We first brought you news about
Motorola's new QWERTY keyboard-equipped Droid Pro back
in early October. Today, Motorola has announced that the Droid
Pro will be available for pre-order on Verizon for $179.99 (after $100 mail-in rebate) with a
qualifying two-year contract starting tomorrow.
Motorola is aiming the Droid Pro at
business users; most likely those that have an affinity for RIM's
smartphones. The Android 2.2-based smartphone supports "corporate
level security" for its push email, AuthenTec IPSec multi-headed
VPN integration, remote wipe, complex password support, unified
calendar, and comes with Quickoffice Mobile Suite preinstalled.
“The DROID PRO is an advanced
business-ready solution that provides users with the full smartphone
experience, redefined by delivering the power of a DROID,” said
Sanjay Jha, CEO of Motorola Mobility.
“DROID PRO combines the
feature-packed, high-level user experience that customers look for in
an Android smartphone plus the security that enterprises require, all
with the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network,” added Mike
Lanman, president of Enterprise and Government Markets for Verizon
The Droid Pro features a 3.1"
display, 5mp camera with dual LED flash, Wi-Fi/DNLA, and 3G Mobile
quote: I see a lot of planned obsolence with Droid.