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.
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.
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
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.