Motorola Announces Pro+; Droid Pro Refresh With Higher-Res Screen

While the US has had the Motorola Droid Pro, a smartphone perhaps more at home with BlackBerrys than other Droid handsets, since last fall, the phone’s global rollout is still continuing. Parts of Europe are still waiting for their chance to get their hands on the phone, but it may already be too late for the original Pro; today Motorola announced the Pro+, a slightly-tweaked version due to arrive in October.

The new Pro+ maintains much of the look of the Pro, but smooths out the device’s curves for a gentler, less boxy appearance. Whether or not that’s an improvement is up to you, but the change makes the Pro+ slightly wider than the Pro, and gives the appearance of more dead space on the bezel.

The Pro+’s screen is still 3.1 inches, but it gets a big resolution boost, going from HVGA to full 640 x 480 VGA. The increased pixel density should go a long way to making the Pro+ feel like a more modern device. Processor speed and RAM remain unchanged from the original Pro, but the battery at least gets a capacity bump to 1600mAh. And while the Pro still awaits Gingerbread, the Pro+ will ship with the OS already installed.

Motorola plans to release the Pro+ initially in Europe and Asia. Three different radio options have been announced, including one that should work on AT&T, and one on T-Mobile if the manufacturer ever decides to bring the Pro+ to the States.

Source: Motorola

Via: Android Police

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