Official: Motorola Devour On Verizon Wireless


We’ve heard countless rumors and seen numerous photo leaks of the Motorola Devour – just yesterday we spotted the official promotional material that suggested an announcement and launch was imminent. Well… it has arrived.


Motorola has just published a press release (below):

Motorola DEVOUR Brings MOTOBLUR To Verizon Wireless’ 3G Data Network

MOTOBLUR Service Gives Customers Home Screen Access to Content and Contacts
February 03, 2010
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — 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.

Key features:

  • 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

Service plans:

  • 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.

That’s some sweet Android goodness right there, baby.

Rob Jackson
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  1. does it come with a snapdragon processor

  2. Interesting that they say “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”. Won’t Verizon force you to buy the data package for smartphones?

  3. Wow it actually looks a lot sexier than i imagined at first, will probably be a big hit with teens or college students

  4. To get the most from customers, verizon will have customers bend over and grab their ankles.

  5. @ Dan Noble

    SO true.

  6. Is this still on Android 1.5 or does it have 2.x? IIRC, Moto said something about a 2.x update in the works for the Cliq. I wonder if this device comes with it out of the box.

  7. @Andrea
    No it does not have a snapdragon. From what I have read this will be more marketed as the cheaper option to the Droid. I do not know if the specs have been officially released yet but it will probably be pretty close to the Cliq’s specs.

  8. The Moto site says it has Android 1.6 which is still better than the 1.5 on my Moto Cliq…..Where is my 2.1 already Moto? ……The strangest thing on the Moto site for the Devour is that it says it comes preloaded with Adobe Flash Lite? …..REALLY? …..We have heard no release dates on when Android users will finally get Flash and I assumed the Droid would be the first to get that priviledge….When does this phone go on sale?…….This is great news for Cliq owners like myself though….Keep those updates rolling Moto and the sooner the better…..I feel like I’m in the Dark Ages with Android 1.5…..LOL

  9. What’s the official release date?

  10. I would have liked this phone but android 1.6 :(

    Sorry Moto!

  11. I have had this phone for a while and I love it! the only thing is you cant save/lock your text messages!

  12. I would say March 15 :). Verizon is rolling out its quarterly inventory change on this date. I expect to see the devour. Also that 4G rumored Iphone is not going to happen. But I’m not saying the Iphone will not be available in the future.

  13. I got this phone a few weeks ago, and I really dont have anything good to say about it. As soon as possible, I am switching back to my old phone.

  14. I got this phone yesterday, and so far it’s okay. It randomly shuts on and off. I also hate hate hate the fact that it won’t save or lock any of my texts and that’s almost my favorite part of the phone. So i’m pretty pissed, I might switch to the driod because i need a phone that will lock it’s texts. Like this phone is pretty cool and all but my sister works for verizon and says not to get this phone because of the MotoBlur. I don’t mind it, just the locked/ saved text message part pisses me off.

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