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Motorola DROID 4 now at the low, low price of Zero at Verizon

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Motorola DROID 4 now at the low, low price of Zero at Verizon
Looking for an Android phone with a sweet slideout QWERTY and a tank-like build quality, that is priced at the low, low price of free? Then you must be looking for the Motorola DROID 4 which is now offered for free at Verizon with a signed two-year pact. While the device did launch with Android 2.3 on board, it is presently running Android 4.1.2. That means it includes the smooth scrolling of Project Butter, the information you need when you need it from Google Now, and the time saving actionable notifications.
 
The Motorola DROID 4 sports a fabulous backlit QWERTY keyboard and is powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor. 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage are on board. The 4 inch screen comes with resolution of 540 x 960 which is qHD. Pixel density is 275ppi. But the best part is that with a signed two-year contract, the phone is free. With Verizon Edge, the DROID 4 requires no down payment and $18.97 a month for 24 months.

The Motorola DROID 4 is free with a signed pact

The Motorola DROID 4 is free with a signed pact


source: Verizon

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posted on 20 Oct 2013, 09:54 3

1. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i hope this means the Droid 5 is incoming. o:

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 11:52 1

13. p0rkguy (Posts: 683; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)


It should.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 13:15

19. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I doubt it. And if it is, I'm not expecting Moto X specs. There simply aren't enough people clamoring for a qwerty for Moto to offer us a top-notch Droid slider.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 09:54

2. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I think the cost outweigh the benefits. It's pretty outdated and support for will probably fizzle out soon if it already hasn't.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 11:02 1

10. 14545 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


What costs? It's free on contract? It would be a good phone for someone just now upgrading to a smartphone. Other than the battery life. If it weren't so wide for such a crappy screen and not so hot battery life, I probably would have bought it. I know you are just trolling, but can you not just stay out of one android article.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 15:25

21. stealthd (Posts: 955; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Free on contract does not mean free. You pay more per month to cover the cost of that "free" phone. So sure, it might be okay for someone who doesn't really care, but an informed smartphone buyer wouldn't find it to be that great of a value in the long run.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 19:36 1

26. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1352; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


That depends. If you're on any carrier but T-Mobile, no matter what you do you're paying the cost of a subsidized phone every month. Once you're out of contract your monthly bill doesn't go down. As far as I know, only T-Mobile lowers your bill when you're not on contract.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 19:40

27. VZWuser76 (Posts: 1352; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


The Droid 4 and Stratosphere 2 are the only android phones with slide out physical qwerty keyboards still around. Both are at least a year old, and so far there hasn't been any info on sequels to them, so that if that's something you need, those are your options on Verizon.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 10:14 5

3. errodd (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Nov 2011)


Why bother, you can buy one used for about $65 and not lock yourself in a two year contract.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 19:07

25. vananucho (Posts: 50; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


They're not that cheap, Droid 4 is costing from 100 to 120 bucks, RAZR and Atrix HD are on similar price points too.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 10:15

4. sprockkets (Posts: 1160; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Been at $0 for sometime now. Oh, and Cyangenomod dropped support for all OMAP devices, which like, includes this one.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 11:01 1

9. orca99 (Posts: 87; Member since: 05 Oct 2013)


Galaxy Nexus is still supported by Cynogenmod. It's based on OMAP.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 11:43

11. sprockkets (Posts: 1160; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Sorry, all Motorola OMAP devices.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 12:08 1

14. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


http://download.cyanogenmod.org/?device=spyder

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 12:11

16. sprockkets (Posts: 1160; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


https://plus.google.com/117962666888533781522/posts/iizr3jaGGEp

Official CM post. After 10.2 no more updates.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 16:13 1

22. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yet the nightlies are clearly still coming.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 15:56

28. sprockkets (Posts: 1160; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


Re read my post - all Motorola OMAP devices will NOT get 4.4 or CM 10.3 or whatever they will call it.

OF course the Galaxy Nexus won't be dropped. Uh, cause Google will keep supporting it until whenever. They have a lot more support than Motorola every gave their OMAP devices.

What part of that can't you understand? From the actual CM post of the person who is responsible for Moto OMAP devices:

"When I say “ending my custom ROM support”, I mean no more device updates, bugfixes, etc. This mainly has to do with custom ROMs like CM or others. The ROMs that are out there aren’t going to magically disappear, and devs may or may not stop supporting those custom ROMs for the Moto OMAP devices."

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 10:28

5. Jklaz (Posts: 124; Member since: 01 Jul 2013)


Phone stopped at 4.0 and hardware is outdated. Wouldn't do it

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 10:38

6. 14545 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


No, it's on 4.1.2. My fiancee has one. It's a decent phone other than the locked bootloader that moto loves. I doubt it will see anything after 4.1.2 though, because it is a fairly old device and I think the D5 will be probably out soon.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 10:42

7. JunitoNH (Posts: 882; Member since: 15 Feb 2012)


No, just means Moto is in trouble, and it continues to shed, bleed in the revenue department:

http://www.fiercewireless.com/story/google-urges-patience-motorola-which-continues-bleed-cash/2013-10-17

http://venturebeat.com/2013/10/17/not-even-the-moto-x-can-stop-motorola-from-bleeding-cash/

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 10:49 2

8. iluvsonynokia (Posts: 111; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)


stock clearing

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 11:49

12. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


They couldn't pay me to take this with free service.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 12:09 4

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


really? getting paid with free service? i'd take it and take the money i'm gaining/saving and buy something else full retail.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 12:38 1

17. 14545 (Posts: 1106; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Exactly.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 14:20

20. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


You know what I mean....

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 13:13

18. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


This device was such a disappointment to me, spec-wise. Same 4" PenTile LCD as the Droid 3, which I found hard on the eyes. The other hardware is late 2011 standard. The keyboard may be stellar, but I would not waste a 2 year contract on this device.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 16:24

23. Droidude (Posts: 18; Member since: 04 Jul 2010)


I'm using a Droid 4 currently. With Jellybean the phone performs well. I don't see this phone getting 4.2 either. Sprint just announced a new Photon Q with a hardware keyboard, so there will probably be a Droid 5.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 18:57

24. ChafedBanana (Posts: 359; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


Zero plus a $30 upgrade fee. ;-)

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