We’ve found that one of the disadvantages of living in the internet powered global village is that we get to see in excruciating detail all the cool gizmos and gadgets that never quite make it over to our part of the world. Thankfully, a good portion of the cool gadgets and gizmos do eventually make it over to us, and we’re pleased to say that Motorola’s QWERTY equipped Motorola Droid Pro will be joining their ranks. The Droid Pro will be re-named the Motorola Pro for European markets, but we expect it to ship with the same specifications as its American cousin, including a 1 GHz processor, 3.2 inch touchscreen, and Android 2.2.
Check out the Motorola Pro in action in the video below, and read the full press release below that for more details:
Introducing Motorola PRO in Europe; Finally a Work Phone Worth Taking Home
Device offers greater choice to consumers and IT departments
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.
To learn more about the Motorola PRO visit YouTube™.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.