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 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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27 Comments

1. iturbided unregistered

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

2. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

why is that lol

5. androlover unregistered

cuz then it would look just like the torch

12. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1246; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

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

4. ecml

Posts: 129; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

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

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!!!

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.

8. ccb4life

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 29, 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!

9. Pings

Posts: 304; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Moto fail it has Blur...

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

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!

13. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

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

14. carp45

Posts: 8; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

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

18. emitted unregistered

Yes you would be able to

19. MattAg unregistered

No you wouldn't.

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.

15. depeche unregistered

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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)

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..

20. numberonenygfan

Posts: 211; Member since: Oct 19, 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

21. xmguy1

Posts: 68; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

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

26. XxVerbalxX unregistered

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

22. ILOVEJACKBAUER

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 06, 2010

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

27. XxVerbalxX unregistered

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

23. HockeyDood

Posts: 80; Member since: May 14, 2010

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

24. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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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