Motorola Droid

Another 10 cool things about Moto Droid and Android – Part 2

The Moto Droid and Google's mobile operating system Android are proving to be a match made in smartphone heaven.It's been almost 2 months now since I picked up the phone at a local Verizon shop in San Jose. After about 10 years (maybe longer, I can't recall) on BlackBerry...

Nexus One: Can Google transform yet another industry?

If we've learned one thing in tech over the past 24 months it's not to bet against Google (NASDAQ: GOOG). You need not look any further for an innovative engine or competitive culture than the $200B Mountain View giant. In some ways the company reminds me of Cisco in...

Magellan releases Navigation app for iPhone, Google #1 threat

GPS makers, notably Magellan and Garmin (GRMN, market cap $6.2B), are in full scramble mode. Surprising no one, earlier this month Magellan released an iPhone app version of its Roadmate navigation system for $79.99 (regularly $99), now available on iTunes.Although I'm sure they've seen it coming for a while, Google is...

Black Friday Motorola Droid deals

You may have heard about a new smartphone called the Motorola Droid?You may have also gotten tired already of my incessant cheerleading... blogging about Android this, Moto that.The phone is remarkable. An iPhone killer, no—again, that requires an iTunes killer first. Content is king. But for now it's the...

Sunday espresso: Loreto with Love, Motorola Droid, dead Audi?

Winter must be nearing. The leaves (on some trees) are turning orange, red. And the foothills are green, instead of brown and yellow. Also there's that night chill in the air, that I love. Loni not so much. Then again I know cold is all relative.My hardened Canadian roots...

LAX and Motorola Droid: Google Places Directory, Aloqa apps

Two things were clear to me after our Baja adventure came to an end tonight as we landed in LAX: the Loreto Bay development in the Baja is going to be just fine; and the Motorola Droid is a definite keeper. Despite the lack of Verizon coverage in Mexico,...

Palm corporate survival: Don’t swim upstream (aka partner with Google)

I've been following the avalanche of all things Android for the past few weeks. While I'm still on the fence myself, I do know two things: Motorola Droid is not an iPhone killer (what's needed is an iTunes killer, folks) and that Palm is going down in flames... again....

Motorola Droid goes Baja

How does the new Motorola Droid phone fare in the rugged terrain of the hot, humid Baja desert?Well, aside from the absence of any Verizon service, remarkably well. And much to other's concern, sans protector or case.The wi-fi feature is great and has allowed me to use the Droid...

Motorola Droid: 3 of my favorite apps

So far so good. I think I'm sticking with the Droid. After hearing about some of the battery life horror stories with Eris and Hero, the Moto seems like a workhorse.Yesterday, in San Francisco, I used Internet, GPS, email, social networking widgets for a few hours, and again later...

Motorola Droid: More early thoughts

Early thoughts on Motorola Droid on Verizon continued. Solid phone. Not quite iPhone killer (again nothing will until someone can match iTunes):I've been using it since Friday when I picked it up from Verizon store. The transfer from AT&T to Verizon was seamless; Verizon staff were excellent. I entered my Gmail...