Motorola Droid Pro in Verizon Stores Soon; Android Phone Optimized for Business Use

October 6, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Motorola has introduced the Droid Pro smartphone and it will be arriving at the Verizon stores sometime in the next few weeks. The Android-based device, which is said to be optimized for business use, is aimed at the BlackBerry market.

The Droid Pro will be an excellent addition to Android handset lineup of the Verizon Wireless. It will fit in nicely in between the Motorola Droid X and the Droid 2 and will offer some extra enterprise features the other two handsets lack.

The Droid Pro will be coming equipped with a portrait QWERTY keyboard placed below a 3.1-inch touchscreen. The Pro features a CDMA/GSM chip which will enable global voice connectivity in more than 220 countries and data support in over 200 countries.

The device, which will be running Android 2.2 “Froyo”, will also have a 1GHz processor and a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED flash.

The device will allow users to both read and edit Microsoft Office documents. If the device is lost or stolen, an administrator can remotely wipe the data from both the phone and the removable microSD card in the phone.

The Droid Pro may not quite displace BlackBerrys in large enterprises, but it is a step in the right direction, especially with its security features.

The pricing information of the Droid Pro is not yet available, but it will be announced closer to the launch date.

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