Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970i'll keep it saying it again, dont mind about if GSMA.. make a review of any MOTO phone.
The almighty Motorola DROID has come out on top in Time Magazine’s annual top 10 listing of best gadgets of the year. Beating out devices such as the Nook and iPhone 3GS, amongst others, some would say that the DROID was a relative underdog in the contest. Nobody can deny the fact that the first official phone to run Android 2.0 has made shock waves in the industry since it’s veiled discovery. This phone, along with Verizon’s new “there’s a map for that” campaign have seemed to push AT&T back on its heels a bit in an effort to save face. The momentum is definitely with the DROID and it doesn’t seem to be letting up anytime soon. Congratulations to Motorola and Google grabbing the top spot in a field of incredible gadgets. An excerpt from Time on the DROID and a video describing each of the 10 winners can be viewed after the jump.
…a smartphone operating system isn’t all that satisfying without an actual kick-ass smartphone wrapped around it. Now Android has one: The Droid is a hefty beast, a metal behemoth without the gloss and finish of the iPhone, but you don’t miss it. The Droid’s touchscreen is phenomenally sharp and vivid, it has an actual physical (not great, but good enough) keyboard, and best of all, the Droid is on Verizon’s best-of-breed 3G network. It’s Android’s first credible challenge to the iPhone.
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google maps street view
google maps™ navigation beta
google quick search box™
google search™ by voice
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google map with street viewer
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agps (assisted), sgps (simultaneous), google maps™, google maps™ navigation (beta), google latitude™, google maps street view, ecompass
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high-end Android phone with a superb high-resolution screen, a slim shape, a physical QWERTY keyboard and Google's latest build of Android (the operating system). The inside of the phone is interesting as well: it has a decent CPU and uses a relatively fast 3D graphics chip.
The keys are very flat, but they are bigger than in most slider phone
The sliding mechanism requires more force than usual to open, but it feels solid and has a nice "click" when it locks. The keyboard has very flat keys, but they are also much bigger than the keys on the N900 (or the HTC Touch Pro) and size does matter: with the larger keys, you can type using the meat of the thumb instead of using the tip of the thumbnail - that's more comfortable. In terms of typing speed, I would say that Blackberry (8900 or 9700) is by far the king of the hill, followed by the Motorola Cliq. But the Droid's keyboard is still much better than a virtual keyboard, and I'm glad that the phone is so thin, even if it is 25% heavier than the iPhone.
it has a CPU (central processor) and GPU (graphics processor) that is equivalent to Nokia's best: the Nokia N900, even the beautiful WVGA (854x480) display equals the N900's and leaves the iPhone 3GS display behind: it is twice as sharp.
Droid has a graphics processor that is similar to the one found in the Nokia N900. I've recorded a video with a racing game (a "WipeOut" clone) to show you, but basically, OpenGL 1.x graphics can run at 30fps or more, so the machine has a level of performance that would allow iPhone 3G (and slightly above) type of games. I know that OpenGL is going to get better as Google has been hiring top software engineers to work on this.
YouTube playback: YouTube video playback is very good. I've tried playing high-quality files over Verizon's 3G network and the playback is very good: The included photos and videos speak for themselves. Basically, you can browse Youtube's mobile site and when you find a video that you like, click on it and it will launch the Android YouTube application that will play the file in full screen (landscape mode). As usual, there's no support for Hulu
Mapping: I tend to see smartphone mapping apps as pedestrian-oriented, and as such the new mapping/navigation application is excellent. It features Google's new turn-by-turn (with voice prompts) navigation software, which is good and free. The map scrolling is very smooth and the download of new map tiles is relatively fast, thanks to Verizon's 3G network.The reactivity of the map makes the application very usable (on foot) and it is possible to zoom in with a double-tap (to zoom out, use the zoom button). I usually don't like driving with one of those because there is a significant lag. It might or might not bug you, but I find that to be disturbing.
With my usage pattern, the Motorola Droid seems to do better than many phones. With a normal use (see context) the battery dies 22hrs to 24hrs down the line, which is better than the iPhone 3GS, the Motorola Cliq and largely better than the Nokia N900
Anonymous, 10 Dec 2009this is internet time face bock ,youtube , twiter ... you search for radio !!!???? i know eh...like who listens to the radio on the go on your phone right? i'd rather play my own music then listen to the same songs every 5 minutes...but then again it's user's choice...who am i to judge their likings & opinions...but this website it pissing me off...they're taking way too long for a review for this phone man...they always do this with motorola phones...nothing new! -_-
mat, 10 Dec 2009Love this phone but... ¿ why no radio ?this is internet time face bock ,youtube , twiter ...
you search for radio !!!????
Ordinary People, 09 Dec 2009He heh :) , I'm just a visitor or fan like the others. I don't even have any computer device t... moreSo how come other sites can make review of Milestone?
Maybe in addition to merely supplying the phones for testing, other (almighty) brands are actually "paying" this (and other media/shops) to "promote" their phones, from very low end to high end, just so they can ensure their names appear on this site (news section) almost everyday.
God knows what $ can do. Maybe Moto is saving the promotional $ and pass on to the customers.
Yesterday the largest electronics chain store where I live pre-released the price of this phone, being around USD$600 (unlock without contract).
USD$600 for such top of the line phone...much cheaper than N900 or X10 (likely) from other brands.
Kris, 09 Dec 2009Even though this phone is amazing, dude, motorola was never No2. Nokia & S.E were always in t... moreGuess you weren't even on this planet when Moto was making mobile phones while the almighty / I?music brands you mentioned were making only TV's and cassettes.
JAG, 09 Dec 2009No iPhone 3GS was number 3, but who cares, MOTO was number 1 greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat! ... moreI think "E" might of been in top 3 in the T338/388 days, but ever since "SE" (like T68i)? Don't think so.
i just noticed how the N900, HD2, & Droid all came out in November but yet, we don't have a review for this phone...mere coincidence? or does it have to do anything withe the (M) logo? -_-
gsmarena would make a review for us when the X10 comes out or something so they could compare it with that cause at the moment it is the best in the market...
here's a review i found on another site who are not MOTO-haters...
***you guys deleted all three of my posts last night...so clearly you guys read it...since you guys are so fast with deleting out reviews...let's see how fast you guys are with what you're actually "supposed" to be doing here on the site, 'providing us with unbiased reviews'...
so once again i shall say...
we want reviewwe want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review! we want review!
Here is the 2.0.1 update for the Droid. This is all thanks to "lostboykev". I just wanted to make a new thread so the droid exploit thread doesn't get cluttered up by its presence.
Using this process nets the same result as waiting for an OTA update! This file came directly from Google's servers. If you're not comfortable doing this just wait! All this does is reduce strain on Verizon's network and soothe the impatient.
1 - Download file.
2 - Rename the file to "update.zip".
3 - Plug your Droid into your computer via USB. On the Droid go to the Notifications bar and select "USB Connected" then press "Mount".
4 - Once the device is mounted, the SD card will show as a removable device on your computer
5 - Put the "update.zip" file you just renamed into the Root (top) directory of your SD Card.
6 - Unmount the device from your computer, and turn the Droid off.
7 - Hold down the "X" key on the physical keyboard and while doing so press the power button. Hold both of them down until you see a Triangle with an !.
8 - Hold the Vol+ button then press the camera button and you will see a menu.
9 - Using the D-pad on the physical keyboard, select the option to update with the update.zip file.
10 - This should take a little bit. Once it's done select the option to reboot the phone.
11 - The phone will take much longer than normal to boot, don't worry as it is normal.
more informatione : http://alldroid.org/viewtopic.php?f=210&t=568