Verizon had announced the Motorola devour last week (after a long string of prerelease sneak peeks) as a cheaper alternative to the droid. Rumour has it that Verizon’s Indirect Channel will be offering the devour to business customers starting February 25, and coming to the market at large on March 15 at the outer limit.
It’s entirely possible that the devour‘s modest 3.1” 320 x 240 touch display and 3 megapixel camera don’t sell you on the phone immediately, but the motoblur social networking layer on top of Android, presumably low price point, and Megan Fox’s above endorsement from Super Bowl should be enough to at least pique some interest. The optical trackpad is also a nice addition that you won’t find on the droid.
Between the droid, Zeppelin, Backflip, cliq, and motoroi Motorola has been aggressively pumping out the Android handsets over the last couple of months, and if their Q3 and Q4 2009 results are any indication, it seems like Google’s mobile OS is the way to go for Moto to pull themselves out of the slump.