Verizon Announces the Motorola Droid Pro

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    Verizon has officially announced the Motorola Droid Pro, the latest Droid which is aimed directly at business users. The words "Blackberry Killer" came to mind when I first laid eyes on this device. The new Droid Pro will feature push-email, corporate-level security, smaller screen, Flash support, and Android 2.2. Check out the entire press release below and for all discussions visit the Droid Pro Forum!

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — From CTIA Enterprise & Applications™ 2010, Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today unveiled DROID PRO, a new, powerful, stronger and faster solution designed to meet both business and personal needs. The first Android™-based smartphone optimized for business use, DROID PRO is also a global-ready Android smartphone from Verizon Wireless, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice service in more than 220 countries and data coverage in more than 200 countries.

    DROID PRO meets employers’ and employees’ needs by addressing the productivity tools businesses require, including corporate connectivity and security; full push corporate e-mail with corporate level security; unified calendar with additional work features; pre-loaded Quickoffice Mobile Suite, a powerful 1 GHz processor; 4 GB of memory (2 GB internal; and 2 GB removable) and a QWERTY keyboard designed for speed and convenience.

    “DROID PRO combines the feature-packed, high-level user experience that customers look for in an Android smartphone plus the security that enterprises require, all with the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network,” said Mike Lanman, president – Enterprise and Government Markets for Verizon Wireless. “DROID PRO builds on our commitment to deliver the best Android experience to the marketplace as well as to our enterprise customers.”

    “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.”

    Key features and specifications:

    • Support for both Exchange e-mail and Gmail™ for business
    • Corporate directory look-up, unified calendar for Enterprise and sync with Google Calendar™
    • PC-like browsing with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 on a full, multi-touch, 3.1-inch brilliant display built on Android 2.2
    • View, edit and share documents, including Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets, PowerPoint® presentations and Word® documents
    • Built-in security features, including AuthenTec IPSec multi-headed VPN integration, remote wipe of device and SD card, and complex password support. Device and SD card encryption will be available in early 2011
    • 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities – Allows customers to connect up to five other Wi-Fi®-enabled devices and laptops
    • Live widgets that stream e-mail messages to the home screen; customers can filter the widgets to separate work and home e-mail
    • 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash as well as DVD-quality video
    • 3G diversity antennae provides customers with enhanced data speeds and range
    • Wi-Fi®-enabled DNLA® connectivity
    • Android Market™ – Provides customers with access to more than 80,000 applications
    • My Verizon and Backup Assistant(SM) support – Allows customers to manage their wireless accounts or their contacts from their phones


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    Pricing and availability:

    DROID PRO will be available at Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 3G Smartphones, the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in the coming weeks. Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

    For more information about 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, 3G Smartphones, the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless.

    (EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of DROID PRO in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)

    About Verizon Wireless
    Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 92 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 79,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE, NASDAQ: VZ) and Vodafone (LSE, NASDAQ: VOD). For more information, visit Cell Phones, Cell Phone Plans, 3G Smartphones, the Best Cell Phone Service - Verizon Wireless. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.

    About Motorola
    Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit Motorola Home - Motorola USA.

    MOTOROLA, the Stylized M Logo and MOTOBLUR are trademarks or registered trademarks of Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC. Used under license. The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by their proprietor and used under license. All other product and service names are the property of their respective owners. © 2010 Motorola Mobility, Inc. All rights reserved.

    Thanks for the heads up, barski!
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    Wow, big news and a totally different direction for Motorola from what they've been doing.
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    I bet no one saw this coming. I thought the Droid Pro was gonna look just like the D2 since the D2 Global had been rumored to be the Droid Pro.

    But yeah it def looks like a BB in many ways, especially that keyboard
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    very true. awesome look, i might add. keyboard looks exactly like newer blackberrys.
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    lol exactly what i posted and didnt see urs
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    that thing is pretty damn sexy, but not the super phone we're waiting for. Looks like all blackberry has now is bbm, which was kinda already the case. More so now
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    Hmmm... Rumors are false again, or should we expect a real superphone?

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    It's a really good business move if you think about it. The Pro actually gives Android a solid corporate phone to put another nail in RIM's coffin :blackdroid:
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    Not the super phone we were hoping for. Oh well, good luck to blackberry .
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    Yeah, I don't mind the monolith with a physical keyboard, makes sense. It is the tech spec sheet that is a bit of a let down...

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    I'm already visioning the Motorola Droid Pro 2 with a 4" screen :) Although when you think about it, the onscreen keyboard takes up about that much room.. So for most people.. Will they really notice a reduced amount of screen real estate?
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    I'm afraid that I'm not as thrilled as I once was with it. As much as I like having a physical keyboard I'd prefer not having it stick out like that.

    Maybe it'll grow on me.
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    That's hawt!!
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    wow...not what I was thinking this was gonna look like.

    Obviously trying to convert the BB users.....

    Big let down if ya ask me.:angry:
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    Does anybody know the resolution of the screen?
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    This is not the Droid I'm looking for. Where's the superphone? I'm still hoping we'll see it the end of this year or the beginning of next year.
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    I am not a fan of the keyboard. I am sure others like me with big hands love the designs of the droid and the droid 2 with the qwerty keyboard being the length of the phone instead of the width. It makes typing so much easier. I hope that the pictures of the possible superphone stay with the design of the keyboards. Also the screen seems really small for Motorola phone.
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    not very attractive but looks like something i would get since it doesnt have to slide open =]
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    3.1-in. TFT (320 x 480)
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    good move by motorola and vzw to compete with blackberry. It gonna be a nice smart phone for business customers wanting android. I am sure not to many of droid pro users will care about rooting. With that said that phone is not for me.
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