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Motorola DROID Pro with portrait QWERTY and 3.1 inch screen is introduced

Motorola DROID Pro with portrait QWERTY and 3.1 inch screen is introduced
Motorola and Verizon have introduced the Motorola DROID Pro and it probably looks nothing like what you were expecting. Early speculation was that this handset would be a DROID 2 refitted for global use and made for the business set. With the ability to support voice calls in 220 countries and with data coverage in 200, the DROID Pro is still made for the pinstriped wearing executive who spends more time on an airplane than in an office, but the form factor is the surprise.
The Motorola DROID Pro is designed for the businessman on the go

The Motorola DROID Pro is designed for the businessman on the go


The candybar shaped device features a portrait oriented QWERTY keyboard underneath the model's 3.1 inch capacitive touchscreen display. Under the hood is a 1GHz processor, running the show including the 5MP camera with AF and flash. The Motorola DROID Pro will ship with Android 2.2 on board along with Adobe Flash Player 10.1. The version of blur that we have seen on the Motorola DROID 2 and DROID X will also be included.

With the Motorola DROID Pro, users will be able to view and share documents like Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, Word documents and Power Point presentations. Users will be able to put up a live widget that delivers e-mail to their home screen which can be divided into personal and business messages.

While no word on pricing was revealed, the phone is expected to launch the first week of next month. Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha said, "The DROID Pro is an advanced business-ready solution that provides users with the full smartphone experience, redefined by delivering the power of a DROID."

Motorola DROID Pro Specifications

source: Motorola




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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:48

1. iturbided (unregistered)


it just needs a track pad..but i am in shock actually....

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 22:04

2. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


why is that lol

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 22:20

5. androlover (unregistered)


cuz then it would look just like the torch

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 06:54

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Maybe it will have one on the back like the backflip or citrus

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 22:05

3. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1044; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


Not what i was hoping for but i still kinda like it. I think.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 22:08

4. ecml (Posts: 129; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


I think it's actually a nice phone for business phone.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 23:04

6. omgilmpah (unregistered)


is anyone else surprised that they got away with this? IT'S THE KB STRAIGHT OFF THE BB BOLD! Beveled keys and all!!!

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 23:34

7. Dil (unregistered)


I love it! This form factor (qwerty + touch screen) will destroy blackberry! Palm Pixi came close but was not really a business device. I just wish the screen went out further to the edge.

posted on 05 Oct 2010, 23:57

8. ccb4life (Posts: 5; Member since: 29 Sep 2010)


Good start so far. They got one thing right that RIM could not with the Torch, a 1Ghz processor. I bet they got the screen right too!

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 03:02

9. Pings (Posts: 297; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


Moto fail it has Blur...

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 03:20

10. Moto Droid 2 (unregistered)


I have the Droid 2 and hate it because of the blur interface...give me stock android or I will never but motorola again!! This is a fail

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 06:18

11. MattAg (unregistered)


Man this thing looks sweet. It's the perfect phone for people who are sick of the lack of power within BlackBerry's, but want a blackBerry style phone!

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 08:20

13. protozeloz (Posts: 5369; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


Its A Blakberry bold with android on it i bet ;)

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 08:31

14. carp45 (Posts: 8; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)


So will you be able to use this on the AT&t network with proper sim card

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 09:54

18. emitted (unregistered)


Yes you would be able to

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 10:55

19. MattAg (unregistered)


No you wouldn't.

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 14:11

25. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)


yes you would. just like you can use the storm on at&t if you unlock it. Not sure how data would b on it tho.

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 09:30

15. depeche (unregistered)


I

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 09:34

16. DEPECHE (unregistered)


I really like this form factor... some one needs to perfect. Palm, Blackberry someone, Palm Pre is the closest to hitting it. I would not discount webOS, they have new upgrades to OS and device(s)

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 09:50

17. butters (unregistered)


I dunno man..it's a tad fugly looking. What's up with just making a world phone that looks like the X but is smaller with no hump on the back. It's like pulling teeth I tell ya..

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 12:04

20. numberonenygfan (Posts: 211; Member since: 19 Oct 2009)


i dont know if the picture does it justice, but the keyboard looks really small! looks like berry is gonna have to step up and start thinking outside the box and get their collective butts in gear... and it does look like the tour bold torch keypad haha

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 13:42

21. xmguy1 (Posts: 68; Member since: 04 Nov 2009)


I actually like it. Good screen size for a PHONE. I wonder what the MSRP is?

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 14:12

26. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)


same as it always is for high end droid prob. $199.99 after rebate

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 15:22

22. ILOVEJACKBAUER (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Oct 2010)


i like phones and cupcakes but my absolute favore thing is smiling

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 14:12

27. XxVerbalxX (unregistered)


someone woke up wanting to give the whole wolrd a big hug today...

posted on 06 Oct 2010, 23:52

23. HockeyDood (Posts: 63; Member since: 14 May 2010)


Hey look, it's a slightly bigger Android based Pixi.....

posted on 07 Oct 2010, 13:36

24. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i don't understand why everybody hates so hard on blur. i have a rooted Droid 2 and i don't think i could see myself with any other kind of interface on an Android phone and at least Motorola has got the portrait look down on the most important phone to get it right on. Motorola made a smart move i think.

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