Back in 2006 Motorola released a smartphone to challenge, then industry leader, Blackberry in a handset race. The overall outcome left blackberry on top but in the process the Moto-masher definitely made people think twice. That famous phone was the Motorola Q; a Windows Mobile 5 smartphone with a corporate flair based off of the ever successful Motorola Razr design. Since then, because of several issues with Microsoft, Motorola hasn’t released a smartphone with the same professional clout.
RIM still owns the Professional market and phones like the Palm Pre running webOS and The Samsung Saga running Windows Mobile 6.0 attempted to make recent waves but failed miserably. The ever growing popularity of the Android OS has some people glancing away but no one has released a handset that’s had that corporate potential. As much as people would like to argue the fact that the iPhone and the Droid X make great business phones they aren’t marketed or designed for that application.
Enter the Droid Pro; Reminiscent of the Motorola Q it has RIM users double taking. This baby is Android 2.2 powerhouse featuring a 1GHz processor, 5MP Camera, Capacitive Touchscreen, and a super sexy full QWERTY keyboard. Unless the screen is illuminated you’d never be able to tell this wasn’t a Blackberry. The screen is a bit larger than your standard RIM device but that’s so is the Torch’s screen. Potentially this will be the standard size screen on devices of this type.
The Droid Pro truly keeps corporate users in mind with a “multi-headed” VPN client, remote wipe capabilities, and support for complex passwords. Motorola says the device will support encryption for its on-board memory and SD cards in 2011. Security in the Professional environment is always a concern and Motorola attacked these issues head-on.
This device is slated to release the first week of November on Big Red’s Network so all you business Pro’s on Verizon rejoice! I’ve been hoping someone would release a quality Windows Mobile business handset for years now and this is the first non WinMo phone that has grabbed my attention. Damn you Google!
|Size||Dimensions||4.69 x 2.36 x 0.46 inches|
|Battery||Type||Li-Ion, 1420mAh, Available 1860mAh Extended Battery|
|User Interface||Input Device||Touchscreen with full fixed QWERTY Keyboard|
|Physical Size||3.10 inch|
|Camera||5.0 Mega Pixel|
|Dual Flash: LED; Auto focus, Digital zoom|
|Multimedia||Video Playback||MPEG4, H.263, H.264|
|Music Player||MP3,AC3,AAC, AAC+, eAAC+,WMA,AMR-NB, AMR-WB,FLAC,OGG,WAV,QCLEP,EVRC,MIDI|
|External Storage||Built-in||8GB Internal|
|Software||O/S||Android 2.2 Froyo|
|Processor||TI OMAP3630-1000, 1000 MHz|
|Memory (RAM)||512MB RAM / 2048MB ROM|
|Bluetooth||2.1, Stereo Bluetooth|