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Watch as CNET editors take a look at the Motorola Droid mobile phone, video below.

The good: The Motorola Droid boasts a gorgeous display and the benefits of Android 2.0, including a faster Web browser, Google Maps Navigation app, and better messaging and contact management. It also offers excellent call quality, long talk time, and improved speed over previous Android devices.

The bad: The QWERTY keyboard feels flat and the dialpad control is restricted to the home screen. Music and video capabilities still trail behind the competition. Dual-mode functionality for world-roaming capabilities would have been a nice addition. The Droid does not support Bluetooth voice dialing.

The bottom line: Despite some design issues and a couple of missing features, the Motorola Droid is the most powerful and fastest Google Android device to date. It fully embraces the openness of the Android platform and offers Verizon customers a smartphone that certainly rivals the other touch-screen devices on the market.

Watch as CNET editors take a first look at the new Google Nexus One phone. A quick summary:

The good: The Nexus One has a gorgeous display, a lightning-fast processor, and a loaded feature set. The enhanced voice capabilities worked flawlessly, and the phone delivers solid performance.

The bad: Like other Android phones, the Nexus One forces you to store apps on the internal memory. The media player remains average, and it’s missing some wanted features like multitouch support, dual-mode capability for GSM and CDMA networks, and hands-free Bluetooth dialing. Currently, Outlook calendar syncing is not available.

The bottom line: It doesn’t have all the features we’d like, but the Nexus One greatly enhances the Google Android family with a fast processor, good call quality, and improved voice control features. What’s more, we love that all versions of the phone will be unlocked.



The selling of virtual characters and goods is a hot market, as evidenced by the recent sale of a virtual space station for over $330,000 USD. In this huge market, which experts estimate is approaching a billion dollars worldwide, there are quite a few websites that specialize in MMO account buying and selling.

If you want to sell aion account, World of Warcraft characters, or Atlantica Online accounts, check out the player-to-player auction site MMOBay.net that specializes in these transactions. They offer low listing fees, you can typically send and receive payments via PayPal, and there’s a forum to discuss the process and give feedback.