Motorola Droid Pro and Citrus Android smartphones coming to Verizon soon

After the Motorola Flipout, Flipside and Bravo smartphones for AT&T, Motorola announced another two Android smartphones Droid Pro & Citrus for Verizon in United States.

Motorola Droid Pro

Droid Pro sports a strange portrait QWERTYT form factor along with 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, 3.1-inch display, 1GHz processor, 4 GB of memory (2 GB internal; and 2 GB removable) and a dual-mode CDMA/GSM chip for worldwide roaming. Verizon Droid pro will be powered by Android 2.2 with MotoBlur.

Availability and Pricing

It’ll be available in the first week of November, Pricing will be announced closer to launch.

Key features and specifications:

· Support for both Exchange e-mail and Gmail™ for business

· Corporate directory look-up, unified calendar for Enterprise and sync with Google Calendar™

· PC-like browsing with Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 on a full, multi-touch, 3.1-inch brilliant display built on Android 2.2

· View, edit and share documents, including Microsoft Excel® spreadsheets, PowerPoint® presentations and Word® documents

· Built-in security features, including AuthenTec IPSec multi-headed VPN integration, remote wipe of device and SD card, and complex password support. Device and SD card encryption will be available in early 2011

· 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities – Allows customers to connect up to five other Wi-Fi®-enabled devices and laptops

· Live widgets that stream e-mail messages to the home screen; customers can filter the widgets to separate work and home e-mail

· 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash as well as DVD-quality video

· 3G diversity antennae provides customers with enhanced data speeds and range

· Wi-Fi®-enabled DNLA® connectivity

· Android Market™ – Provides customers with access to more than 80,000 applications

· My Verizon and Backup AssistantSM support – Allows customers to manage their wireless accounts or their contacts from their phones

Motorola Citrus:

Citrus is an entry-level Android smartphones, which will  come with Android 2.1, BACKTRACK, 524MHz MSM7525 processor and 3-inch touchscreen.

Availability and Pricing:

Motorola CITRUS will be available at www.verizonwireless.com and in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores in Q4 2010.

Key features and specifications:

· Curved design

· Full HTML Web browser – Preloaded with Bing Search and Bing Maps and delivers a PC-like Web browsing experience with quick access to Web apps and services such as Facebook®; Google services such as Gmail™, Google Talk™ and YouTube™

· Equipped with BACKTRACK™, a touch panel located on the back of the device that enables users to navigate and scroll through websites, home screens, e-mails, music and more without obstructing the display

· Full capacitive touch screen display delivers fluid flick, swipe and pinch-to-zoom navigation

· Seven home screen panels that can be tailored with an array of available shortcuts; applications; and pre-loaded widgets such as sticky notes, weather, messages and calendar

· Android Market™ – Choose from thousands of downloadable apps, many of which are free

· CITRUS has a housing made from 25 percent post-consumer recycled plastic, is certified CarbonFree® through an alliance with Carbonfund.org, and is PVC and BFR free. The packaging is made from 80 percent post-consumer recycled paper, and the user manual is made using 100 percent recycled paper and soy-based ink.


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