Motorola Droid Pro: like a BlackBerry with Android

Motorola Droid Pro, that's the new name you need to remember if you want a BlackBerry-styled device running Android.

Kicking off US mobile phone trade show CTIA, Motorola has announced a bevy of handsets on Tuesday including the Motorola Droid Pro, a QWERTY packing Android smartphone.

The new "business savvy" model will be available on Verizon in the US initially and, say the two companies, "combines rich business and personal mobile experiences" in a single handset.

The business angle comes via pre-loaded Quickoffice Mobile Suite while specs include a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, Android 2.2, 1GHz processor, 4GB of memory (2GB internal; and 2GB removable) and a QWERTY keyboard designed for speed and convenience. There is also a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus and dual LED flash as well as DVD-quality video.

“DROID PRO combines the feature-packed, high-level user experience that customers look for in an Android smartphone plus the security that enterprises require, all with the reliability of Verizon Wireless’ 3G network”, said Mike Lanman, president - Enterprise and Government Markets for Verizon Wireless. “DROID PRO builds on our commitment to deliver the best Android experience to the marketplace as well as to our enterprise customers”.

Other business-friendly elements include support for both Exchange email and Gmail for business, corporate directory look-up, unified calendar for Enterprise and sync with Google Calendar, Adobe Flash Player 10.1 support, and the ability to view, edit and share documents, including Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations and Word documents.

No word on pricing, or whether it will be making it out of the USA.