Motorola announces DROID PRO for Verizon

Verizon DROID PRO by Motorola

Motorola today announced the DROID PRO which will be headed to Verizon to join the rest of the DROID family. While rumours suggested that the DROID PRO would be a world edition version of the DROID 2, it turns out to be something quite different, a QWERTY candybar device optimized for business use.

“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,” said Sanjay Jha, chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility. “The DROID PRO consolidates users’ work and personal needs. This is just another reason the DROID PRO is setting a new standard for enterprise, allowing users to enjoy all the benefits of a smartphone with full push delivery of corporate e-mail and corporate level security.”

Verizon DROID PRO specifications:

  • Processor: 1GHz
  • Operating system: Google Android 2.2
  • Connectivity: Dual-band CDMA/EVDO Rev.A, quad-band GSM, tri-band WCDMA/HSPA
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS/GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, DLNA
  • Display: 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen
  • Input: QWERTY keyboard
  • Memory: 512MB RAM and 2GB ROM
  • Storage: 8GB onboard / microSD cards up to 32GB
  • Camera: 5MP auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash
  • Connectors: 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Battery: 1420mAh
  • Dimensions / weight: 60 x 119 x 11.70 millimeters / 134 grams

In early 2011, Motorola will offer data encryption capabilities (presumably with an OTA update).

Verizon is expected to launch the DROID PRO “in the coming weeks.” Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

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