The Motorola Droid is a great phone that after about two months of owning it I’m still pleased with my decision. I know the Nexus One is coming out but I don’t mind. Here are some of my thoughts on the droid.
I at first found it kinda annoying that the front of the phone doesn’t have a “call end” button but I got used to it quickly. The physical keyboard isn’t that great but it’s to be expected because the phone is so thin. I still make some mistakes but it’s completely usable, I’m being picky. You can use the on screen keyboard holding the phone in portrait or landscape so it doesn’t matter. I’ve recently installed Swype which is amazing! You can install it too.
I was fine with the default interface of the phone but after upgrading to DxTop I’m very pleased. I wanted to hide icons that I would never use and it’s possible now. The camera is less then fantastic but video is great. Using FxCamera really makes using the camera more fun. The screen is great and I’ve never had any problems with the call quality. The app selection is much better then my Blackberry so I’m satisfied. I was able to move some of my desktop activities to the phone like todo list (Astrid) and Google calendar. All of the the Google apps work flawlessly and integrate really well into the OS.
I’ve been using Pandora frequently while driving and combined with the navigation goes directly through my car. This way the music doesn’t interfere with the GPS. I don’t even know what I was doing without voice navigation.
Perhaps you’re curious about the apps that are available? I know I’m insanely picky about installing apps and I have no idea why. This is a generalized list I found with some helpful apps but is by no means a perfect list. I also would suggest looking at the winners of Google’s Android developer challenge.