Walmart "king of the undercutters" is advertising the Motorola Droid for $188 with a 2 year contract and $298 with a one year contract. This is the real deal folks, no mail in rebate, no instant rebate, no gift card, etc. For those looking to purchase the phone without the contract, Wallyworld will have it for $500.00 compared to Verizon at $599.00. This might not be available in all stores, so visit your local Wal-Mart for more information.
Verizon has focused all of it's attention on the Motorola Droid release tomorrow, but don't forget about another Verizon Droid phone that should not be over looked. The HTC Droid Eris will also be in Verizon stores tomorrow with a much cheaper price tag and some of the same features. The phone is essentially Verizon's version of Sprint's HTC Hero.
5 Megapixel Camera
3.2-inch Capacitive Display
WiFi, 3.5mm Headphone Jack
microSD expansion up to 16GB
Price: $99.99 on contract after a $100 mail-in rebate
What it doesn't have that the Motorola Droid does: Physical Keyboard, Faster Processor, Android 2.0, High-Res Display
MobileCrunch has confirmed New York Verizon stores will open up even earlier then the previous announcement of 7 AM. So for you early, early birds or night owls it's time to grab a cup of coffee and hit your favorite Verizon store at midnight!
Almost one day before the big Motorola Droid launch and everything seems on track for a very successful first day. The first impressions and feedback on many blogs have been outstanding with only a few minor complaints mentioned. One of those complaints appears to be a problem with the built in camera and the autofocus capabilities.
DroidForums member Shatteredzman has just tipped us off to a user known as "FAUguy" that sheds a little more light on the subject.
There have been many news articles and reviews on the Motorola Droid that claim the phone lacks multi-touch and Pinch & Zoom made so popular by the iPhone. Well Rob over @ Phandroid has proved everyone wrong and released a video today that backed up his findings.
Think the Motorola Droid is almost perfect, but it just needs to be a modem for your laptop? Verizon can help with that, next year. Verizon Wireless told us that their "Broadband Access Connect" plan, which allows you to tether your phone as a modem, will become available for the Droid sometime in early 2010.
Since Droid plans are priced the same as all of Verizon's smartphone service plans, you should expect Broadband Access Connect to add $15/month to your Droid service plan. Remember, there's a 5GB/month limit, after which you are charged terrifying overage fees.
Slashgear.com Reports: Having heard over the weekend that the GSM version of the Motorola DROID – the Motorola MILESTONE – would be landing in Europe later this month on carrier O2, Mobile-Review’s always-on-the-inside Eldar Murtazin has pushed out a video of the handset in action. As well as swapping the CDMA of the Verizon DROID by Motorola for GSM/UMTS, the new MILESTONE also gains multitouch support in Android 2.0.
We’re not sure why the European version of the DROID has multitouch and the US version doesn’t; Eldar doesn’t appear to have added or modified his handset in any way, so we’re left thinking that this was a conscious decision by Motorola. It’s not the first time we’ve seen an Android handset manufacturer add in multitouch capabilities where the underlying OS doesn’t offer them as standard; HTC did so on the Hero, with multitouch in the browser, but the function was present on both European and US versions of that device.
Otherwise we’re expecting specifications for the MILESTONE to drop in line with the CDMA handset, which means a 5-megapixel camera (which we’re not especially impressed with so far), 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen running at 854 x 480 resolution, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a similar processor as the iPhone 3GS and Palm Pre. According to the leaks we’ve seen, the handset will arrive in Germany on O2 come...