Motorola Pro+ Android Smartphone With Portrait QWERTY Announced For October

Motorola has just announced a new Android smartphone called the Motorola Pro+. This handset runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and sports a portrait QWERTY—a form factor that says it's going after the BlackBerry-toting business crowd. The device is set to launch in Europe and Asia in October and could land on T-Mobile here in the states.

The Motorola Pro+ is powered by a 1GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. It features a 3.1-inch 480x640 touchscreen protected by Gorilla Glass and sports a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera with LED flash. And although the phone has only been confirmed for Europe and Asia, it does come in two variants, one of which supports 14.4Mbps HSPA on AWS, hinting that it may be heading to T-Mobile.

Portrait-oriented full physical QWERTY smartphones for Android are less common than the popular full touchscreen handsets, but the form factor proves to still be popular for business users that require lots of typing, texting, and sending emails while on the go. Samsung will also be offering a portrait QWERTY Android smartphone for business users as revealed by their recent naming scheme revision.

[via Motorola]