We knew it was coming and now the Motorola Devour is official. Motorola sent out the press release today and already has the phone up on their site. No release date was given, but we know the device is headed to Verizon in March with the full suite of Verizon Premium Services such as VZ Navigator and VCast.
The Devour features Motoblur and is powered by Android 1.6. This is an enhancement over recent Motorola phones like the CLIQ, Backflip, and Zeppelin which all featured Android 1.5. We know the CLIQ is getting updated to Android 2.1 in Q2 2010 and we expect Motorola will do the same with the Devour.
For some odd reason Motorola chose not to reveal the CPU, RAM, and ROM of the Devour on the official spec sheet. We know from our sources that the Devour features the 600 MHz Qualcomm MSM7627, which is an improvement over other Motorola phones. My guess is Motorola is trying to sell the features of this phone and not its specs.
The Devour will include a version of Adobe Flash Lite, which is a first for Motorola Android phones.
With its big brother, the Motorola Droid, priced at $199 (with 2 yr contract), we expect the Devour to go for $99-149 with a 2 year agreement.
BGR is reporting the device will fall under Verizon’s list of “advanced devices” and require a $29.99 data plan and, presumably, will come with a $350 early termination fee as well.
Bonus: AndroidSPIN also has a quick hands on report and claims the outer casing of the Devour will be all metal. Check out their post for some additional hands on pictures.