When Google CEO Eric Schmidt said earlier this year that there were "18 or 19" Android devices on the way many people waited sketpically for evidence of his remark. Now they appear to be coming out weekly (and I think there are now more than 20 in the market globally). The Nook eReader is Android-powered, the Moto Cliq was just released by T-Mobile and Verizon has begun to push, to considerable buzz, the new Droid (also from Motorola).
The Boy Genius Report has had the device and offers a pretty extensive and highly favorable review/preview:
The Droid isn’t an iPhone competitor because nothing at this point in time is an iPhone competitor besides the new iPhone. And things don’t have to be right now. Everyone can eat. So will the Motorola Droid be successful? Absolutely, we think. It will eat in to BlackBerry sales, Windows Mobile sales, and positively murder any lingering Palm Pre sales. It’s that good. Did you notice how Verizon still hasn’t announced the BlackBerry Storm2?
We really enjoyed using the Motorola Droid and think you’re going to love it. It’s not as straight forward as an iPhone and a little more involved than a BlackBerry, but if you’re up for the challenge, so is the Droid.
And yet another Android device has appeared: the Zeppelin from Motorola. Apparently to be released in China first, it's the first dual-band Android phone (GSM, CDMA).
The point in the quote above about Android phones eating into RIM, WinMo and Palm sales is very real. With the exception of the iPhone Android seems to be sucking all the air out of the room.
Related: The BlackBerry Storm 2 is apparently coming out next week. Will people wait for Droid?
See also: Verizon's Droid is a series, not just a phone.