Verizon Wireless has just begun taking online orders for the Motorola Droid 2, its latest high-end smartphone running Google’s Android OS.
This model is based on a 1 GHz processor, and it has a large Touchscreen and sliding keyboard.
The Droid 2 can curently only be ordered on Verizon’s website, though it’s expected to be in the carrier’s stores tomorrow.
Overview of the Motorola Droid 2
Obviously, this is the successor to the original Motorola Droid. It has much in common with its predecessor, but many enhancements, as well.
Like the original, it is a slider with a 3.7-inch WVGA display and a landscape-oriented keyboard. The keyboard on the first Droid drew many complaints, and Motorola has redesigned it on the new model so it is easier to use (see a comparison).
This smartphone has a very capable web browser, email software, music and video player, and other communication and entertainment applications.
Because it has Android OS 2.2, the web browser support Adobe Flash, allowing users to access websites that use Flash for navigation, games, and showing video.
Additional Hardware Details
The Droid 2 can connect to Verizon’s 3G (EV-DO Rev. A) network, and include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
This model is able to share its 3G wireless Internet connection with other devices over Wi-Fi, essentially acting as a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot. This feature costs an additional $20 a month, though.
Like its predecessor, the Motorola Droid 2 has a 5 megapixel camera with a flash.
It has 8 GB of on-board storage as well as an 8 GB microSD/SDHC memory card. This can be swapped out for a 32 GB card (available separately), raising potential capacity to 40 GB.