Motorola DEVOUR

Verizon End of Life Sheet Says Current Droids Fading in 2011

Marking a device for end of life, especially so early, doesn't mean that you shouldn't expect future updates from this point on. As usual, an internal document from any company is meant to stay internal, so if you think just because your Droid Incredible is listed here it means it's over and done with, no worries. You've still got some time.

Motorola Updates Android Upgrade Timeline

Each time Motorola updates their Android upgrade timeline, it manages to make headlines. Not surprising, considering that every time it happens, something interesting changes. This time around, though, it takes the cake. Just weeks after we reported that Motorola was still wondering whether or not they'd even take time out of their day to upgrade the Motorola Milestone to Android 2.2, they've now decided to go ahead and do it.

Verizon DROID and DEVOUR now end-of-life?

Verizon's DROID X has only just gone on sale - and is already sold out, with new deliveries not expected until July 23rd - but the carrier is already looking to phase out its predecessor.  According to a leaked screenshot Droid Forums received from the carrier's systems, both the Motorola DROID A855 and the DEVOUR A555 are being classed end-of-life, with "limited or no remaining shipments from the vendor". It's unclear how much time that gives would-be DROID (or indeed DEVOUR) owners to pick up their handset of choice, so we'd advise ringing ahead to check your local Verizon store has them in stock.  Both are currently available for order via the carrier's website. [via Unwired View]

Motorola Devour for Verizon Unboxing and hands-on

Motorola have just delivered their eighth Android device, the Motorola DEVOUR, and the latest to hit Verizon's network in the US. As we discovered in our brief hands-on at MWC 2010 last week, the DEVOUR's high-quality extruded aluminum body goes a long way to making up for its somewhat blocky style; read on for more first-impressions.

Motorola DEVOUR hands-on; $150 at Best Buy?

We'll admit we weren't entirely convinced when we first saw shots of the Motorola DEVOUR, but having played with the Android handset this week at MWC 2010 the extruded-aluminum chassis has won us over.  What looks blocky and awkward in photos turns out to have a truly premium feel in the hand, and the DEVOUR's sliding keyboard mechanism is solid and reassuring. The unit we were looking at was functional, but hadn't been set up on Verizon's CDMA network yet; that meant we couldn't get to the Android homescreen (since there's no CDMA coverage in Barcelona).  Still, we're expecting performance to be pretty much on a par with Motorola's other recent MOTOBLUR devices.  As for the keyboard, the hard keys are slightly domed and pretty easy to hit, and concerns that the overall shape would leave it tricky to comfortably type on seem to have been unfounded. According to the latest rumors, Best Buy are planning to begin selling the DEVOUR from $149.99 with a two-year agreement, or $549.99 contract-free.  Last we heard the Android smartphone would hit shelves on February 25th. [gallery]

Verizon Motorola DEVOUR on sale February 25th?

We'd settled ourselves for a March launch of the Motorola DEVOUR, but availability of the latest MOTOBLUR smartphone could be even sooner than that.  According to Phone Arena's tipster, the DEVOUR is actually primed to arrive through Verizon's Indirect Channel first, and will in fact do so from February 25th. General availability on Verizon, meanwhile, will be in place no later than March 25th.  No word on pricing, though.  The DEVOUR has a 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen, optical trackpad, slide-out QWERTY keybaord and aluminum body, complete with a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and EVDO Rev.A.

Verizon Motorola DEVOUR official: coming March 2010

Motorola have officially announced the DEVOUR, their latest Android smartphone for Verizon's network.  The Motorola DEVOUR is another QWERTY slider, with a 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen and the company's MOTOBLUR social networking interface. As well as EVDO Rev.A support there's WiFi b/g, Bluetooth (with A2DP support) and a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus, along with GPS and a microUSB port.  DEVOUR buyers also get a 3.5mm headphone socket, DLNA support, a dual-microphone speakerphone with noise cancelation and a preinstalled 8GB microSD card. In fact the main disappointment is the OS: Motorola have stuck with Android 1.6, presumably because that's all they have MOTOBLUR coded for.  The DEVOUR will arrive on Verizon in March 2010; no word on pricing however. [gallery] Press Release:
Motorola DEVOUR Brings MOTOBLUR To Verizon Wireless’ 3G Data Network MOTOBLUR Service Gives Customers Home Screen Access to Content and Contacts February 03, 2010 BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the availability of Motorola DEVOUR™ in March. Motorola DEVOUR will be the first Verizon Wireless phone to feature MOTOBLUR™, Motorola’s unique Android™-powered content delivery service created to make wireless phones more personal and customizable. MOTOBLUR is the first solution to sync contacts from work and personal e-mail services, including Gmail™, with posts, messages, photos and more from popular sites such as Facebook®, MySpace and Twitter. With MOTOBLUR, content is automatically delivered to the home screen and fed into easy-to-manage streams. Key features: Touch-sensitive navigation pad 3.1” capacitive touch screen Pre-loaded applications such as Gmail, Google Talk™, YouTube™, Google Search™ and Google Maps™ with Google Maps Navigation. Android Market™ gives users access to more than 20,000 applications. Happenings Widget – MOTOBLUR automatically pushes status updates, wall posts and photo updates from popular social networking sites to the Happenings Widget on the home screen. Customers can flick through the latest updates and fire back responses using the slide-out full QWERTY keyboard. Universal Inbox – MOTOBLUR gathers texts, social network messages and e-mails into one home screen widget for quick response. Back-Up and Security – Contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations, e-mail and social network messages are backed up automatically on the secure MOTOBLUR portal. The portal also allows customers to use the phone’s fully integrated aGPS to help locate the phone if misplaced. Remote wipe easily clears information from a lost device. 8 GB microSD™ card pre-installed Bluetooth® profiles supported: A2DP, HID, HSP, HFP, AVRCP and GAP Service plans: To get the most from Motorola DEVOUR, customers will need to subscribe to a Nationwide Talk or Nationwide Talk & Text plan and a Data Package for smartphones. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access, and Nationwide Talk & Text plans begin at $59.99 monthly access. A Data Package for smartphones is $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.