Motorola’s DEVOUR: WINR or LOZR?
Verizon this morning copped to what the blogosphere has been jawing about for weeks now: Motorola’s Devour is to be the wireless carrier’s next Android handset. Arriving at market next month, the Devour seems a lower-cost alternative to the Droid, though Verizon (VZ) hasn’t yet named a price for it.
Certainly, the specs, below, for the Devour suggest it will cost significantly less than the $200 Droid commands when tethered to a two-year wireless contract.
- Android 1.6 (Donut) with MotoBlur, a Motorola (MOT) service that essentially corrals Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Picasa, GMail and MS Exchange activity into a single feed and presents them on your phone
- 3.1-inch touchscreen at 320×480
- Horizontal slider keyboard
- 3-megapixel camera
- EVDO Rev. A
- Wi-Fi b/g
- Bluetooth with A2DP
- HTML 5-compatible Webkit browser
- MicroSD card up to 16GB
As I said, Verizon has not disclosed the price for Devour, but $99 sounds about right to me, especially if the company is looking to pit this thing against Apple’s (AAPL) low-end iPhone 3G.