Verizon Wireless is certainly hoping the DROID Pro appeals for professionals. Maybe that’s why it’s called the DROID Pro? Anyway you wanna look at it, Verizon is hoping that it will be a enterprise friendly device.
The QWERTY packing Android smartphone looks much like a Blackberry, which we all know has been the trademark tool for any businessman, in today’s corporate world. The DROID Pro by Motorola, is also the first DROID device to have worldwide connectivity. Verizon is hoping that the first global handset will entice traveling businessmen to jump on board.
DROID PRO is also a global-ready Android smartphone from Verizon Wireless, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice service in more than 220 countries and data coverage in more than 200 countries
To make the global jump, Verizon has included a GSM radio along side its standard CDMA chipset. Most of Europe uses the GSM network, which is also found on AT&T and T-Mobile phones. A dual network smartphone will definitely lure some potential customers, who in the past have been hesitant to use a less flexible, CDMA based phone.
Along with all “global” features, the DROID Pro will also come loaded with Android 2.2, and will also have the ability to be used as a 3G mobile hotspot. It’s also packing a 1GHz processor, a more compact 3.1in screen, and a nice 5 megapixel camera. Let’s not forget the front-facing portrait QWERTY keyboard, something we don’t normally see on a Android phone.
The DROID Pro apparently is the first global device to launched by Verizon. The last week we heard that the new DROID 2 Global would be coming out sometime this month, which is taking the place of the original DROID 2.
Verizon will begin taking online pre-order for the DROID Pro tomorrow, at $179.99 with 2 year contract. It will be available at Verizon retail stores on November 18th.
[via Verizon Wireless]