One of Gizmodo's readers Zack unexpectedly stumbled upon an upcoming Motorola Droid 2 at a tech show and didn't hesitate to snap some pictures and play around with this Droid successor.
Here are the main points of his review, in my favorite bullet point style, to save you some time:
- about the same size as the original Droid
- dark chrome overall color instead of the black
- feels really nice - more curves, fewer edges
- different button placement as the original, both on the outside and on the keyboard
- blue coloring around the keyboard instead of gold
- there is now a dedicated voice search button on the keyboard and the horrible d-pad is gone, replaced by cursor keys
- no more lip on the right side with phone open
- the Droid 2 name might change - Motorola reps are unsure of what it will be yet
- same 5MP camera, though noticeable faster
- most likely will come with vanilla Froyo - not Ninjablur
- 8GB internal memory, 8GB micro-SD card
- 1GHz processor
And here's Zack's full account if you want the original:
I am a summer intern at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA) this summer and today there was a tech show on the lab.
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