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*Breaking* Verizon’s Droid Phone Coming November 6th (CNBC Video)

droid-by-motorolaDroid Phone Coming November 6th

Verizon announced today that they will be releasing the Motorola Droid phone on November 6th.

The Droid phone by Motoroal will be available Nov. 6 for $199.99 with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate.

List of Droid Phone Features

As an Android OS 2.0 (Google’s Android Operating System), here are some of the features you can expect to see:

  • large and slim (0.5-inch thick)
  • 3.7-inch, 854-by-480 capacitive touch screen
  • sliding keyboard
  • built-in 5-megapixel camera
  • DVD-quality video recording
  • Wi-Fi capabilities that are probably unmatched
  • makes calls on the Verizon Wireless network
  • Google Maps Navigation (still in Beta)
  • free, spoken turn-by-turn driving directions
  • automatically syncs with Microsoft Exchange
  • improved Web browser capabilities
  • supports HTML5 and double-tapping to zoom
  • Email and contact syncing with multiple accounts, from multiple sources.
  • Microsoft Exchange syncing support.
  • A combined inbox for multiple email accounts (yay!)
  • Quick Connect, which lets you tap on a contact photo and choose to call, SMS or email someone (shown at left).
  • Lots of camera provements: flash, digital zoom, scenes, white balance, color effects, and macro mode.
  • A better virtual keyboard with better word completion
  • Three-point multitouch support
  • Browser improvements: visual thumbnail bookmarks, a tappable address bar, double-tap zooming, and HTML5
  • Bluetooth 2.1 with peer-to-peer connectivity and Phonebook Access Profile
  • Support for different screen sizes

Here’s the CNBC coverage of Android:

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