Motorola unleashes Devour Android handset; Motoblur, Verizon

Summary:Motorola on Wednesday announced the Devour, a Google Android-based handset with its Motoblur services suite for Verizon.

Call it Motorola Droid Lite.

Motorola on Wednesday announced the Devour, a Google Android-based handset with its Motoblur services suite for Verizon.

Like the Cliq, the touchscreen Devour is being sold as a social media smartphone, intent on delivering constant streams of status messages, wall posts, photo uploads, tweets and news courtesy of the Motoblur platform.

It also offers aGPS tracking and remote data wipe through the service.

Unlike the rounded Cliq, the Devour takes inspiration from the hard lines of the company's landmark, non-Motoblur Droid on Verizon.

On the outside, you'll find a 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, an "enhanced" processor and Adobe Flash Lite. You'll also find a 3 megapixel camera, 3.5mm headset jack, stereo Bluetooth, video capture and playback and -- gasp -- Verizon Premium Services such as VZ Navigator and VCast.

Devour runs Android 1.6 with Motoblur layered over it, but also offers the Google Maps Navigation found in Android 2.0.

It comes with an 8GB microSD card.

For full specs and a release data, read on:

  • Talk and Standby Time: 389min/443hours
  • Bands/Modes: 800/1900, CDMA EVDO rev A
  • Weight: 180g / 5.89 oz.
  • Dimensions: 61(x) x 115.5(y) x 15.42(z) mm
  • Size: 105 cc / 6.62 ci
  • OS: Android 1.6
  • Battery: 1400 mAh
  • Accelerometer, Dual microphones w/ noise cancellation, Bluetooth
  • Class 2 + EDR, 3.5mm headset jack, USB 2.0, Motorola Media Link, Document Reader, DLNA
  • 3.1” HVGA, 320 x 480, 65K colors display
  • Messaging/Web/Apps: MO/MT, SMS/MMS, Chrome (HTML)
  • Audio: AAC, AAC+, QCP, AMR, MP3, MIDI, WMA
  • Video: Capture/Playback/Streaming, H.263, H.264,WMV, MPEG-4
  • Camera: 3MP fixed focus, digital zoom
  • Browser: Android HTML Webkit
  • Memory: 8GB microSD card included, up to 32GB supported
  • Form Factor: Touch, Full QWERTY slider
  • Antenna: Internal

Motorola's Devour will be available in Q1 2010 from Verizon Wireless.

Topics: Mobile OS, Hardware, Mobility, Smartphones, Verizon, Wi-Fi

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