Motorola Droid Pro: Android 2.2 Smartphone with keyboard
October 06th, 2010 - 11:10 am ET by C. D.
The Motorola Droid Pro is a new Smartphone for the US carrier Verizon, operating Android 2.2 Froyo and with a full keyboard on the front.
It has been suspected of existing for the last few months but it is only now that it has been officially released. The Motorola Droid Pro Smartphone, a variation of the well known Motorola Droid family has now been announced for carrier Verizon Wireless.
Announced as the "first Android Smartphone optimised for professional use", it comes with a full keyboard for messaging on the front, and a 3.1" multi-touch tactile screen.
Operating Android 2.2 Froyo, it supports Flash Player 10.1 and allows for the reading and editing of MS Office documents. It also comes with security functions like integrated IPSec VPN, remote disabling of the handset, complex password compatibility and from the beginning of 2011, data encryption on the memory card.
In addition to the synchronisation and unified presentation of professional calendars and Google Calendar, professional email addresses can also be configured (Exchange and Gmail supported) on the Motorola Droid Pro, which also comes with a 1 GHz processor and 2 GB of internal storage space, extendable by the microSDHC port (2 GB card provided).
Specifications WiFi (with DLNA support) and Bluetooth compatible, it can be used as a mobile hotspot (broadcasting of a 3G connection as WiFi) and comes with a 5 mega pixel camera with LED Flash and capable of recording video in 720p.
It’s a 3G/3G+ Smartphone, although it operates in CDMA and quad-band GSM on which Motorola has taken the care to implement multiple 3G antennas (a multi-antenna system which combines received signals) to assure that the user has the best possible speeds available.
Finally, the Motorola Droid Pro will take advantage of Widgets which display emails on the home page, with it being possible to filter personal and professional emails, and even customise applications downloaded from the Android Market.
The Motorola Droid Pro will be distributed by Verizon Wireless "in the next few weeks" but its price is yet to be communicated.