Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Verizon's Droid, the first real threat to the iPhone?

There's been a lot of buzz this week because over the weekend Verizon starting airing commercials about its newest phone, Droid. The commercials are specifically targeting the iPhone and what the iPhone doesn't do. For the first time, there seems to be a real contender to knock iPhone out of the #1 position.

The official release date for Droid hasn't been released, all we know at this point in that it will be sometime in November and exclusively with Verizon. The guys over at Boy Genius Report have gotten their hands on one and as of right now, are the only glimpse the world has at the newest smartphone to hit the market.

What kind of features can we expect to see? According to the guys at BGR:

*Its running Android 2.0 (more about the Android OS)

*Its thin, a bit thicker than the iPhone

*Touchscreen along with a full keyboard

*Has a full slide out QWERTY keyboard, not spring-loaded

*Its fastest Android phone they've ever used

According to the commercial, droiddoes.com and some leaked information floating around the web some more features include:

*5-megapixel camera with flash, autofocus and video recorder

*fully customizable

*3.7-inch capacitive display (854 by 480 pixels resolution)



*256MB of RAM and 512MB of internal memory (with support for microSD memory cards up to 16MB)

It won't be known until it hits the market whether or not it will be the real deal and cut into iPhones market. Specifically with the apps, but the buzz around the blogosphere is that the Droid is the real deal and a true competitor in the smartphone market.

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