Droid details, photos leaked by Motorola(Read article summary)
A slip-up at Motorola HQ temporarily gave tech fiends a glimpse of the Droid phone, which Verizon is touting as an iPhone killer.
Call it the case of the itchy trigger finger.
Five days ahead of schedule, Motorola temporarily posted photos and specs of its Droid smart phone, which has until now remained under tight wraps. Just as quickly, the company yanked down the offending information – but not before a handful of tech sites, including PC Magazine, managed to grab some screen-shots.
Earlier this month, the Boy Genius Report posted images of the Droid, along with a hands-on review. “The Droid, even in its non-final form, is the most impressive phone we’ve used since the iPhone. It’s positively amazing," the folks at BGR noted. The BGR images showed a phone that resembled a Sidekick, with a touchscreen that slides open to reveal a QWERTY keyboard.
Today's slip-up seemed to prove that those BGR were accurate. Here's PC Mag on the full specs:
Its color will be "licorice w/brown sugar accents." The phone has an unusually high-resolution, 3.7-inch 480-by-854 touch screen; the iPhone's touch screen is only 320x480 resolution. The Droid's OS is Android 2.0, as Verizon previously showed on their teaser Web site for the device. It is the first Android 2.0 phone. The Droid has a 550-MHz processor, according to the site, which didn't describe the processor architecture.