Verizon has officially released a Windows Mobile 6.5 update for HTC Touch Pro 2 and HTC Ozone for current users of these cellphones on Verizon Wireless.
It’s a rumor again and it’s about CES – Motorola seems to be planning to release 2 cellphones at CES. Well, Motorola has not been holding back about all the Android sets it’s going to release this year so this didn’t come as a shock exactly. Continue reading Motorola X 2 at CES??
Motorola Droid which is available on the Verizon network, the Android based Smartphone, has recently received an Android 2.0.1 update. You can update via OTA (Over The Air).
Just a recap of the Moto Droid features:
Motorola Droid is the first Smartphone that runs on Google Android 2.0 (Eclair) Operating System. It sports a 3.7touch screen display, a 5 mega-pixel camera with auto focus and LED flash. Other features includes a sliding QWERTY keyboard, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, built-in GPS receiver, 3.5 mm headset jack, accelerometer, 32GB expandable memory.
The Change log of Android 2.0.1 on Motorola Droid includes:
- The OS stability is improved.
- Battery life has improved.
- Enhancements for three-way calling.
- Audio for incoming calls has improved.
- When receiving a call on call waiting, the speakerphone now remains on.
- The Bluetooth functionality has improved and the background echo has now been eliminated. Bluetooth phone book transfer of contacts to in-vehicle Bluetooth solutions has been improved.
- After closing a GPS application, the GPS icon will now automatically be removed from the notification panel.
- Users can now receive SMS and MMS messages after an EMS message is received.
- SMS and MMS may now be sent to any seven digit addresses.
- Google contact merging has been updated to accommodate seven-digit numbers.
- Visual Voice Mail notices now arrive instantaneously.
- The corporate calendar widget user interface is updated.
Motorola and Verizon are on drugs. No, seriously! After the much publicized Droid phone by Motorola, it is now ready to announce yet another Android phone, Motorola Calgary. Motorola Calgary will be Verizon’s second Android based phone. Motorola Calgary will be based on Moto Blur Platform and will most probably a mid range handset. Boy Genius report has published few pictures of Motorola Calgary along with specs.
Motorola Calgary comes with 3 Touch Sensitive Keys on the display, 3 Megapixel Camera (quite good enough for a mid-range phone), QWERTY Keyboard (as you can see in the images). Apart from that, it comes with regular 3.5mm audio jack, MicroSD slot, WiFi, Spring-assisted Slider and GPS.
We have seen several iPhone killers, come by and go in the past, without even causing a dent in the iPhone market. However, Verizon has been running a anti-iPhone ad-campaign, targeting the lack of features in Apple iPhone and promoting their own new offering, the Motorola Droid.
Motorola Droid, which is build on Android 2.0 to be made available on America’s Fastest 3G networkVerizon, could possibly pose a huge threat to the iPhone when it releases on October 30th 2009.
Boy Genius Report has had the chance to play around with Motorola Droid. According to them, it is the fastest Android device ever made, which uses a TI OMAP3430 processor. The phone is also a bit thicker than the iPhone, but it has a real QWERTY keyboard.
Here are some pictures of Verizon’s new Motorola Droid, thanks to Boy Genius Report.
What do you think of the phone? Will it be the Real iPhone Killer? Let us know through your comments.
The iPhone is definitely a darling of several people. To be frank, I loved the touch interface on the iPod touch, and found it much better than any other touch phone I have used. That said, iPhone still does not do several things that a Smartphone is actually supposed to do. It lacks basic features, such as multitasking and running simultaneous applications.
In the past, the iPhone has come under direct attack from its competitors, including a cheezy ad by Blackberry, to which Apple gave an fitting response. This time around Verizon are aiming their guns at Apple, with a promotion called DroidDoes, which ridicules the lack of features in iPhone, and promotes their own still secretphone based on Android.
Reports from TechCrunch suggest, that the so called secret phone is basically an upcoming Smartphone from Motorola, which has a slideout QWERTY keyboard and 5 megapixels camera. The phone runs on Google’s Android 2.0 mobile OS, which is why the campaign is named DroidDoes. According to Boy Genius Report, the phone will be released on October 30th 2009.
The fact that Apple had recently rejected the Google Voice app from the app store, and the name of the campaign DroidDoes, makes us wonder whether Google themselves are playing some part in the campaign to ridicule the iPhone. It would be funny to see, how Apple responds to this direct attack. However, don’t expect a strong reply like the Blackberry ad, as this time around, they are being attacked at what they cannot do, rather than what others do better.
What are your thoughts about the new Verizon campaign? Do share them with us, by commenting on the post.