Droid Pro Hardware Overview
The candybar design of the Droid Pro is something we haven’t seen very often in the Android world. With its full physical QWERTY keyboard, it’s clear that Motorola hopes to tap into the business audience of smartphone users. One great addition here is that the Droid Pro is a world phone. This means that if you plan on traveling outside of the US, you can take advantage of GSM (850, 900, 1800, 1900) and UMTS (850, 1900, 2100) frequencies. Thus, wherever you are, your phone should work without a hitch.
At the heart of the Droid Pro beats a 1Ghz processor next to 512MB of RAM and 2048MB of ROM. These specs keep the Droid Pro current and right in line with the current various Android offerings. Motorola expects the 1420mAh battery to provide just over seven hours of max talk time. We’ll have to see how true this hold in our extensive testing.
The primary feature and attraction of the Droid Pro is its physical QWERTY keyboard. The overall design of the keyboard is almost exactly like that of the most recent Blackberry devices, which offer a great tactile feel without the sacrifice of small or factor or typing speeds. Paired with a 3.1″ touchscreen, this device offers any current Blackberry users an option on the Android side of the fence. One other feature to take note of is the user-programmable quick button on the right side of the device. In our testing we set the button to open the Twitter application for very fast access. Users can also program keyboard shortcuts to quick launch other applications, further increasing the efficient usability and cool factors.
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