Last update: 22 April 2010
- Review by Brighthand
Motorola Devour features 3.1” capacitive touch screen display, 3MP camera, up to 8GB MicroSD card pre-installed, access to up to 20,000 applications, Back-Up and Security and bluetooth.
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Motorola Devour Reviews
Brighthand reviews the Motorola Devour and writes;
“The 3.1-inch, HVGA capacitive touchscreen on the Devour looks great, and is very responsive. Colors are sharp and vibrant, and whether I’m reading text or looking at photos, everything is clear… ”
MobileMag reviews the Motorola Devour and writes;
“..If you are getting this phone just for the Android functionality, you may want to hold out as its still on 1.6 and no updates have been spotted yet. Google Navigation functionality has surprisingly made it on the device, which I love, but you will have to download a text-to-speech voice kit from Android Market to get that working. ”
Testfreaks reviews the Motorola Devour and writes;
“The Devour is a nice heavy phone, some people might not like that but I do personally. I like phone with some weight to it and the Devour is heavier than most phones out there today, it’s a personal preference thing really. It is well made, I really do like the look, feel and design of it. ”
Mobileburn reviews the Motorola Devour and writes;
“Pros: Solidly built, good industrial design and battery life, robust browser, included navigation. Cons: Very bulky, runs older Android 1.6 OS, UI can feel sluggish”
LaptopMag reviews the Motorola Devour and writes;
“..the Devour is almost the same size (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.5 inches) and weight (6.0 ounces) as the Droid. The Devour has a less severe look, though, with an extruded aluminum finish, more contoured edges, and playful rubber and turquoise accents. Despite the rubber port covers and bumpers, the aluminum build is sexy (kind of like the smart phone equivalent of a MacBook Pro). ”
Video review of Motorola Devour by Phandroid
Phandroid reviews the Motorola Devour and writes;
“The biggest edge the Motorola Devour has in terms of web and media is it comes with Flash Lite, something most other Android phones don’t. This allows animated graphics, inline videos and flash games to be viewed/played directly from inside the Android browser. Beyond this the browser is pretty much stock Android and although confined by a 3.1-inch touchscreen, the web experience is pretty good…”
PCmag previews the Motorola Devour and writes;
“The new phone includes a 3.1-inch capacitive touch screen, and touch-sensitive navigation pad. Slide it up for keyboard access. The phone comes preloaded with apps including Gmail, Google Talk, YouTube, Google Search, and Google Maps. The Android Market will provide access to 20,000 additional apps..”
Slashgear reviews the Motorola Devour and writes;
” The extruded aluminum casing is sturdy and tactile, the side-loading battery compartment not only allows Motorola to keep the frame a single piece but also leaves easier access to the microSD card slot, and the screen section is pleasantly spring-loaded unlike its DROID sibling. Open it up, and the QWERTY keyboard is almost a complete improvement over the DROID; the buttons are hard and slightly domed, easier to press…”
Video review of Motorola Devour by Phonescoop
Motorola DEVOUR User Reviews
Perfect Balance, by A. Aiken
“This phone can pretty much do it all, and I love it. The size is just right for a great grip, and the phone’s aluminum construction looks and feels like a premium product. The capacative touch screen is very responsive, as is the phone itself. Powered by a 600MHz processor, this phone is on par with many other devices in higher price ranges. For instance, the Droid’s CPU is actually 550MHz. MotoBlur is another big plus for this device if you’re into social networking. If not, you don’t have to use the service. Personally, I chose this phone primarily for the excellent design, the Android OS, and the value.”
“The web browser is amazing and I have only been averaging 1-2 bars of service (compared to 4 on my old ENV2 in the same place) but the call quality is flawless and browsing the web is as fast if not faster on the 3G network as when I connect to my home wi-fi. I was going to get the Droid but when I got to the store I liked the keyboard better on this phone. I love that the charger is 2 pieces (like an iPod)…a USB cable and a separate plug so you can charge from either an outlet or a computer..”
“the setup was a breeze. i was up and running in no time. easy to figure out the user interface. i removed some of the icons and added my own. one minor issue, but i figured my way out of it quickly: the pics are uploaded sideways to fb if you take the pic while holding the phone like you would hold a regular camera, if you hold the phone strait up, the pics are awesome. GREAT PHONE!
Motorola DEVOUR User Manual
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Motorola Devour specifications
* Carrier in the USA offering it: Verizon
* Dimensions: 4.55″ x 2.4″ x 0.61″ (11.5 x 6 x 1.5 cm) (H x W x D)
* Weight: 6.35 ounces (180 grams)
* Network: 800/1900 CDMA EVDO rev A
* Processor: Qualcomm MSM7627
* Display: 3.1″ HVGA, 320 x 480, 65K colors, touchscreen
* 3.0 Megapixel camera
* Slide-Out QWERTY Keyboard
* Storage: 8 GB microSD card pre–installed on–device, up to 16 GB microSD optional removable memory
* Operating system: Android 1.6 (Donut) OS with MOTOBLU
* Software: Integrated Google, Exchange, Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter Contacts
* E-mail Support: Gmail & Exchange, IMAP and POP, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and AOL Mail also supported
* WiFi Capable (802.11 b/g)
* GPS capable for E911 emergency location/sGPS
* Polyphonic and MP3 Ringtones
* TTY compatible
* Hearing Aid Compatibility: M4 T4
* Bluetooth v2.0+EDR
* Talk time: 340 minutes
* Stand-by time: 440 hours
Motorola DEVOUR Press Release
Motorola DEVOUR Brings MOTOBLUR To Verizon Wireless’ 3G Data Network
MOTOBLUR Service Gives Customers Home Screen Access to Content and Contacts
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL – February 03, 2010 — Verizon Wireless and Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) today announced the availability of Motorola DEVOUR™ in March. Motorola DEVOUR will be the first Verizon Wireless phone to feature MOTOBLUR™, Motorola’s unique 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.
* Touch-sensitive navigation pad
* 3.1” capacitive touch screen
* Pre-loaded applications such as Gmail, Google Talk™, YouTube™, Google Search™ and Google Maps™ with Google Maps Navigation.
* Android Market™ gives users access to more than 20,000 applications.
* Happenings Widget – MOTOBLUR automatically pushes status updates, wall posts and photo updates from popular social networking sites to the Happenings Widget on the home screen. Customers can flick through the latest updates and fire back responses using the slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.
* Universal Inbox – MOTOBLUR gathers texts, social network messages and e-mails into one home screen widget for quick response.
* Back-Up and Security – 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.
* 8 GB microSD™ card pre-installed
* Bluetooth® profiles supported: A2DP, HID, HSP, HFP, AVRCP and GAP
* To get the most from Motorola DEVOUR, customers will 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.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Media can access high-resolution images of Motorola DEVOUR in the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.)
MOTOROLA and the Stylized M Logo are registered in the US Patent & Trademark Office. Android, Google, Google Maps, Android Market, Google Search, Gmail, YouTube, Google Talk are trademarks of Google, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. © Motorola, Inc. 2010. All rights reserved.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation’s most reliable and largest wireless voice and 3G data network, serving more than 91 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 83,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NASDAQ and LSE: VOD). For more information, visit www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
Motorola is known around the world for innovation in communications and is focused on advancing the way the world connects. From broadband communications infrastructure, enterprise mobility and public safety solutions to high-definition video and mobile devices, Motorola is leading the next wave of innovations that enable people, enterprises and governments to be more connected and more mobile. Motorola (NYSE: MOT) had sales of US $22 billion in 2009. For more information, please visit www.motorola.com.