Verizon announces Motorola Droid Pro to take on RIM BlackBerry devices

Front facing QWERTY Android devices are rare and today Verizon and Motorola announced the Droid Pro with some impressive specifications and functionality. RIM better watch their back as Android starts to target the business customer.
Written by Matthew Miller, Contributing Writer

Verizon Wireless is doing very well with the Droid branding on their Android devices and today they announced their latest device focused on the enterprise user who cannot give up that BlackBerry front facing QWERTY keyboard. The new Droid Pro from Motorola is one of the few front facing QWERTY Android devices, T-Mobile has the recently launched Motorola Charm, and shows that Motorola is serious about using Android to take on RIM. You can check out the hands-on image gallery for a few shots of the actual device.

The Droid Pro looks to be a much better device than the rather childish T-Mobile Motorola Charm with specifications that include:

  • 1 GHZ processor
  • Android 2.2 operating system
  • 3.1 inch touchscreen display
  • 2GB internal memory and microSD card slot (2GB card included)
  • Mobile hotspot capable
  • World phone with support for SIM card usage outside the US
  • 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash
  • DNLA support via WiFi

Software is integrated to support the business user too, including Quickoffice Mobile Suite, Exchange email, calendar, and contact support, and advanced security features.

The Droid Pro will be available in the coming weeks for an undisclosed price.

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