Motorola is coming up with Droid Pro, a Smartphone that runs the Android operating system. Although it still hasn’t been publicly released, it is supposed to be in late October or early November. At a recent press event, Motorola unveiled the first look of this device at CTIA in San Francisco and it would be an understatement to say that the latest addition to the Droid family on Verizon was impressive.
According to many, it is supposed to be a tough competition to the typical Blackberry design. In fact, that is the first thing that will come to your mind when you look at it. It is the first Droid to have a vertical physical keyboard, and it seems to be made for one hand texting. Once taken in your hand, it supposedly has a very pleasant and comfortable keyboard to work on. However, there have been opinions about it being not as visually attractive or eye catching as it was expected. Although it is a very light and convenient phone to handle, it also feels plastic and may not turn out to be as durable as some of the best devices of its kind.
Apart from its keyboard, it also has a slew of features that are specifically made keeping the business users in mind. It has VPN support for multiple profiles; a built in task manager thanks to which you need not download a third party manager; enhanced data encryption for both your MicroSD card and the phone; remote wipe capabilities; an advanced password protection and Exchange based device management. There is also a pre-installed Quick Office Device management application with which you can edit documents. As many had predicted, it also has the feature of being a global handset and can be used in over 200 countries for voice calling and data purposes. Therefore, it can be a perfect buy for a businessperson who has to constantly travel abroad to different parts of the world.
Motorola itself had said sometime back that with corporate level security, it would be the first Android device with data encryption and ability to have your phone and SD card wiped in case it is lost or stolen. Also, with its remote password management facility, passwords can be checked from anywhere, thus maximizing its security. With so much of backup, you can ensure that the information won’t get into wrong hands.
In terms of its responsiveness, it is comparable with Droid X and Droid 2 by being powered by a 1GHz processor. It will launch with Android 2.2 and would also include full Flash Player 10.1 capabilities. Its other features include Wi-Fi, GPS, 3G, and 8GB of preloaded memory, a 3.1 inch display, 1 5 megapixel camera and all features that can be expected in a phone of this class.
With many in the market already calling it the next big thing and a ‘Blackberry killer’, only time will tell whether the phone is worth the hype. As for now, it has no doubt delivered a good first impression.