Motorola and Verizon have started rolling out a new software update for their business oriented Droid the Droid Pro.
The new software update (v2.26.60) is brings with it hosts of enhancements and bug fixes. The software update will improve the Bluetooth performance, voice call quality and the general performance and stability of the handset.
Here is the official change-log from Motorola :
- Improved audio on voice calls.
- Improved stability and performance.
- User interface display now refreshes when user switches from GSM/UMTS communication to Global Mode.
- Device now prepends 011 to Country Code to send SMS messages.
- Global Mode no longer resets when connecting to a USB charger.
- Visual Voice Mail now detects airplane mode while Wi-Fi is active.
- Prompt return to full screen brightness after wake-up.
- Upgraded Bluetooth firmware.
- Improved interoperability with Microsoft Internet Application Gateway (IAG) configurations.
- Device string format for Exchange changed to include device name and version number.
- Upgrade to Google applications Release 7.
- Improved audio during voice calls.
- Reduced user interface lock-ups.
Droid Pro users can manually check for the update, by going to Menu->Settings->About Phone and selecting the System Updates option.
Hopefully, Motorola will also release the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Droid Pro sometime in the future.
It was exactly a month ago that Motorola had announced the Droid Pro. However, back then the company did not mention when the phone will be launched and its pricing. Today, Verizon has made both the pricing and the launch date official. The Pro will hit the Verizon store shelves on November 18th whereas online orders start from November 9.
The Droid Pro has a 3.1-inch screen with HVGA resolution. The phone is powered by a 1GHz OMAP processor and packs in 512MB of RAM. The Droid Pro sports both EVDO Rev.A and WCDMA antennas for global roaming capability. Users can find out the whole specification of the Droid Pro here.
The phone will cost $179 after a $100 mail-in rebate on a new 2-year contract from the big red.
The full unlocked version of the handset will retail for around $749.
Verizon along with Motorola have announced their next droid the Droid Pro. The Droid Pro has a candy bar form factor with a QWERTY keyboard a first in the Android ecosystem. The handset features a 3.1-inch capacitive display with a resolution of 320×480 and is powered by a 1GHz OMAP processor. 512MB of RAM and 2 GB of Internal memory along with a microSD card slot take care of all the storage needs.
The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera with auto-focus and dual-LED flash for assisting low night photography. The usual Wi-Fi N, GPS, DLNA, and 3G Mobile Hotspot. The handset will be global-ready’ as its houses a GSM as well as a CDMA antenna. The Droid Pro will run on Android 2.2 with a reduced version of Moto Blur UI.
The handset will also support full Flash 10.1. This handset has been targeted mainly towards business users with features like Corporate directory look-up, support for Exchange and Gmail for business and many built-in security features.
The early hands-on review of the device suggests that its fast and the keyboard is verygood. The Droid Pro is expected to hit the Verizon retail stores by the first week of November.