Mobile phone carrier Verizon Wireless launched not too long ago its first mobile phone powered by Google's Android operating system, the Motorola DROID, a device that already became very popular all around the world. The phone comes with a large display and with great connectivity options, not to mention some services that are not available with other Android phones, courtesy of the 2.0 version of the platform it runs under, thus attracting end users towards it, yet it seems the operator feels that small businesses could also make good use of the handset.
“Whether you’re a graphic designer running a home-based business or the owner of a local manufacturing plant, Verizon Wireless small business customers can save time and increase revenues with the highly acclaimed DROID by Motorola
. Its high-speed Web browsing; voice-activated search; brilliant, large touch screen; plus access to thousands of applications on the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network combine to make the DROID a sophisticated tool for small business customers in any industry,” the carrier states.
Indeed, the Motorola DROID
comes to the market with a great deal of very attractive features, including the possibility to access the calendar, meetings, info and more, can deliver a great web browsing experience, offers appealing connectivity and communication means with integrated Gmail and Exchange e-mail push, and also sports an Android notification panel. At the same time, the DROID also supports Visual Voice Mail and comes with a built-in GPS receives, enabling users to enjoy Google Maps navigation with spoken turn-by-turn directions. All with a handset
that costs $199.99 with a two-year agreement and after a $100 mail-in rebate.
Another important feature of the device is the access users have to the Android Market, where a great deal of applications
are available for small business customers, as Verizon notes:- DocumentsToGo by DataViz – Edit Microsoft Office documents and access PDFs
- FlightStats – Track the status of flights
- Mobile Banking by Bank of America – Check balances, transfer funds and pay bills
- USA Today and AP Mobile – Stay up to date on news that matters to your business
- NYC Subway Map – Get help navigating New York City’s subway system
- Tag-ToDo-List – Manage your to-do list creatively
- Hotels Near Me – Find and book hotel rooms when traveling
- WHERE – When traveling on business, find out what is nearby (restaurants, gas stations, coffee shops, etc.)