Motorola has introduced the new Android-based Droid Pro to take on rival Research in Motion in the business smartphone market.
The phone, which was launched at an event in San Francisco, is designed as an alternative to the BlackBerry smartphone used by enterprise consumers the world over.
According to Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha, business users would be willing to ditch their BlackBerrys if they had a better alternative that takes care of their business needs available in the market.
The Droid Pro, which was launched during the CTIA Enterprise & Applications event, will come with a QWERTY keypad and a 3.1-inch touchscreen couple with a 5 MP camera. The phone will also come with the ability to read and edit Microsoft Office documents.
It will feature enterprise level data security features, allowing IT administrators to remotely wipe the data on the phone and the microSD card in case the phone is lost or is stolen. They will also be able to encrypt the data and apply powerful password protection.