If it walks like a Droid Pro, smells like a Droid Pro, and looks like a
Droid Pro...it must be a Droid Pro! Unless it's heading to Europe, and
then it's the simpler Motorola Pro. Announced in Mobile World Congress
(which just so happens to be in Europe), the new Motorola Pro is an Android-based phone with both a touch panel and a QWERTY keyboard.
There's Froyo, a 1GHz processor, 2GB of internal storage space, an SD
card slot, optional 3G hotspot functionality, and lots of business
tools: QuickOffice pre-loaded and email support (Corporate Sync, Gmail,
POP3/IMAP embedded, Push Email, Yahoo Mail). There's also support for
Flash Player 10.1, a multi-touch 3.1" panel, a 5MP camera (with dual LED
flash), and security additions such as AuthenTec IPSec multi-headed
integration, remote wipe of device and SD card, and complex password
support as well as device and SD card encryption. No word on a price or
release date yet, but there's certainly a video explaining why it's
worth your attention.
Introducing Motorola PRO in Europe; Finally a Work Phone Worth Taking Home
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 14, 2011 -- Mobile World Congress 2011 -- Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced Motorola PRO, the Android™-powered smartphone optimized for business use, is set to come to Europe. Delivering the speed, convenience, security and productivity tools that consumers and businesses alike require, Motorola PRO is showcased at Motorola's booth at MWC: Hall 8, Booth No. 8A51.
"Consumers above all need choice to meet the needs of work and play and Motorola PRO strengthens Motorola Mobility's position as the leading provider of Android devices. We don't take a one-size-fits-all approach," said Andrew Morley, vice president of marketing, international markets, Motorola Mobility. "In addition, employees and IT departments have made it clear that they want other options and solutions and Motorola PRO meets this need."
The Motorola PRO smartphone powered by Android 2.2 features a 1 GHz processor with 2 GB internal memory and expandable external memory with SD card up to another 32 GB, as well as 3G mobile hotspot support for up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices/laptops and a QWERTY keyboard designed for speed and convenience. The business smartphone also includes QuickOffice pre-loaded and email support (Corporate Sync, Gmail™, POP3/IMAP embedded, Push Email, Yahoo Mail).
Other features of Motorola PRO
* Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 support on a full multi-touch 3.1-inch (7.87-cm) brilliant display as well as the ability to capture and share content with the device's 5-megapixel camera featuring auto focus and dual LED flash * Motorola security additions such as AuthenTec IPSec multi-headed VPN integration, remote wipe of device and SD card, and complex password support as well as device and SD card encryption
Completing the package is the Motorola PRO desktop dock (sold separately), which provides a convenient charging station on your office desktop or kitchen counter and allows access to additional handset features while docked, including a clock (with alarm), a local weather reading, and the ability to play music or a slide show.