Motorola DROID 2 First Impressions

So the Motorola DROID was the slab of rock that turned into a beautiful scuplture, forever stamping Android into the realm of successful smartphones, forever .This time, Motorola has challenged itself, and released the DROID 2. And honestly, it’s set on the right path:

  • The overall rounded body gives better contour and feel.
  • The speed offered by the new 1 GHz processor is easily recognizable.
  • The MOTOBLUR UI seen on the DROID X with Android 2.2 is very cool.
  • The slide-out QWERTY has the same feel as on the Droid 1 — except a trillion times more practical and better.
  • It still remains uber-geek, and uber-cool, even for those new to technology.

According to the Verizon rep (who is now an official ninja for LaptopMemo now) besides some VZW secrets I’ll share with all of you later this week, the DROID 2 has been selling. As he said “people are buying it a lot”. Of course that’s not including my favorite thing  — numbers, but he’s a Verizon ninja, so let’s take his word for it. Check out the gallery below for shots of the DROID 2!

Motorola DROID 2 Gallery

Editor’s note: I must say this: Drooooiiid.

Nikon D3100 specs will blow your brains out, then will take awesome pictures of it

So these are the Nikon D3100 DSLR specs? Holy jebus. See below, lads:

  • A 14 MP CMOS Sensor (nice!)
  • Live View
  • 3 inch Display
  • 100 – 12800 ISO (!)
  • 11-Point AF
  • Full HD Video (1920 x 1080)
  • A price  of 650 € (not bad)

D-did you see that ISO rating, and the megapixels this thing can produce.? Y-yes sir! I’ll take one — scratch that, two please! Nikon, stop damning us with secrets and leaks and just release the D3100 next week already!

Source: NikonRumors

Chrome to Phone for Android 2.2: Google’s Way Of Being Cool

So what is Chrome to Phone you ask? Let’s say you were reading an article…like this one perhaps, and you needed to log off your PC or Mac, to take a jog?

Just hit the Chrome to Phone button extension in Chrome, and your Android phone starts loading the page in seconds. In order for it to work you have to install Chrome to Phone to an Android 2.2 Froyo device from the Android Market, then install the same extension, but from the Chrome Extensions gallery. Voila, Chrome to Phone baby!

Sprint Epic 4G Android Slider: $250 On 2-Year Contract, August 31st

The highest-end Android slider WILL be $250 (after $100 rebate) on a 2-year contract with Sprint. Reminder of the specs:

Quickie specs: 1GHz Samsung Cortex A8 processor, 4-inch Super AMOLED capacitive display, Android 2.1 (not surprising that it doesn’t have 2.2 yet), 3G/4G hotspot, 5-megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, 720p video recording, front-facing camera for video chat, Samsung’s AllShare and Social Hub features, 3.5mm headset, the normal junk Sprint apps, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, compass, six-axis motion sensor and an included 16GB microSD card for storage.

And yes it’s still a Galaxy S phone. And yes, it supports WiMAX. And yes, it is freakin‘ epic.

Source: Sprint

Motorola DROID 2 Finds Hands-On At Android Community Site

DROID-Life is the name. It’s run by Kellex (me and him have had our share of conversations regarding, of course, Android in particular). Apparently, he’s a lucky sap, and he’s posted a YouTube video of the DROID 2 in action. In other words, his grimy paws got to touch the DROID 2. How I envy this fellow. Video after the break.

Source: Droid-Life

Firefox 4 beta 3 is ready to roll

Fancy something new? If it’s the new Google Chrome 6 browser (or in this post’s honor) Firefox 4, then Mozilla has you covered. The new Firefox 4 beta 3 adds multitouch support for Windows 7, among a hoard of other improvements. There’s also improvements to the Javascript engine, and two more beta releases are due until the final release. Head on to to enjoy!

R2-D2 DROID 2 Spotted In Leaked Shot — And It’s Legit Dudes!

So, an R2-D2 Android phone? Actually a Motorola DROID 2, with Froyo and Flash 10.1 and everything else to die for (not literally, mind you dudes). So it’s also come to the realization that the photo is legit, and the limited edition R2-D2 DROID 2 will be sold on September 30th, online from Verizon.

And by the way, this is the Droid you’re looking for.

Editor’s note: May the force be with you.

Source: Twitter, Verizon

Pre-Release Review: Tweetdeck for Android

So the time has finally come for a new entry in the endless world of Twitter apps for Android, eh? Tweetdeck for Android has had tons of user requests for an official release, and today the leaked official beta (or alpha build?) is available as an .apk file to upload to your Android handset. In this review, I’m using an original Motorola DROID running Android 2.2 FroYo. Read on to figure out what’s good (and not so good), about this very early build of Tweetdeck for Android.