Verizon Announces Droid Pro Available Nov. 9th

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    Today Verizon Wireless officially announces the release date and pricing for the Motorola Droid Pro. We got a glimpse of this last week with a couple of leaks and it seems they were accurate. The Droid Pro will be available online tomorrow, November 9th with a pricetag of $179 after rebate and a new 2 year agreement. Retail stores will have the Pro in stock as of November 18th. Excited? We are, check out the Droid Pro Forum for all pro discussions! View the full press release below:

    BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced that DROID PRO, the first Android™-based smartphone optimized for business use, will be available as a pre-sale order at select Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 4G LTE network with the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless starting Nov. 9 and for purchase in stores starting Nov. 18. The DROID PRO will be available for $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

    DROID PRO, a global-ready Android smartphone, allows customers to enjoy wireless voice service in more than 220 countries and data coverage in more than 200 countries, with more than 120 with 3G speeds. Powered by Android 2.2, DROID PRO is packed with features that meet both business and personal needs such as pre-loaded Quickoffice Mobile Suite, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, and a QWERTY keyboard designed for speed and convenience.

    Verizon Wireless customers who purchase DROID PRO will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted. DROID PRO customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and a 3G Smartphone Plan.

    For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 4G LTE network with the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless.
     
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    This looks, different.

    Interesting but I think I like the big touch screen and slide-up keyboard on D1 :)
     
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    Meh...I'll pass. It's great to see a different design but BB-style keyboards don't feel very efficient. Typing on a larger touch screen is faster. That kb could have an advantage in games...but you're stuck in semi-portrait.

    Plus no HDMI? That's like a step backwards in tech. Unless the dlna streaming is smooth and fluid, which its not from my X to PS3. I've always like HTC, and have had 6 of their Windows devices, but they're gonna have to do better than this to get my attention.
     
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    The Droid Pro is made by Motorola chief.
     
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    It's a BB-style keyboard. Everyone has their own personal preferences...just not for me :)
     
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    Put me down as someone completely satisfied with Swype, even voice-to-text. I'll be ditching the physical keyboard on my next phone, hopefully.

    That looks nice and seems all well and good. But once you actually start doing browsing and watching video on your smartphone there's NEVER enough screen real estate. That's why my next phone is 4.3" screen, hopefully.
     
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    Lol thanks man, wasn't paying attention.
     
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    It looks like a nice solid device to join the android community. It will most likely take away from the BB corporate monopoly. :)
     
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    Right....But if corporate tried to give me this device I'm still going to complain! Give me my old D1 or the LTE Incredible I'll own in a few months.
     
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    Looks like a sweet phone. follow me on twitter @followbrandonc
     
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    i like the BB in the pic