A few days ago, Best Buy started taking pre-orders for the Motorola Devour without announcing how much it'll exactly cost. Now we know. According to the Best Buy price tag above, the Devour will run for $149.99 with new 2-year contract on Verizon Wireless. It'll run for $549.99 without contract, if that's your thing.
The $149 price point is a solid starting point for the Devour, it's a decidedly mid-end device for Motorola. With the Droid being the high-end Android handset and the Cliq and Backflip targeting the lower-end, the Devour just fits right in the portfolio. We're excited to see if this puppy can take off.
Are you guys interested in the Motorola Devour?
I really hope this bad boy is as cool as it looks. It just strikes my fancy for some reason.
We just got the dummy version of the phone today. Obviously the dummy isn't necessarily an indication of how good the actual phone will be but the build quality seems very good. Actually better than the Droid. The volume buttons don't feel loose like the do on the Droid. They are black rubber/plastic but feel good. The casing is aluminum. The keyboard buttons are way better than the Droid. They are bubbled rubber with a little bit of space between each button so it is much easier to differentiate between each button. It will be interesting to see how the phone looks and runs when we get the real deal here.
Mid end device? That's what I was thinking too until I saw that video, but now I'm not so sure. The hardware size, screen, keyboard, and OS are all inferior to the droid but it has a more powerful processor (600 Hhz newer generation according to the guy). Yes I know the Droid is under-clocked at 550Mhz but he did say that it was a newer generation processor as well and clock speed isn't everything. It's also using MotoBlur which means you have to wait 6 months for upgrades. Unless this thing ends up being something really special I'm sticking with Google Experience devices like the Droid and Nexus One.
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