Motorola Devour - a guide to Android

Motorola DevourAnnounced: Feb. 3, 2010
Carrier:
Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ)
Vendor:
Motorola (NASDAQ:MOT)
Price:
$149.99 with a two-year contract and after a $100 mail-in rebate

Pros: NPD's Ross Rubin said the Devour is a pretty decent mid-level smartphone with touch. The gadget is a lower-end version of the Droid, with a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, Android 1.6, a 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display, 3-megapixel camera and an 8 GB microSD card.

Cons: The Devour is only slightly cheaper than the Droid and sports an older version of Android and a weaker feature set. Current Analysis' Avi Greengart said entry-level Android phones suffer from a "real problem with pricing," in that the difference in price between an entry-level Android smartphone and a high-end one is so slight as to be inconsequential.

Impact: The phone introduced Verizon customers to Motorola's MotoBLUR user interface, and provided customers with a Sidekick aesthetic but with a smartphone operating system.

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