Motorola DROID PRO – 3.1" screen, Android 2.2, QWERTY keypad

Wow, this could be a monster. Motorola has today revealed its DROID Pro Specs, offering the full Android 2.2 experience in a very smart and businesslike QWERTY casing.

With Exchange and Enterprise support the first two bullet-points on Motorola’s spec sheet, there’s no doubting this is a full-on attack on the suited BlackBerry world. It also does multitouch and has a 5megapixel camera, for “fun” and “winding down” after a hard day at the “office”.

motorola droid pro

That’s is one smart telephone. We’re experiencing the sort of raw PHONE LUST that normally only occurs after HTC announcements. Here’s the full press release – it’s been announced for US network Verizon today, but this simply MUST make it to Europe. It MUST!

DROID Does Business: DROID Pro by Motorola Designed for Work and Play on the Nations’s Largest and Most Reliable 3G Network

Global Android smartphone from Verizon Wireless combines rich business and personal mobile experiences

SAN FRANCISCO – CTIA – Oct. 5, 2010 – 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 AssistantSM support – Allows customers to manage their wireless accounts or their contacts from their phones

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