Motorola XPRT Announced, Gigantic Battery in Tow

June 9, 2011
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You may remember from a few months ago a phone by the name of DROID Pro. This was an Android phone that essentially everyone familiar with the situation called the BlackBerry killer. In fact our pal Vince over on SlashGear did a major review of the device as it was back then compared directly to the BlackBerry Torch. Such distinct insides with such similar chassis. Now there's a new telephone on the way by the name of Motorola XPRT. You'll notice that it looks QUITE similar to the DROID Pro, which was also a Motorola device, but eyes will deceive: this is indeed a new device.

The two main differences between this device and the DROID Pro are in the hardware: if you hold both devices together you'll notice slight improvements in button placement and changes in the roundness of the overall casing. The second difference is in the battery: where the Pro held only a 1420 mAh battery for an OK amount of time without charging, the XPRT has a significantly larger 1860mAh battery for what's certainly going to be a massive improvement in awake time.

Beyond that it's just a really quite friendly and generously powerful device for messaging and professional productivity: 1GHz OMAP processor, world phone capability (I used the Pro whilst at Mobile World Congress 2011 in Barcelona - worked slick!), Android 2.2 Froyo, 5-megapixel camera on the back with dual-LED flash, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and Wifi 802.11 b/g. Again the device has worldwide connectedness with CDMA (EVDO Rev. A), GSM/UMTS (HSPA), it's got 3G hotspot capability, Quickoffice including Quickword, Quicksheet, Quickpoint, and QuickPDF files out of the box in addition to Device encryption, multi-headed VPN, and EAS security policy support out of the box.

This device of course has access to the Android Market, it's got Adobe Flash 10, GPS, a high-res 3.1" HVGA TFT LCD display at 320x480 pixels resolution, and a full QUERTY keyboard, and it weighs in at 5.1 ounces (145 grams.) This device comes with 2GB ROM, 512MB RAM, and a microSD card slot with a 2GB card installed and the capability of working with a 32GB card. And it's running the newest version of MOTOBLUR over Android. Release dat for this phone is June 5, pricing: $129.99 w/ 2yr agreement.

Look like the phone for you? Are you in to the pro-factor here or are you more of a slide-out keyboard sort of Android lover?


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