February 14, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson
An underrepresented form factor in the world of Android devices is the portrait QWERTY candybar, and so far we’ve only seen a couple of them. The Spriiing Smile is one, but the most prominent Android portrait QWERTY yet is of course the Motorola Droid Pro that Chris recently reviewed.
At Mobile World Congress, Motorola has announced that the Droid Pro will come to Europe in the form of the Motorola Pro that will let users make and receive calls in more than 200 countries. The business focused Motorola Pro features a 3.1-inch HVGA touchscreen, a 1GHz processor, 2GB internal storage and the device can be remotely wiped.
The Motorola Pro also comes with Quickoffice, complex password support and of course that lovely hardware portrait QWERTY keyboard. You can get a closer look at the Pro in Motorola’s video below.
“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).