Verizon Wireless has a second handset from Motorola that uses Google's Android software: The Devour.
The phone will be available in March. Motorola DEVOUR will be the first Verizon Wireless phone to feature MOTOBLUR, Motorola?s Android-powered content delivery service created to make wireless phones more personal and customizable.
MOTOBLUR is the first solution to sync contacts from work and personal e-mail services, including Gmail, with posts, messages, photos and more from popular sites such as Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. With MOTOBLUR, content is automatically delivered to the home screen and fed into easy-to-manage streams.
Much like the Motorola Droid, which debuted in November, the new phone has a touch-sensitive navigation pad, a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, a 3.1" touch screen and comes preloaded with applications such as Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube, Google Search and Google Maps with Google Maps Navigation.
Contacts, log-in information, home screen customizations, e-mail and social network messages are backed up automatically on the secure MOTOBLUR portal. The portal also allows customers to use the phone?s fully integrated aGPS to help locate the phone if misplaced. Remote wipe easily clears information from a lost device.
The Devour comes with an 8 GB microSD card pre-installed and supports the A2DP, HID, HSP, HFP, AVRCP and GAP Bluetooth profiles.
Verizon Wireless has positioned Android phones as its main alternative to the iPhone, available in the U.S. exclusively through AT&T.
To get the most from Motorola DEVOUR, users would need to subscribe to a Nationwide Talk or Nationwide Talk & Text plan and a Data Package for smartphones. Nationwide Talk plans begin at $39.99 monthly access, and Nationwide Talk & Text plans begin at $59.99 monthly access. A Data Package for smartphones is $29.99 for unlimited monthly access.