Motorola Devour

Well will you look at that. We unveil the specs on the Verizon's Motorola Devour, and then Verizon decides to go ahead and announce the thing. And things are pretty much as we've already told you. 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen at 320x480, optical trackpad, Android 1.6 with MotoBLUR, 1400 mAh battery, an 8GB microSD card already installed.

Weight is now listed at 5.89 ounces, so that brings it in under the Droid's 6 ounces, for those of you who were worried about that.

The Devour will be available in March for an as-yet undisclosed price. Full presser and one more pic after the break.

Motorola Devour

BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the availability of Motorola DEVOUR™ in March. Motorola DEVOUR will be the first Verizon Wireless phone to feature MOTOBLUR™, Motorola’s unique Android™-powered content delivery service created to make wireless phones more personal and customizable.

MOTOBLUR is the first solution to sync contacts from work and personal e-mail services, including Gmail™, with posts, messages, photos and more from popular sites such as Facebook®, MySpace and Twitter. With MOTOBLUR, content is automatically delivered to the home screen and fed into easy-to-manage streams.

Key features:

  • Touch-sensitive navigation pad
  • 3.1” capacitive touch screen
  • Pre-loaded applications such as Gmail, Google Talk™, YouTube™, Google Search™ and Google Maps™ with Google Maps Navigation.
  • Android Market™ gives users access to more than 20,000 applications.
  • Happenings Widget – MOTOBLUR automatically pushes status updates, wall posts and photo updates from popular social networking sites to the Happenings Widget on the home screen. Customers can flick through the latest updates and fire back responses using the slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.
  • Universal Inbox – MOTOBLUR gathers texts, social network messages and e-mails into one home screen widget for quick response.
  • Back-Up and Security – Contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations, e-mail and social network messages are backed up automatically on the secure MOTOBLUR portal. The portal also allows customers to use the phone’s fully integrated aGPS to help locate the phone if misplaced. Remote wipe easily clears information from a lost device.
  • 8 GB microSD™ card pre-installed
  • Bluetooth® profiles supported: A2DP, HID, HSP, HFP, AVRCP and GAP

Service plans:

  • To get the most from Motorola DEVOUR, customers will need to subscribe to a Nationwide Talk or Nationwide Talk & Text plan and a Data Package for smartphones. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access, and Nationwide Talk & Text plans begin at $59.99 monthly access. A Data Package for smartphones is $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.

 

 

Reader comments

Verizon announces Motorola Devour

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I don't like the touch button choices. They should have stuck with the (back, menu, home, search) buttons with haptic feedback. Other than that, its good to see a cross between the generation of "smartphone plus" devices that have been rolling out and the more traditional "smartphones". This phone will likely not break the bank, but will still provide a great smartphone experience.

Its not gonna be a Droid killer, but it is more of a close brother to the Droid.

This is all assuming a smaller processor than 1Ghz, like most OS 1.6 devices.

Not that impressed, I guess good for those who need a Droid "lite". I would like a Droid without the slide out keyboard, then it would be lighter and thinner, now that would be great, of course the upgrade to 2.1 would be nice too.

why only 1.6 wtf

Also whats with all that wasted black space that could be more screen space above the touch buttons?

I like the fact that it has dedicated number keys... Thats what sucks on the droids keyboard... Also I would love to see MOTOBLUR on my droid!!! This is a cool phone that will be better for the average user.. Though only coming with 1.6 huh? Is that something to do with motoblur not working with 2.0 and later??

The only thing I miss from my Omnia was the optical mouse....not a huge fan of the d-pad. but i'd sacrifice the optical mouse for larger screen any day!

I kinda would like to see Motorola release an optional MOTOBLUR service for Droid it seems interesting Im kinda on the fence on Vanilla Android on my Droid if Eris had 2.0 or even 1.6 I would have got that instead I love my Droid but I love Sense too althMOTOBLUR don't seem as intuitive

Instead of a "Droid Lite" model to go between between Droid and Droid Eris, Moto should be drop the price of the Droid and come out with Mega Droid - with 1GHz (or better) processor and more on board RAM. My New For Two is coming up at the end of the month and I don't feel the need to jump on any Verizon smartphone right this minute (that's a revue minus for Verizon).

A larger screen would be nice. why only an 8 gig card? the Droid came with 16. I waited on the hype for an Iphone in feb. now the rumor is June..Every phone is a Iphone killer just give me the Iphone on a network I trust..