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Motorola DEVOUR A555 Android Phone (Verizon Wireless) by Motorola
- 3G-enabled, Google Android OS-powered smartphone with MOTOBLUR social networking, 3.1-inch touchscreen, and slide-out QWERTY keyboard
- Access V CAST Music with Rhapsody service (subscription and PC downloads); GPS-enabled for turn-by-turn directions; Visual Voicemail capabilities
- 3-megapixel camera/camcorder; Bluetooth stereo music; microSD expansion to 16 GB; access to personal e-mail services; full HTML Web browser
- Up to 5.67 hours of talk time, up to 440 hours (18.3 days) of standby time
- What's in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 8 GB microSD card, quick start guide, user manual
This more affordable cousin of the Droid has a lower-resolution display and 3-megapixel camera, but adds an optical scroll pad on the front and Motorola's BLUR software. Other features of this Android smartphone are similar, including a sliding QWERTY keyboard, GPS navigation, EVDO Rev. A data, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm headphone jack, and memory card slot with 8 GB card included.
Powered by the Android OS and featuring the MOTOBLUR overlay designed with social networking in mind, the Motorola DEVOUR smartphone for Verizon Wireless helps you stay on top of both work and personal e-mail as well as keep tabs on all your Facebook, MySpace and Twitter pals–all automatically delivered to the customizable home screen. Constructed fsrom durable, extruded aluminum for a seamless cutting edge design, the DEVOUR also features a 3.1-inch touchscreen display, an innovative touch-sensitive navigation pad, and a slide-out full QWERTY keyboard.
Powered by the Android OS, you can customize your Motorola DEVOUR with thousands of apps available via the Android Market.
The DEVOUR is compatible with the V Cast Music with Rhapsody service, which enables you to purchase songs through your phone and download them via the fast Verizon Wireless 3G EV-DO data network. You'll also stay on course thanks to the VZ Navigator GPS turn-by-turn direction service. And with the optional Visual Voice Mail service, you'll be able to quickly and easily scroll through your messages and pick the ones you want to listen to.
With integrated Google technology, the Motorola DEVOUR brings one-touch access to the popular Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, GTalk instant messaging (with presence capabilities), YouTube, and Picasa. The DEVOUR also provides easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts supported by Exchange Server and Gmail.
The DEVOUR comes with an 8 GB microSD memory card pre-installed, and it's compatible with optional additional cards up to 16 GB in size. In addition to fast 3G connectivity, this mobile phone also offers Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for access to home and corporate networks as well as hotspots on the go. Other features include a 3-megapixel camera/camcorder, Bluetooth for both hands-free communication and stereo music streaming, full HTML Web browser (with Adobe Flash Lite), and up to 5.67 hours of talk time.
- Powered by the Android operating system (version 1.6, Donut) with deep integration of Google services and access to thousands of apps to customize your phone via the Android Market. (Learn more)
- Innovative widget-based MOTOBLUR overlay to Android automatically delivers Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, and work and personal e-mail updates to the home screen in easy-to-view streams so there is no need to open and close different mobile applications. (Learn more)
- Update Facebook, MySpace and Twitter at once instead of opening individual apps as well as upload your photos to Facebook, MySpace, Picasa and Photobucket.
- MOTOBLUR continuously displays your friends' latest profile pics as part of your texts, calls, e-mails and address book.
- View your friends your way: MOTOBLUR lets you view friends from A to Z, by contact history or in groups you make yourself.
- Customize your home screen with your favorite widgets and short cuts
- Your information is continuously updated and backed up into a secure environment, so you're connected and protected even if you lose your phone.
With MOTOBLUR, updates from Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter as well as e-mail are automatically delivered to the home screen and fed into easy-to-manage streams.
- Fast 3G connectivity thanks to the reliable Verizon Wireless EV-DO, Rev A network
- Wi-Fi networking (802.11b/g) for accessing home and corporate networks as well as hotspots while on the go.
- GPS navigation capabilities via VZ Navigator service
- 3.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display (320 x 480 pixels, 65K colors)
- Slide out the full QWERTY keyboard for effortless and accurate typing.
- 3-megapixel camera with video capture and easy uploading of videos to YouTube,
- Bluetooth connectivity (version 2.0) includes profiles for communication headset, hands-free car kits, and the A2DP Bluetooth profile–enabling you to wirelessly stream your music to a pair of compatible Bluetooth stereo headphones or speaker dock. (Profiles supported: A2DP, HID, HSP, HFP, AVRCP and GAP)
- Memory expansion via microSD card slot with support for optional cards up to 16 GB (8 GB card included).
- Text, picture and video messaging with threaded messaging display
- Push e-mail via Google and Exchange with support for IMAP and POP, MSN Hotmail, Yahoo Mail and AOL Mail
- Google and corporate calendar (supports Exchange 2003 and 2007 protocols)
- 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 you to use the phone's fully integrated aGPS to help locate the phone if misplaced. Remote wipe easily clears information from a lost device.
- Full HTML web browsing
- Speakerphone and advanced speech recognition capabilities
- Airplane mode allows you to listen to music while the cellular connectivity is turned off
- 3.5mm headset jack
- Hearing aid compatibility: M4 T4
- Bilingual interface: English/Español
The Motorola DEVOUR weighs 6.35 ounces and measures 2.4 x 4.55 x 0.61 inches. Its 1400 mAh lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 5.67 hours (340 minutes) of talk time, and up to 440 hours (18.3 days) of standby time. It runs on the CDMA 800/1900 frequencies as well as EV–DO, Rev A 3G frequencies.
What's in the Box
Motorola DEVOUR handset, rechargeable battery, charger, 8 GB microSD card, quick start guide, user manual
- Reliable 3G Network: With support for the EV-DO high-speed data standard, you'll enjoy fast access to the Internet and Verizon Wireless multimedia services (additional charges applicable), with average download speeds ranging from 400 to 700 Kbps and peak rates up to 2 Mbps. (Learn more about where EV-DO coverage is offered.)
- VZ Navigator Capable: With this GPS-enabled phone, you'll be able to access the Verizon Wireless VZ Navigator service (additional charges applicable) for voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, heads-up alerts, local search of nearly 14 million points of interest in the US (such as landmarks, restaurants and ATMs), and detailed color maps.
- V CAST Music with Rhapsody: Access this exclusive digital music service for RealNetworks and for MTV Networks, which delivers unlimited monthly access to music on up to three Rhapsody-compatible mobile phones and players and online on multiple PCs and Web browsers. For a monthly fee (billed on your Verizon Wireless bill), you can load and reload your subscription songs from your PC to your V CAST Music with Rhapsody phone as often as you want, and take your music on the go.
On PCs running the Windows XP or higher operating system, you can also browse, preview, and purchase music using the V CAST Music with Rhapsody software, which is available as a free download from the V CAST Music with Rhapsody download website. Additional subscription charges applicable.
- Visual Voice Mail: This innovative service enables you to delete, reply, and forward voice mail messages without having to listen to prior messages or voice instructions. Visual Voice Mail is the ideal tool for the busy mobile professional who may need to prioritize which messages he or she listens to first. Features include on-screen access to voice mail message status, save up to 40 messages for 40 days (or archive permanently), create up to 10 different caller ID-based greetings, and reply via call back, text or even voice mail.
The Motorola DEVOUR runs the Android operating system, which provides easy access to a wide assortment of messaging tools and Google apps. With Android, you're able to richly personalize the entire theme of the Motorola DEVOUR with new widgets, icons and wallpapers–which can be added directly on the home screen–in order to truly make it your own.
Developed by Motorola, MOTOBLUR is an innovative solution that manages and integrates communications–from work e-mail to social networking activity–on your DEVOUR. Updates to contacts, posts, messages, photos and more are streamed together and synced from sources including Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Gmail, and work and personal e-mail. MOTOBLUR automatically delivers these updates to the home screen in easy-to-view streams so there is no need to open and close different mobile applications to keep up with the latest content.
The DEVOUR also features multitasking capabilities and one-touch access to the Google mobile services millions use every day, including Google Search by voice, Google Maps with Street View, YouTube and Picasa. Easy access to both personal and corporate e-mail, calendars, and contacts is supported by Exchange Server and Gmail. e-mail and contacts are also supported by Yahoo!, Windows Live Hotmail, and other POP3 and IMAP e-mail services. It also combines instant messaging support for Google Talk, as well as AOL, Yahoo! Messenger and Windows Live Messenger.
Additionally, the Android Market hosts a wide variety of unique applications, and with the Motorola DEVOUR's one-click access to it you can find and download a wide range of innovative software applications–from games to social networking and on-the-go shopping–to personalize your phone. Here's a sampling of just some of the available applications:
- Sherpa, created by Geodelic, learns a person's likes and dislikes through behavior and user feedback, prioritizing recommended retailers, restaurants and attractions. Sherpa features a learning machine that automatically customizes itself to the user's preferences.
- imeem Mobile streams music customized to your tastes, recommending new songs and artists based on which songs you identify as your favorites.
- WorldTour puts live webcams from around the world onto your home screen.
- Phonebook offers an upgraded, more personalized phonebook for Android.
- FreshFace is a theme engine to further customize your phone.
- Movies by Flixster takes the aspect of movie reviews to the next level. Through integration with Facebook, you can find friends who also want to see that movie or read reviews from friends who have already seen it.