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[Full Droid Review] Released in November 2009, the Droid by Motorola is the first in Verizon's growing series new of Droid phones. The Motorola Droid smartphone comes loaded with Google Android 2.0 with Motorola's Motoblur UI. Inside is a 600MHz Texas Instruments OMAP 3430 processor with 256MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM. Its color transflective TFT display has an FWVGA 480x854 resolution and measures 3.7-inches. The Droid phone also features a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and a landscape slide out QWERTY keyboard with a directional pad. Read on for the latest Motorola Droid reviews, smartphone news and videos:

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    A select group of Motorola Droid owners on Verizon will receive an official ROM update within the next 24 hours that will likely bump their platform version number to Android 2.2.1 as the update is build FRG830. What will the update bring? Improvements: - Updated Twitter® application with new authentication support - Updated Amazon widget - Updated News & Weather widget - Improvements to Exchange ActiveSync®: --- Handles server-side inactivity timeouts of 34 minutes or greater --- Continues to sync emails after a policy refresh --- Support for Exchange 2010 connections Enhancements: - ...

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    Motorola has released an update to its Media Link Software for Android devices. According to Motorola, the new version (1.2) has a host of new features and a fresh new look. Motorola Media Link software is only available for Windows PC users. The software is provided by Motorola to enable easier media syncing to their line of Android phones. Some of the key features are • Sync your music, Podcasts and Playlists from iTunes and Windows Media Player. • Reformat video to optimize the on device experience. • Create custom ringtones, photo and video albums. • Share media on social networks ...

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    We were at the Motorola event at CTIA in San Francisco, California when Motorola had announced its business-centric Droid Pro, a world phone that packs in a front-facing one-handed QWERTY keyboard for ease of messaging. Motorola's goal in creating the device is to hopefully help customers carry one unified convergence device that adjusts between work and play. According to Motorola executives, consumers, prosumers, and enterprise customers are still carrying multiple devices--perhaps a lighter phone or smartphone, and a messaging or enterprise-ready device such as a BlackBerry or another ...

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    Time to add another device to the Droid franchise of Verizon Android phones. If you were a fan of the Motorola Q series of devices, you'll undoubtedly be excited about the new Droid Pro, which has marries a full QWERTY keyboard with an HVGA touchscreen. Sure, the HVGA resolution is a bit on the low side, but with a size of 3.1", the screen show have a pixel density great enough to produce clear text and graphics. Plus, how many other Android devices exist with this form factor? In terms of specs, the Droid Pro is a world phone, meaning that it's capable of CDMA on Verizon, plus GSM ...

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    When the Nexus One and Motorola Droid hit the scene we all had high hopes regarding their cool car docks. The Nexus Dock was somewhat revolutionary using Bluetooth in the Dock to talk to Bluetooth in the phone, thus reducing the number of physical connections to just just a few metal contact points. What was cool were the "magic gold dots" on the bottom of the Nexus One. These, when paired with matching dots on the Car Dock and Desktop Dock provided power to charge the device without having to chase down your microUSB cable and plug it into the device. Both devices shipped with a new app ...

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    Google today debuted a new type of real-time predictive search called Google Instant, and while the technology is available immediately to desktop users, the company plans on making it mobile later in the Fall. According to TechCrunch, which was present at the launch event, engineer Othar Hansson argued that "typing on a phone is just slower, so the feedback is even more useful." The feedback he's referring to are the search results that begin getting displayed even as the user is typing in a query; combined with Google's current predictive text algorithm, many searches will be completed ...

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    Our Verizon Wireless rep has informed us that the carrier has begun to push out the Android 2.2 Froyo update to bring compatibility with Adobe Flash, which has been long delayed, to the Motorola Droid. Users who update to Android 2.2 and would want access to Adobe Flash content would need to download Adobe Flash 10.1 from Android Market according to the rep. "Verizon Wireless has begun pushing an update today to the DROID by Motorola (introduced November 2009) that will allow customers to download Adobe Flash 10.1 via Android Market. Flash Player 10.1 provides access to millions of sites ...

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    The latest tests done by Laptop Mag compares the battery life of some popular Android handsets in the United States, and Verizon Wireless's latest Droid offerings come out on top with the Motorola Droid X taking top honors followed closely by the Motorola Droid 2. With a modified battery life testing custom-created app, Laptop Mag doesn't take into account phone calls, SMS messaging, or other features, but rather the app's main focus was screen usage while surfing the web. They had prepped the phone with these conditions to create as even a playing field as possible: 1. First, we download ...

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    At the time of its release, the Motorola Droid, which later became the first mainstream Android handset to capture Android fame, was initially speculated to have been designed for Windows Phone. Less than a year ago when the handset debuted, many still believed Microsoft's forthcoming OS would be called Windows Mobile 7--that later evolved to Windows Phone 7--and it was believed by industry insiders that the Motorola Droid was awaiting a Windows Mobile brain. However, delays on releasing Windows Mobile 7/Windows Phone 7 by Microsoft led an impatient OEM by the name of Motorola to use ...

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    Motorola has released a schedule outlining software upgrade plans for its entire current lineup of Android handsets. While more recent, high-end devices will see a bump to version 2.2 (Froyo) later this year, older models' upgradability depends significantly on geographic region and other factors. It's been known for some time that both the Droid and Droid X would get a taste of Froyo -- with the latter seeing leaked builds as early as last week -- but now US owners of such models as the Backflip, Cliq, and Cliq XT can rest assured that a 2.1 (Eclair) update is forthcoming in either Q3 or ...

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    Verizon Wireless is continuing to roll out its upgrade for the original Motorola Droid in batches. The upgrade will bring with it Android 2.2 Froyo, which will support Adobe Flash 10.1. According to Verizon PR, Flash 10.1 will be available later this summer from Android Market. The browser plugin will give the Droid a desktop-class browsing experience on Android's Webkit-based browser. The OTA firmware update for Motorola's Droid 1 will happen in batches so keep your eyes out for the update to hit your device. For now, interested users in Android 2.2 Froyo and Adobe Flash 10.1 can look to ...

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    Motorola and Verizon Wireless are about to extend their fruitful partnership with more Droid handsets in the near future if leaked screenshots obtained by BGR are true. New Motorola Droid smartphone models and a Droid tablet will be hitting the nation's largest carrier and made by US-based Motorola. The first model to get released is the Droid Pro, a handset that sports a 4-inch screen with a faster 1.3 GHz CPU and sports the model number A957. This device is probably the Droid X's brother with a slightly more pocketable screen (4-inch v. 4.4-inch) and world phone global roaming ...

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    According to speculation, Verizon Wireless will be rolling out the Android 2.2 Froyo update to the HTC Droid Incredible beginning next week. The sources say that Verizon Wireless team members already have Froyo installed on their handsets, and that the rollout will begin in limited batches starting next week. If you're a lucky Droid Incredible owner and have managed to secure yourself HTC's AMOLED device in spite of the shortage, keep your eyes out next week for Froyo. Android 2.2 is expected to give the handset a number of improvements, including speed improvements and compatibility with ...

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    Disney theme parks and resorts are starting to roll out re-badged Droid Eris smartphones by HTC on Verizon Wireless as tour guides. The Droid Eris guides utilized by Mickey and friends for resort guests are encased in a custom case. The Android-based device will utilize the GPS and connect to networks to give guests shopping discounts, bonuses, and alerts to wait times for rides. (via: Engadget)

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    How important is a brand name? In the context of cellular phones: very, very important. While standing in line at a local amusement park I sent a text to my wife, letting her know where the kids and I were. As I was putting my phone away I heard someone ask "Hey, is that a Droid?" "It's a Nexus One", I replied off the cuff. "Oh, it looks like my Droid," at which point he pulled out his MyTouch 3G. Realizing he meant "Android" and not "Droid", I replied, "Oh, yeah, mine runs Android, too." We then went on to show off our favorite apps and what we wanted for future devices. But it's the ...

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