The Droid's Features

Motorola’s new Android-based smart phone is a viable iPhone alternative.

Slideshow: The Droid’s Application Tab shows icons, in alphabetical order, for every app and widget installed on the phone.
Slideshow: The status bar always appears across the top of the Droid screen (except when videos are playing or the camera is active). It provides continual notice of new voice mails, e-mails and text messages, as well as information about remaining battery life and available connectivity.
Slideshow: The Droid’s context-specific menu (bottom) is always available by pressing the second soft key from the left.
Slideshow: Touching the status bar and dragging it down opens a window that shows waiting voice mails, e-mails, and text messages, as well as information about available wireless networks.
Slideshow: Google Navigation Beta, preinstalled on the Droid, uses the phone’s GPS sensor to provide turn-by-turn directions, both onscreen and out loud.

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