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Droid Pro Hands-on: Looks like a BlackBerry – Good thing or not?

Following on from the official announcement and unveiling of the Motorola Droid Pro handset for Verizon Wireless, we now have one of the first hands-on reports for you to take a look at.

It comes to us courtesy of Engadget, who have managed to capture some hands-on images of the device, as well as give u their first impressions on the Android 2.2 candybar handset.

One of our readers has called this handset a ‘HTC ripoff’, but personally we think it looks a lot more like a BlackBerry device which RIM would release. The QWERTY keyboard is separated away from the display screen, so much that the average consumer wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between a Motorola Droid and a BlackBerry handset.

Other than the four touchscreen buttons on the bottom of the display screen, there isn’t much to suggest that this is a Droid handset, unlike the Droid X and Droid Incredible which carry distinct red markings.

As unusual as the Droid Pro looks, we still think it will be a hit, just because of the ‘Droid’ branding alone. The specs are also decent enough too – Android 2.2 Froyo and a 1Ghz chip are enough to satisfy most users these days.

Take a look at the hands-on pictures over at Engadget and let us know your thoughts on the design. Do you think it looks like a BlackBerry?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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