Excerpt: Verizon announced a bunch of new smartphones at CES this year, one of which being the Motorola DROID 4. The company boasts that this is the thinnest and most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone and we have to agree. The phone is thin but still packs a slide out QWERTY keyboard to make typing easier. It has a 4-inch qHD touch screen display that hopes to blow you away. On the internals we have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of memory, and an 8MP camera.
Excerpt: Motorola’s Droid Bionic launched in September amid an intense build-up of excitement for the device’s release. Verizon Android junkies were drooling over this device’s potential. But, how well did Motorola execute with the Droid Bionic? How does the Droid Bionic stack up against other devices?
Excerpt: The Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless is the world’s first phone running on the next generation Android 2.0 operating system, which offers an evolutionary and incremental upgrade to previous Android 1.5 and 1.6 firmwares. The phone itself is gorgeous with strong angular lines, reminiscent in the wildly popular RAZR consumer flip phone in the earlier part of the decade. Motorola’s new smartphone is a gorgeous slab touchscreen device with a thin profile.
Summary: The Motorola Droid is undoubtedly one of the most popular Android phones on the market today, for good reason it’s a great phone. The Droid name is taken from Star Wars so it’s no surprise that they released an R2D2 themed phone complete with special edition live and still wallpaper and the phone of course aesthetically looks like that famous little droid.
Pros: It’s R2D2, Phone is well made, It’s the Motorola Droid, Nice extras included, Decent call quality
Cons: Didn’t get rated battery time, Camera could be better for indoor shots, Have to remove battery to access microSD card
Summary: The Motorola Droid Ultra is an adequate Android phone, but it doesn't excel at anything in particular. Its processor isn't unusably slow, nor will its camera take poor pictures. It looks beautiful, but in terms of its performance and overall usefulness, it won't wow you or your friends. Given that the Ultra costs the same amount as other flagships, you're better of going with a different brand.
Pros: If you're a fan of the technological look and feel of Droid phones, the Ultra won't disappoint.
Cons: The term mediocre defines much of the Ultra's build, from its average screen to its unimpressive processor.
Conclusion: Before touching on the Droid’s potential to start the revolution for Motorola’s bottom dollar, I want to begin by talking about the “Droid does” campaign and the press’ many comparisons to the iPhone: It’s not an iPhone killer. It’s not that the Droid isn’t sleek enough or that Android 2.0 isn’t ready to take on iPhone OS; instead, it’s that the two ecosystems fundamentally appeal to two completely different crowds.
Excerpt: There is a lot riding on the Droid. Motorola needs a hit more than just about any handset company on the market right now (think Palm circa late 2008) and Verizon is still looking for its super phone. This may seem like less than ideal circumstances to come out with a great device, but the timing is actually quite good.
Excerpt: If you can predict a device's success by site stats then we'd say the Verizon DROID by Motorola is going to be a hit. A week after launch and the DROID is still topping the charts for reader interest, and you've been peppering us with questions and comments about the Android 2.0 device. Set to hit shelves this coming Friday, the Verizon DROID is already being heralded as the device that will change Motorola's fortunes; is that hyperbole, or is the DROID really that good?
Excerpt: We scooped it , we previewed it , and now we’re officially reviewing it. There’s a good chance that even if you’re not into tech all that much, you’ve heard of the Motorola DROID thanks to Verizon’s big marketing push, and that’s a good and bad thing. As you’ll see in our review, the DROID is a fantastic device, but does it have what it takes to compete outside the world of the die-hard Android fans and techies in the consumer arena? You’ll see soon enough!