Verizon Droid vs. iPhone 3GS: How They Stack Up

So Verizon's Droid is official, and officially arriving a week from Friday. I'm smart enough to know it's pointless to call any phone an iPhone killer, or even a potential iPhone killer-and that competing with the iPhone is much more about software and overall integration than it is about hardware specs. (If you could kill the iPhone through trumping its specs, it would already be a goner.) But the Droid does pack better specs than the iPhone 3GS in many areas-including its screen, which has well over twice as many pixels. It runs the promising Android 2.0 OS. And it's on a network that doesn't provoke much in the way of squawking from its customers. In short, it's the most formidable Google rival since the Palm Pre.

I have a Droid in hand (lent to me by Verizon) and will report in with a hands-on report soon. But as is my wont, I'm going to begin with a features comparison. Note that the information that follows (Click on image on the right to view chart) mostly doesn't take third-party applications and products into account,

This T-Grid is a work in progress, subject to expansion and revision.

(See PC World's review of Motorola's Droid: Motorola Droid Review)

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