iPhones don't get to have all the fun! With Droid sales increasing daily, more and more companies are designing cases that will keep your phone safe from drops and dust. Here are a few cute Droid 2 cases to choose from if you want to keep your shiny new smartphone tucked away!
Motorola's bright, shiny, brand-new Droid 2 has barely begun to ship, but already early reports of connectivity problems are beginning to surface. Since it's still early, the reports haven't reached Antennagate proportions, but most review Droid 2 units have been experiencing extreme bar count fluctuations, leading to signal problems.
As we've seen with the iPhone 4, new smartphones are certainly susceptible to all sorts of problems, with reception and signal strength at the top of the list. If there does end up to be a problem with the device's reception, it will hopefully be easily fixed with a software patch. No word from either Verizon or Motorola on a potential problem or solution yet, so stay tuned for updates.
Whether you have an Android device or are rocking an iPhone in your pocket, loading it up with apps is the key to making your smartphone work for you. Although I already have pages and pages of apps (despite iOS 4's new folder feature), I keep finding new and fun apps to download and use. Not to leave out my Android- or BlackBerry-toting friends, I found a few apps that you'll love as well. Discover them all for yourself below!
- Chrome to Phone (Free) — The just-released app from Google makes it easy to save and send links from your desktop Chrome browser to your Android 2.2-running device.
- MoMA for iPhone (Free) — Use the new MoMA app to search current and past exhibits, artist bios, a dictionary for art terms, calendar information, film screenings and more. Download it before you head out for a culture-filled day!
Learn about the rest of the apps after the break.
Looks like it's official — the Droid 2 R2-D2 edition lands on Sept. 30. Lucky Star Wars fans at the Star Wars Celebration going on in Orlando this week got the first look at the R2-D2-modeled casing and announcement posters while cruising the convention center.
I've been super stoked about the Star Wars-themed smartphone since I first heard the rumors about it back in July, and now that I've been getting some quality one-on-one time with the Droid 2 itself, I'm even more anxious to see this baby in action. You know where to find me at the end of next month — I'll be patently waiting by the light of my monitor, ready to click "Purchase"!
Today is the day, ya'll — both the Droid 2 and BlackBerry Torch officially went on sale. Both phones offer up some awesome features for both work and play, come with slide-out keyboards, touchscreens, and 5MP cameras, have shiny new operating systems (Android 2.2 and BlackBerry OS 6), and come with a totally affordable price tag: $200. So tell me — have you or are you picking up one of these phones today?
- Oh, it's real all right: the Droid R2D2 Edition makes its appearance online — Twitter
- Sony Ericsson planning Android PSPGo-like gaming smartphone — Engadget
- Magnetic lenses for your smartphone camera — Gizmodo
- Notes From the Stall tells a story — Urlesque
- Smudgy touchscreens pose a security risk — Switched
- Firefox 4 beta gets another update — Lifehacker
The new Droid 2 is hitting stores this week, and one of its main features is listed as "DLNA streaming to a media center or PC." Sounds impressive, but what does it really mean?
DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance, an organization that defines a standard for moving movies and other media between devices. DLNA servers store music, movies, and other data, streaming them to other DLNA-enabled devices with no configuration required. Think of it as a Bluetooth connection for all kinds of media; an easy and universal way to share your photos, music, and movies between all devices in your home.
Find out some devices that are already DLNA ready (and how to check if you own any) after the break.
Earlier today, Motorola and Verizon announced the latest edition to their Droid lineup, the Droid 2. Coming with lots of cool messaging, social networking, and business features, it's an all-in-one device that satisfies your needs. In a way it's like a mullet — business in the front, party in the back! But now that the Droid pool is getting wider and deeper, you're probably wondering which handset to buy for yourself.
Check out our rundown of all the features that could make or break your decision between the Droid 2, Droid X, and Droid Incredible after the jump.
The next generation of the Droid family, the Droid 2, was finally announced this morning. Coming with a full QWERTY keyboard and a 3.7-inch multitouch screen, the Droid 2 is packed with all kinds of features to help you at work and at play. For the working geek, you'll get full corporate Outloook push notifications so you'll always be on top of those important emails, the latest Android 2.2 operating system, Flash 10.1, and Mobile Office with a 3G hotspot and tethering for up to five different devices. Plus, with the inclusion of Swype, you'll be able to text and email faster than ever before.
Want to hear about the other fun features that come with the Droid 2? Find out those, along with availability info, after the break.
We've been talking a lot about when Android 2.2 will be hitting our favorite Droid handsets but haven't really mentioned the rumors and leaks of the Droid 2 . . . until now, that is. And you'll understand why when you hear this bit of news from the rumor mill: the Droid 2 is supposedly launching on Aug. 12 but will be widely available on Aug. 23 and is said to be coming stocked with a 5MP camera, 8GB of on-board storage, a quick 1GHz processor, and Android 2.2. Great, so what's the big deal? Well hold on to your hats — a tipster is reporting that there will be a Star Wars edition of the Droid 2 coming with a white R2-D2 design on the back. Wow.
The word "Droid" is already trademarked to George Lucas, so I suppose it was only a matter of time before Motorola and Verizon partnered up with the sci-fi giant to create a line of geektastic smartphones. I'm really hoping this tip is solid. I want one!