The big plusses like an excellent Web browser, voice search and Google Navigation are offset by major minuses like a poor camera, finicky touchscreen and a persistent Exchange email service glitch.
This marked up scorecard isn't the wholehearted approval Droid needs from reviewers to give consumers a green light. Instead, consumers may be waiting for more info or different phones rather than commit to the Droid for the next two years.
Motorola needs to sell at least one million Droids this year to clear the low bar set by analysts. With about 100,000 sold so far, and eight weeks to go, the bar might not be low enough.
Sluggish Droid sales weigh on Motorola shares, which were down 1% to $8.88 in midday trading Tuesday.-- Written by Scott Moritz in New York