Nokia 5800 , Nokia N97 ,HTC Hero and many other phones were referred as iPhone killers , though none of them impressed much as expected . We know that Google and Microsoft are not much happy with the enormous growth of iPhone in world market since both of them own mobile operating systems . There would not be any official Google phone or Microsoft phone in near future. But both companies supports their partners to build competitive smartphones that could beat Apple iPhone and Nokia’s Symbian platform . Motorola Droid is the latest example one such phone ,which is Android based and supported by Google . We have earlier covered the First Motorola Android phone CLIQ that already went on sales though T-mobile USA .Motorola Droid will be first available for Verizon customers of US itself . Motorola and Verizon published the specifications of the phone and launched a promo website that compares the phone with iPhone . Have a look at them .
Motorola Droid :
MOTOBLUR technology that was first announced with CLIQ is not much prominent from the first screenshots of Droid .But as per announcement it includes widget support and inbuilt social media applications .Motorola Droid will be powered by Android 2.0 , the next edition of the popular open source mobile OS . It will also have a good processor with graphics processing and multi-taking features.
Spec sheet indicates that Motorola Droid is just another high-end Android smartphone similar to HTC Hero . It will have 5 mega pixel camera with dual LED flash , 3.7 inch display , 16GB inbuilt memory, WiFi ,GPS ,slidout QWERTY keypad , speech recognition, Google applications, and high speed data connectivity . The CDMA version of Droid will be launched by Verizon Wireless and Motorola on October 30 . There is also a chance for GSM version like in the case of Palm Pre ,in coming few months .
Motorola Droid India price and launch date :
Droid will be available from this November 6 for all Verizon customers 199 $ with 2 year contract . When it come India , we don’t have any Motorola Android phone released here . So far we have HTC Hero , HTC Magic ,Samsung Galaxy in the India Android phone segment. As the price of iPhone and Hero is around 32000 , we expect Motorola Droid to cost around the same range in India . The launch date could extend to the first quarter of 2010 .
Update: GSM version of Motorola Droid will be available all over the world as Motorola Milestone.
Update: Motorola launched Droid X android phone for Verizon.