Motorola may launch Windows
Phone 7 devices?
Today Motorola’s chief exec Sanjay
Jha, announced that Motorola
wanted to corporate with Microsoft
producing smartphones based on
Windows Phone 7. What is
interesting, Motorola makes such
kind of announcement when
Microsoft filed a lawsuit against the
company last week accusing
Motorola in violating patents in the
Probably this was a “part of
business” as Jha thinks, but I prefer
the version that Motorola wants to
expiate its sins in a such way. In
other words, Microsoft just makes an
attempt to slow down the near
explosive growth of Android in the
last twelve months.
However, Jha doesn’t worry about
the lawsuits and said that they’d
consider building a WP7 phone,
though Android was very good for
Motorola, and Motorola announced
five Android based phones at the
CTIA conference – two for Verizon
and three for AT&T.
I think 360x480 resolution is not likely a good one considering the size of its screen. It works perfectly on blackberry bold 9700 because it has a smaller screen area of around 2.4inch. But judging by its picture, it's obviously bigger, and the 360x480 mark wont please many possible buyers..
DROID PRO by Motorola, XT610
Designed for those with active professional and personal lives, DROID PRO delivers the best of both worlds, without compromise, in a familiar form factor with a fixed physical keyboard. The first Android™-powered smartphone designed specifically for the enterprise, DROID PRO includes enterprise-level security and complete Exchange ActiveSync support. With both GSM and CDMA, DROID PRO is a true "world phone" that lets you access all of your personal contacts, news, and information from almost anywhere.
SAN FRANCISCO – CTIA – Oct. 5, 2010 - From CTIA Enterprise & Applications™ 2010, Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today unveiled DROID PRO, a new, powerful, stronger and faster solution designed to meet both business and personal needs. The first Android™-based smartphone optimized for business use, 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.
DROID PRO meets employers’ and employees’ needs by addressing the productivity tools businesses require, including corporate connectivity and security; full push corporate e-mail with corporate level security; unified calendar with additional work features; pre-loaded Quickoffice Mobile Suite, a powerful 1 GHz processor; 4 GB of memory (2 GB internal; and 2 GB removable) and a QWERTY keyboard designed for speed and convenience.
“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,” said Mike Lanman, president – Enterprise and Government Markets for Verizon Wireless. “DROID PRO builds on our commitment to deliver the best Android experience to the marketplace as well as to our enterprise customers.”
“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, chief executive officer of Motorola Mobility. “The DROID PRO consolidates users’ work and personal needs. This is just another reason the DROID PRO is setting a new standard for enterprise, allowing users to enjoy all the benefits of a smartphone with full push delivery of corporate e-mail and corporate level security.”
Key features and specifications:
Support for both Exchange e-mail and Gmail™ for business
Corporate directory look-up, unified calendar for Enterprise and sync with Google Calendar™
PC-like browsing with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 on a full, multi-touch, 3.1-inch brilliant display built on Android 2.2
View, edit and share documents, including Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets, PowerPoint® presentations and Word® documents
Built-in security features, including AuthenTec IPSec multi-headed VPN integration, remote wipe of device and SD card, and complex password support. Device and SD card encryption will be available in early 2011
3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities – Allows customers to connect up to five other Wi-Fi®-enabled devices and laptops
Live widgets that stream e-mail messages to the home screen; customers can filter the widgets to separate work and home e-mail
5-megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash as well as DVD-quality video
3G diversity antennae provides customers with enhanced data speeds and range
Wi-Fi-enabled DNLA connectivity
Android Market™ – Provides customers with access to more than 80,000 applications
My Verizon and Backup AssistantSM support – Allows customers to manage their wireless accounts or their contacts from their phones
Anonymous, 07 Oct 2010Yes it is, however the CDMA part of it is why its such a good phone :) CDMA FTWIt's so clear for Moto website that this is a GSM & CDMA world phone. But GsmArena only said CDMA.
Here the perfect specification of Droid Pro:
DROID PRO by Motorola, XT610
Designed for those with active
professional and personal lives,
DROID PRO delivers the best of both
worlds, without compromise, in a
familiar form factor with a fixed
physical keyboard. The first
designed specifically for the
enterprise, DROID PRO includes
enterprise-level security and
complete Exchange ActiveSync
support. With both GSM and CDMA,
DROID PRO is a true "world phone"
that lets you access all of your
personal contacts, news, and
information from almost
anywhere. Follow the link
L00k_C, 07 Oct 2010It is always sad to see 3G phones with NO FRONT CAMERA. Please people use your brains.
Furth... moreFirst 3G is not just for videocall hope you know that. Look at laptop or PC that use 3G it first for the high speed internet.
I know that the front facing camera is a very good featuring but sadly most of android doesn't have it.
It seems that Moto start making some phone with secondary camera like Moto MT716 the Milestone for China.
It is always sad to see 3G phones with NO FRONT CAMERA. Please people use your brains.
Furthermore it is time for companies to have two SIMS in a business phone. It is the NORM!
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2010Not USA only Droid Pro is world edition mean GSM & CDMAYes it is, however the CDMA part of it is why its such a good phone :) CDMA FTW
I really like this Phone, but no front camera. I would be better if got bigger screen. good one :)
This was supossed to have a 4 inch screen and it doesn't and I expected something sick especially no front camera stupid I. Guess I'll stick with the d 1 till somethin better comes out
best android device ever made and dual mode so cool.when is this coming to uk.
Anonymous, 06 Oct 2010It's only for Verizon USA?Not USA only Droid Pro is world edition mean GSM & CDMA