Remember Verizon's 'Droid Does' ad campaign that called upon Motorola's new Droid phone as the iPhone killer?
A preview of this phone by the folks at BoyGeniusReport throws some light on what we can expect from this new Android based smartphone.
Weighing close to 170 grams, Droid is an Android 2.0 based handset that runs on a 550 MHz processor with a 3.7 inch WVGA touchscreen. Remarkable features about the Droid includes a long battery life of close to 6.5 hours and a 5 megapixel camera. Some other vital specs include 2.4 x 4.6 x .5 inch dimension, 3.5mm headphone jack, QWERTY keyboard, availability of Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, microUSB with 16GB microSDHC card. One thing iPhone users can cheer about is that Flash is expected to be made available on the browsers only in 2010.
BGR believes that the features on the Droid don't exactly compete against the iPhone. They believe that the handset is built as a superior alternative to the other smartphones in the market like the Blackberry Storm 2, Palm Pre and Windows Mobile phones. So that could make it the best choice if you choose not to go with an iPhone.
This also probably explains how Verizon, despite its vitriolic "Every iDon't, Droid Does" campaign still harbors the dream of partnering Apple for the iPhone. Could Droid's italicized tagline above merely imply that the handset is more of a complementary offering to the iPhone and not necessarily its killer? Is Verizon's strategy more about vanquishing all the second rung smartphones and establishing a smartphone market dominated by just the iPhone and the Droid? For now, we can only speculate.
Here are a few snapshots of how the upcoming Droid is going to look like.
Do you think the Droid is a better phone than the rest of the "iPhone killers" out in the market? Can this actually beat the likes of Palm Pre and Blackberry Storm 2 or even the iPhone? Please do tell us in the comments.