Droid By Motorola: Official Pics, Fact Sheet and Specs


Want ALL the details about the Motorola Droid hardware? Look no further than the Official Fact Sheet that Motorola published earlier today along with some nice high quality pics:




DROID by Motorola Fact Sheet

A no-compromise supergenius

Introducing DROID by Motorola, a Smartphone powered by Android 2.0 developed in partnership with Google and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s largest 3G network. DROID delivers high-speed Web, voice-activated search, a super large touch screen and thousands of customizable apps and widgets from Android Market™. With the thinnest full QWERTY slider available on the market, it’s a no-compromise supergenius in your pocket, multitasking at break-neck pace to get things done.

High-Speed Mobile Browsing

* See the Web at break-neck speed on the largest high-resolution display with a Flash 10 ready HTML browser.
* Look up favorite sites, video and music fast with a high-speed, cortex A8 processor and lightning-fast connection.
* View it all on the 3.7” display with more than 400,000 total pixels, which is twice that of the leading competitor.
* Work faster on the Web with double tap to zoom in and out.

Google Searches Beyond the Web

* Type your search to deliver results such as contacts and music offering a complete search experience on a mobile device.
* Use voice-activated search to serve up both your contacts and Google search results, based on your location.
* Find your way with free spoken turn-by-turn directions with Google MapsTM Navigation (Beta), with Street View and LatitudeTM. View geographic information, such as My Maps, Wikipedia entries and transit lines, right on the map.

Customize Your DROID

* Access thousands of applications and hundreds of widgets from Android MarketTM.
* Customize your home screen with preloads like Facebook™ and Google MapsTM or download1 applications for music, news, sports and games.2
* Toggle back and forth between up to six applications at a time.

Multitask Messaging

* Integrate work (Exchange) and personal (GmailTM) e-mails into one inbox with emails pushed directly to you. Plus, undo common operations in GmailTM for fast corrections.
* Find your contacts using a universal list that pulls in work, personal and Facebook™ contacts
* Slide out the full QWERTY keyboard to comfortably text, IM and e-mail1
* Have your work calendar right at your fingertips at all times

Additional Bells and Whistles

* DVD quality video recorder features quick and easy playback plus optimized YouTubeTM uploading for sharing with friends.2
* 5 megapixel camera loaded with the works like dual-LED flash, AutoFocus, and image stabilization
* Features 16GB of storage space (or upgrade to 32).
* Stereo Bluetooth® gives you the option of wireless connectivity3. Or if you prefer traditional, headphones utilize the 3.5mm headset jack.
* Easily copy text and URLs to simply paste them into an e-mail, text or status update1 or copy images off the Web directly to your gallery.

Optional Accessories

* Use the multimedia station5 to transform DROID into an alarm clock, movie player or digital picture frame.
* Place DROID in the car mount5 to instantly launch a full-blown GPS navigation device.

DROID by Motorola with Google™

Talk and Standby Time4 – TT: 385 mins/6.4 hours | SB: 270 hours/11.25 days

Form Factor – Capacitive Touch; Full Qwerty Side Slider

Band/Modes1 – 800/1900, CDMA EVDO rev A

OS – Android 2.0

Weight – 169 g / 6 oz

Dimensions – 60.00 (x) x 115.80 (y) x 13.70 (z) mm | 2.4 (x) x 4.6 (y) x 0.5 (z) inches

Browser1 – Webkit HTML5 based browser; Flash 10 ready

Email Support1 – GmailTM, Exchange, IMAP, POP, Macmail, GmailTM, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo and AOL®

Battery – 1400 mAh

Connectivity1 – Bluetooth® v2.1+EDR, 3.5mm Headset jack, USB 2.0 HS

Display – 3.7”, 480×854 WVGA

Display Resolution – WVGA display houses 400,000 pixels

Messaging1 – SMS/MMS, Full HTML5 Browser

Audio – AMR-NB/WB, MP3, WAV, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA

Video – Advanced Video record/playback at D1 resolution (720×480) with up to 24fps capture and 30fps playback, MPEG-4, H.263, H.264

Camera – 5.0 megapixel, AutoFocus, dual LED Flash and image stablization

Memory – 16GB card included in phone, Up to 32GB microSD expandable

Location Services1 – aGPS, sGPS

Extras – 802.11b/g, 3-axis accelerometer

DROID by Motorola with Google™ will be available in Q4 2009. For more information regarding pricing and product availability in your region, please contact your local Motorola representative. To experience DROID, please click here.

DROID is a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. and its related companies. Used under license.

MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used by Motorola, Inc. under license. Facebook is a trademark of Facebook, Inc. Google, YouTube, Picasa, Gmail, Google Earth, Gmail, Google Maps, Google Talk, Android, and Android Market are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other trademark and product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2009 Motorola, Inc. All rights reserved.

1Certain features, services and applications are network dependent and may not be available in all areas; additional terms, conditions and/or charges may apply. Contact your service provider for details
2 The unauthorized copying of copyrighted materials is contrary to the provisions of the Copyright Laws of the United States and other countries. This device is intended solely for copying non-copyrighted materials, materials in which you own the copyright, or materials which you are authorized or legally permitted to copy. If you are uncertain about your right to copy any material, please contact your legal advisor.
3 This device supports Bluetooth A2DP, AVRCP, HSP, HFP, PBAP, OPP profiles. In order for Bluetooth devices to communicate with one another, they must utilize the same Bluetooth profile. To determine the profiles supported by other Motorola devices, visit www.motorola.com/bluetooth. For other devices, contact their respective manufacturer.
Certain Bluetooth features including those listed may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices, or by certain wireless carriers. Contact your wireless carrier about feature availability and functionality.
4 All talk and standby times are quoted in Digital Mode, and are approximate. Battery performance depends on network configuration, signal strength, operating temperature, features selected, and voice, data and other application usage patterns.
5 Accessory sold separately

If you have some patience, we’ll try to make sense of all this in a video review. Check back soon!

[Via Motorola]

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  1. Well I see motorola is sidestepping this one, but someone please give a true answer to the apps 2 sd question everyone I know has been asking, seeing as how the spec sheet doesn’t list 256mb or 512mb usable rom space….

  2. sweetnes… simply sweetness


  4. Anyone notice how in almost all the promo images, they avoid showing the phone from the profile view? I think that either Verizon or Motorola agree with me that the chin is just weird and doesn’t really flow with the rest of the phone.

  5. @Anthony0822


    Also please refrain from using all caps.

  6. We do need an answer on the amount of space available for app storage…

  7. Jaime’s question has been asked in pretty much every thread on the Droid so far. I’m still anxiously awaiting an answer as well.

  8. @Colin

    There’s alot about this phone that doesn’t flow. You mentioned the chin. How ’bout the gold accents? It doesn’t match anything in the promotional materials. Metallic red accents would’ve been perfect. And I’m still scratching my head about the keyboard.

    Having said all that, I don’t care how ugly it is. Look at those specs. This is the only android phone that looks like it will last through a whole 2-year contract. I would be first in line to get it…if it was on Sprint or T-Mobile :)

  9. I think the app to SD memory is a piracy issue. What stops a person from copying said apps (paid ones) for a couple of friends to use?

  10. I’ve heard that the Droid had a magnetometer to allow compass/augmented reality, but this fact sheet doesn’t say so I don’t think, unless i didn’t see it. Anyone know anymore about this?

  11. I hate how the idiot Android OEMs decide to limit the App space, add an SD card and then claim 16 GB storage. It’s frickin’ useless having 16 GB of space or 10K apps if can’t frickin’ download them and use them!

    In my G1, I don’t have space for the MS document viewers/editors. Doesn’t look like the Droid is much better. I want a frickin’ phone that doesn’t limit the no. of apps I can use!

  12. Hey guys,

    can you check if Éclair has support for WPA 2 Enterprise? This is one of the top requested features: http://code.google.com/p/android/issues/list

  13. https://developer.motorola.com/products/handsets/droid/

    512 flash ROM, 256 available to the user.


  15. @Ram – I thought they’re calling it a supergenius?

  16. Android does not support apps2sd in any official form… 1.5, 1.6, 2.0, Sprint, TMO, etc etc…

    Apps 2 SD only available to root users

  17. Anthony0822 – Film is shot in 24 frames per second while television broadcasts are shot in 30 frames per second. Most displays can playback at any fps. The question is whether you can see a difference on a particular display or not. That depends on the refresh rate of the display.

  18. @Colin & @michael
    Give the chin thing a break.. It’s not like the Hero chin (which there was nothing wrong with anyway).. That extra bit of phone that your complaining about, is used to slide into the car mount.. see the pics on Robs’ droid Nav page.. Could things have been designed differently ?.. sure.. but so what.

  19. How is android ever going to compete with the iphone in the games and apps markets if all the mfg’s keep make phones that have these small internal memories. hopefully sony gets it right

  20. I’m not sure the 256mb limit is that much of a problem?

    I wasn’t planning on filling my phone with tons of software, so I don’t think I even need it.

    If I get to that point I’ll start looking at rooting.

  21. the iphone apps are much bigger, which is why they have the quality games and apps, android devs dont have the luxury of making apps that have large file sizes, hence most the games and apps are not real on the same playing field as apples apps

  22. Will this be available in the UK?

  23. @Rich

    This could be a chicken/egg argument… While I understand that the apps are smaller due to storage constraints, would they be bigger if more space was available?

    I for one would love to have more than 256mb available for apps. I’ve had to erase too many as it is. I still don’t understand why they couldn’t have given us 8mb to begin with. Then add all the external storage we want.

    Rooting looks better all the time.

  24. when will the droid come to europe??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  25. The biggest problems with the small ROM are these:

    1. android OS will continue to grow in size over the years leaving less space for apps.

    2. phone makers are ducking this issue by tricking people into thinking that the storage on the iphone/pre vs android phones is an apples to apples comparison (no pun) and it isn’t.

    3. cell phones are not cheap. once phone makers get a clue and start releasing phones with larger internal storage you will no longer have the same restrictions that are present today with android phone app size. Where does that leave the people who bought the original phones and still have a year left on their contract? They are acceptable casualties.

    Motorola and Verizon are imo walking a thin line of false advertising imo.

  26. I was almost convinced until the 256mb RAM discussion pops up. One of my biggest frustrations with my Storm is the lack of internal memory — 64MB IIRC. Thus I can’t load a ton of apps without slowing my phone down to a crawl.

    I haven’t been tracking Droid/Android very long — is everyone saying that the 16GB memory that the phone has is only for movies/music/photos/videos and not for apps? Therefore you would have to delete/uninstall apps if you started to run out of app space?

  27. Well stated @MatthewLenz. As a developer I am extremely saddened by the ~256mb of storage. This has handcuffed developers so they will not be able to compete with iPhone developers and it will ultimately restrict mass market adoption as people will max out that storage limit rather quickly AND they may be returning Android devices in droves when they sidle up to their iFriend and see all the great apps (aka 3D games) that aren’t available on Android. Why the heck did Motorola put a great processor in the droid only to be limited by Google’s storage fail?? I shake my head in amazement that 3 multimillion dollar companies – Verizon, Motorola, & Google – let this happen.

    I would imagine that Apple is shooting their “I’m an Android, I’m an iPhone” commercial right now.

  28. Has VZW crippled the phone in any way? What about tethering?

  29. No tethering…unless you root of course :) Personally doubt that Verizon would allow tethering on this device because they are targeting the consumer market. They target business users with WinMo and Blackberry. If consumer users started using tethering, my guess is Verizon’s network would take the same hit that AT&T’s network has taken with the iPhone.

    T-mobile had Google pull the tethering apps from Marketplace due to network strain. My guess, Verizon will do the same.

    Go root that sucker!

  30. @RICH … Android apps are not that big because Android di not support it. With Android 2.0 .. graphics have been enhanced.. so you’ll see more graphically pleasing apps.

  31. What’s the processor? Multitouch pinch zooming support? Anything from blur? Apps to SD?

  32. Rob must be making love to his droid this morning.

  33. Even with the graphics enhancements in 2.0, I don’t think we will be seeing the great games and apps that iphone has, I’m no dev., but it seems like a lot of the good apps we are missing out on are all in the area of 1Gb. I know there’s talk of devs just putting the exe. File on internal memory and the rest on the sdcard, but then you run in to a bunch of other issues don’t you? I just wish all of the phone mfg’s would start putting phones out that could handle bigger apps. I hope I’m missing something but I don’t think well be getting e.a. sports games or any others real games till the mfg’s figure it out.

  34. I still wish I could get a Droid. And I still like my g1 better yhan iphone, I just want android to put apple in its place already.

  35. I am perhaps not typical of your average phandroid user, but perhaps my usage might help put some perspective on the worry over memory space.. Beyond what came with my phone, I have permanently installed 49 apps in about a 2 and a half month period. For the most part, I am not what you would call a “collector”.. that is, I don’t install things I probably won’t use. I have been guilty of installing duplicate function apps, but I pick the ones I like and remove the others. (with the exception that I have 2 language translation apps, and 2 web browsers).. I still have 209MB of available space.. using “fuzzy math” if I was to install another 50 typical apps I would still have over 160MB and not enough time to functionally use all these apps. If all the apps I have, and the theoretical 50 others were to all double in size, I would still have some 60MB left.. As I said, I am probably not typical.. and of course “more is better”

  36. @Dennis One of the big concerns is that if Motorola wanted to take iPhone straight on as a gaming platform, now they simply can’t do it. Nor can they compete with other heavy apps that take up alot of space (i.e Navigation apps that store local maps for when you do not have a data signal, 3D graphic-heavy or animation apps). The fact that Marketplace doesn’t have alot of large file size apps, 256mb might be enough for now. But…it hinders developers who were hoping to push the envelope with Android. We simply won’t be able to do that – especially in the area of gaming – like iPhone developers can. It will delay Android from being mass adopted when you can walk across the street and pick up an iPhone – which will be perceived as a more powerful platform. Simply because it allows developers to develop without worrying so much about file size.

  37. Android OS is being fragmented too much. If you’re following twitter updates on Android this week, you will see a bunch of really mad Sprint Hero owners who wonder “when am I getting Android 2.0 update”. Because HTC chose to skin Android 1.5, they now have to go back and re-engineer it to work with Android 1.6 and 2.0. @HTC had to issue a statement to Hero owners that they do plan to update to 2.0 but they need time to re-engineer the Sense UI. Plus add to the fact that Sprint just told the world that they do not have a way to push updates to Android customers yet! Yikes!

    So now Google has to deal with multiple devices on multiple networks, running multiple OS versions… None of the networks have a unified way to upgrade user’s OS’s. Google should have learned a lesson from Windows Mobile who took this same path and failed miserably. Microsoft is now backtracking and partnering with a select few device manufacturers to avoid segmentation with Windows Mobile 7 – when it rears its ugly head.

    Now look at Apple. 1 distribution channel – iTunes – completely controlled by the OS and device maker. A new version comes out, fire up iTunes and away you go. Simple! It puts all the power in one company’s hands, yes. But it lends itself to stupidly simple customer usability.

    Google needs to take back ownership of Android if they want to avoid a cluster you-know-what moving forward.

    And fix the freaking 256mb of storage!!! You’re killing your developer community Google.

  38. I’m an Android developer and I can tell you that developing with file size restrictions is like telling your favorite band – “Hey, you got 4 minutes and 10 seconds for this song. Make it fit.” Annoying for sure!

  39. Agree with James. Worst thing Google could have done was give up control of Android to manufacturers and carriers. Google should be telling device manufacturers as part of the Google Experience, they are required to have x amount of onboard storage.

    256mb for apps??? Please come on already. Did we just warp back to the late 1990s?

  40. @James
    Yes Apple has one point of software distro.. and one manufacturer of handsets, and one carrier.. Google is not fragmented.. they have standards.. If you want their standards, then you get a Google branded phone.. If you want to go outside that then you get HTC Sense. I have a Google branded phone, I have to take what comes with that. If I bought a Sense UI phone, then how can I complain about not being in step with a Google branded phone ? that would not be what I bought… I don’t understand why people can’t (refuse) to understand.. Google and Android are not interchangeable.. Android is a platform developed by Google, Google makes apps and markets them in a Google standard.. HTC does both.. they sell Google phones, and they make apps and market them to their own “Sense” standard.. It’s similar to the way Linux has been forever, but more controlled.. It offers both interoperability and choice.. There is nothing wrong, the system is not broken, it’s not chaos, it makes sense to people who don’t eat 3 meals a day at the same McDonalds..

  41. Agree with @James. I’m a developer and Android is becoming a mess. Now we have to worry about 2.8″ screens when developing. Yes Google rolled that into the latest SDK. But really!! 2.8″ Are we going forward or backwards. When Android moves to dumb phones we are going to see a huge mess.

    And don’t get me started on the 256mb limit for app storage. Google, Motorola, and Verizon dropped the ball big time on this Droid fiasco. It could have been great but they botched it large.

  42. I just bought the Droid and I HATE IT…. keeps turing off and back on and will not press the keys when i touch them. I am not impressed at all. going on monday to get the EnV

    1. Asia: That sounds quiet defective. Ask for a swap. I promise you the Droid is WAY nicer than the EnV. Either way, good luck.

  43. I’m a Linux developer, and while I haven’t tried developing for Android yet, it seems to me that there are ways around the 256MB limit. You keep your app core small and tight, just the executable code and a minimal UI. You keep the heavy stuff, e.g. the 3D meshes, textures, sounds, and video in an app-specific directory on the SD card, downloaded by the app core on initial run. It would be some extra work, true, but far from impossible. Our predecessors in this industry managed to make all sorts of cutting-edge things work on far weaker platforms for decades, substituting cleverness for hardware. Why can’t we? IMHO the only people really hurt are the shovelware operators who want to release crappy bloated apps every week on a shoestring budget without hiring talented developers. Do we really care if those guys prefer the iPhone? Buh-bye!

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