We all new this thing was coming sometime in November, and now Verizon Wireless has finally made it official. The Motorola DROID will hit store shelves on November 6th for $199 on a contract and also offers a $100 mail-in rebate. The DROID is one of the first of many Android-laced phones coming to the carrier, and Verizon Wireless CMO John Stratton even stated that the phone “is wide open”.
Android 2.0 will be front and center, along with Visual Voicemail, a 3.7-inch display (854 x 480 resolution), 5 megapixel camera (with dual-LED flash), a bundled 16GB memory card and a beta version of Google Maps Navigation.
The DROID is the first phone to offer Google Maps Navigation, which transforms Google Maps into a turn-by-turn routing system that’ll have your dedicated TomTom / Garmin left behind. There’s also a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3G, WiFi,