It has been quite a while since Motorola released an impressive mobile device last. For a company that produced the stunning A008 “Accompli” as far back as 2002, Motorola seems to have been falling deeper and deeper into mediocrity for a while.
But the Droid is looking to change that. It is the first Motorola product in years that has impressed me. I am difficult to impress.
The Droid is an Android-based device (the first to run Android 2.0), sports a full QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA/HSUPA, an ARM Cortex A8 550 MHz processor, and has a 5 megapixel shooter on board.
This U.S. version of this device is known as the Droid, while the Europe version goes by the name Milestone. Hopefully, the Droid will indeed be a Milestone in the fortunes of Motorola and help the struggling giant get back on its feet. At least in the smartphone business.
Do not forget to give us a heads-up if you run into this beast in the market here in Nigeria.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.