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Motorola Droid Pro announced by Verizon, costs $179.99, pre-sales start tomorrow

November 8, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson

Android News, Motorola, Verizon

Motorola Droid Pro

The very Blackberry-esque Motorola Droid Pro, sporting a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen, a 5MP shooter with dual-LED flash, 8GB of internal storage, a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, has now been officially announced by Verizon Wireless. Pre-sales of the device start tomorrow online and at selected Verizon stores, and the Droid Pro will hit shelves on November 18. When signing a two-year contract, the price will be $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate.

The Droid Pro is mainly indented for business users, and it rocks a portrait QWERTY keyboard form factor that’s unusual for an Android phone. It runs Android 2.2 and Motorola’s Ninja Blur interface, and comes with Flash support, remote device/SD card wipe functionality, a 3G Mobile Hotspot option, and DLNA. Other features likely to be appreciated by business professional are strong Exchange support, the ability to view and edit Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents, and unified calendars. What do you think of this form factor, and is anyone getting one of these bad boys? More info about the device can be found on Verizon’s website.

Via [Verizon Wireless]