OK, that is really harsh, so I need to explain.
Last week Verizon had a gadget open house put together by Laura D. to show off some of the latest and greatest Verizon gadgets to be released in the very near future.
Everyone there seemingly loved the Droid so this underwhelmed sediment is shared solely by me, and my biggest disappointment was that no one could show me a game changer on the Droid. I lean towards the luddite end of the early adopter scale, when I find something that works for me, I have a tendency to hang onto it like Christopher Walken held on to that pocket watch in Pulp Fiction.
The first thing I thought when handed the phone was, "damn this thing is a brick!" Looking up specs, its 30 grams heavier than my current phone, which is only a little over an oz. but it feels more substantial than that.
Then when the first website I visited loaded up as a mobile version of the page I lost all interest in it and didn't give it a fair shake after that.
Now it was explained this is at the discretion of the web server and not the phone, but still, it happened on one other site and to me, the web pages seemed to open slower than what I was used to on a mobile phone.
But, its probably unfair to compare it to my jesus phone, its not a leap above, but maybe more one step behind.
For a more neutral viewpoint you can read one of Tom Streeters reviews here and Bryan Sherman's here. They have been geeking out on the Droid and they love it.
So my take on the Droid, it could be the Blackberry killer, iPhone killer? not so much, but that's totally based on a first impression.[where: 45202]cincinnati ohio downtown coast-usa streetcar Cincinnati Issue 9 droid