The Motorola Droid has been announced in Quad-Band GSM form for Europe and features great specs, including a new multitouch display, a first for Android based devices and Google Android 2.0. The unit will first launch on Vodafone and O2 in Germany and Italy.
The European model features 900/2100 UMTS/WCDMA 3G support and ditches Google Maps (turn-by-turn directions) in place of MOTONAV, although once Google moves their turn-by-turn directions out of U.S. beta testing that may change.
The big focus however is the programs multitouch display with pinch-zoom touching abilities that should bring a new dimension to the Android interface.
No word yet on a release date or any type of pricing from Motorola, although rumors are pointing to a November 9th release date for the Moto Milestone with an expected price of €404.20 before taxes ($595)
Unfortunately there’s no North American 3G for the device which means “grey market” consumers will have to choose whether 3G data speeds or Multitouch capabilities are more important to them. [SlashGear]