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We've seen a leaked Verizon image showing the Droid Pro, Motorola's first serious answer Blackberry-style Android device, at the $180 price point before, but we never quite got the date. Today, Verizon went public with dates: we now know the device will go on presale tomorrow and finally be in your hands on November 18th. Price-wise, the Big Red officially confirmed the $180 price point, as expected, albeit after a $100 rebate. Not too bad for a business oriented device that can utilize voice and data in over 200 countries.

Official pictures and press release follow.

Update: Droid Pro user guide is here.

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DROID PRO BY MOTOROLA NOW AVAILABLE ON THE NATION’S LARGEST AND MOST RELIABLE 3G NETWORK

DROID Does Business with Global Android Smartphone from Verizon Wireless

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – Verizon Wireless, the company with the nation’s largest and most reliable wireless 3G network, and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT), today announced that DROID PRO, the first Android™-based smartphone optimized for business use, will be available as a pre-sale order at select Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com starting Nov. 9 and for purchase in stores starting Nov. 18.  The DROID PRO will be available for $179.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

DROID PRO, a global-ready Android smartphone, allows customers to enjoy wireless voice service in more than 220 countries and data coverage in more than 200 countries, with more than 120 with 3G speeds.  Powered by Android 2.2, DROID PRO is packed with features that meet both business and personal needs such as pre-loaded Quickoffice Mobile Suite, 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities, and a QWERTY keyboard designed for speed and convenience.

Verizon Wireless customers who purchase DROID PRO will receive the mail-in rebate in the form of a debit card; upon receipt, customers may use the card as cash anywhere debit cards are accepted.  DROID PRO customers will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan (beginning at $39.99 monthly access) and a 3G Smartphone Plan.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. 

To learn more about DROID PRO, visit http://news.vzw.com/news/2010/10/pr2010-10-05.html

Source: Verizon PR, Droid Life

Artem Russakovskii
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  • Alain Joseph

    The specs that make this a "business smartphone" are here: http://exm.nr/aRmw73

  • Shahbaz

    I have Motorola droid pro, i have a problem, plz help me to solve it,
    I was rooting flash and seting up new softwear with RSD but in the centre of installing softwear my pc went trun off and my cell phone now not working only main logo of Moto Droid pro comes again and again, I want that there comes boatloader screen now that's why i detect phone again and install software plz help me . i m very upset.

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