Motorola PRO launching in Europe – Android 2.2 QWERTY business phone

The rather awesome-looking Motorola DROID Pro that was announced for the US late last year will also arrive in Europe. Motorola is renaming it the Motorola PRO for us, clearly aiming at the serious BUSINESS MAN side of things.

It runs Android 2.2 with a single-core 1GHz processor. And lots of buttons. Rather disappointingly, Motorola hasn’t made a new press image for Europe. So here’s Todd Palminteri again:

Motorola Pro phone

No dates or networks have been announced yet. Knowing Motorola, we wouldn’t be surprised if this arrived exclusively at the SIM-free retailers. But that’s a guess. Here’s the press release:

Introducing Motorola PRO in Europe; Finally a Work Phone Worth Taking Home

Device offers greater choice to consumers and IT departments

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 14, 2011 — Mobile World Congress 2011 — Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced Motorola PRO, the Android™-powered smartphone optimized for business use, is set to come to Europe. Delivering the speed, convenience, security and productivity tools that consumers and businesses alike require, Motorola PRO is showcased at Motorola’s booth at MWC: Hall 8, Booth No. 8A51.


“Consumers above all need choice to meet the needs of work and play and Motorola PRO strengthens Motorola Mobility’s position as the leading provider of Android devices. We don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach,” said Andrew Morley, vice president of marketing, international markets, Motorola Mobility. “In addition, employees and IT departments have made it clear that they want other options and solutions and Motorola PRO meets this need.”
The Motorola PRO smartphone powered by Android 2.2 features a 1 GHz processor with 2 GB internal memory and expandable external memory with SD card up to another 32 GB, as well as 3G mobile hotspot support for up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices/laptops and a QWERTY keyboard designed for speed and convenience. The business smartphone also includes QuickOffice pre-loaded and email support (Corporate Sync, Gmail™, POP3/IMAP embedded, Push Email, Yahoo Mail).
Other features of Motorola PRO

Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 support on a full multi-touch 3.1-inch (7.87-cm) brilliant display as well as the ability to capture and share content with the device’s 5-megapixel camera featuring auto focus and dual LED flash
Motorola security additions such as AuthenTec IPSec multi-headed VPN integration, remote wipe of device and SD card, and complex password support as well as device and SD card encryption

Accessories
Completing the package is the Motorola PRO desktop dock (sold separately), which provides a convenient charging station on your office desktop or kitchen counter and allows access to additional handset features while docked, including a clock (with alarm), a local weather reading, and the ability to play music or a slide show.

Availability
To learn more about the Motorola PRO visit YouTube™.

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