Official Motorola Verizon Droid specs, site and what not revealed a week early

When I told you about that Verizon Droid mini site and video, it was pretty obvious what phone they were talking about.

It was Motorola Sholes/Tao/Droid, that was leaked, and leaked and leaked again tons of times.

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.

Verizon Motorola Droid site

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.

via BGR



Author: Stasys Bielinis

While I like to play with the latest gadgets, I am even more interested in broad technology trends. With mobile now taking over the world - following the latest technology news, looking for insights, sharing and discussing them with passionate audience - it's hard to imagine a better place for me to be. You can find me on Twitter as @UVStaska'

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  • Peter

    Scary “aggressive” ads is right. One ad has droids dropping like bombs from stealth fighters on innocent civilians and scaring horses and menacing people. Isn't that cool? Of course, Motorola actually does this in real life, its bomb fuzes and communication systems have been used by Israel in its commission of actual war crimes in Gaza. Motorola provides security virtual fences and other services to Israel's illegal settlements which are expanding and stealing Palestinian lands as we speak. Given that context, this ad is rather sickening.

    Here is a new Parody on Motorola's scary, militaristic ad:
    Hang Up On Motorola – Drop the Droid
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fSsTSOUCb8

  • Peter

    Scary “aggressive” ads is right. One ad has droids dropping like bombs from stealth fighters on innocent civilians and scaring horses and menacing people. Isn't that cool? Of course, Motorola actually does this in real life, its bomb fuzes and communication systems have been used by Israel in its commission of actual war crimes in Gaza. Motorola provides security virtual fences and other services to Israel's illegal settlements which are expanding and stealing Palestinian lands as we speak. Given that context, this ad is rather sickening.

    Here is a new Parody on Motorola's scary, militaristic ad:
    Hang Up On Motorola – Drop the Droid
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fSsTSOUCb8