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Review: Businesslike Droid Pro dragged down by cramped keyboard

Nov 22, 2010, 14:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clint Boulton)

"Corporate types with small fingers will find much to like in Verizon's Android 2.2-based Motorola Droid Pro, says this eWEEK review. Most business users, however, will have trouble with the tiny keyboard, let alone the small screen, and would do better with a BlackBerry.

"Motorola's Droid Pro -- which Verizon Wireless is now selling for $180 after a $100 rebate with a two-year deal -- presents a case study in smartphones that look great, feel great in the hand, but whose user experience is wanting. That sums up the Droid Pro hardware, which I will circle back to after covering the basics of the device and what worked for me.

"Weighing at an industry average 4.73 ounces, the Droid Pro (pictured) comes with a 1GHz processor and measures 4.7 inches long, 2.4 inches wide, and about a half inch thick. The screen is a compact 3.1-inch, HVGA 480 x 320 pixel display."

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