Announced: 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.