using a universal list that pulls in work, personal and Facebook™ contacts
  • Slide out the full QWERTY keyboard to comfortably text, IM and e-mail1
  • Have your work calendar right at your fingertips at all times

Additional Bells and Whistles

  • DVD quality video recorder features quick and easy playback plus optimized YouTubeTM uploading for sharing with friends.2
  • 5 megapixel camera loaded with the works like dual-LED flash, AutoFocus, and image stabilization
  • Features 16GB of storage space (or upgrade to 32).
  • Stereo Bluetooth® gives you the option of wireless connectivity3.  Or if you prefer traditional, headphones utilize the 3.5mm headset jack.
  • Easily copy text and URLs to simply paste them into an e-mail, text or status update1 or copy images off the Web directly to your gallery.

Optional Accessories

  • Use the multimedia station5 to transform DROID into an alarm clock, movie player or digital picture frame.
  • Place DROID in the car mount5 to instantly launch a full-blown GPS navigation device.

 

 

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DROID by Motorola with Googlewill be available in Q4 2009. For more information regarding pricing and product availability in your region, please contact your local Motorola representative. To experience DROID, please click here.

DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used by Motorola, Inc. under license. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc.  Google, YouTube, Picasa, Gmail, Google Earth, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Android, and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademark and product or service names are the property of their respective owners.  © 2009 Motorola, Inc.  All rights reserved.

1Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Contact your service provider for details
2 The unauthorized copying of copyrighted materials is contrary to the provisions of the Copyright Laws of the United States and other countries. This device is intended solely for copying non-copyrighted materials, materials in which you own the copyright, or materials which you are authorized or legally permitted to copy. If you are uncertain about your right to copy any material, please contact your legal advisor.
3 This device supports Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP, PBAP, OPP profiles. In order for Bluetooth devices to communicate with one another, they must utilize the same Bluetooth profile. To determine the profiles supported by other Motorola devices, visit www.motorola.com/bluetooth. For other devices, contact their respective manufacturer.
Certain Bluetooth features including those listed may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices, or by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.
4 All talk and standby times are quoted in Digital Mode, and are approximate. Battery performance depends on network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, and voice, data and other application usage patterns.
5 Accessory sold separately

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