Motorola Droid Official: Launching November 6 on Verizon Wireless for $200 on a 2 year contract

It finally happened. After months of speculation, a new name, and a very big leak, Motorola has officially announced the world’s first Google Android 2.0 (Éclair) device: Droid. This monster will be available on Verizon Wireless starting November 6th for $200 (after $100 mail in rebate) on a 2 year contract. You’ll have to sign up for a nationwide voice plan, which starts at $40/month, and an “Email and Web for Smartphone” plan which is another $30/month, so you’re looking at a minimum of $70/month to own this sucker.

What does the Droid come with?

  • 3.7 inch capacitive touch screen with a whopping 854 x 480 pixel resolution
  • Full HTML5 browser that supports Flash and will be upgradeable to Flash 10 once it becomes available
  • 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash; video capture at 720 x 480 resultion, 24 frames per second
  • 16 GB of internal storage, upgradeable via microSD
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, GPS
  • 1400 mAh battery
  • A beta of Google’s new Navigation application (more on that here)
  • And finally the dimensions: 60 mm x 115.8 mm x 13.7 mm; 169 grams

Editor in Chief Will Park is in New York City, along with several other technology bloggers, getting more information that we’ll bring you throughout the day. Stick to IntoMobile for further updates. Now please excuse me while I go curl up in a little ball and cry in my room as I wait for the GSM version to hit Europe.

  • wirecup

    “iDon’t Do Numbers Easily”: change number keys on keyboard to primary keys instead of them being secondary keys (shift+number). Can you do Shift+Number for 2 years? This is a telephone and the number keys are just as important as the letter keys. A sales killer in what otherwise seems to be a device that may grow to be first rate?

  • Bobby

    @wirecup

    The device also has a virtual keyboard that will display in QWERTY and landscape modes. If you want to do without Shift+’ing all the time, then shut the phone and pull up the virtual keypad by typing the field you’d like to enter text/numbers in. That simple.

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