Motorola made a big splash on the evening before CTIA by introducing five Android handsets. Of those, the one that most interested us was the Motorola Droid Pro, so we had to take it around for a little spin.
You’re going to have to excuse the quality of the audio, as it somewhat of a madhouse here. But, you can clearly tell that the company is positioning this as an enterprise-focused device.
First of all, the Motorolafor Verizon will be a world phone, so a business traveler will be able to hop over to different carriers around the globe. The Android device will also come with special Motorola enhancements like VPN, remote wipe and other features which should make the device more palatable for IT departments.
In a statement, Motorola said:
With corporate-level security, it’s the first Android device with data encryption (available early 2011) and the ability to completely have your phone and SD card wiped if it’s ever lost or stolen. Remote password management allows you to change and check passwords on the road, so you can be confident in your security. With this elevated corporate-level security, you won’t have to worry about your information getting into the wrong hands.
The Droid Pro will launch with Android 2.2 and this will include full Flash Player 10.1 capabilities. It will also come with a 3.1-inch display, a 5-megapixel camera, WiFi, 3G, GPS, 8 GB of internal memory preloaded and all the features you’d expect for a device of this class.
The portrait QWERTY keyboard shows that this is clearly going after the BlackBerry base and I enjoyed this keyboard in my brief time with the device. Is this enough to persuade a road warrior away from a BlackBerry Torch? Can a corporate-friendly Android phone still be cool?
Check out the video (will be posted soon) and photo gallery below to find out. The Motorola Droid Pro will be available on Verizon the first week of November.
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