Is the Verizon Droid Smartphone a Keeper?

With no industry standard definition, Smartphones are advanced capable mobile phones with PC-like function abilities providing interface and platform, that run on complete operating software. Phones with advanced features like the Internet, e-mail, e-book reading abilities, built-in keyboards, and external USB and UGA connections are considered Smartphones, so are miniature computers that have phone capabilities, especially if they have large screens, open operating systems, powerful processors, and abundant memories.


Purchased by Google, and then by the Open Handset Alliance, Android is a mobile operating system written in the Java language that runs on Linux kernel, one of the most prominent free and open source softwares liberally licensed to grant the right of users to study, change, and improve the design thereof, through the availability of its source code specifying the actions to be performed by the computer.

Droid Smartphone:

With a set retail price of about $199, and billed by Verizon as the “next generation in stealth technology,” according to at least one published report more than 250,000 consumers purchased the new Motorola manufactured, Google Android powered, Droid Smartphone during its first week of release following its much anticipated roll out on November 6, 2009.

Containing a full QWERTY keyboard designed to minimize typebar clashes, and the most widely used modern keyboard layout on English language typewriters and computers, the Droid has a lush green screen display for better resolution, a high capacitive ratio of charge to potential isolated conductor, a desktop cradle charger that turns the Smartphone into a multimedia station displaying such things as the time and weather, a built in alarm clock feature, and a straight forward design, with USB cable synchronization, that allows the Droid to be competitive in its niche.

Thin, with a TI OMAP3430 processor, additional features of the Verizon Droid Smartphone include its metal and soft plastic texture with a non-spring-assisted slide, user-friendly menu, excellent web surfing, video and photo viewing, quality of musical sound, speed, Internet integration, Android 2.0 technology, Turn by Turn voice navigation, and free applications available through the Android Market.

The Droid contains a 16GB memory card easily upgradable by the consumer to 32GB, a HTML5 Webkit browser with Wi-Fi included, Microsoft Exchange messaging, voice activated search, a 550MHz Cortex-8 processor, and DVD-quality video capabilities.


Debuting with mixed results the question remains do all these features allow the Verizon Droid Smartphone to stand up to the ATT iPhone most experts in the field agree is the leading device on the market? Time will tell.

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