The Motorola Droid, released on November 6, 2009, is the first Android phone to be offered on the Verizon Wireless network. The device features a 3.7-inch 854 x 480 touchscreen display, more than double the number of pixels of its leading competitor. With a two-year contract, the Droid runs $199.99 after rebates. Droid includes a slide-out physical keyboard and is the first phone to ship with Android 2.0.
"No one device will tick every box – Motorola’s camera is shoddy, and the DROID’s keyboard is nowhere near perfect – but many of the flaws we’ve identified could be addressed in Android 2.1 whenever that arrives. Verizon’s first Android handset is one of the most compelling smartphones on the market."
"Despite some design issues and a couple of missing features, the Motorola Droid is the most powerful and fastest Google Android device to date. It fully embraces the openness of the Android platform and offers Verizon customers a smartphone that certainly rivals the other touch-screen devices on the market."
"The Motorola Droid is the first truly lust-worthy smartphone from Verizon Wireless, and it puts all other Google Android phones to shame. Motorola may have stinted on a few of the basics in its quest for mind-blowing smartphone power. But the first Android 2.0 phone is definitely the most advanced and exciting device connecting to Verizon today."
"It's hard not to recommend the DROID to potential buyers eager to do more with their devices. It's easily the best Android phone to date, and when you couple the revamped OS, Verizon's killer network, and an industrial design straight from a gadget enthusiast's fever-dream, it makes for a powerful concoction."
"Making good use of Android 2.0's new features, the Droid is a powerful Web surfing and communications tool that has a chance of living up to its hype. The Droid's biggest flaw, however, is in its hardware design: The keyboard is shallow and flat, which can make typing uncomfortable."