New information on Verizon’s third Android-based smartphone has come to light. This includes a new image of the device — which may be called the Motorola Droid Devour — plus some wireless features it does and doesn’t have.
Details on this model have been leaking out for months, but not everything has been revealed.
Previous reports have given the code-name, Calgary, and said the official name will be Motorola Devour. Still, Verizon’s other smartphones are all part of the Droid series, so that may also be part of its name.
In the earlier pictures, this phone has a black casing. In the new one, it has a silver casing.
Android + Blur
The new image also help confirm the earlier report that this Android-powered device will run Blur, Motorola’s proprietary user interface.
It will supposedly debut with debut with Android OS 2.1, an upcoming version of Google’s mobile operating system, and have the standard suite of software for connecting to Google services.
On top of this will be Blur, Motorola’s software that gives easy access to consumer and business e-mail accounts, as well as social-networking services like Facebook and Twitter.
No GSM Here
According to the latest report, the Devour will have support for Verizon’s EV-DO mobile broadband network, plus it will include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
There had been speculation that this will be a worldphone with support for CDMA and GSM networks, but apparently this is not the case.
It will include a 1420 mAh battery, though.
A Preliminary Overview of the Motorola Droid Devour
This Android-based smartphone will have a shape somewhat similar to the popular Motorola Droid, but without many of the high-end features. Like its big brother, it will be a slider, with a landscape-oriented QWERTY keyboard. It will apparently have a smaller, lower-resolution screen than the Droid, though.
On this device’s front, next to the touchscreen, will be three touch-sensitive buttons and an optical trackpad, rather than a trackball or D-pad.
It is allegedly going to have a 3 megapixel camera, 3.5 mm headset jack, a GPS receiver, and a microSD memory car slot.
Pricing & Availability?
Exactly when Verizon is going to release the Motorola Devour is unknown, though it’s expected to happen in the next few months.
Aside from the expectation that it will almost certainly cost less than the Motorola Droid, the price for this Android-powered model is unknown.