Droid Pro, Verizon's answer to the BlackBerry, should hit store shelves on Nov. 18.
On Tuesday, Verizon Wireless will begin taking pre-orders for the Droid Pro, a Motorola-built phone that Verizon is billing as the first Droid "optimized for business use." An iPhone killer this isn't. Instead, Motorola is taking aim at BlackBerry. The Droid Pro, which ships with a full QWERTY keyboard and Quickoffice Mobile Suite, is targeted squarely at consumers with little interest in playing endless games of Angry Birds.
Among the features on the Droid Pro are the Android 2.2 mobile operating system, a 1GHz processor, a 2GB hard-drive and 512MB of memory. (Memory capacity can be expanded via an SD card slot.) As Horizons blogger Chris Gaylord recently noted, the 5-megapixel camera on the Droid Pro is "on par with Apple and the Droid 2, but a little shy of the 8-megapixel Droid X. Of course, pixel count doesn't mean much these days."