Android is now well established as the number one smartphone platform in town, but one area it's historically not had too much of a presence in is the QWERTY candybar form factor – you know, your BlackBerry-style phone.
But that's going to be changing soon, thanks to Motorola. Yes, yes, we know we've already covered the Motorola Fire... we're not talking about that, we're on about the newly announced Motorola Pro+, which is all set to arrive in the UK in October.
We already knew about the Motorola Fire, Moto's new business phone which was in the news this time last week. But we were also hearing that the Pro, or the Droid Pro as it's been known to our US friends for pretty much all of 2011, was headed this way too.
Well it turns out it is, but it's in fact the all-new Pro+ we'll be getting, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread handset Motorola has just unveiled.
It's set to be powered by a 1GHz processor partnered by 512MB of RAM. Together with a 3.1-inch 480 x 640 Gorilla Glass-fronted touchscreen, the Pro+ certainly seems to have the measure of the BlackBerry Bold Touch 9900 and Nokia E6 – on paper at least.
You also get a 5-megapixel autofocus camera together with an LED flash, Quickoffice Connect, while apps like the calendar and email are scrollable directly from the homescreen.
For more info, hit the Motorola press release. At this point we're looking at an October launch in Europe and Asia – more details when we get 'em.