October 5, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Somebody get Guinness on the phone because Motorola may have just broken a record. After announcing three phones for AT&T earlier today, Motorola released three more Android devices on the eve of the CTIA show set to kick into full gear tomorrow.
There’s no word on price for any of these devices, but Motorola had a busy night, so let’s take a look at each phone:
The tricksters at Verizon managed to pull off a great piece of misdirection by making people think that the Droid Pro was just the world phone version of a device we’d already seen before. The Droid Pro is actually a new Ninja Blur device that features a 3.1-inch screen, Adobe Flash, Android 2.2, VPN integration and remote device/SD card wipe support, 3G Mobile Hotspot, and a 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and LED Flash. If that wasn’t enough, Verizon threw in DLNA.
The Droid Pro is geared for business professionals and includes strong support for Exchange, unified calendars, and the ability to view or edit Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word documents. The form factor of the Droid Pro is a slab phone with an exposed portrait keyboard. Let the BlackBerry comparisons commence!
- Battery: 1420 mAh and 1860 mAh extended
- Camera: 5 MP, Auto focus, digital zoom, and Dual-LED flash
- Memory: 8GB internal memory, 8GB SD card included/32 GB supported
Hey, n00b, this one’s for you. The CITRUS sports MOTOBLUR and has the new smartphone user in mind. It’s an Android 2.1 phone that’s “entry-level” with an on-screen keyboard, Backtrack gesture pad on the rear, and is made of 25-percent recycled plastic.
CITRUS users will also get the chance to Bing it out as the device ships with Bing Search and Bing Maps. Pricing has not been released, but Verizon will begin carrying the CITRUS in Q4 2010.
- Battery: 1150 mAh
- Memory: 100 MB user space, 2GB microSD, support up to 32 GB microSD
- Camera: 3 MP, Digital Zoom, Fixed focus
The Motorola Spice is a curvy Android with a vertical slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The device also has a 3 megapixel camera capture with 8x digital zoom and fixed focus. The Android 2.1 device has 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, and supports up to 32 GB microSD card.
The Spice includes a 240×320 QVGA TFT screen, 1170 mAh battery, Backtrack gesture pad, and uses Motorola’s Flashback to track all communication, calendar events, and photos in a central location that is mapped along a timeline. Expect to see the device in Q4 2010.
- Battery: 1170 mAh
- Memory: 256 MB RAM, 512 ROM, supports up to 32 GB microSD
- Camera: 3 MP, 8x Digital Zoom, Fixed focus