So far 2010 it’s been a busy year for Motorola as it’s proven they release each month a new smartphone model. It’s great to see Motorola back on the market, but no one expected they will be so aggressive.
Today’s new wonder is called Droid 2 and is an Android 2.2 ready mobile device with a 5 megapixel camera and 1 Ghz processor.
From the first encounter with this phone, you will discover a 3.7-inches TFT screen with 854 x 480 pixel resolution and 16M colors. Sensors(accelerometer and proximity), multi-touch and swype methods are supported.
On the right side of the phone are the volume rockers and the camera shutter key, while on the left is the microUSB port. Above, on the top side of the phone is the Lock/Close button while at the bottom is the microphone.
Like the first Droid, this one has a four row QWERTY keyboard and to unlock it, you have to slide the phone to the right. Different from the original Droid, Droid 2 have replaced the 5 way navigation key with four directional keys.
The 5 megapixel camera is located on the back of the phone and features digital zoom, autofocus and dual LED flash. Videos can be recorded at full 480p (720 x 480 resolution), a lower resolution than previous Droids. Other camera features include: Image stabilization, real-time color effects, scene modes, location tagging, face detection.
Talking about the internals the 1Ghz processor should be the king, but don’t have to forget that Motorola Droid 2 is one of the first mobile device that will come with Android 2.2(Froyo) installed.
Customers can also download favorite apps from Android Market™, which has more than 70,000 applications, and store them on 8 GB of preloaded on-board memory and the 8 GB microSD™ card, which can be upgraded to a 32 GB SD card for a total cargo capacity of 40 GB. Popular apps available on DROID 2 include NFL Mobile (downloadable), Skype mobile(™) and BLOCKBUSTER On Demand® presented by V CAST Video. Customers can even manage their wireless accounts or their contacts from their phones with My Verizon and with Backup Assistant(SM).
“It’s great to see amazing new smartphones like the DROID 2 come pre-installed with Flash Player 10.1,” said David Wadhwani, senior vice president and general manager, Creative and Interactive Solution Business Unit at Adobe. “With the completely redesigned and hardware accelerated Flash Player 10.1, DROID 2 users will be able to experience the full Web on the go.”
Adobe Flash Player 10.1 lets mobile users experience millions of websites the way they were meant to be seen – with rich Internet applications (RIAs), content inside the browser, including games, animations, data presentations and visualizations, e-commerce, music, video, audio and more.
Connectivity is flawless as usual for a Motorola smartphone and packs: GPRS, 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, DNLA, GPS and 3.5 mm port jack. Droid 2 supports through it’s 3G mobile hotspot feature up to five compatible Wi-Fi devices connected same time.
Hurry or not, Motorola almost buried the first Droid and is not even a year since it’s announcement.
Motorola Droid 2 was announced this August and is already available in Verizon Wireless stores on a $199.99 fee with two year contract.