Motorola DROID 4 makes appearance in Verizon's computer system

Motorola DROID 4 makes appearance in Verizon's computer system
We recently were able to show you some pictures of the Motorola DROID 4, and the phone now shows up in Verizon's internal testing system and on another inventory list. Between that information and what we told you about previously, the DROID 4 will have a 4 inch screen like the DROID 3, but this time it will be a Super AMOLED Advanced screen with qHD resolution-similar to what the 4.3 inch screen on the Motorola DROID RAZR is made of.

The internal testing data confirms earlier suspicions that the Motorola DROID 4 will be running over Verizon's LTE 4G network. It will be the first of the QWERTY-equipped Motorola DROID line to offer LTE connectivity. Also, the internal testing data shows that the handset will not be a world phone.

It might seem a bit early to be talking about the Motorola DROID 4 since its predecessor was launched in the middle of last July, but with the whirlwind pace that today's technology updates, it is not terribly surprising to see what appears to be a finished version of the Motorola DROID 4 just waiting for the green light to be launched. Is there any buying power left among Verizon customers to pick up this model if it is released during the holidays?

With a non-removable battery and Android 2.3.5 aboard, the Motorola DROID 4 appears to be like the Motorola DROID RAZR with a QWERTY keyboard. As for pricing, $299.99 with a 2-year contract seems to be the going rate for dual-core LTE models on Verizon.

source: DroidLife

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1. vantenkiest

Posts: 316; Member since: Apr 20, 2011

yeah sure ill go for it.. I like the physical keyboard ... but i hope they have improved the feel of that keyboard.. I have found that the droid 1 2 &3 all fail on keyboards.. LG ally was the best keyboard for me.

12. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

the sidekick 4g has my favorite keyboard, but that is the only feature of the phone i like.

28. fleanote

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 14, 2011

Wow, I thought I was the only one. The LG ENV was the first QWERTY I ever used and actually got me into texting. I haven't seen anything close on an Android slider yet, and I would buy it. I look at that Droid 4 picture and see at least 1/2 inch on both sides of the keyboard, so why oh why did they cram those keys so close together? Produce a dual core, 1GB RAM 'everything' phone with a spacious keyboard like the LG ENV, and you'll have something Verizon. Maybe then I'll stop protesting getting a new phone and pay that extortionist $300 you're now charging for high powered phones.

30. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

just get a Droid 3 if the keyboard, the power and the price is all that really matters.

31. beatsandmelody

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 01, 2011

The Droid 1 keyboard isn't that bad. With hardware keyboards, all you really have to do is learn the nuances of it and then you'll have it mastered. I think anyone who can type on a desktop QWERTY without looking at the keyboard can accomplish this... I've always managed just fine with texting on most phones. That includes using T9 on feature phones, the Samsung Alias 1 keyboard (which, surprisingly, has been my fav hardware keyboard thus far), and my current Droid 1. As far as software keyboards go, they are (mostly) only as good as the multi-touch sensor. I've used stock Eclair/Froyo/Gingerbread, HTC, the older and slightly newer Swype, Swiftkey X, Better keyboard... I have not yet tried the KB on Droid 3 but it looks better than 1.

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Still not convinced it's Super AMOLED. That photo sure looks like an LCD to me... unless it's a gray background. Would be pretty disappointing if the only difference between the D3 and D4 was double the RAM and LTE. Looks like the QWERTY to end all QWERTYs though. Which at the rate they're hitting the market might be true.

4. iankellogg

Posts: 155; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

Having owned the droid 1. I have to say other than gaming the physical keyboard is a waste. I type a lot faster on the touch keyboard.

18. captn3x

Posts: 46; Member since: Aug 08, 2011

that is definitely a matter of opinion. I came from 2 keyboarded phones and am about 6 months into my first touch screen only phone and I could start my own "auto correct nightmares" website. I can't wait to get rid of this thing. I like a phone that's a little thicker, I find its easier to hang on to. I also like the option to use the on screen when I am sending a short text but have the physical keyboard when I have longer work emails when accuracy is a must.

23. mctcm

Posts: 204; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

OG Droids physical keyboard design was pretty bad. it was often slower to type on the kb than the virtual kb.

29. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you've never used a Droid 3 before then.

3. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

oyyy...i was hoping this launch wasn't really imminent but it looks like i'll have to figure out how to get my hands on this sooner than i thought.

22. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Yeah, my whole plan for Verizon to get a Droid 3 cheap and wait on a good WP will be shot. I would grab this guy, paint an Android on my chest, enjoy the LTE and 4GB Verizon goodness and never look back. Best laid plans of Mice and Men ....

5. Enough-Is-Never-Enough

Posts: 14; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

The thing for me is I am not a major fan of any one phone maker over the next. The thing that does have my attention is Motorola's webtop feature. That puts me in a postion where I pretty much have to choose a Motorola phone to get the webtop feature. As mentioned before I'm not biased towards one phone maker over another. I want Samsung's Galaxy screen size but I want Motorola's webtop feature (keyboard and mouse of course). Does anybody know if any other phone manufacturer's are coming out with there own webtop-like feature or am I stuck sticking to only Motorola to get something like the webtop. I saw something about a webtop-like device for the Evo 4g but the description did not say anyting about keyoard/mouse connections, plus it seemd like it was only for EVo 4g. ????????????????? I will post this same comment on a few other threads in case no one see's it here so don't be annoyed if you see this post on 6-7 other threads!!! (maybe more if I don't get a response)

32. master0fursinz

Posts: 104; Member since: Apr 26, 2010

i dont think i have seen the webtop feature on any other phone other then motorola phones. htc & pantech don't have a phone with hdmi out, samsung droid charge does not support it, lg revolution has nothing to support webtop app. i hope they put that feature in tablets as well so you can use the screen as a mouse and keyboard just based on size. i did used it on my bionic so far and it allowed me to watch hulu with no problem. you can definately play facebook games with full support of the firefox browser which a customer had done and was thrilled to see it work on a 55" TV. only downside is if you had running programs in the background it holds up the ram, so you will need to restart the phone then use webtop. and make sure you dont open up alot of tabs.

6. itzmando

Posts: 119; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I would consider it, even though I have gone through a D1 than VZW upgraded me free of charge to a D2 due to keyboard issues, still not fixed so now use the D2G in white over a yr. and half. After GB update I very satisfied with the durability for Moto's Droid phones. Its just the implementation for Froyo was buggy as hell. I actually love the keyboard, as I type so much faster and more accurate than the touch screen one. I no longer need to look at the screen when texting during class. but now its considered a mid range phone and I usually want a top of the line model, so may have to go all touch screen.

7. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

It is looking like VZW is on a 6 month technology replacement cycle for high end Android handsets....

8. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

so droid razr is old news already?

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Isn't the droid 3 still considered new?

15. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

That was SO four months ago. ;)

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

kind of. it's lived a fairly long life. the Droid 3 has served me well over the last few months. definitely the best phone i've ever had. i'm hoping i'll be able to pull off a warranty replacement for a Droid 4 some weeks after it comes out.

10. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

I'll pass till Moto comes out with an HD display and ICS. At this rate, I'm thinking Feb/March leaks, April announcement, and June release.

11. Netolic

Posts: 152; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

@maxican16 moto is about to come out with a phone thats pre installed android 4.0 , 10mp camera. and 2mp front

14. maxican16

Posts: 364; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Wow, maybe sooner than I thought. Sounds like a beast. Any confirmation of that?


Posts: 30; Member since: Oct 17, 2011


17. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

That sounds like Bionic talk to me

19. ledbetterp3

Posts: 467; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

Can anyone explain to me what super amoled "advanced" is? I'm gonna google it, but i'm pretty sure ive done that before in curiosity, so can you guys explain it anyways, just incase?

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

it's regular Super AMOLED but with qHD resolution (960x540).

21. GeekMovement unregistered

Man verizon is on a role!

24. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

f*ck motorola.. they are always a rip off..

25. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

it looks just like all the other droids. cant believe people still think itsa "new" good thing

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