2. Motorola Droid
Launched: Nov. 6
The most-hyped of the fall's Android smartphone releases was also, impressively, its most accomplished. Among other features, the Motorola Droid, carried by Verizon, offers a 3.7-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera with autofocus, seven hours of talk time, an OMAP 3430 processor, 512 MB of flash memory, 256 MB of RAM, and a microSD slot expandable up to 16 GB. Most notably, it is the first Android phone to sport Android 2.0, the most recently updated version of Google's mobile OS, which is the bait Google is using to draw top-shelf developers to its Android Market community.