Verizon has officially announced the forthcoming launch of the Motorola DROID Android smart device after months of rumor and speculation.
The Droid will be the first device to feature Android 2.0 and Google’s new Google Maps Navigation service which lets Google Maps act as a turn-by-turn navigation application that uses the onboard GPS transceiver and features A-GPS and Street View support.
The complete featureset consists of the 3.7 inch WVGA resolution capacitive touch display, QWERTY keyboard, 550 MHz application processor, microSDHC expansion slot with included 16GB card, 5.0 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, autofocus and DVD resolution video recorder.
Secondary specifications include Bluetooth with stereo audio support, Wi-Fi radio, light sensor accelorometer, proximity sensor, GPS support with transceiver, WebKit based browser with HTML5 and future Flash support scheduled for 2010 along with speakerphone.
The device will be released on November 6th for $299.99 after new 2 year agreement before an additional $100 mail-in rebate, bringing the total to $199.99.