Dubbed a BlackBerry killer, the Motorola DROID Pro was first talked about at the beginning of October. However, though Verizon piqued our interest with the announcement of the QWERTY keyboard-equipped DROID, the network didn't mention a release date other than "the coming weeks."
Today we've got something a little more specific than that. A leaked Verizon document obtained by Android Central pegs the DROID Pro for a November 18 release, with pre-sales starting 9 days before that, on November 9. The leak also implies that those who buy pre-sale will actually get their devices before the November 18 launch date.
"Customers who purchase the device (and select accessories) during the pre-sale will receive their order prior to the launch date," the document reads.
Verizon later reiterates that pre-sale devices will ship early so customers can get their devices close to, or on, the launch date.
This is a juicy leak but dates aren't all we got from it. The document also reveals that Verizon has extremely high hopes for this device, dubbing it an "iconic device" before going on to explain just what 'iconic' means in the Verizon dictionary:
"An iconic device is a device that is projected to be in high demand once officially announced, even before launch."
For those of you who've forgotten already, the "optimized for business" DROID Pro packs a 3.1-inch multitouch display; an integrated, portrait QWERTY keyboard; full push corporate e-mail with corporate level security; unified calendar with additional work features; and pre-loaded Quickoffice Mobile Suite. All of this runs on a 1GHz OMAP 3620; 4 GB of storage (2 GB internal and 2 GB removable); 512MB of memory; 802.11n 2.4GHz WiFi; Bluetooth 2.1; a 5-megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash and video capabilities; Android 2.2; and support for 3G Mobile Hotspot (up to five devices).
Who's going to get their pre-sale on on November 9? Let us know!