Motorola Droid website up, official specs and info. Was it supposed to run Windows Mobile 7?

Motorola Droid
Looks like Motorola is a bit early on this one (the official announced will only take place on October 28th). Good for us though, as we now have the official specs of the Motorola Droid, and let me tell you, they are mighty impressive:

ANDROID OPERATING SYSTEM
Android 2.0 (Eclair)
CDMA
CDMA 1X 800/1900, EVDO rev. A
SLIDER

ACCELEROMETER
Yes
NETWORKS3
CDMA 1X 800/1900, EVDO rev A
PROCESSOR SPEED
550 mHz
REMOVABLE MEMORY7
16 GB microSD pre-installed; supports up to 32 GB microSD expandable
SENSORS
Proximity and ambient light

DISPLAY TYPE
TFT
COLORS
Licorice w/brown sugar accents
DISPLAY SIZE
3.7″; WVGA (480 x 854 pixels); 16:9 widescreen; PPI 267
WEIGHT
6 oz.; 169 g
SIZE (H X W X D)
2.4 x 4.6 x .5 in.; 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm
ANTENNA TYPE
Internal

CAMERA
with Image stabilization
MEGAPIXELS
5 MP
DIGITAL ZOOM
4x
FLASH
Dual LED
FOCUS
Automatic

MUSIC ENABLED1
MUSIC PLAYER
Yes
VIDEO CAPABLE
VIDEO CAPTURE
PLAYABLE FORMATS
AAC, H.263, H.264, MP3, MPEG-4, WAV, WMA, eAAC+, AMR WB, MIDI, AMR NB, AAC+
STREAMING MEDIA
Audio, Video
VIDEO CAPTURE RATE
DVD quality up 24 fps; D1 (720×480) resolution

BATTERY TYPE
1400 mAh Li Ion
STANDBY TIME2
up to 270 hrs.
USAGE TIME (CONTINUOUS)
up to 385 min.

EMAIL3
IMAP, POP3, Exchange.
MULTIMEDIA MESSAGING (MMS)3
PREDICTIVE TEXT
TEXT MESSAGING (SMS)3
Yes
INSTANT MESSAGING (IM)3
Google Talk™
IMAGE FILE FORMATS
BMP, PNG, GIF, JPEG
VOICE MAIL3
Standard voice mail, Verizon Visual Voice Mail™ (capable)

BLUETOOTH® TECHNOLOGY4
Stereo Bluetooth® technology v2.1 + EDR
SYNCHRONIZATION
Support for MS Exchange, GMail, Corporate Calendar (supports Exchange 2003 and 2007 protocol)” and Google Calendar
WIFI
802.11 b,g
DATA ACCESS5
Yes
CONNECTOR TYPE
Micro USB
DATA TRANSMISSION RATE5
USB 2.0 High Speed
GPS AND LOCATION SERVICES1
aGPS, sGPS

etc….

Check out whole specs here

The screen resolution (854×480) is a good surprise. On the other hand the CPU speed seems low (only 550Mhz? It’s a Cortex8 tough IIRC). But you know what’s even more interesting ? The Droid has the same required specs as the WM7 Chassis 1, also remember that Motorola was deeply involved in the developement of Windows Mobile 7. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if the Droid was originaly meant to run WM7 instead of Android (2.0) (like a couple of other Motorola phones that got canceled a few months ago..).

Update: More thoughts about the Droid and Windows Mobile 7

Source: Motorola via BGR