The Motorola Droid A855 has been out since mid-November. I’ve owned it since it first came out. I still have my original one that I purchased (no glitches!). Here’s my life with the Droid so far.
A little background before I get into the Droid review. I love having the internet at my fingertips. I’m a tech junkie in a sense. I can’t hack accounts, I can’t design full flash websites, I can’t build robots, but I know enough about some tech that I can vouch for cell phones, most notably the Droid. I’ve been hooked on Blackberries since mid 2008, having owned a Curve 8330. I loved my Curve. I was quite hesitant to buy into the Droid hype. But after playing with it for the first week it was out I had to have it.
The Droid blew my Curve away in many ways. First were the many apps I could choose from to download. Now I knew why iPhone users loved their phones so much. But the thing that irked me about the iPhone (and why I never bought into the hype) is that I could never customize my home screens. With the Droid I can. I can put my shortcuts and icons wherever I want. Not to mention my widgets. If you’ve never heard of widgets it’s time to get with the program. They are smaller versions of the full sized app that appear on your screen giving you a small snapshot of the whole app. I still find different ways to organize my screens depending on what’s most important in my life at any given time. It’s definitely one of my most favorite things about the Droid so far.
My absolute utmost favorite thing about my Droid is the Internet. It is screaming fast. Much faster then my Curve ever was. I can click from one link to another so fast you’d think I was on my home computer hooked up to cable Internet sometimes. I can definitely say that you won’t get those speeds all the time, after all, we are talking about a wireless service, but it’s Verizon. You can’t beat Verizon’s coverage and dependability. I’ve been in the middle of nowhere Iowa and was still receiving 3G signal. If the Internet wasn’t as fast as it was on this phone I don’t think I’d own it. I like having that kind of accessibility at my fingertips almost anywhere in the U.S. If I need to find a place, bam I’ve got it. If I need to check a fact to correct someone who is falsely insistent, bam I’ve got it. The Internet is definitely the stand out feature on this phone.
The coolest part of this phone is the free Google Navigation. You absolutely cannot beat that. Every other phone (even my Curve) requires you fork out additional money for some sort of navigation. Not with the Droid. And it is extremely accurate. The Droid also comes with a 16GB memory card already pre-installed.
What do you have when you have the Droid? A customizable cell phone, MP3 player, app store, 5MP camera, free navigation, Internet powerhouse. It’s like having a mini computer in your pocket. What else could you possibly need? For me it was nothing else. This phone has everything I want and need. I could go on and on about the Droid. But I’ll spare you.