There are a couple of things you notice about the droid when you first pick it up. The first is the weight – it feels good and solid in your hand. That’s important because I have large hands. It just “feels” like a solid phone the first time you pick it up. The second thing you notice is the clarity of the screen. It’s just amazing.
My impression first off is that this is the first cell phone that has crossed into the “feels like a PC” device. It’s setting yet more standards for mobile computing devices in ways that up until now only the iPhone could define.
Just posted a new page for Android developers:
Mobile Development -> Android -> Installing Android SDK 2.0 and MOTODEV
I’m loving the new Droid, by the way.
Yes. Just a couple days off the shelf and I finally got to hold a Droid. Nice phone that feels heavy and solid in your hand. I haven’t even had a chance to read the release notes, but in the coming weeks I’ll be porting an application that I’ve written for the G1. I’ll let you know how it goes. I can’t give a full review because I just haven’t had time to look at it. But I can tell you one thing from working almost a year solid on the G1. This phone and the operating system is going to have some power behind it and some solid application design features. And, with the recent release of the Android OS that will run on the personal computer, we have a serious contender for both the PC workspace and the mobile space all in one package. I can’t wait until I get a chance to try out some heavy computation lifting with both the PC and the phone platforms being integrated. Here’s some links:
The new Motorola Android is a phone that feels solid in your hands.
The Motorola Droid has a crystal clear display with lots of interesting detail.