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Droid Pro brings BlackBerry feel to Android phones

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Verizon and Motorola have unveiled the Droid Pro, a new Android phone that takes aim at BlackBerry. This corporate-focused handset melds the touchscreen interface of its fellow Droids with a comfortable keyboard and world-phone antennas.

The candy-bar phone sports a 3.1-inch screen and full QWERTY keyboard. For comparison, the iPhone 4 features a slightly larger 3.5-inch screen, while the Droid X boasts a hulking 4.3-incher. Neither have any physical keypad. The Droid 2 enjoys 3.7-inch touch screen and slide out keyboard, offering bigger keys than the Droid Pro but requires an extra motion every time you want to type on it.

Inside the Droid Pro, Motorola has packed all the firepower that Android fans have come to expect: 1GHz processor, 512MB of memory, 2GB hard drive plus an SD card slot. The 5-megapixel camera 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. We'll need to wait for a hands-on before ranking any camera above another. The Droid Pro will also come with the latest Android 2.2 operating system.


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