Let’s add to the hype, shall we?
I’m so excited about the Motorola Droid that I stopped by a local Verizon Store to check and make sure that nothing with my account would prevent me from getting one. No joke. In case you worried for me, I will have no problems attaining one… except for the fact that my friend just has to get married on Droid’s release date (seriously Eric, WTF?).
So on that note, we do have a release date for the Droid, and it’s November 6th. It will cost $199.00 with a contract after a $100.00 mail-in rebate. That’s more good news because I budgeted a bunch more money than I will need.
Engadget got their hands on the Droid, and this is what they had to say:
“* That big screen is killer. Bright, crisp, and tons of room for your icons and widgets.
* Speed is noticeably improved — particularly when moving from app to app. We did notice that some of the home screen scrolling looked laggy.
* Android 2.0 is definitely cleaned up — but it’s most definitely still Android
* The browser seems significantly improved — pages now load up in a fully zoomed-out mode, and the load times and scrolling are way snappier.
* The keyboard takes some getting used to, and it suffers from a similar hand-position issue as the G1, but it’s fairly usable. We think it’ll be second nature once we spend some time with it.
* Facebook is integrated into accounts, which means some of that BLUR functionality is here (though now it’s part of Android 2.0 natively). The good news is that when you add a Facebook account you can choose to pull all Facebook info and contacts, or just info related to your existing contacts — a real clutter buster.”
They also have some video of the phone, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Finally, Droid is going to have free Google Maps GPS Navigation. Score. Again.