Feb 03 AT 2:41 PM Taylor Wimberly 14 Comments

Motorola Devour gets official, headed to Verizon in March

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.

Source: Motorola

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  • Vineares

    Wow…this phone looks so sexy. But another flat keyboard? Come on…I hate the Droids. Why did they repeat this mistake?

    • http://Website Felix

      To be honest, people are a bit to critical of the keyboard. Its a slight adjustment yes but you get use to it the first two days of using it. Its not completely, flat the key are slighty domed but not as much as were use to. Actually I’m using it right now.

  • http://Website Brad Pitcher

    What’s that box on the front. It sort of looks like IR but that couldn’t be it, right?

    • http://www.nexsoftware.net Justin Shapcott

      That would be an optical directional pad.

  • http://Website mwd

    According to the press release, the thing supports Bluetooth HID — is this the first HID phone on the Android platform? With HID, we should be able to hook up external keyboards (and not need the KeyPro app).

  • http://Website jbn

    what a gay phone!!!

  • http://Website carig

    According to the Motorola website, a key feature is the “extruded aluminum design” so it looks like it will be all metal

  • http://Website dutch

    the keyboard is definently weak sauce. i like the slide out keyboard i currently use the g1. this keyboard is missing a lot of buttons. 1 key i think that should be standard is a (.com) i had one on an iphone i tested and its a very useful key i would say more used than any number key.

  • http://Website airjockey

    DLNA….hmm that presents some interesting possibilities.

  • Manly Man

    Verizon take a Loss for this!

  • http://Website pj tolentino

    for me, a keyboard is a keyboard (as long as it’s wide and full qwerty)

    been through a Nokia Communicator, a Dopod 838, and the G1. Will not touch another phone without slideout qwerty again

    no matter how bad a keyboard is, you always get used to it after a few days.

    i just hope the mechanism is good. that’s always the problem with sliders

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  • http://Website shalbrir

    why no flash? that’s a turn-off right there.

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