Verizon and Motorola announce the Droid 4

Verizon and Motorola teamed up today to finally announce the Droid 4. The carrier is touting the handset as the “thinnest and more powerful 4G LTE Qwerty smartphone” in Verizon Wireless’ lineup and the specs appear to support this claim.

The Droid 4 is a razor-thin half-inch thick and sports a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080P  video capture, 4.0-inch qHD display, 16 GB onboard storage, microSD expansion up to 32 GB, a five-row QWERTY keyboard with edge-lit keys and Android 2.5.3 2.3.5 Gingerbread.

The Droid 4 will launch on Verizon Wireless in the upcoming weeks. For more details, check out the press release after the break.


Raw Power and Innovative Design Empower Customers to Take Care of Business Like Never Before

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Today at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless introduced the new DROID 4 by Motorola, the thinnest and most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone offering the power and capabilities to handle even the most demanding lifestyles. Verizon Wireless leads the way in 4G with the fastest and most reliable 4G network in the United States, covering more than 200 million people in 190 markets. The DROID 4 will be in the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259) as well as in the Motorola booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth #8644).

DROID 4 is deceivingly slim at half an inch thin – packing not only a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, but also a five-row QWERTY keyboard with a PC-like layout and edge-lit keys for fast, precise typing, even in the dark. It’s Business Ready with government-grade encryption to keep data secure. It features software tools such as MotoCast™ for remote access to music, pictures and videos on home or work computers, Smart Actions application to automate everyday tasks and the revolutionary webtop application for a multi-window environment with full Firefox® browser on a larger screen to boost productivity while on the road. An 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and Mirror Mode to display images and video on an HDTV, give DROID 4 users even more flexibility while at work or for play. DROID 4 delivers expected speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps within 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas for blazing fast Web browsing, video streaming and online collaboration.

A full suite of accessory options extends the power of DROID 4 and allows consumers to work however they work best. Accessories compatible with DROID 4 include the 10.1-inch Lapdock 100, 14-inch Lapdock 500 Pro with built-in webcam and Ethernet connection, HD Dock, HD Station and vehicle navigation mount.

Additional features
· Powered by Android™ 2.3.5 Gingerbread, to be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
· 4.0-inch qHD display with scratch and scrape resistant glass
· MotoCast for remote streaming of photos, videos, music, documents, presentations and more from home or office computers
· 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot supporting up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
· Water-repellent nanocoating for splash resistance
· 16 GB on-board memory (actual formatted capacity is less); Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ card
· Business Ready with government-grade encryption (FIPS 140-2) for email, calendar and contacts; preloaded with Citrix® Receiver™ for Android (available in webtop) for desktop virtualization and access

The DROID 4 by Motorola will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at in the coming weeks.

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  • Anyone remember the days when reporters reported and not just blurbed a blurb?

    Given their purchase of Motorola Mobility, what was Google’s roll in development of the Droid 4 compared to previous phones?

    How close to being a google phone is this?  Or is it larded with Verizon crapola?

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