The Motorola Devour, Verizon's third smartphone running Google's Android OS, is being released today. At launch, the only brick-and-mortar store offering this mid-range device with a sliding keyboard is Best Buy, but a few other online retailers have it as well.
The Devour is a mid-range model with a sliding keyboard, Wi-Fi, and 3G mobile broadband.
Best Buy is selling for $100 to new Verizon subscribers who sign a two-year service contract. Orders are being taken now on the Best Buy Mobile site.
Wirefly's webstore has a lower price -- $50 with a new contract -- but requires customers to buy this smartphone sight unseen.
Information leaking out of Verizon says this carrier will put the Devour on sale in its stores on March 15.
An Overview of the Motorola Devour
The Devour is a slider, with a 3.1-inch, HVGA (320 by 480 pixel) capacitive Touchscreen that can slide aside to reveal a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard. Next to the display is a trackpad.
This model is debuting with Android OS 1.6, and has the standard suite of software for connecting to Google services, like Gmail and YouTube. User can also pick from over 20,000 third-party apps.
In addition, the Devour is the first Verizon model with MotoBlur, Motorola's software that brings together messages from a range of social-networking services like Facebook and Twitter, text messages, as well as consumer and business e-mail accounts, into a universal inbox.
Naturally, it comes with software for playing music and video, and this model is being bundled with an 8 GB microSD memory card for storing thousands of files.
The Motorola Devour is Verizon's third smartphone running Google's operating system. The other two debuted late last year: the Motorola Droid and the Motorola Droid Eris.
Source: Best Buy
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