Published: March 2010
DROID, You're IT!  

The Motorola DROID that was introduced towards the end of 2009 has stolen my ever loving cellular phone heart. I have used the Palm® and the Blackberry® and this phone is the best combination thus far.

The Motorola DROID weighs 6 ounces, has a thin slide-out QWERTY keyboard and a virtual touch keyboard, wi-fi capabilities and Google Maps Navigation. Great for traveling folks! This is your GPS on the phone that allows DROID to give you spoken turn-by-turn directions, and your route overlaid on GoogleMaps street view. This feature is at no extra cost. I like it for alternative routes when looking for neat places to shop on my Real Deal hunts. It’s like having an extra brain. The phone will need to be charged every night and is blue tooth capable.  The one gripe, you cannot voice dial using your Bluetooth.  But that is it for the complaints from me.

The Android 2.0 OS; Google Experience is a great addition to your walking computer.  You no longer have to find an internet café. It is right at your hip. The browser allows you to move through the internet with Verizon's super-fast 3G network with an HTML browser.  With these features, push email and the Android Market™, all on 3.7” display with double-tap zoom, and over 400,000 pixels. One does not need to go any further to get all the answers they are looking for in a moment’s notice. At the Android Market™ you can search and discover thousands of apps and widgets. Some are free and some are not. I enjoy the weather updates.

The search and find feature allows you to tell your DROID what you're looking for using voice-activated search and it will serve up both your contacts and Google Web search results based on your location. Or, you can simply type into the search bar and DROID will search your apps, contacts, browser, and even YouTube.

The shutter bug in you can take stills and videos with the 5 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, flash, and auto-focus and DVD-quality video recorder. You can also drop, drag and sync your content with your PC and then showcase it with the optional DROID Multimedia Station.

The Motorola Droid is an excellent option for those who are looking for a competitive answer to the Apple I-phone©. I truly believe if this gadget could cook me breakfast, IT would!