Motorola has added a second business-focused smartphone to its Android line-up in the shape of the Pro+, a BlackBerry-like model sporting a Qwerty keypad.
Based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, the Pro+ is styled by Motorola as "your own personal assistant", ideal for messaging and editing important documents on the go, and with encryption capabilities for sensitive corporate information.
However, no guide price or UK availability date have been given for the Pro+, which is coming to "selected European markets" from October, a Motorola spokesperson told V3.
The existing Motorola Pro is also not officially available in the UK yet, despite being launched at Mobile World Congress at the start of this year.
Business features of the Pro+ include Quickoffice Connect for creating and editing documents, direct dial conferencing options, and compatibility with Exchange and Gmail for business email systems, with 25 Exchange ActiveSync security policies supported.
The 113g handset is based on a 1GHz processor with 512MB memory and 4GB internal storage expandable to 32GB. It has a 3.1in 640x480 touch-screen protected by Corning Gorilla Glass in addition to a Qwerty keypad.
Like most high-end handsets, the Pro+ supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS, and is an HSPA device supporting download speeds up to 14.4Mbit/s on compatible networks.
"The Motorola Pro+ is built for people who want to take the pressure off and consolidate their work and personal lives with an efficient smartphone that acts like your personal assistant," said Alain Mutricy, senior vice president for device product management at Motorola Mobility.
Earlier this month, Google announced plans to acquire Motorola Mobility in a deal which is expected to close by the end of this year.
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