MOTOROLA DROID 2 Smartphone Launched; Features 1GHz Processor, QWERTY KB & 5MP Camera

Verizon Wireless and Motorola today announced the launch of Motorola DROID 2 Smartphone, powered by Android v2.2 OS and features 1GH Processor, a massive 3.7-inch touch screen display, 5.0 megapixel camera and full slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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The MOTOROLA DROID 2 Smartphone is a feature-packed device that helps manage work and social life with an enhanced QWERTY keyboard, fast 1GHz processor, ultra high-speed Web browsing, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, full push corporate e-mail, intuitive social messaging and Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for access to the full web — all built on Android 2.2.

The new MOTOROLA DROID 2 Smartphone super-slim design helps customers e-mail, text and tweet with ease and it offers a redesigned symmetrical keyboard with raised keys for more responsive typing to push out notes and status updates.

The MOTOROLA DROID 2 Smartphone also offers several advanced input options that includes Speech-to-text input and the virtual multi-touch keyboard that allow for quick messaging; or consumers can even use its unique Swype typing assist function for even easier text input.

In addition, the MOTOROLA DROID 2 Smartphone also offers full push corporate e-mail that delivers enhanced features such as remote wipe and password enforcement so that information remains secure.

Powered by a 1 GHz TI OMAP processor and running Google’s Android 2.2 FROYO operating system, the Motorola DROID 2 smartphone is dual-band CDMA 800/1900 and 3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network ready mobile device and it features a 3.7-inch screen TFT Capacitive touchscreen with 854-by-480 resolution and16M colors capable, allowing users capture high-definition videos at 720p for playback on HDTV. It also features Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate and Proximity sensor for auto turn-off.

The MOTOROLA DROID 2 Smartphone packs power and speed allowing consumers to enjoy the freedom of wireless with the 3G Mobile HotSpot and the ability to connect up to five compatible Wi-Fi devices, and watch content on the full multi-touch 3.7-inch brilliant display, or share content captured on the 5-megapixel camera with enhanced functionality and DVD-quality video capture with DLNA connectivity to share on compatible devices.

The MOTOROLA DROID 2 Smartphone delivers the ultimate Web experience with Adobe Flash Player 10.1 to browse, with rich applications and content inside the browser. Users can share wireless connection using the 3G Mobile Hotspot to connect up to five of their friends’ devices including PCs, mobile devices and other Wi-Fi compatible devices.

The MOTOROLA DROID 2 Smartphone is powered by latest Android 2.2 (Froyo) build Google unveiled at Google I/O last month and users can also download favorite apps from Android Market, which has more than 75,000 applications.

The MOTOROLA DROID 2 Smartphone also sports several pre-loaded applications, including Swype gesture application for using gestures to create and send e-mail messages at up to 50 words per minute, Skype for Mobile, NFL Mobile and a Blockbuster mobile application.

Users can actually download movies and TV content from Blockbuster On Demand through V CAST Video via a link icon on the homescreen.

Google mobile apps are obviously a standard for this device and include Google’ search and search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, Google Latitude, a YouTube widget, Gmail Google Calendar.

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The Motorola DROID 2 smartphone weights 169 grams and measures 116.3 x 60.5 x 13.7 mm, and is equipped with powerful 5.0-megapixel digital camera capable of 1/1000 second shutter speed and offering 2592 x 1944 pixel still picture resolution, auto-focus, touch to focus, panoramic capture, Geo-tagging, face detection, image stabilization and dual LED flash for crisp photo production.

Motorola DROID 2 smartphone allows sharing the video shot with friends and contacts with an optional HDMI cable or HDTVs, game consoles or PCs that support the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) technology.

The Motorola DROID 2 smartphone includes 8 GB of onboard memory and a pre-installed 16 GB memory card. Besides it can be expanded to up to 40 GB with the addition of a 32 GB memory card. It also features GPS with A-GPS support with Google Maps navigation.

The Motorola DROID 2 smartphone which leverages pinch-to-zoom technologies like the Android 2.2 HTC Droid Incredible and HTC Sprint Evo before it, also doubles as a WiFi hotspot, allowing users to power up to five WiFi-capable devices.

Price and Availability

The MOTOROLA DROID 2 Smartphone comes with 1400 Li-Po battery that can provide upto 10 hours of talk time and 315 hours of stand-by time and is available at www.verizonewireless.com for $199.99 (Rs. 9,375 approx) with 2 year customer agreement.

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