Verizon’s Motorola Droid Pro: Head On With BlackBerry

 

By Posted 8 Nov 2010, 23:17

At the moment RIM’s BlackBerry smartphones are dominating the corporate market, however many believe that the Verizon Wireless Motorola Droid Pro may give RIM some competition.

The Droid Pro will become available for pre-order tomorrow, it will cost $179.99 as part of a two-year deal (when you take into account a $100 mail-in rebate), it will hit stores on November 18th.

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The Droid Pro works worldwide, it has a physical QWERTY keyboard and looks a bit like a long BlackBerry Bold 9700, apparently Motorola has given this smartphone better Microsoft Exchange compatibility, the ability to edit Microsoft Office docs, VPN functionality and much more.

If you check out this recent PCMag article you can see a full breakdown of all of the new and improved Android features which make the Droid Pro a true competitor in the enterprise market.

To be honest with you it is nice to see a smartphone manufacturer using Android for something other than an iPhone rival, it will be interesting to see just how RIM respond.

Do you need a smartphone for corporate usage? If so, are you seriously considering the Motorola Droid Pro 2?

Source: PCMag