What your mobile phone is called is obviously not very important to many people. Once a phone does what is says it can, that’s really all that matters. But we were just a little disappointed this morning when Motorola unveiled its European version of the Droid Pro – and called it the Motorola Pro.
We realise this is a business orientated model but with names like Razr and Atrix in its back catalogue, we hoped for something a little more interesting. Anyway enough of our issues with boring names, the Pro itself has a 3.1in HGVA multi-touch screen sitting atop a full portrait QWERTY keyboard. The device will be powered by a 1GHz processor which will run Android 2.2 (or Froyo) and will include a lot of business specific support such as pre-loaded QuickOffice and lots of email support. It also allows for remote wipe of the handset and the SD card and has integrated VPN.
The Pro also has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, support for Flash 10.1, 8GB of internal storage expandable to 32GB via microSD card, Bluetooth 2.1, DNLA support, Wi-Fi and a micro USB connector. The Pro can be used as a 3G mobile hotspot and will allow five other devices to connect to the network created. "Consumers above all need choice to meet the needs of work and play and Motorola PRO strengthens Motorola Mobility's position as the leading provider of Android devices. We don't take a one-size-fits-all approach," said Andrew Morley, vice president of marketing, international markets, Motorola Mobility.
We have no news on when the Pro will be coming to stores near you, how much it will cost or which of the networks will be carrying it but as the news filters out at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona we will bring it to you. For now here’s a video showing off the Pro.