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Motorola Pro Plus Android Handset Down To £170

The Motorola Pro Plus is now available from Amazon for only £170; the smartphone is an attractive alternative for those looking for a handset that comes with a full QWERTY keyboard at a decent price and in a compact form factor.

The smartphone - which Motorola presents as a business phone - comes with a single core 1GHz processor, a physical QWERTY keyboard, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 512MB RAM, 4GB onboard storage (with a microSD card slot), a 3.1-inch 640 by 480 pixels capacitive touchscreen display, Bluetooth, a five megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS and microUSB

Motorola claims its 1500mAh battery will last up to eight hours; other enterprise friendly features include like encryption, remote wipe, QuickOffice plus 25 Exchange ActiveSync security policies - including PIN lock, auto-discovery of Exchange Servers, Extended Device Management APIs and 3LM integration.

A recent review highlight the fact that "the small display is not the perfect option for surfing the net or watching feature-length movies, and the Gingerbread OS is starting to look a bit jaded, but nevertheless if you're looking for a viable alternative to a BlackBerry, the Motorola Pro Plus is it."

Source : Amazon (opens in new tab), 3G (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.