Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Droid Pro Is Android 2.2-based Phone Tuned for Enterprises
Motorola Droid Pro Is Android 2.2-based Phone Tuned for Enterprises
by Clint Boulton
Out of the Box
Out of the box, the Droid Pro is a handsome device, encased in marbled gray and black plastic. It weighs only 4.73 ounces, or not much more than Apple's iPhone.
The Pro's case is fixed by a metal band, giving the handset a robust, handsome appeal.
Droid Pro Display
The device measures 4.69 inches long, 2.36 inches wide and is less than half an inch thick. The display is a compact 3.1 inches of HVGA, 480 x 320 appeal.
The camera is nothing out of the ordinary, offering 5 megapixels with auto focus and dual LED flash, with DVDnot HDquality video. Good enough for a business phone whose target is texting business users: the BlackBerry crowd.
One of our favorite aggregator apps on Android-based Motorola devices is the social network aggregator shown here. Get Facebook updates and Twitter updates in one stream.
The social stream in action on the Pro. Tweets are surfaced on one of the handsets five home screens.
The refreshed Twitter for Android app on the Droid Pro includes a tweet details page and a much faster timeline.
Google Places is highlighted as its own special widget on the Pro, showing Google's heightened sensitivity to local search.
The Pro leverages the phone's location to pinpoint nearby restaurants for users.
Places users can now filter by cuisine type, ratings, distance and whether the eatery is open.
Managing Messaging Accounts
The Pro lets users set up a dozen or more accounts for Web services and corporate messaging.
E-Mail on the Droid Pro
It's a safe bet Pro users will want to configure the device to send and receive corporate messages.
The Motorola Messaging widget helps streamline these communications.
Corporate road warriors will want to sync their Outlook and Google Calendars, too.
The QuickOffice widget lets users easily access the Microsoft documents so dear to them, including Word, PowerPoint and Excel files. Exchange integration is one of the strong suits of the BlackBerry. Android wants to get there, too.