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As the Motorola Droid 4 inches closer to release, the device has taken its place on Verizon's "Droid Does" site, rubbing shoulders with the likes of the Droid RAZR and Droid Xyboard. You'll find the usual teaser content, as well as a rundown of specifications for Verizon's first 4G LTE QWERTY slider. As we saw during our hands-on time with the Droid 4 at CES, the phone sports a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and a full gigabyte of RAM, just like the Droid RAZR. The Droid 4 sets itself apart from older Droid models with its laser-cut, edge-lit keys, and differentiates itself from most modern smartphones just by having a QWERTY keyboard. The site itself even acknowledges “the decline of other fixed QWERTY devices”.

Display-wise, you’ve got a 4-inch qHD (960x540) panel with Gorilla Glass and “splash-resistant nanotechnology”. And on the software side you’ll find Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, along with Motorola’s Motoblur Philblur UI. Moto’s Smart Actions app is also included, which should help with conserving battery life and automating common tasks, and you also get streaming capabilities through MOTOCAST. We’d expect an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to be on the cards for the Droid 4, too.

There’s no official release date for the Droid 4 just yet, though unconfirmed rumors point to a launch later this month. And with Verizon starting to promote the device on, it certainly looks like we could be seeing it sooner rather than later.

Hit the source link to check it out for yourself -- if you’re eager to pick one of these up, you can also sign up for updates at the bottom of the page. Be sure to check out our full hands-on with the Droid 4 from CES for more info.



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Motorola Droid 4 lands on Verizon's Droid Does site


because this is $199 when the D4 MAxx if it comes along at all will be $299, and with the $100 difference I can buy a better class 10 SD card and an external battery charger or a nice case?
It's really not that hard to figure out man...

That's been there for awhile. I have one year left before upgrade and I'm already running ICS on my 3. I see no reason to run out and buy the 4, ever, as we now know Droids are left behind with updates. I love my Droids, but I'll never buy another. It's absolutely asinine that the 3 isn't getting ICS and the 4 is dropping with GB.

I am furious that the D3 is not (or isn't looking like it anyway) getting ICS! This phone is perfectly capable of running it. The hardware is still top notch. This is a complete 180 compared to how the D1 was dealt with. I've got another year to go and if this phone doesn't get ICS, it will be my last Motorola phone. Heck, even if it does it still might be my last because Motorola only cares about pumping out the next variant of phone now. Unless they get back to basics like they did with the D1, its over for them.

You're furious that the D3 isn't or isn't looking like it's gonna get ICS? You're furious about something that isn't confirmed one way or another?

Motorola didn't say the D3 wasn't getting ICS, nor did they talk around the subject when someone directly asked if the D3 was getting ICS(because no one asked them that). You're going all doom n' gloom over nothing.

I personally will not be upgrading to another Motorola phone as long as they keep installing the locked in batteries. I have had my upgrade for a while now and haven't used it. I was really wanting the Razr then there was the locked battery, I want the GN but I have been reading too many issues with it as well. I still haven't found the phone that I'm willing o be stuck with for another 2 years. I understand there are problems with every phone, but the issues with those and the Droid 4 are not ones I think I like. I like getting in there an rooting the phones and messing around with them.

It's funny you mention that. I was actually just looking at the hands-on for the Rezound on here and looking it up on the Verizon site as well. It does look to be a very nice phone. I am currently still running off of my rooted DX. I may try to run out to the Verizon store and see if they have one I could have a look at and mess around with before I officially decide.

The D4 is NOT Verizon's first QWTERY 4G LTE phone. The Stratosphere was/is the first.

***thanks for fixing it guys*** :D

The Samsung Stratosphere, I believe, was actually Verizon's first 4g LTE slider. I have one, and it's nice.


By your definition then the iPhone's battery is replaceable as well. If its not replaceable by the end user, its not replaceable. Period.

o good, another droid, so that anyone with a droid before this will get no updates what so ever in 6 months... yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy !!!!!!!

There are TOO MANY phones being released. I'm surprised the carriers want all these phones since they're complaining about paying subsidies. I've said it before, each manufacturer needs to release one good, better and best handset for each carrier within a calendar year.

There really is no need to run out and upgrade as soon as your contract allows. I still have a Droid Incredible. The only thing I'm looking for in my next phone is a 4+" screen and a front facing camera.

Those are minimum requirements for an Android device nowadays. I can get that phone off of eBay or Craigslist and save my upgrade.

We need less handsets released and more support and software updates.

could not agree more, the way they spit these android phones out is pure insanity, and even if they dont spit them out like madmen they stop supporting phones that are older.

my evo shift that is a piece of junk because they updated it, they have never fixed, and will never fix.

that is why I will get myself an android tablet, and my next phone will be an iphone

No replaceable battery = no sale. Seriously I was just about ready to jump from Sprint to V until I found this one fact out. LTE + no replaceable battery = you are going to be hanging out next to an outlet at least twice a day. WTF was moto thinking!?!?