Motorola’s Droid Is Taking Off

Last month, Motorola and Verizon Wireless (in the United States) launched the Droid.’a0 This new handset runs the 2.0 version of the Android OS and has some very interesting hardware features.’a0 This attractive piece of kit includes:

  • A capacitive touch screen display
  • Full slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Android 2.0, featuring Google Maps with navigation (much like your traditional car GPS).
  • A 5 mega-pixel camera with LED flash.
  • 3.5 mm headphone jack
  • Wi-Fi and 3G EVDO data access.

So, it goes without saying that the Droid represents an incredibly attractive hardware package.’a0 Combine this with the openness and usability of the Android operating system and you have a potent offering.’a0 In terms of sales numbers, the Droid from Motorola is doing well.’a0 According to news reports, over one million Droid units have been sold since its launch last month.

Also, according to a post on GigaOm, the Droid (launched November 6) already accounts for 24 percent of all of AdMob’s network requests, even though the device is only available presently in the United States.

So, as you can see, this little Android handset from Motorola is beginning to make a mark in the smartphone market.

It has been said that the Droid (aka Milestone) will be available in a matter of days in the UK.

Will you pick one up?’a0 Does the Droid excite you?’a0 Why or why not – please leave a comment below.