Further to the news we brought you of Verizon's official unveiling of the Droid by Motorola, we now have a hands-on gallery of real-life pics to share with you, straight from its New York debut.

The slim QWERTY slider will be the first Android 2.0 device to launch when it hits Verizon shop shelves on 6 November. The US operator is offering the new phone for $199 on new 2-year agreements.

While there's no news yet of a UK launch, US consumers can look forward to multi-tasking, Google Maps Navigation, 5-megapixel camera with video, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, Google Talk, as many Android Market apps as you can wiggle the accelerometer at, up to 32GB microSD memory and that glossy 3.7-inch high-res touchscreen display.

The Droid will be offered along with an optional extra multimedia dock that will transform the phone into an alarm clock, movie player or digital picture frame, a clever idea considering how many people already use their mobiles for the first function on a daily basis.

There is also a car dock as well that mounts to your windscreen with a chip in it that automatically launches a navigation menu. 

Oh and that gold colouring - it's called "Brown sugar" - sweet.