It seems like we can't go a day without some new bit of info coming out about the Motorola Droid phone for Verizon. Yesterday the Droid was listed on Motorola's web site for a few hours showing all of the specs, but was then pulled down. First off today, BGR has a preview and video of the Droid, saying "We love the build quality of this phone. It’s mostly metal, and while
it’s heavy, it gives you a reassuring quality feel that you just don’t
find much nowadays as handsets get thinner, lighter, smaller, and
cheaper. It’s the largest capacitive screen we’ve ever seen and it’s positively
amazing. It’s crisp, sharp, vibrant, bright, and really, really
responsive. It’s almost iPhone-level in terms of the capacitive touch. As far as the actual keyboard goes, there isn’t as much feedback as
we’d have liked from the keys, but since the phone is so darn thin,
there had to be compromises somewhere. The Droid sounds great as a phone. Calls with the handset over
Verizon’s network sounded clear and the phone application itself
performed really well. It’s speedy and there weren’t any hiccups unlike
some other Android devices we’ve fooled around with."
Moving on, a Droid advertisement was spotted in the San Diego Union Tribune newspaper today showing a release date of November 6 2009, not November 9th that was originally rumored. There is still a press event in New York next week on the 28th, so we hope the Droid will be fully unveiled at that time.
Lastly, one of our more reliable sources told us today that pricing for the Droid has not been finalized as of yet, but employee training will begin next week and the "estimated" price is $149.99 (after $100 rebate with 2-year contract). That isn't too out-of-line, considering the Storm 2 will be $179 and the HTC Imagio is $199.