…well, not my phone, but my phone company (Verizon), now offers Motorolaâ€™s Droid phone powered by Googleâ€™s Android smart-phone operating system. The phone (which rolls out this week) was reviewed by Wall Street Journal columnist, Walter S. Mossberg, who feels that that Motorolaâ€™s Droid is an overall smart success for Verizon users.
To be sure, he does have some issues with the phone (the camera isnâ€™t as good as the IPhoneâ€™s, it is (slightly) bigger (and heavier), plus it currently only has 12,000 apps (to iPhoneâ€™s 100,000), plus it only allows three screens worth of visible apps (compared to other Androidâ€™s five and iPhoneâ€™s 11).
Still, over all it does allow access to Verizonâ€™s fast and powerful 3G network, as well have several advantages (the camera is five megapixels as well as has a flash â€” iPhone doesnâ€™t have a flash and is only three Megapixels). Plus the Droid has a powerful 6.4 battery life and a 3.7-inch screen, making it last longer and have a bigger screen than iPhone.
The review itself can be found here. Mossberg himself states that while many of the specs of the phone might not fully stack up to the iPhone, for fans of the Verizon network itself, this phone is a good model, and should satisfy Verizon customers.
From my own perspective, I want to stay with Verizon, and love my own SmartPhone (Verizonâ€™s 6800). Anyway, my phone is still relatively new (less than a year), so Iâ€™ll probably wait until the end of my contract to upgrade.
Hopefully by then, many of Mossbergâ€™s objections to the phone will have been addressed (and the monthly price for Internet will have gone down).