Motorola DROID Specifications | Review
source: Dell via IntoMobile
1. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
Ouch!!! That's gotta suck. Looks like only Verizon die-hards where the only ones to buy the phone. Must not be selling well if your cutting prices already. I mean that's almost half off.
3. tshow84 (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)
you are a moron. verizon isnt doing this, dell is, why dell even carries phones is beyond me...
4. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
Your the moron. I know who cut the price. Never claimed it was verizon. Either way why buy it from verizon now when you save $80 bucks through Dell. Like the article said what will verizon do. Their flagship is being underminerd. MORON, lots of things are beyond you.
14. dirtjenkins (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Get A BRAIN! MORANS http://memewatch.com/thelist/a
16. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
Wow. Never heard that one. Get a brain! I'll use that one next time. Thanks dirty junk
31. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
I guess Verizon's early termination fee might go up to $400 now.
2. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
In a world of I don't, the Droid DOES ............not sell well.
5. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)
you are a moron. Just about every major industry analyst has publicly stated the Droid sales have exceeded expectations with 250,000 moving through the stores in the first week. This does not include Internet sales or upgrades processed through Customer Service over the phone nor does it include sales from major retailers like Best Buy. Although it is impossible to know what the overall sales are so far that include internet, phone, and third-party retailers, based on inventory movements and wireless data traffic increases (reported by phone arena last week). the Motorola Droid is doing well. One would only imagine what sales would've been like if it was released simultaneously in 8 countries from an established brand with a cult-like following like that one obsolete, over-hyped, obsolete fruit phone did.
9. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
Well don't get mad at me because analyst had low expectations. It's not hard to exceed them when their low. You sound like a mad analyst.
10. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
Also selling in 8 more countries wouldn't mean sh!t. The world has experinced motorola phones. Apple sells cause the world never had an apple phone.
29. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Apple sells because the world wants Apple phones. There's nothing really novel about motorola.
38. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)
You're still a moron. If you actually read a business journal (WSJ for example) or watch a business show, you will see that every expert said this was do or die for Motorola and the expectations were set realy high for both them and Verizon. And don't say that selling in 8 more countries doesn't mean shit when you and all the other iphone fanboys use the iphone's sales figures in all 8 countries to blast the Droid's sales figures in 1 country. I personally was never a fan of motorola, but its not about Motorola, its about Google, and that is the novelty, which is why Google will surpass Apple and ultimately become the #1 OS in the WORLD by 2012. Even if it were strictly about Motorola, considering they were at one time the 2nd largest handset manufacturer in the world behind Nokia does say they have the ability to return to the top. I was skeptical about the Droid too because it came from Motorola until I got one for my wife and it is definitely a winner for both Motorola and Verizon, and I personally think its better than the iphone, which to me is a strong multi-media device but a weak phone and even weaker service provider. The Droid is a great phone on a great network, and it has the potential to be a great multi-media device as well. Say what you will, but considering that its still relatively new to the market, its potential is what will make it the industry's best.
41. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
You don't know shit. You think cause you read the wall street journal and Watch Business shows your well informed. Sound like a douche. Making predictions on a company who's income is on advertising and search. Not software. Android platform is a hobby with no goal in mind. An extremely open software leaves it vulnerable to attack by what ever a malicious person wants, and this on a large scale. Even software designers aren't to excited about the android platform. No $$ there to be made. Android software and apps are for tinkerers. Apple and apps for making $$. Android won't see much success espeacially if google decides to make their own phone. How you gonna give the same software to your business partners for their phones( htc moto Sony ) if your the competition and your software. Google will keep the latest version of android for themselves and every one else the subpar one. Better yet they launch the chrome os on their phone and loose interest in their own android platform. Then what.
47. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
sprint advertised heavily too when they should be focusing on their network. i mean on the movie eagle eye, desperate housewives and the ugly truth they show their cell phones with a huge sprint logo. i have yet to see one movie or show where they use verizon phones.
50. weedalin (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
At least he quotes sources. What do you have? Your incredibly stupid, absolutist brain? Your shoddy grammar and poor word choice indicates an adolescent having a temper tantrum. Making ad-hominem attacks, not addressing his actual points, you fit the bill for a grade A troll. Google won't make their own phone, you retard, they even announced as such that Android will remain a Mobile OS and not an actual phone. The strength of Android is that it has been released on so many phones, rather than the one (I'm not counting the original or the 3G) supported by Apple. If Android apps are for tinkers, then WHY are there over 10,000 apps available for Android right now? Surely a hobbyist's OS would have far less? Your points are poorly-thought out and you seem to like making conclusions from nothing. Grow up.
51. weedalin (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
You ARE an idiot, aren't you? 'The world has experienced motorola phones'? So how would you explain the fact that Windows is the most used OS in the world? Wouldn't the world have ALREADY EXPERIENCED Windows? Face it, you don't know what the hell you're talking about, and your poor grammar and excessive use of slang and profanity disgusts me.
57. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)
talk to me when you graduate high school, you dumbass. I am well informed because I read multiple business journals from a wide array of sources because i don't claim to be an expert at phones or technology, but I do claim to be well informed because i listen to a variety of experts in this industry, and I don't discount one thing over another because "i like it and it makes me look cool". That is the problem with Apple and their fanboys. By your logic, apple shouldn't be in the phone business, music sharing business, or any other technology because they were originally a computer developer. Google is one of the most revered and respected companies in the world, and they are one of the best innovators around. Don't get mad at me because they've displaced Apple as the world leader in technology and innovation. Let me know how that crappy iphone does in a year or two when Android reaches its full potential on LTE technology. Google is about openness and development, and they're the best at what they do. And who's network do you think that Google's phone is going to run on? Motorola is just the hardware provider, Google does the software, and Verizon provides the network. When Google makes their own phone, they will be both the hardware and software developer, and you think the highly publicized partnership between Google and Verizon was only about the Droid? if you do believe that, then you both naive AND a dumb fuck.
6. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
Excuse spelling. Meant to say undermined.
7. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
In my opinion, the droid is better than the iphone in everyway. I mean hello, look at the screen it's amazing!! :-)
12. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Shocking that you think it's better. You have no mind of your own and promote anything Verizon
13. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
I agree with verizon fandude. Though just on the screen.
20. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
The design is better too. I mean look how plasticy it looks on the back. At least on the droid its cut up and nice looking. I have found more than enough apps to fit my needs. So why is the iphone better again?
28. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
Well that's an opinion, as well would be my comment. Personaly the iPhone looks sleek and I like the curvature, and that it has one button on the front(prefer none). Don't like physical keyboard. In my opinion the droid looks like a sardine tin can. Don't like it square cut. It's also "over" branded. Looks like a tiny mobile advertising display. If I saw correctly it has verizon motorola and google all on the back verizon moto on front. It's ready for NASCAR.
30. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
It just is man. I actually went to Verizon to check out the Droid (I was thinking about switching because my 3G broke and because Apple is so stingy they didn't replace it) and I have to say that the droid's resolution is excellent and much better than the iphone's by far. But other than that, I don't know why people like it that much. The keyboard is flat, the design I think will get old in a few months, the phone is pretty large, the camera is slow and laggy despite the 5+ megapixel, etc. I think most people are buying it just because it's on Verizon because it's not really that special. But I do like the multitasking, which is the only feature I wish my iPhone had. Like i've said before, the pre is a much better phone than the droid in my opinion so I'm still confused as to why the droid sold so much more. And also, even though Android has that open source whatever, I think the iPhone will always have more and better apps. There's just too many iPhones and iPod touches out there for developers to ignore.
33. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
hmmm, i'v enever heard over branded before and i think that's what makes it cool looking, it says verizon and motorola on the front... and a picture of the moto emblem, verizon and with google on the back... and i like the design of the first iphone better much better than the 3rd gen. even in the dark though it looks better than the iphone because of the flashy lights. :-)
34. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
the keyboard is actually awesome, i love it better than on my old voyager. it is a super sleek looking phone. on mine, the camera does not lag. and again, the apps are more than enough i need. i think you should just give it a try bro. :-).
39. jundibasam (Posts: 119; Member since: 05 Aug 2009)
How about network, running simultaneous apps, and the camera? all of those features blow the iphone's similar features out of the water.
42. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
AT&T network is faster and can do multitasking. Verizon network can't. If i'm on the phone and need instant info, I can look it up with out hanging up first. Regaurdless of what people think, people do do both. Also I don't need coverage in Montana Dakotas don't care. I got all the 3G I need. Metro areas are covered well. I'm not a complainer. Have great experience with AT&T. Camera is open to debate. You hear # amount of pixels and you panties get wet. Camera pro will tell you that don't mean much on cell phones. Running multiple apps is the reason droid battery sucks. iPhones processor is faster. Opens and closes apps so fast it feels like multitasking. Granted there's always room for improvement. Like always it's personal experience.
43. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
We've already established that the iPhone is lacking multi-tasking. And the network is not an iPhone/Droid feature. And although the Droid has more megapixels, it still takes forever to take a single picture and get ready for the next.
48. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
i do agree it takes a while to get ready for the next picture but that can be fixed with a software update i bet. are you talking about pixels on the screen resolution? because if that's what your talking about ezduzit, the screen of the iphone looks like a toy compared to the droid's beautiful display. and can someone please admit the home screen of the droid looks more appealing than the iphone? cause it does (not jailbroken). the widgets are amazing. i'm very excited about the future of my droid and verizon wireless itself. :-)
52. weedalin (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
Wrong. VZN has been proved to be faster than AT&T. ' . . . Can do multitasking."? That all depends on the phone, you dolt, not the carrier. Features like that ALL depend on the company who brought the phone to fruition. And can't you read? The processor in the Droid is the same 600MhZ Cortex ARM A8 processor found in the 3GS. And no, do you understand the concept of multitasking? It's the ability to switch back and forth between apps without closing them. Closing and opening Apps is something completely different.
55. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
You guts should stop with the name calling because you're both right since you're talking of two different things. One of you is talking about data and voice multitasking while the other us talking about using two different applications simultaneously.
61. weedalin (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
Yeah, because you know, the person on the other end will calmly and patiently wait as you look up something. Voice and Data multitasking has no real-world use except in advertisements. Face it.
8. Whateverman (Posts: 3253; Member since: 17 May 2009)
No! He's right. "Early reports suggested that 100,000 units moved during the first weekend and another 150,000 were sold on subsequent days." Only a quarter a million units sold in less than 14 days??? Don't you see it? This means the Droid is an absolute failure! And that spells DOOM for both Motorola and Verizon. Sales slumped from 100,000 units to just 150,000 units in just ......... Wait a minute!?!? Doesn't that mean sales jumped by 50%? Never mind. DOOM, I tell ya! DOOM!!! The Droid looks like it's selling just fine. Never a been Motorola fan, but this phone looks like a winner.
11. nosense (Posts: 53; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)
Ok Phonearena is seriously f***ing up, the Flier clearly says witha new verizon wireless acount, why the hell do they right that you do not have to be eligible for an upgrade and just extend it to get it for this price. You are Completely misinforming people. it clerly says !!!NEW!!!
17. krusenkevin (Posts: 7; Member since: 29 Oct 2009)
Clink on the Dell link above. PhoneArena is correct-- the price applies to contract extensions as well. While shipping is free, an activation fee is charged, however.
23. attmark (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)
Just called the order by phone link and spoke to a representitive, you must be eligible for an upgrade to take advantage of this offer and you must take one of their plans. The rep said if you are not eligible for an upgrade you may have your order cancelled or you may have your order fullfilled and then be charged an ETF by verizon. The rep stated that the only way to not be eligible and still recieve the offer is to be within 2 months of your upgrade eligibilty date. If any phone arena mod is reading this post i would edit the original post to include this info.
15. E-Z DUZ-IT (Posts: 36; Member since: 17 Mar 2009)
Let me help the sales. Attention everyone, may I have your attention please. Dell is offering $80 of the droid with 2 yr contract. They'll even ship the phone for free. Don't let verizon rob you.
18. gcgc (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)
They are offering at a discounted price because you are required to have the $59 individual plan or the $89 family plan. If you only need the smallest individual plan at $39 then in you will break even in 4 months. If you actually want the $59 plan then your good to go! From the small print: "This offer is fulfilled by Simplexity, an authorized dealer for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. This offer requires activation with selected AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, or Verizon Wireless service plans. Offer subject to eligibility check by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless, including credit approval or deposit for new customers. Offer applies to primary and second lines only. Discount will be invalid if the rate plan is changed to a lower monthly service rate, or if this equipment is transferred to another line of service."
19. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)
OMG. the Droid sucks. I have an Iphone 3GS and I HATE AT&T and have reviewed the iphone here with all the things wrong with it. BUT come on the DROID SUCKS. I have played with it at VZ. I still have a family plan with VZ and my girl needs an upgrade. The best comment was from a friend. He said go look at that droid, I said its made by Moto. and he was like "oh nevermind"
24. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)
1- MOTOROLA 2-its ugly 3-the interface does not match the iphone 4-the keyboard is useless
25. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
1) who cares if it's motorola 2) it's definitly not ugly 3) have you seen the widgets, it's an awesome interface! 4) why is the keyboard useless? bro, you gotta have more experience with it other than at the store to truely think it sucks.
26. dandirk (unregistered)
Only half of your comments actually have anything to do with the quality of the phone or a phone in general. Interface: Yup the interface probably isn't as polished as an iphone, apple excels at this. But android is getting better and is younger... Keyboard: 99% of the time keyboard preferences are flawed in short evaluations... I have spent a few minutes with an iphone and I thought the virtual keyboard sucked. After speaking with owners, almost all of them say you have to get used to it and speed/accuracy increased dramatically. This is just the way it is with keyboards in general, normal vs ergo, BB vs virtual vs physical... Everyone will tell you keyboards are odd until you use them for a week or 2.
44. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)
Your excuse for the interface is that Android is younger?.... Lame. The iPhone OS has been almost identical since it's launch in 2007.
45. dandirk (unregistered)
What am I excusing? I said the iphone interface was probably better... I didn't make any pro/anti iphone or droid comments. Well except for the keyboard but if you read it I explained that (all new keyboards suck). I was just merely pointing that Hawk's "Droid sucks" comment was a bash based on very little. The only part about his comment that was relevant to the actual functionality of a phone was the interface. Yes iphone hasn't changed much, what else would we all expect from apple. They are a company that specialize in bringing usable UIs to market. It doesn't surprise me their UI is better. But just with ipods, companies will catch up and offer a viable choice to consumers. Android at least right now seems to be the most probable candidate to offer this choice.
49. hawk62 (Posts: 320; Member since: 21 Nov 2009)
I am looking for a phone to get me back to verizon. I only left for the iphone since verizon had NOTHING this past summer. I dont care about work stuff and syncing email etc. My phone is for me and the iphone is GREAT for games and the internet. The problem with the iphone is AT&T. The droid would not have been enough to keep me with verizon nor is it even close to bringing me back. The droid lacks pinch/pull well the "lesser" eris has it. The eris is way way way nicer than the droid. If the Passion/dragon/ whatever they call it does come out Friday is can compare to the iphone, i might be back with verizon.
53. weedalin (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
Sigh . . . Let me break it down for you. Mobile OS X is a closed off system. This means that performance wise, it wins. Android is a fully open system. This means that customization wise, it wins. See? See? Now please, kindly don't try to use ad-hominem attacks and shut the hell up.
58. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
the droid has great games, applications, and a great web browser.
60. Illyich (Posts: 167; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)
The iphone screen does not look like a toy. It has a very nice screen. Did the iPhone kill your family or something? My God, man, get off it already and talk about anything other than it. You're obsessed with this phone that you hate. VZW fanman, we're all worried about you.
22. dandirk (unregistered)
Too bad for the activation fee... For my family plan activation would be $60, so I would only save $20. Not worth the hassle or risk in signing up with another vendor vs just calling verizon and negotiating a new contract... Quite honestly I would never renew this way... You can get better deals renewing directly through verizon, you can ask for better pricing, free services and or accessories.
27. artz1986 (Posts: 453; Member since: 11 Mar 2009)
This is cool and all, but I think they should start offering these phones unlocked, hense no stipulations. There's nothing wrong w/ the Droid, I went to a VZW corp location by my house, messed w/ it, and I was quite surprised. Now, I'm not a big fan, the phone felt bulky in hand, though it is slim, the sharp lines make it feel bulkier than it is. The screen was responsive, not that laggy, the keyboard was eh..usable, but not my fav. It's a good phone, but not on an iPhone level- give it to your grandma and she will have trouble using it. The iPhone is the iPhone because everybody can use it and understand the interface. The Droid is a straight up geek phone point blank. Droid, Awesome phone: yes Trendy phone: no simple =]
36. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
it may be a little heavy but i've gotton use to it because it's not cheap feeling, it fits in my hand well. i bet if you had it you would get use to the keyboard...if it was a blackberry i would say, yes it takes some time to learn but the droid, no, it's all self explanatory...and sorry to say but after 2 and a half years the iphone is no longer trendy. if i had at&t i would get one of the higher end blackberries.
54. weedalin (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
You realize that unlocked phones are more than 200% of the subsidized price that carriers offer?
32. CODYPHOBIA (Posts: 58; Member since: 21 Jun 2008)
I have a Ipod Touch and the Droid, and though the touch isnt an iPhone, i wouldnt give up my droid for anything. Don't get me wrong the iPhone is very nice as well, but I dont pay $100 a month for a phone, i pay $100 a month for SERVICE, which i cant get reliably from ATT like i do Verizon. As for the droid's ease in use? This is one of the most basic phones ive had. It is very easy to navigate and understand....hell it didnt even come witha user manual for this very reason. if you cant figure out how to use this device then perhaps a jitterbug or a knack is the phone for you.
35. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
thank you cody. you deserve a +1 buddy.
37. trevor83 (Posts: 19; Member since: 07 Oct 2009)
Ha, good luck with any warranty or customer service with the phone. That is clearly an InPhonic page. Dell isn't really selling those, they simply have an agreement with InPhonic (or whatever the company is called now). I've dealt with them before.....horrible. But those screens are undeniably the InPhonic layout. Ok, I've looked around now. Appears InPhonic went thru reorganization but it appears they also ran/run Wirefly.
40. doitall76 (Posts: 17; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
I almost purchased the phone through Dell, but I then found out that they don't include the 16 gig SD Card. You actually have to buy the card separately. This is $48.66 through Dell. This will only save you $30. Doitall76
46. dandirk (unregistered)
Don't forget activation too...
56. doitall76 (Posts: 17; Member since: 22 Nov 2009)
Activation was going to be waived. So again, it would be $168.65, through Dell. Then you are left dealing with customer service through a 1 (800) number. To me, not worth it. Doitall76