A couple hours ago the Droid by Motorola page went LIVE on Motorola’s site. But it went down soon after as they would be trying to save at least a LITTLE something for the 28th. But we have the details for you.
Droid is a large touchscreen phone with a sliding keyboard. It’s 2.4 x 4.6 x .5 inches in size and weighs six ounces. That’s relatively heavy, but slim. Its color will be “licorice w/brown sugar accents.”
The phone has an unusually high-resolution, 3.7″ 480×854 touch screen; the iPhone’s touch screen is only 320×480 resolution.
The Droid’s OS is Android 2.0, as Verizon previously showed on their teaser Web site for the device. It is the first Android 2.0 phone.
The Droid has a 550 Mhz processor, according to the site, which didn’t describe the processor architecture. The architecture is important because most Android phones up until now have run on 528 Mhz ARM11 processors, which some users consider sluggish in some circumstances. The recently announced Samsung Moment upped the ante to an 800 Mhz ARM11. If the Droid runs a newer form of architecture, known as Cortex-A8, it could be faster with a lower clock speed.
The Droid will come with a 16GB MicroSD card pre-installed, according to the site. It runs on Verizon Wireless’s CDMA EVDO Rev A network and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, but not GSM networks.
For multimedia, the phone will come with music and video players. It will capture 720×480 video at 24 frames per second – that’s unusually good – and will take 5-megapixel stills with image stabilization and dual-LED flash.
In terms of other software, the Droid supports Microsoft Exchange sync and comes with the QuickOffice Microsoft Office document viewer, Facebook, and lots of Google apps (including Google Search by Voice), but no IM program for non-Google protocols.
Motorola promises up to 270 hours of standby time and 6 hours, 25 minutes of talk time on the 1400 mAh battery. That’s quite good for a Verizon phone.
Verizon has made it clear that the Droid is their most anticipated launch of the year. They’ve been sending out an unusual amount of teaser information, culminating in a recent invitation to an October 28 press event.