Monday, November 23, 2009
Droid Does - Yes, yes It Does!!
I am sure by now that you've all heard the hype about one of the latest phone on the market - the Motorola Droid. Well, I've had the opportunity to test one out and let me tell you - it's not just hype. The excitement that has built up around this phone is justified and maybe even a little underplayed! This phone is A.W.E.S.O.M.E.
What sets the Droid apart from your standard smart phone is the OS (operating system) - the Droid runs on an open platform - so much like the iPhone you have various apps you can download and install. Some apps you can buy but I am not sure why you would with the thousands of free apps that are available. (Want to browse the apps? Visit the Android Market or Droid Apps)
A few of my favorite Droid apps include:
Google Sky Map - Because it’s just cool! - http://www.google.com/sky/skymap.html
Shopsavvy – Scan an items bar code and it will tell you where to find it online or locally (mapping it as well) with the best pricing. Way cool!
Bubble - Basically turns your phone in a level - very cool!
I love the integration with Gmail, Facebook and Twitter Apps on the Droid. Once you're set up - you are officially untethered from the computer! Checking you email, updating your Facebook and checking Twitter is all seamless!
And with such time-saving and useful apps that help you save on shopping, groceries and just plain have fun - how could you go wrong?! Honestly, there wasn't one thing I didn't like about this phone - even begged to keep it "just a little longer!"
If my rave review didn't convince you - here's even more documentation that the Droid is hands-down amazing!
50 Apps for New Droid Owners
Droid Review of Engadget
Boy Genius Report - Motorola Droid Hands On