It has not been long since Motorola released the Droid Pro and Droid 2 Global handsets to the market. But it looks like they are already available for quite a deal. American retailer Best Buy has announced an offer on these recently launched devices that will bring Droid Pro to customers at $49 while Droid 2 Global will be available at a price of $149.
This is the latest holiday season discount deals to hit the smartphone segment and if it was apparent already, these deals come with a requirement for customers to sign up a two year contract with Verizon.
Droid Pro was launched back in October this year and was initially available at a price of $299 while Droid 2 Global is a more recent handset that was launched only last month and has been retailing at a price of $199.99. You can get hold of these discounted handsets from the Best Buy store by clicking here and here.
A number of Motorola customers who have purchased a Droid PRO, Droid X or Droid 2 have been complaining that the corporate sync email data push functionality on their device has not been working as advertised. According to complaints noted on the Motorola support forums, their phones do not seem to be pushing new emails even when they are explicitly set to carry out the function. Considering that these handsets are primarily seen as Blackberry alternatives for the corporate customer, the lack of proper email push functionality could be a huge deal breaker.
Here are some complaints that could explain the issues better
“I’ve confirmed my settings and I have “Data push” checked, I do NOT have “Sync over WiFi only” checked. I’m runnning the “performance” battery setting and my company uses Exchange 2003 (v6.5), Build 7638.2: Service Pack 2. My phone, Droid Pro, is running Andriod 2.2; version 2.26.2.XT610.Verizon.en.US. Mail is not “pushed”, I have to open the mail app and then, and only then, will it begin to sync. Once I leave the email app, I no longer get pushed email.”
“Well, I swapped the Pro for the Droid X yesterday (due to tiny keyboard and screen size) and exchange works with the same effectiveness…NONE. In fact, I disabled “push” and set fetch to 15 minutes. I did this 30 minutes ago, I’ve received 12 emails on Outlook and my phone still has not synced. So Push doesn’t work and Fetch doesn’t work…this is consistent with the Pro last week and now the X…both running Blur over 2.2. So basically, I’m having to manually sync my corporate email…”
Motorola has said that they have been working to replicate this issue at their end and thereby resolve the same. But considering that the issue is so widespread, it is surprising that none of the handsets tested by Motorola engineers at HQ seem to be able to helping in troubleshooting the problem.
We will let you know when a fix comes available.
A couple of weeks back, we had reports that suggested that the Motorola Droid Pro, the upcoming Android offering from Verizon, could be launching on November 11. Now while this date remains unconfirmed unofficially till date, some leaked documents seem to suggest that the first batch of Droid Pro handsets could be out by this date.
According to information published on the documents, the Motorola Droid Pro could start being offered on pre-orders starting November 9 – that’s Tuesday next week. What more, though the official launch date seems to be November 18 (and not Nov 11 as earlier thought), there is also word that the pre-ordered phones could reach customers much earlier than the official launch date. That means the first shipment of Droid Pro devices are likely to be available around the 11th of this month.
Again, this is not gospel truth and just an interpretation of those leaked docs. Anyway, the dates are not far off and so wait for an official word from Verizon about this.
A new test site for the upcoming Verizon Droid Pro is apparently now live and from what we see here, the device could come priced at $299. The website also makes another interesting revelation that has already been known for sometime – that the new Android phone could be launched on November 11.
Now, the price part is still kind of dicey. We are not sure if this is indeed the final price of the phone or if more discounted offers are on the way. There is a very good likelihood for more discounted offers like a $100 mail-in rebate to be introduced to the price when the device actually launches.
Anyway, from whatever is known now, the Verizon Droid Pro is launching on November 11 at a price of $299 and that is after you sign a two year contract with Verizon. Sounds good?