Verizon Wireless to Get Droid Smartphone

October 20, 2009

Could the new Droid finally be the smartphone to knock the Apple iPhone off its pedestal? Droid partners Verizon, Motorola, and Google are positioning it as such.

The Droid, the latest Android-based smartphone, may launch as early as October 30 according to reports.

The Droid promotional page on the Verizon website challenges the iPhone, with headlines such as: "iDon't have a real keyboard," "iDon't customize," and "iDon't allow open development." The last statement being, "Everything iDon't...Droid does."

It goes on to promote the things the Droid does impart, including the network, multi-tasking, high-speed, Android 2.0, speech recognition, directions, 5.0 megapixels, 10,000+ apps, and music and video functionality.

The Droid is the same smartphone formerly known as the Motorola Sholes, so some technical specs have already been made known.

The smartphone will run on the new Android 2.0 OS. It will boost a 3.7” touch screen and slide-out QWERTY keyboard, and the 5MP camera will offer video recording. Wi-FI, Bluetooth 2.0, and GPS are also included.

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