Motorola A955 Droid 2 – Yeah It’s The REAL Successor

Like Android devices? We do, there are more phones coming out this summer. One of these devices is the Motorola Droid 2, yes the sequel done right to the very popular Motorola Droid on Verizon Wireless. Motorola’s name for the device is the A955 Droid 2, it is one of the two devices on their pipeline for Verizon Wireless. The other is the rumored Xtreme device, we have pictures but no conformation, so we are going to talk about the Droid 2 the true successor to the Droid. Motorola has eliminated many of the large pain points of the original device says Engadget like the “nearly useless D-Pad”, which I liked, but the Droid 2 has a much larger more useful keyboard, they have also made it thinner and added a shiny silver bezel of course whether you like that or not is your decision. Now for the things “we” care about:

SPECS:  As they go, we are looking at a much faster 750MHz OMAP core. Your window, well that would be a 3.7-inch display. It has 8GB of “hard” internal storage pared with an 8GB expandable microSD card. The droid 2 still uses a 5 megapixel camera. So whats missing? That would be a HDMI port and Froyo (Android 2.2). Current test units are said to be running 2.1 so we are hoping for a 2.2 update. Now for those of you thinking that this will be your VZW anwser to the HTC Evo 4G you are mistaken, this device is nice but in terms of specs it has nothing on the HTC Evo 4G, No HDMI, 5mp camera, 750MHz processor, and NO front camera, this is just a nice Android device, if you want to compare this would be an EnV Touch while the Evo would be a… well Evo., this would be more of a texting/media device with work capabilities. So to those of you who stayed loyal to your droid and didn’t pick up and Evo, could this be the “shiny new ohhh look at that device” that will get you to shell out a couple hundred dollars to Verizon? Or will you follow the words of Engadget “now is the best time to wait on a new smart phone purchase” And for your viewing pleasure a video from Droid Life, the possible boot sequence for the Droid 2 featuring a reworked scary Droid eye we are used to seeing.

Sources: Engadget and Droid Life.

~Zephaniah Washington
AGRS Editor-in-chief

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  1. […] June 13, 2010 Zephaniah Washington Leave a comment Go to comments Well I’m happy, as we showed you the other day the Droid 2 will be coming to Verizon, but now we hearing from Droid Life that […]

  2. […] This could be the first official image of the Motorola Droid 2 or the A955. Though we have seen it before. Currently the rumored release date for the device is August 23rd. We want to know what you think […]

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