Motorola is also at Mobile World Congress this year, and so far has announced one device which our European readers will be happy to hear about. The DROID Pro is now coming to Europe in the form of the Motorola Pro, which will provide users with a stellar business experience (See my review of the DROID Pro here).
As far as we can tell, there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference between the Motorola Pro and the DROID Pro, but we’ll keep our eye out for any differences we see while here at MWC 2o11.
It features Android 2.2 Froyo on a 1 GHz processor, and has the ability to remote wipe device and SD card, has Quickoffice, complex password support, and integrates a VPN. Check out the video below as well as the full press release.
Introducing Motorola PRO in Europe; Finally a Work Phone Worth Taking Home
Device offers greater choice to consumers and IT departments
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 14, 2011 — Mobile World Congress 2011 — Motorola Mobility Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) today announced Motorola PRO, the Android™-powered smartphone optimized for business use, is set to come to Europe. Delivering the speed, convenience, security and productivity tools that consumers and businesses alike require, Motorola PRO is showcased at Motorola’s booth at MWC: Hall 8, Booth No. 8A51.
“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. “In addition, employees and IT departments have made it clear that they want other options and solutions and Motorola PRO meets this need.”
The Motorola PRO smartphone powered by Android 2.2 features a 1 GHz processor with 2 GB internal memory and expandable external memory with SD card up to another 32 GB, as well as 3G mobile hotspot support for up to five other Wi-Fi-enabled devices/laptops and a QWERTY keyboard designed for speed and convenience. The business smartphone also includes QuickOffice pre-loaded and email support (Corporate Sync, Gmail™, POP3/IMAP embedded, Push Email, Yahoo Mail).
Other features of Motorola PRO
Adobe® Flash® Player 10.1 support on a full multi-touch 3.1-inch (7.87-cm) brilliant display as well as the ability to capture and share content with the device’s 5-megapixel camera featuring auto focus and dual LED flash
Motorola security additions such as AuthenTec IPSec multi-headed VPN integration, remote wipe of device and SD card, and complex password support as well as device and SD card encryption
Completing the package is the Motorola PRO desktop dock (sold separately), which provides a convenient charging station on your office desktop or kitchen counter and allows access to additional handset features while docked, including a clock (with alarm), a local weather reading, and the ability to play music or a slide show.
To learn more about the Motorola PRO visit YouTube™.
About Motorola Mobility
Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) fuses innovative technology with human insights to create experiences that simplify, connect and enrich people’s lives. Our portfolio includes converged mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets; wireless accessories; end-to-end video and data delivery; and management solutions, including set-tops and data-access devices. For more information, visit motorola.com/mobility.
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