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Motorola Devour named after how social networking affects your life

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Devour_Dyn_L_horz_openThe newest Motorola smartphone on the Verizon network is official. Named DEVOUR, this 3.1″ capacitive touchscreen Android-based phone with slide-out keyboard features MOTOBLUR, a widget system that lets you manage all your contacts, emails, and social networking from one screen. That such a system is necessary is one reason I keep a tight lid on my so-net. More details in the press release.

What I find most interesting is that it doesn’t carry the Droid name. Earlier speculation was that it’d be called Droid Devour, yet there’s not one mention of Droid in the press release. So clearly Verizon isn’t tacking the Droid brand on every Android phone they sell, yet they applied it to two noticeably different phones. Possibly they’re limiting the brand to phones they specifically want to compete against the iPhone, but their main talking points pit the Devour squarely against the iPhone. Strange.

Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at] notebooks.com

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  1. Ben

    02/03/2010 at 5:09 pm

    This looks like a nice phone, but I’d rather not have the motoblur thing. I’m not really into the social networking thing, and even if I was, the description of motoblur has always seemed distracting and cluttered.

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