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Motorola DROID 4 appears...with LTE support

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Motorola DROID 4 appears...with LTE support
With the Motorola DROID 3 just a few months old, it seems too early to even think about the Motorola DROID 4. But sure enough, Droid-Life obtained some pictures of the next version of Motorola's DROID series. This time, the device is said to feature LTE support and a 4" Super AMOLED screen (probably Super AMOLED Advanced, such as the one in the DROID RAZR).

Also, the Motorola DROID 4 will have a non-removable battery, unlike what we heard from a source earlier, and MotoACTV syncing. The rest of the specs seem familiar such as the 5 row QWERTY keyboard, 1080p video capture, back and front-facing cameras, HDMI out. The version of Android installed is a little more current at 2.3.5. Think Motorola DROID RAZR with a QWERTY.

It is way too early to think about pricing ($299.99 with a 2-year pact, perhaps?) or a launch date. Just know that the Motorola DROID 4 is on its way, carrying 4G connectivity and keeping alive the famous name that started the current bout of Androidmania about 2 years ago.

source: DroidLife

The Motorola DROID 4, expected to come to market with support for LTE
The Motorola DROID 4, expected to come to market with support for LTE
The Motorola DROID 4, expected to come to market with support for LTE
The Motorola DROID 4, expected to come to market with support for LTE

The Motorola DROID 4, expected to come to market with support for LTE


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posted on 27 Oct 2011, 13:56 8

1. TGreg104 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


Honestly.. If the specs are close to the razr/nexus then I'd take this phone over any. I miss QWERTY keyboards and I honestly think that soft keyboards are annoying. It'd be nice to have a higher end slide out phone. The only thing that saddens me is no ICS.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:08 2

10. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


No ICS = instantly obsolete. Would you buy a new PC running Windows Vista?

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:13 6

12. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


if it was a ridiculously high-spec'd one that's guaranteed to get Windows 7 and possibly 8 then maybe. ;P

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:43 6

23. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


guys..
how can this phone be shown with ICS on it right now when ICS ISNT EVEN OUT YET!!!!!???!?!?!

lol

patience padawan.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 18:14 2

33. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


People just don't get this whole "when the update releases, your phone will have it" thing.

SMH.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 23:51 1

44. TGreg104 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


ICS is different. Having a phone that has the update isnt the same as having a phone designed for it, thats what you dont get. ICS's strong point is that it is supposed to be optimized with the hardware, like iOS. If you're upgrading, you not only have two sets of Navigation buttons (mildly annoying but not a deal breaker) but you're phone isn't completely optimized as it would be if the phone was built for ics

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 00:19

45. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)


I remember hearing that ICS will be able to use the regular capacitive buttons. I mean why not? It's not that much different. And it would be goofy to have two sets of buttons. There's not reason for it to be incompatibale. And it should run fine as the phone MADE for is has the same freaking specs. And comparing it to Vista and 7 is a bad comparison. Besides, Gingerbread is more like Windows 7, and WIndows 8 is more like ICS. They both have all new uis and are redesigned but will run fine on old hardware ;)

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 20:12

37. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


It wouldn't make any sense to release an ICS phone when the Galaxy Nexus(the first ICS phone isn't even out yet.) One of the biggest selling points for the Nexus is it's ICS upgrade.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 23:36 2

41. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


the galaxy nexus is shown with ICS and it isnt out yet either,lol

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 23:48 1

43. TGreg104 (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Jun 2011)


Google owns Motorola so therefore I expect them, especially with phones that are releasing after ICS, to be the first company to release phones with ICS besides the Nexus.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:57 1

60. jogutier (Posts: 324; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)


It's out, just not to the public. Just like this phone isn't out to the public, but it has ICS.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 20:39 2

38. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


What a horrible comparison. First of all Vista was one of the worst operating systems ever made. People begged for XP and wouldn't buy any computer running Vista. So your point is invalid as people would perfer the downgrade of XP.

Secondly, there's nothing wrong with Gingerbread and because Motorola uses the same processor as the GN, it will most likely be upgraded to ICS later this coming year anyway.

posted on 31 Oct 2011, 08:14 1

76. roldefol (Posts: 4332; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


If any three phones are made for ICS, it's the Droid 3/Bionic/Razr triplets. OMAP4 is the reference processor for ICS, so it should be an easy port. Blur is the only reason I'm concerned about the upgrade. I know it's not as bad as it used to be, but with Google buying Moto, they should defer to the stock interface starting with ICS.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:17 2

15. vantenkiest (Posts: 311; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Razr is getting ics pretty early in 2012 i bet this would get it too.. i mean it has the ablility to run it. i really dont think they will let it suffer with the older stuff for very long.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 06:00

47. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


the report is Q1, 2012. time will only tell if it is on time.

i expect the 'droid' line to be a 2nd tier line of phones that offer the qwerty to the niche market that still wants it. this phone will be the razr, with slightly smaller screen and not rugged and probably released and upgraded a bit behind the razr as well.

i dont understand why anyone would want this phone, unless you really want a qwerty, which i dont entirely understand either.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:07 1

54. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


they'll use the same building process and materials to make this phone as the Razr so they can keep it super thin. you won't miss anything on this phone. the Droids in the original series have always been able to stand up with the big boys. i love my QWERTY so you can bet i'll wait for this one. ;P

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 15:27

73. choupino (Posts: 69; Member since: 28 May 2011)


vantenkiest what the hell are you talkling about??? Did you really just say "i really dont think they will let it suffer with the older stuff for very long."??? "SUFFER" really??? Do you honestly think that devices that are running GingerBread are actually suffering? Most devices haven't had it for a year and you're already considering it obsolete?

Slow your roll

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 13:57 3

2. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh wow, the chin is gone. that's crazyyyy! xD

this will be my next phone. (:
hopefully the Droid Loyalty program will have something in store for Droid 3 owners to be able to get this more easily.

also notice how there's no symbols on the letter keys? i believe that this keyboard illuminates the symbols when you press the shift key.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:06

6. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


whats the Droid Loyalty program?

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:08

8. c.hack (Posts: 613; Member since: 09 Dec 2009)


What Droid Loyalty program? I went from the OG to the DX to the DX2 and never heard of it. You have to have a lot of loyalty to suffer to degradation of the Droids into mediocrity. After the DX2's pentile screen and buggy GB release I gave up on Moto Droids.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:14 1

13. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


they're still drawing it up.

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Verizon-rumored-to-be-offering-DROID-loyalty-program_id22553

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:37 2

21. bolaG (Posts: 468; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)


kingkurogiii why do you tease me such :(((

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:56 2

24. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


oh so sorry. xD
i need my optimism to make it in today's world of awesome phones coming out every other month.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:32 2

20. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


After one phone you give up? Complain much? One of those people who like to complain without much of a basis. Like there are no pros to having a Motorola built handset...You are full of garbage you know that. Which droids are mediocre aside from the Charge which was the lowest I have ever seen from a Droid branded phone. Surely you talk too much and think a lot less!

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 15:36 1

29. snowgator (Posts: 3601; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Insult much? Buddy, just disagree with him.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:35

69. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Actually no, i can pull out a lot more if you'd like :)

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 15:12 1

26. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Lol that infamous chin baffled me from day 1. Lol like why do they keep adding this to the phone. It does nothing as far as its looks.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 15:34 4

28. snowgator (Posts: 3601; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


The Chin was certainly out of respect for Bruce Campbell......

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 18:13 3

32. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


I kinda liked the chin on my D1... gave me something to hold on to that wouldn't move if I slid open the keyboard... kinda nice imo but I also see why people don't like it.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 18:17 4

34. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i liked all my chins! i especially like it on the Droid 3. it really sets it apart and besides it's a characteristic feature of the first major Android device. the chin is an honor. o:

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