The Motorola (s mot) Droid is the top-selling phone on the hottest platform (Android) (s goog), a winning combination for Motorola and Verizon (s vz). The Droid 2 is a refreshed model that improves on the original in the areas that make sense, while leaving the popular form largely the same. In this video, you get a feel for the improvements, and see why the Droid 2 will be another successful phone for the two companies.
The Motorola Droid 2 gets good performance due to the 1 GHz TI OMAP processor with a dedicated GPU. It has 8 GB of internal memory, and Verizon includes another 8 GB on a removable memory card. The 3.7-inch screen is bright and vivid and displays at a high resolution of 480×854.
This phone is the first to ship with Android 2.2 (s goog), aka Froyo, and Motorola has chosen to leave the interface of the OS largely unchanged. The updated MotoBlur widgets are unobtrusive and designed to add utility to the interface without overwhelming the user. Motorola should sell quite a few of these phones due to the improvements over the original Droid; the sliding keyboard is one of the best I’ve seen on a phone.
Our coverage of the Droid line of Android phone on Verizon is worthing checking out to see how the Droid 2 fits into the lineup.
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