The Android phone that Megan Fox was showing off in the bathtub during the Superbowl has arrived at IntoMobile headquarters, and we’ve taken a quick little video to show you the goods. We had a chance to put hands on a locked Devour at Mobile World Congress, but this time around we actually have an activated unit to show you. The stylish Motorola Devour brings yet another Android phone to Verizon. With a metallic unibody and Type A geek design, it gives the Motorola Droid a cheaper companion in Verizon’s stable.
It seems phone makers are moving towards minimal packaging, and the Motorola Devour’s minuscule box continues that trend. The retail package is simple and to the point – you get only a wall charger, a microUSB cable (which doubles as the charging cable), and some documentation.
The phone itself sports unibody styling that might just give the HTC Legend some serious competition. The sharp angles and metallic body give the Devour a hard-edged feel that Motorola’s Droid gives. The slide-out QWERTY keyboard is an improvement from the Droid, what with its well-spaced, contoured, and tactile keys. The Droid’s flat keyboard, in comparison, is a mushed-up jumble of keys with no tactile feedback. But, the Droid outshines the Devour’s lower-resolution 3-megapixel camera – hey, you can’t win ’em all.
The Devour’s innards boast a 3G radio, WiFi, GPS, microSD card slot, 3.5mm headphone jack, and in interesting slot-loading battery compartment (check the video to see what we’re talking about).
Android OS 1.6 is the operating system of choice, and gets the widget-happy, social network savvy MotoBLUR treatment. The MotoBLUR homescreen pulls all your social network updates, alerts, news feeds and messages down to a handful of widgets that make it easy to instantly access the info most important to you.
We’ll have more on the Devour soon. Stay tuned!