Time Magazine Ranks the Moto Droid Ahead of the iPhone 3GS
has made the Motorola Droid its number 1 gadget of the year while our beloved iPhone ranked in at number 4 behind the Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader, and the Dyson Air Multiplier. What pushed the Droid to the top of the heap of these gadgets was the combination of its Motorola hardware and Android 2.0 software
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.”
The reason why the iPhone 3GS ranked in at number 4, well to put it simply, was the lack of new features.
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2009Hey guys times magazine awarded motorola droid aka milestone as the best gadget of 2009. Sorr... moreNo iPhone 3GS was number 3, but who cares, MOTO was number 1 greeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeat!
SE have never been in top 3, NEVEEEEEEEEEEER
Moto once was numer 2 almost number 1, but they are trying to get their place again.
Again to the admistrator of GSM Arena, are u still moto hater?
20 new smart phones r coming in next 6 month .the real fight is going to begun now.
Hey guys times magazine awarded motorola droid aka milestone as the best gadget of 2009. Sorry iphone 3gs u r at number 4. Congts moto.
The CLIQ is without a doubt geared towards the younger generation, and the design embodies that. It is on the small side, which means a smaller screen and keyboard, but is still heavy. It has a good weight to it, but we’re not crazy about the feel. When closed the slider is loose and when held by the bottom half the top piece will wiggle, but thankfully this goes away when opened. Still, the CLIQ isn’t exactly what we’d call solid, and the cheap plastic housing doesn’t do much to reassure us.
The 3.1” capacitive HVGA display is quite nice. The 262K colors offer more depth than screens we’ve seen from HTC and it is plenty responsive
Motorola’s take on Android is what they call MOTOBLUR. The user can sign into accounts from Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Last.FM, Picasa, Photobucket, Yahoo! Mail and Google, as well as corporate and other personal email accounts. Similarly to webOS, contacts are pulled from each location and merged together, and if a contact’s info isn’t recognized you can link to other services. Thankfully info from one service does not get pushed back to another; for example if you have a Gmail contact who is also a Facebook contact and they have different email addresses with the two services, Gmail is not updated with the Facebook address. Similarly to HTC’s contact management you can view your communication history within a contact, as well as their “happenings,” or social network updates.
The homescreen has several custom widgets as well. The Happenings widget pulls all of this social network info and gives you a constant feed of updates. Messaging offers your standard SMS, MMS, etc. but also integrates Facebook, Twitter and other messaging services. There is also a News and Entertainment widget that displays relevant info. Lastly is Social Status, which allows you to quickly update your status for the various services. The best feature of these widgets is that a tap brings up more info right on the homescreen without launching an app. For instance, if you tap on a news headline it will bring you a brief synopsis, with a link to launch the full story. If you click on a Facebook profile update in Happenings it gives you the full text, ability to read any comments and the option to comment yourself. On any of them you can swipe across the screen to get to the next item
MOTOBLUR is not nearly as ambitious as HTC’s Sense UI, but we do appreciate that it integrates more services than HTC does. When it comes down to it MOTOBLUR isn’t so much an overhaul of the Android interface like Sense is, but rather a tweaking. It boils down to better contact integration (something we’re seeing in Android 2.0 anyway) and some decent custom widgets. There are also five homescreen pages, instead of the stock three. With the constant barrage of information the interface is very “in your face,” something we think will be very polarizing. Keep in mind that you don’t have to use the widgets, however, and we really did the contact integratio
im nokia user for 4 years and before i use moto a1000
great phone and i love it
i think n900 and milestone are best smartphone at world today
and after several years i want back to moto and get milestone
or buy n900 and milestone together
Kris, 09 Dec 2009Check the damn link dude...
4. Motorolatrue 2009 share marketing
5- sony ericson
but with these new super moto phone i think they can comeback to real station #2 or 3 like past years
this is first mobile maker at world and honorable
IT’S NOT YOUR NEXT PHONE. IT’S THE ONE AFTER THAT.
It hears. It knows. Google search by voice
Fast. Scary fast. High-speed mobile web on the nation’s largest 3G network.
It sees in the dark. Built-in 5-megapixel low light-capable camera
YOU ARE NOW LIBERATED. droiddoes.com
you have no any idea about marker share!! SE have never being in the top 3 in market share!!
I think that it will hit the stores in the end of the year, cuz i read in motorolas site that it will hit u.a.e in 24/December so that would be great going to get it in the summer when i finish school XD
When motorola will launch and distribute milestone in asia?? Especially in indonesia?? Or when it will distribute at all over the world?? Love it so much!
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2009I think u never have knowledge abt mobile industry because motorola was no. 1 till 1998. And n... moreOh look, Motorola was not 2nd in 2008, not even 3rd in market share (http://pulse2.com/2009/07/21/c...ufacturers/)
Yeah, u know better the mobile phone industry...
Still, Milestone is a great phone and would be nice to read some reviews, from owners
Anonymous, 09 Dec 2009I think u never have knowledge abt mobile industry because motorola was no. 1 till 1998. And n... moreYeap, motorola was N.1 until 1997, when only a few rich people could own a mobile. Since 1998 nokia is N.1 (http://www.fundinguniverse.com...istory.html)
Motorola had droped down to Zero. But the Milestone is a piece of Art.