The time has come. All of you business users looking for an Android handset, with a Blackberry-like keyboard, will no longer have to wait. The DROID Pro officially launches from Verizon tomorrow for $179.99 after $100 rebate or $479 contract free.

The device ships with Android 2.2 and is the first DROID phone to feature a full QWERTY keyboard under the screen, which is proving to be a key feature for business users. You can check out our unboxing and hands-on here, if you missed it, or check out our unboxing video below.

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  • AndroidAutobot

    I don’t get it. What’s so “pro” about it? Its not the first android phone to have a full qwerty keyboard (ie the first moto “droid”). Are business people too lazy to slide open a keyboard or something? Its a much smaller keyboard too which doesn’t seem to be very conductive to better business. And its also not the first android phone to have a non-sliding qwerty either (ie the motorola charm). So I still don’t get the point. Maybe if I were familiar with any specs this article would make sense to me (no offense guys, you honestly do a good job, keep up the good work and thank you for your efforts =))

  • kyle

    Verizon store in indianapolis had these last week played with it didnt like it at all to small moto blur of course at least no damn bing

  • Marco

    One of the best parts about the Droid Pro (which will has direct business application) is that it is a true world phone. It operates on just about every single type of service and spectrum, more so than any other “world phone” before it. Its pretty impressive actually.

    Also, I imagine the blackberry style QWERTY keyboard is to try and get long time blackberry users to make the switch. My wife is a long time blackberry user and has been dragging her feet to switch to Android solely because she feels so comfortable with the BB keyboard.