My 12-year-old cousin spent a significant chunk of Thanksgiving playing around with the Motorola/Verizon/Google Droid, the keen new smartphone I am testing. I’ll take issue with his contention that the battery life is good (it’s not). Still, I think you’ll find his “hands-on review” at least as good as my own from a few weeks back (okay, I admit, it’s better).
Charlie Gayle, age 12, says:
“The phone is good if you are looking for a good touchscreen phone but if you are looking for a good physical keyboard phone you should keep looking.
On the physical keyboard, it’s keys are very flat and really hard to text on. The battery life is good. I was playing apps for a hour straight and the phone had full battery still.
There is a very good selection of apps in the app store. The Internet is fast if you have good coverage, which is like everywhere because it is on the Verizon Network.
Overall, I would recommend this phone because of its really good touchscreen, but the physical keyboard kind of brings down my opinion. If you try texting with the touchscreen it’s hard but helpful because when you type, above words pop up and guess the words you may want, so I guess that it is ok to text on the touchscreen.
Overall I would have to say yes to getting this phone.”
Good luck on affording the $99/month, young man.