Hands-on with the Motorola DEVOUR
The DEVOUR runs on Android 1.6, so it's a bit behind the DROID in that aspect, but it is the first smartphone on Verizon to come with the MOTOBLUR user interface, which we've seen before on the Motorola CLIQ. It combines all of your social networking (such as Facebook, Google, MySpace, and Twitter) with your Email, Messaging, and Calendar and shows them on any the 5 homescreens via widgets. It is a nice feature and is simple to use, though not as polished as the Sense UI on the HTC DROID ERIS, as there are some differences in functionality between them.
So far in the short time that we've used the Motorola DEVOUR, it seems like a nice device, but be sure to check back for our upcoming in-depth review as we put the DEVOUR through its paces.
1. Kappy (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)
I hope this phone turns out to be a nice phone. Every preview I have read of this phone has been mostly negative. I hate to say it, but it does seem like a step back from the Droid. I don't think VZW or Moto ever intended for this phone to replace the droid, but when there aren't a lot of phones coming out for VZW, why launch something that takes somewhat of a step back?
2. idiotwind13 (Posts: 80; Member since: 29 Dec 2008)
I think it will have its place in the lineup. The phone is pretty solid, the body is aluminum not plastic. Motoblur is a good interface for people who do a lot of social networking and messaging of different types. The overall impression everybody had was pretty good, a couple of us even considered it over the Droid, the keyboard is nicer and it has a nice feel in your hand.
4. rimwireless (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 Feb 2010)
This phone was made for people that want ( some of the droid features) at a lower price point. Its not a step back. You can't please anyone thease days. Not everyone can afford $299.99 upfront or even $199* online.
6. ace1122 (Posts: 237; Member since: 23 Mar 2009)
Why's it so big? Its the same size as the Droid only with quite a bit less features. And the Droid is partly so big because it has a huge screen. This phone should be smaller.