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Motorola DROID 4 appears...with LTE support

0. phoneArena 27 Oct 2011, 13:52 posted on

The fourth version of the historic Motorola DROID series has already been pictured just a few months after the launch of the Motorola DROID 3; besides support for LTE, changes include a 4 inch Super AMOLED screen replacing the PenTile display on the current model...

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posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:00 2

3. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


this phone is my favorite, i wasnt allowed to play with the software but when i held the demo unit it felt great and the keyboard layout was perfect. hopefully i can use the unit for some testing soon!

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:05

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


Is it lighter than the D3?

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:30 4

19. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


its about the same.from what i figure they ruduced weight and some thickness by making the batery non-removable but the lte radio and premium build materials raise the weight back up to a little more than the D3 but a slightly less than D2g

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 07:59

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


How about the thickness? It looks pretty chunky in those photos, but it's hard to tell. Thin QWERTY is the DROID line's claim to fame.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:09 1

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


the Droid 3 is quite thin and since it seems they'll use the same building process as they are with the Razr it'll be thinner still.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:41 1

65. Snapdude (Posts: 128; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)


^ what he said

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:03 5

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


:((((( wish this would come out this year. I love the keyboard option. Im gonna have to settle for the RAZR I cant stand keeping this crappy samsung rouge for any longer...

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:06 3

7. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


F U Motorola! You always release new phones every month. Why don't you make your customers feel they have the latest even just for couple of months!

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:10 2

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


New phones with obsolete operating systems. I heard the Droid 5 will be out in March with ICS and a removable battery. LOL

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:16 1

14. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


i know right? 1st the DROID 3, then the bionic, then the RAZR, and now DROID 4. WTF?? With minimal changes and upgrades. Motorola is a rip off.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:21 2

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


the Droid 4 probably won't be out until Q2 of next year so they can catch Droid 2 owners coming out of their contracts.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:28

18. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


that will make DROID 3 owners pissed off, like Bionic owners with the RAZR.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 15:02 2

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


no. i was pissed about the Bionic because it was RIGHT after the 14 days for early adopters that the Razr became big news and the Bionic became outdated. the Droid 3 has had a pretty good life span. it's been out since July-August and we're talking sometime after 2012 that this thing will come out.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 15:13 2

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


Yea I'm glad I did get my Droid 3 when I did. Its worth the 6 month life span coming from a Droid Incredible.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 08:02

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


I dunno, they might want this to replace the Droid 3 in their lineup sooner than later as more areas go LTE. Also this looks pretty far along in development - it already has its Verizon branding. I'm guessing Q1.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:10 1

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


the Droid 3 is still a great phone, i'd say just keep it on as a mid-range device when this bad boy comes out to replace it.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:37 2

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


Agreed, they should drop the price of the Droid 3 and the Incredible 2 by $50 and cover every price point from $100-300 with Droids.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 15:45 2

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


Motorola hasn't announced the Droid 4. this is a leak. :P

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:20 1

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


But given the timing of past leaks, an announcement is probably only 2-3 months away. Witness the Droid 2 (leaked in June 2010), Droid 3 (March 2011) and Razr (August 2011).

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:44 1

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


yeah and that'll be fine with me. as a Droid 3 owner i won't feel ripped off by it's announcement. (:

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:53 1

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


This throws a wrench in my upgrade decision though. As a QWERTY user the Droid 4 keyboard looks perfect, and shrinking qHD SAMOLED to 4" makes it second only to the Nexus. Of course there's the ICS factor, but with their OMAPs and Google takeover imminent, it should come to the Droid 3/Bionic/Razr/Droid 4 fairly quickly. Hmmmmm....

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:02 3

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


the Droid 3's keyboard is similar and let me tell you. it's second to none. even Phone Arena jizzes puddles over this keyboard.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:09 2

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


I tried the Stratosphere keyboard and it was nowhere near the Droid 3. The keys were so narrow I had to type with my fingernails. The Droid 3's is great, I just couldn't accept the RGBW screen.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:13 1

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


yeah, the Stratosphere's Keys felt way too stiff.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:37 2

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


I was forbidden by my fiancee to even consider the Stratosphere because it's so similar in design to my Rogue. Trying to tell me to change with the times... but dammit I like my qwerty! Even the best on-screen keyboard can't compare to tactile keys.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:21

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


xD i like your wife.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:57

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


Me too. :D But she's an iPhone 4 user, telling me to get a Nexus for the software updates. That I'll get used to the size.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:41 2

66. snowgator (Posts: 3600; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


King- I didn't know if I should pee laughing or clean my moniter just from reading that statement... So I just laughed... :-D

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:08 4

9. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Wow! qhd, super amoled, 4 inches? were gonna see some good picture here...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 08:07

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


Yeah, Super AMOLED qHD at 4 inches won't be that much lower pixel density than the Nexus.

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