Starting today Motorola’s XPRT (better known as the Droid Pro on Verizon) is available for those not wanting to head out with big red. The XPRT is aimed at professional users, with it’s portrait qwerty keyboard, reminiscent of another popular smartphone. The XPRT is only the second Motorola Android phone to make it to the carriers in yellow, after the Motorola i1, which featured push-to-talk. If you are looking for a business-centric Android phone and you’ve got a taste for BlackBerry-looking hardware, you can pick up the XPRT for $399.99 or $129.99 with a new 2-year contract.
It’s interesting to see a phone like the Droid Pro, which is now over half a year old, get sent over to another carrier in the states. This is especially odd considering how rare it is for Android phones to be shared by any of the four major carriers in the U.S. at all. The Droid Pro, and now XPRT is a pretty unique device from a hardware perspective, and could be a welcome arrival for those Android users seeking a portrait keyboard and don’t want to hook up with Verizon for one reason or another.
The XPRT, like the Droid Pro, features a 1 GHz single core OMAP processor, 2 GB internal memory, a hardware keyboard, and a 3.1″ 320×480 HVGA touchscreen. The phone makes use of the US CDMA network (no 4G WiMax, sorry) and has a SIM slot for international travel. The phone also includes many of the standard features associated with any Android 2.2 device, including a 5MP rear camera, eCompass, and microSD slot, which in this case comes pre-loaded with a 2 GB card.