Download this document if link is not clickableREVIEWS - Motorola DROID II Android Phone(Verizon Wireless)Product Details :http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B003Y3BM0W?tag=sriodonk-20Average Customer Rating3.9 out of 5Product FeatureAndroid 2.2-powered smartphone with 3.7-inchqtouchscreen, redesigned QWERTY keyboard,improved multitasking, and advanced socialmessagingGoogle mobile services including Google Maps withqNavigation for voice prompted turn-by-turndirections; can be used as a 3G Mobile Hotspot forup to five Wi-Fi connected devices8 GB internal plus 8 GB preloaded microSDqmemory; Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking; Bluetoothstereo music; 5-megapixel camera/camcorderUp to 9.5 hours of talk time, up to 315 hours (13+qdays) of standby time; released in August, 2010Whats in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery,qcharger, 8 GB microSD card, USB cable, quick startguideProduct DescriptionVerizon Motorola A955 Droid 2 MEDIUMProduct DescriptionAn exciting sequel that ups the ante for smartphones, the feature-packed DROID 2 by Motorola for VerizonWireless helps manage your work and social life with a plethora of new enhancements, including an improvedQWERTY keyboard, full push corporate e-mail, and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full Web.
Loaded with Android 2.2, the DROID 2 offers greater multitasking capabilities, enhanced corporate e-mail, andAdobe Flash 10.1 support.The DROID 2 runs the latest Android operating system--OS 2.2 (aka, Froyo)--which provides a faster overallAndroid experience as well as greater multitasking capabilities. Youll be able to receive notifications, listen tomusic, and even record GPS data without keeping the application open. It also offers enhanced Exchangesupport, with Calendar syncing, Global Address Lookup, improved security, auto-discovery, and more.Sporting a new super-slim form factor, the DROID 2 offers a redesigned symmetrical keyboard with raised keysfor more responsive typing to push out notes and status updates. Speech-to-text input and the virtualmulti-touch keyboard (accessed via the 3.7-inch touchscreen) allow for quick messaging, and you can use theSwype keyboard enhancement for even faster input--with up to 50 words per minute using one continuousfinger motion across the screen keyboard (learn more about Swype below).With integrated Google technology, DROID 2 brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile servicesmillions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instantmessaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The DROID 2 also provides easy access to bothpersonal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. And throughAndroid Market, youll get access to thousands of useful applications, widgets, and fun games to download andinstall on your phone, with many more apps being added every day.
The DROID 2 features a no compromise Web and entertainment experience, advanced social messaging and aredesigned QWERTY keyboard (see larger image).In addition to high-speed connectivity on the fast and reliable Verizon Wireless 3G network, you can also sharethe built-in 3G Mobile Hotspot via Wi-Fi among five devices--laptop, another phone, MP3 player, and more(additional service charge). (See more details on optional Verizon Wireless services below.)Youll also enjoy a wide range of multimedia entertainment with the DROID 2, including BLOCKBUSTER OnDemand presented by V CAST Video for purchasing, renting, and viewing movies right on the phone and theNFL Mobile app for live news and game updates.Preloaded social networking widgets allow you to sync and stream your feeds and updates from Facebook,Twitter, and MySpace all to one screen in real time. Other features include a 5-megapixel camera/camcorderwith DVD-quality video capture, 8 GB of onboard memory and a pre-installed 8 GB memory card, ultra-fastWireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth for hands-free devices and stereo music streaming, GPS turn-by-turndirections via free Google Maps with Navigation (Beta) as well as VZ Navigator, and up to 9.5 hours of talk time.DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license.Key FeaturesFast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A networkPowered by the Android operating system (version 2.2, Froyo) with deep integration of Google servicesand access to thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market.Advanced multitasking capabilities allow you to receive notifications, listen to music, and even record GPSdata without keeping the application open.
Full Suite of Google Apps including Google Maps with Street View, transit, and Wikipedia information; GTalkwith Presence; Gmail; YouTube, Latitude, and Google CalendarWireless-N Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g/n) for accessing home and corporate networks as well ashotspots while on the go.3G Mobile Hotspot: The DROID 2 comes travel-ready with a built-in 3G Mobile Hotspot--a Wi-Fi hotspot thatcan be shared among five Wi-Fi-capable devices. The 3G Mobile Hotspot is the perfect family vacationcompanion, and at $20 for 2 GB and 5 cents per megabyte overage, it provides an allowance big enough forsharing with the entire family for downloading games, Internet access, and more.Enjoy Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter all in real-time without logging into and updating multipleapplications. Updates synced and streamed to one screen waiting for you to view it when you want.Universal Inbox to view all your texts, social networking messages, and e-mail accounts in one place.Real HTML Web browsing provides more pages and better Web content delivered efficiently to your phone(Android Webkit HTML5-based browser).Swype input system allows you to input text faster and easier by gliding your finger around the keyboard,moving from letter to letter in one continuous motion. The Swype technology then calculates what word youreintending to type (learn more below).Integrated GPS with a choice of navigation apps:Google Maps Navigation (Beta) provides free, pre-loaded turn-by-turn voice guidance. Powered by Googleand requiring an Internet connection, it enables you to simply say "Navigate to [your destination]" to get onyour way. See live traffic, use Street View or satellite imagery to view your route, and get access to themost recent maps and business information from Google Maps without ever needing to update your device.VZ Navigator is downloadable via Android Market and allows you to navigate routes, check traffic conditions,and more. And with new "Click to Nav" integration, you can click on any address you see in your Webbrowser and automatically navigate using VZ Navigator. (Free to download, VZ Navigator has a $9.99monthly charge)Key Specifications1 GHz TI OMAP processor with dedicated graphics processor loads Web pages 40 percent faster than theoriginal DROID by Motorola.3.7-inch touchscreen display (854 x 480 pixels, 16 million color depth)Slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard plus two touchscreen QWERTY keyboard5-megapixel camera/camcorder with auto focus, touch-to-focus, face detection, panoramic modes, andmoreDVD-quality video capture with easy upload to YouTube, slow-motion capture, fast motion capture, andmore.Multi-format digital audio player with dedicated Amazon MP3 Store app for over-the-air downloads.
DLNA Wireless sharing of photos, video, and music with other DLNA compatible devices (Server, Controller,Player, Upload, and Download)Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.1) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, andthe A2DP Bluetooth profile--enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetoothstereo headphones or speaker dock.8 GB internal memoryIncluded 8 GB microSD card with support for optional cards up to 32 GB.Text, picture, and video messaging with threaded messaging featureE-mail: Corporate (Exchange 2003 and 2007), Gmail, IMAP, POP3, Attachment and browser document viewer(Microsoft Office and PDF)Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off.TTY compatibleHearing aid compatibility = M3/T3Vital StatisticsThe DROID 2 weighs 5.96 ounces and measures 4.58 x 2.38 x 0.54 inches. Its 1400 mAh lithium-ion battery israted at up to 9.5 hours (575 minutes) of talk time, and up to 315 hours (13+ days) of standby time. It runs onthe CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV-DO, Rev A 3G frequencies.Whats in the BoxDROID 2 handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 8 GB microSD card, USB cable, quick start guideVerizon Wireless ServicesReliable 3G Network: With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, youll enjoy fast access to theInternet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average downloadspeeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps. (Learn more about where EV-DO coverageis offered.)Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messageswithout having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busymobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features includeon-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently),create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.V CAST Video on Demand: This optional service enables you to watch full-length TV shows plus news, sports,weather, and live entertainment video clips. It features more than 100 full-length programs from leadingbroadcast and cable networks, ranging from highly-rated drama and comedy series to reality programs andchildrens programming. V CAST Video on Demand also delivers live sporting events, including NHL hockeygames and an upcoming slate of college football games. The service offers unlimited viewing of Basic Videosand the ESPN MVP channel. You can choose from 14 categories, including Entertainment, Kids, Music, Sports,Comedy, News, Pop Culture, Information, Women, Latino, Home & Leisure, Multicultural, Cutting Edge, andHollywood. Additional subscription charges applicable.VZW Backup Assistant: Automatically back up your mobile contacts to your online address book. If yourphone is lost, stolen, or damaged, or you decide to upgrade, easily restore your saved address book to yournew phone. You can also add, delete, edit, and print your contacts online and send the changes to your mobilephone.Learn More
Swype KeyboardAn alternative to the Android virtual keyboard, the Swype virtual keyboard allows you to input text by swipingthe finger with one continuous finger or stylus motion across the screen keyboard. Based on testing, speed,and accuracy are equal to or better than the traditional keyboard-tapping method. You can activate the Swypekeyboard by pressing and holding in a text field, wait for popup to appear, click Input Method, and then selectSwype.In the image to the left, the word "quick" was generated from tracing the path shown above in a fraction of asecond, by roughly aiming to pass through the letters of the word. A key advantage to Swype is that there is noneed to be very accurate, enabling very rapid text entry.