After weeks of rumors, Verizon has officially announced that it will begin offering the Motorola Devour next month. Like the popular Motorola Droid, this model will have Google’s Android OS and a physical keyboard. The Devour is expected to have a lower price, though.
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.
Pricing & Availability
The Motorola Devour will be released at some point next month.
Pricing for this this device also has yet tobe announced, but it is expected to be a less expensive option than the Motorola Droid for those who want an Android-based smartphone with a keyboard.