Excerpt: When the second generation of a product is unveiled, you expect major upgrades from the first model. Motorola takes a different approach with the Droid 2, the follow-up to last year’s ground-breaking Droid , both from Verizon. Rather than a fanboy’s dream update, Droid 2 is barely a minor shift.
Pros: Bright, colorful, glossy 3.7 LCD screen, Slide-out horizontal QWERTY, Google Android OS v2.2, 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, 3G mobile hot spot, 8GB built-in memory; 8GB card pre-installed, Long battery life
Cons: Sluggish physical keyboard, VGA video recording, Fewer features than Droid X, same price
Excerpt: If anything, the makeover from Droid to Droid 2 is more of a brow wax than a face lift, which judging by the success of the original version, and the ghastly results of many cosmetic surgery fiascoes, is probably a good thing. No one ever said that the first Droid was a looker, and the second version of the phone isn’t doing much to change that.
Conclusion: It's easy to recommend the Motorola Droid 2; it's a top notch superphone that fits easier in the pocket than the current crop of 4.3" screen Android phones. Better yet, it has a QWERTY hardware keyboard, a feature that's rare on the high end of the Android phone parade. If you hate on-screen texting, the Droid 2 wants to be your messaging buddy.
Pros: Fast, good looking, top specs.
Cons: Camera's not terribly good, MotoBlur doesn't enhance experience.
Summary: The Droid 2 is a very good sequel, boasting slicker design with a more comfy keyboard, a speedy processor, and a highly functional version of Android 2.2 (with Motorola's custom widgets). However, this phone also has some drawbacks, including buggy Wi-Fi, mediocre call quality, and inconsistent Flash performance. Assuming Verizon Wireless and Motorola work out these bugs, we'll give this phone an Editor's choice award.
Excerpt: The Milestone 2 is simply an upgrade of the original. It's a bit of a brick, but its feature list is impressive: a 480x854 screen, 5-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash, QWERTY keyboard, 8GB of internal storage and a 1GHz processor. It's not currently available on contract direct from the major network operators: you can either find a contract through a third-party dealer such as www.best-mobile-contracts.co.uk, or buy it SIM-free.
Summary: A thinner and faster redesign of Motorola's quirky QWERTY
Pros: Rock solid metallic body and keyboard, Great, responsive screen, Good camera, fantastic 720p video quality, Fast, glitch free operation, Some great media and connectivity features via Motoblur
Cons: Tatty-looking, bloated Motoblur widgets, Below average battery life, Poor video file support, Keyboard is a little too small for easy use, Terribly clunky Motoblur Facebook and Twitter integration