[Full Droid Pro Review] The Droid Pro by Motorola was released in November 2010. It is the first of Motorola's Android smartphones with a portrait style full QWERTY keyboard. Inside the Droid Pro is a 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP processor, 512MB of RAM and 1.9GB of ROM. Its color transflective TFT display measures 3.1-inches and has an HVGA 320 x 480 resolution. The Droid Pro phone comes loaded with Google Android 2.2 Froyo and Motorola's Motoblur UI. It also features a five-megapixel camera with LED flash and autofocus. Read on for the latest Droid Pro news, reviews and videos:
by GeoffreyFarinha | November 23, 2010 12:23 PM
In our Droid Pro hardware overview, we briefly looked at the quick launch shortcuts and user programmable side button. We think it's time you get to see these cool features in action. If you use certain apps frequently and want to save room on your homescreen, quick launch commands are a great way to do so. We also take a look at the general UI of this device. Motorola has included their BLUR skin, but hasn't taken to advertising it. BLUR may have its ups and downs, but with the Droid Pro it allows for a great deal of customization on both sides of the spectrum. Users can stick to strictly ...
by GeoffreyFarinha | November 23, 2010 10:30 AM
As time progresses, the picture taking and video recording quality of our cell phones camera improves. Some manufacturers consider a phenomenal camera as a major selling point to their new device. Others see it as a luxury that is often overlooked to keep production costs down. One thing is clear; cell phones are the most readily available device for many people. When they need to take a picture on the fly their phone is what they first reach for. Thus, it would only make since to have a good quality camera sensor on your cell phone. Motorola details the Droid Pro as being able to record ...
by GeoffreyFarinha | November 19, 2010 5:33 PM
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 ...
by Stephen Schenck | November 19, 2010 3:26 PM
Amazon's big smartphone deal this weekend focuses on the Droid series of devices. New customers with Verizon Wireless will be able to pick up any of the current Droid-labeled models on-contract for a mere penny. Last weekend, Amazon was promoting AT&T phones for a penny, including the two remaining Windows Phone 7 handsets that hadn't sold out yet. If Android is more your cup of tea, you now have the three latest Motorola Droid models and the HTC Incredible to choose from. The brand new Droid Pro is currently out-of-stock, but considering it lists for about $180 after rebates when bought ...
by GeoffreyFarinha | November 18, 2010 11:18 PM
Motorola and Verizon Wireless have set their sights on targeting business users with the release of the Droid Pro. Users looking to obtain an Android device with a physical full QWERTY keyboard have typically only had sliding keyboard options. The Droid Pro offers an alternative by combing a full QWERTY and touchscreen on the front of a bar-style device. In the below video, we get busy by unboxing the Droid Pro. One aspect that we immediately noticed is the keyboards' striking resemblance to the old Q line of Windows Mobile devices. In normal unboxing fashion, we take a look at what comes ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 18, 2010 9:23 AM
Officially announced at the beginning of last week with a November 9-17 pre-sale period, the Motorola Droid Pro was available for purchase the second day from Verizon. Regardless of the early sales, today Verizon officially made the Motorola Droid Pro available with stocks hitting stores later on this day. Regarding the price, as it was the case with the early sales -- the device went for $179.99 with two-year agreement -- the online price remained the same after today's official availability and it's unlikely to be different for in-store purchases. Source: Verizon Via: Phandroid
by Evan Blass | November 17, 2010 2:10 PM
Verizon appears to have locked down the 850MHz and 1900MHz bands on its new Motorola Droid 2 Global handset, which essentially makes it impossible to use the device on AT&T stateside. Granted, Verizon clearly markets its worldphones as only capable of 900MHz and 1800MHz compatibility -- presumably to thwart exactly the type of network-hopping usage that the hardware technically facilitates -- so the end-user can't really complain of false advertising. Still, the temptation to use worldphones on domestic GSM networks is a strong one, and phones like the Windows Mobile-powered Touch Pro 2 ...
by Brandon Miniman | November 11, 2010 3:00 PM
It turns out that the Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global, both world phones, can support the 850/1900 UMTS bands. That means that if you can unlock either of these devices, you can slip in your AT&T SIM card, and use it as if they were native to the AT&T network. In this past, this has successfully been achieved with the Verizon Touch Pro2, the Tour, and several others. This is great news for those that are on AT&T that want to be able to use either of these two devices, but naturally, it's going to cost you. You can either buy the devices directly from Verizon and try to get them to unlock it ...
by Evan Blass | November 9, 2010 10:37 AM
Forget about a pre-order period: Verizon's Motorola Droid Pro (pictured right) is now available for purchase directly from the carrier ($179.99 with two-year agreement), seemingly debunking those rumors of a November 9th to 17th pre-sale window followed by general availability on the 18th. Perhaps even more surprising is the release of the Motorola Droid 2 Global (pictured left), which is going for $199.99 on contract despite the fact that, you know, it hasn't actually been launched yet. We'd originally heard that the 1.2GHz-powered D2G QWERTY slider would actually start shipping on ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 8, 2010 8:56 AM
We've heard about the Droid Pro being announced at the beginning of October and then there were bits referring to a November 18 device launch with a November 9-17 pre-sale period. Today, Verizon and Motorola announced the Droid Pro, the first Android-based smartphone optimized for business use, with a confirmation of both the dates we anticipated above and the pricing we heard, as the Droid Pro will be available for $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement. The Droid Pro is a world-phone, powered by Android 2.2 Froyo and will bring features intended for ...
by Anton D. Nagy | November 7, 2010 2:49 PM
The 1GHz, HVGA, QWERTY Android 2.2 Froyo Motorola Droid Pro, initially announced a month ago with a pre-sale period and November 18 device launch, will be featuring Profiles to make your life easier switching between your work and home. There are three Profiles to choose from: Home, Work and Weekend - with the ability of renaming to something else. They are personalized to deliver what's important for you in the specific scenario. For instance the Work profile will bring the Messages and Calendar on top while the Home profile emphasizes on Pictures and Social Media. Those of you that are ...
by Brandon Miniman | November 4, 2010 8:04 AM
The Motorola Droid Pro comes in a form factor that many have been waiting for: it's a front-facing candybar QWERTY Android 2.2 device with HVGA resolution on a 3.1" display. Some internal Verizon screens are showing it as launching on 18 November, with a presale starting on 9 November. No word yet on how much it'll cost, but $199 seems reasonable for this device that Verizon is saying will be in high demand. Update: Both Engadget and Android Central have published leaked screenshots citing a $179.99 on-contract price after $100 mail-in rebate. Who said anything about $300? Engadget's shot ...