Motorola to unveil Android 2.0 phone on Nov. 6

By SiliconIndia   |   Thursday, 29 October 2009, 09:58 Hrs   |    3 Comments
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Motorola to unveil Android 2.0 phone on Nov. 6
New Jersey: Motorola is all set to launch its Droid phone, which provides high-speed web browsing, voice-activated search, customizable large screen, access to thousands of Android applications and hundreds of widgets. Motorola will be launching the phone on Verizon Wireless.

"We're proud to work with Verizon Wireless and Google on the first smartphone to feature Android 2.0," said Sanjay Jha, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Motorola and Chief Executive Officer of Motorola Mobile Devices. "Droid by Motorola delivers a rich consumer experience with warp-speed Web browsing, a mammoth screen, and Motorola's expertise in design and voice quality. Combined with Android's open, flexible graphical user interface and the power of Verizon Wireless' 3G network, Droid is a smartphone that simply doesn't compromise."

"This is an exciting announcement for Verizon Wireless, as the Droid by Motorola is the first device that we are bringing to market under our ground-breaking strategic partnership with Google," said John Stratton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Verizon Wireless. "Droid by Motorola gives customers a lifestyle device with access to more than 12,000 applications that will help them stay in touch, up to date and entertained, using the best 3G network in the country."

Droid by Motorola has a solid exterior, intelligent interior and is one of the thinnest full-QWERTY slider phones available. Users can View the Web, e-mail, Google Maps and videos on Droid's 3.7" high-resolution screen and more than 400,000 pixels. Users can also snap digital camera-quality photos with a 5 megapixel camera loaded with dual-LED flash, AutoFocus and image stabilization. It has 16 million colors and DVD-quality video capture and playback. Droid comes with 16 GB memory card. Droid also syncs Facebook contacts to user's address book, and a live widget gives the ability to update status and view latest updates from friends.

Droid by Motorola will be available in the United States exclusively at Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online on Friday, November 6, for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

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