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Could Droid Really be a Threat to the iPhone or save Motorola?

by on Oct.30, 2009, under Technology

MotoDroidMotorola has taken the back seat lately in the cell phone market that not too long ago it was the undisputed champion of. For many years the Razr was the most popular cell phone on the market, but since the advent of the iPhone and the plethora of iPhone wannabes like the htc Touch, Dimond, LG Vue, Blackberry Storm and Palm Pre, Motorola has been far behind in innovating a device to compete in this new touch-screen market. Although Motorola has several touch-screen phones, none has really been successful. Now enters a possible contender, the Motorola Droid. Using the highly anticipated Google Android 2.0 OS and housing a full QWERTY keyboard, Google-powered voice-activated search, a 550MHz processor, and a 3.7-inch with 480×854-pixel resolution, 5-megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and video capture, GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi. Couple that with exclusivity to the largest 3G network in the US, Verizon. The Droid seems to have all the right stuff to give AT&T and Apple a real challenge. Verizon has been blasting the TV with a very flashy iDon’t commercials bashing the iPhone’s lack of some basic features like “iDon’t have a real keyboard”, “iDon’t support open development”, “iDon’t customize” and “iDon’t take night shots”. The big question is, can this phone really be the salvation of Motorola who has had a bad financial track record recently? I guess we will find out soon enough. The Droid go on sale November 6th for $199 at Verizon.

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