The Motorola Devour, Verizon’s next smartphone, is going to be released in just a few days. At launch, this Android OS-powered device with a sliding keyboard is going to be exclusively available from the retailer Best Buy.
Those who are eager to get their hands on this model can can go to a Best Buy store now and reserve one.
Despite this, the price still has not yet been announced. Customers are being asked to buy a $50 Best Buy gift card to reserve a unit. Unconfirmed reports have been more forthcoming; they indicate that the Devour will sell for $99 with a two-year contract and $100 mail-in rebate.
An Overview of the Motorola Devour
The Devour will be 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 will be a trackpad.
This model will debut with Android OS 1.6, and have the standard suite of software for connecting to Google services, like Gmail and YouTube. User will also be able to pick from over 20,000 third-party apps.
In addition, the Devour will be 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 will come with software for playing music and video, and this model will be bundled with an 8 GB microSD memory card for storing thousands of files.
This phone will be able to access Verizon’s EV-DO Rev. A mobile broad-band network, and also sport Wi-Fi b/g and Stereo Bluetooth. Other features will include a 3.0 MPx camera and a GPS receiver.
The Motorola Devour will be 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