Last fall we started hearing about a new Droid model from Motorola, just a few months after the Droid 3 landed on Verizon. Despite that model’s recent introduction, it became clear that Motorola was pushing ahead with the Droid 4, and by February of this year, the Droid 4 was a reality, offering Verizon subscribers an LTE experience coupled with a hardware keyboard. Two months later, it’s nearly time for the phone’s first software update to arrive, delivering better battery life among other improvements.
The Droid 4 is among the models Verizon’s confirmed [...]
So far, news about which Android handsets will be making the journey to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and which will be left behind to stagnate has largely been coming from the manufacturers themselves. Some, like Motorola, have detailed support pages up outlining which models should be seeing updates, and when. Other are content to release snippets of their progress on the likes of Twitter and Facebook. Today, though, that news is coming from a carrier, with Verizon publishing a list of devices on its network that are slated to receive Ice Cream Sandwich.
Verizon calls this a [...]
All of you who are still holding on to your original Droid because you have yet to find a device with a good enough hardware keyboard, your wait is over. We’d like to introduce you to the Droid 4.
The Motorola Droid 4 is the latest in Verizon’s Droid family. This iteration of the popular brand includes a dual-core processor and 1080P/8MB camera, and like the Original Droid, a very usable slide-out keyboard. It’s also the thinnest Droid yet, and it packs 4G LTE. Is the Droid 4 the ultimate hardware keyboard device with Android? Read on for our full [...]
The latest in Verizon‘s Droid family is the Droid 4. Its rear-facing 8MP camera is set at the factory to 720P, but is capable of 1080P.
To give you an idea what kind of video you can expect when you get your Droid 4 I bumped up the resolution to 1080P, headed to my front yard, and shot a varied assortment of close-ups and distance, land and sky, all while holding the phone at about 18-inches away.
Take a look and let us know what you think of the quality in the comments below.
The Motorola Droid 4 is the latest in Verizon‘s Droid family, and one of the last of a dying breed of smartphones with a physical keyboard.
The Droid 4 is a stocky phone at 2.8 x 5.0 x 0.5 inches and weighing in at 6.31 ounces. Much of its size and weight can be attributed to its 5-row, side-lit, slide-out keyboard. Even though it’s fairly bulky, the Droid 4 still measures in as the thinnest 4G QWERTY smartphone on the market.
Powering the Droid 4 is a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB RAM. While that’s nothing terribly new, [...]
The Motorola Droid 4 is the latest in Verizon‘s Droid family. This iteration of the popular brand includes a dual processor and 1080p/8MB camera. It also features a non-removable battery.
We’ll cover all that and more when we unbox the Motorola Droid 4!
The first thing I noticed when unboxing the Droid 4 was just how small the box is. Inside I found the phone, obligatory manuals, battery cover, LTE micro SIM, wall charger, and USB cable.
Like most Droids before it, the Droid 4 includes very clear and helpful instructions printed on the protective [...]
The Motorola Droid 4 on Verizon has been available since last Friday — when the carrier started offering it online for $199.99 on or $549.99 outright — and, thanks to the community hard at work, we’re now able to root it.
All you have to do is head over to the source link, download the package, put your device in USB debugging mode, connect it to the PC and run the batch file inside the package. It’s easy thanks to Dan Rosenberg. However, don’t forget about the usual word of warning! You’re the only one responsible for your phone. If [...]
On February 7 Verizon announced that the Motorola Droid 4 will be available, starting February 10, in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at the carrier. Since today is the day, you can now head over to the Verizon source link below and grab yourself one Droid 4 Android phone (or more).
It will set you back $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement or $549.99 if you wish to purchase only the phone. If you want the Lapdock 500, it is also available in Verizon Stores as well as online for $299.97.
As a reminder, the RAZR look-alike sports a 1.2GHz [...]
Hot on the heels of Verizon showing off the upcoming Motorola Droid 4 on its DroidDoes webpage, reports are coming in that February 10 will not only be the day we’ll meet the Droid 4 in person but also the day Verizon will be kicking off some promotions.
The Droid 4 will most likely go for $199.99 on a two-year contract but starting February 10 Verizon is kicking off its BoGo deal on the Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR MAXX. We’ll also reportedly see the carrier’s double data promotion granting you 4GB of data for $30/month, applicable to all 4G LTE smartphone [...]
Yesterday we heard about the possibility that Motorola’s Droid 4 would go up for sale at Verizon on February 9. There wasn’t any leaked screenshot or roadmap to help back up that claim, but it certainly sounded like a plausible date to release the handset; we had heard rumors of a February release before, after all. Today some new evidence emerges that contradicts that date for the Droid 4 launch, and a separate rumor arrives that discusses Apple’s event plans for the next couple months.
This time, there’s a screenshot to back-up the Droid 4 launch rumor, [...]
We believed the Motorola Droid 4 had a brief DroidDoes appearance last December but only now the phone is up on the website (and it appears it’s there to stay). We’ve just heard rumors that the phone which was announced at this year’s CES will be available as of February 9 on Verizon.
If you follow the source link below to DroidDoes you will be landing on a page dedicated to the Droid 4. Aside from the fact that you can sign up to receive information about the device you will be able to see pictures and well as browse its specs. These are: four-inch qHD [...]
Last fall, Motorola’s Droid 4 sort of sneaked-up on us out of nowhere, surprising everyone when signs of the phone’s existence started popping-up such a relatively short time after the release of the Droid 3. At first, we heard rumors suggesting that the phone was being fast-tracked to market, with plans to start sales back in December. As it turns out, we would have to wait until the CES for the Android to be officially announced, and even then we wouldn’t get the complete story on its launch. That’s been slowly coming together ever since, and one of the latest [...]
We’ve already seen a leaked Verizon MAP (minimum advertised price) list showing the Motorola Droid 4 and at that time it was priced around $250 on a two-year contract. The most recent MAP list leak shows the phone is getting a better price.
As you can see in the image above, the Verizon Motorola Droid 4 has been dropped from $249.99 to $199.99. The interesting thing about the Motorola Droid 4 is that it still has no exact launch date. After CES, the first MAP indicated a higher price and now the carrier seems to be lowering it before launch. The $199.99 seems like a great [...]
We know just about everything about the Motorola Droid 4. It was announced on January 9, we’ve got our hands-on time with the device while at CES and according to the Verizon MAP leak we should expect it to go up for sale for $249.99 with the usual two-year agreement.
If you want to know the device better before deciding to grab one for yourself (and you don’t have the Droid RAZR to compare it with) you can start reading the pages of the official manual that will accompany the phone. With it already available, the only thing really missing is an exact availability [...]
Near the end of December, we saw some leaked screenshots out of Verizon which appeared to indicate that the HTC Fireball and LG Spectrum would feature radios capable of global roaming on GSM-based networks, an ability we’d yet to see from LTE-enabled handsets on the carrier. All we saw were some database entries, though, and it seemed too early to say if we’d really see those phones arrive with global roaming enabled. Now a representative from Verizon has confirmed the carrier’s plans, noting that supported hardware will see the feature enabled in the coming [...]
At CES 2012, Verizon announced two new LTE smartphones: the LG Spectrum and the Motorola Droid 4. The Spectrum, in particular, has a 4.5″ 720p HD display and a 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S3 CPU with 1GB of RAM. In many ways, it’s essentially the same phone as the LG Nitro HD on AT&T. It’s thin and light with a fingerprint-prone smooth backing. While the Spectrum comes with Android 2.3, expect an upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich in Q2. The Spectrum will be available on January 19th for $199.
The Droid 4 is the one to get if you want a hardware [...]
After we looked forward to a rumored launch late last month, the Motorola Droid 4 on Verizon LTE failed to materialize. Instead, we heard that the phone’s release would see a short delay and may finally occur in February. We were hoping that CES would bring some answers along with it. On Monday, Motorola finally officially announced the Droid 4, but it didn’t have any new details on a launch date or price to share with us. Luckily, there’s a new leak out of Verizon that may help us fill in the blanks, providing a minimum advertised price for the Droid [...]