When I told you about that Verizon Droid mini site and video, it was pretty obvious what phone they were talking about.
But, up until now, it was still a rumor, floating among blogs without any real confirmation.
Well, today, if a bit prematurely, we have that official confirmation from Motorola.
Staying with their poor Web’s'manship tradition, and no idea how to keep things behind the firewall, Motorola made their official Droid minisite (linked removed from Motorola site, for now) accessible to anyone. Almost week before their partners were ready.
So we don’t have to wait until Oct. 28th to know everything there is to know about the mysterious handset.
Here are full specs of Motorola Verizon Droid:
- CDMA 1X 800/1900, EVDO rev. A connectivity
- 550 MHz CPU
- Android 2.0 (Eclair) OS
- 3.7″ WVGA (480 x 854 pixels); 16:9 widescreen; PPI 267 touchscreen display
- 5mpx camera with 4x digital zoom, autofocus, image stabilization, dual LED flash and up to 24 fps; D1 (720×480) resolution video capture
- full QWERTY side slide keyboard
- Accelerometer, aGPS and sGPS support, proximity and ambient light sensors
- Wi-Fi b/g, Stereo Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, USB 2.0 high speed with micro USB connector, 3.5 mm headset jack
- 16 GB microSD pre-installed; supports up to 32 GB microSD expandable
- Webkit HTML5 support, Flash 10 (available 2010)
- 1400 mAh Li Ion battery with up to 270 hrs. standby and 385 mins talk time
- Dimensions: 2.4 x 4.6 x .5 in.; 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm
- Weight: 6 oz.; 169 g
And, of course it’s a Google phone, so all the Google services, including GTalk IM are supported.
Amazon MP3 store, as well as Facebook, Gmail and Exchange integration into a unified contact list is in it. Also POP3 and IMAP4 e-mail.
On the other hand, Motorola Blur service is nowhere in sight. I guess, they had to drop it at the insistence of Verizon, if they wanted to become one of their flagship devices.
And, despite claiming it to be a multimedia powerhouse, they neglected to include the support for the unconverted Xvid/Avi video file playback. Even though those movies would have looked great on a huge 3.7″ WVGA display.
Oh well, I’ll have to find something in Android Marketplace to do that.
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