Verizon Motorola Droid First Impressions: "The Android Device to Beat"

Well this explains those Android 2.0 shots, and the Droid boot-up video that Boy Genius Report ran last week. They've scored a hands-on with a near-final production Droid, and say it's the most impressive handset they've used since the iPhone.

That's some high praise right there. Apparently it's slightly thicker than the iPhone 3GS, but is still the thinnest QWERTY-slider they've seen. They also say its TI OMAP3430 processor and 3.7-inch capacitive touchscreen are fastest, and most responsive they've used on an Android phone. "It makes the CLIQ looks like a child's toy."

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My only concern is that these shots make the screen look kinda dim. That could be the flash, or maybe the screen wasn't at max brightness, who knows. Click through for BGR's full impressions and image gallery. [Boy Genius Report]

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