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    As we prepare to say goodbye to the "Google-ified" Motorola we'd only just gotten to know, it bears remembering that the brand hasn't been issued a death warrant. Motorola under Lenovo may well flourish, after all, so it's premature to start planning the funeral. Still, two ownership changes in two years is a lot for any company, and from the inevitable brain drain of personnel losses to the unpredictable nature of marketing machinations, the future of the Motorola brand is anything but certain. So we thought it'd be nice, at this crossroads in Motorola's history, to take a look back at ...

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    As Motorola users are all too aware, while the company does an admirable job of trying to let users know about the Android update situation for each of its models, it has a nasty habit of going back on previous plans to bring updates to certain models. As such, whenever the company gets around to updating that list, we find ourselves walking on eggshells. So, what's the news today? This update focuses on plans for Jelly Bean upgrades. To that end, Motorola lists a dozen models that it currently plans to bring Android 4.1 to. Some of the devices listed have ETAs attached to them; the three ...

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    Verizon started-off the week by confirming the upcoming arrival of updates for the Droid 4, RAZR, RAZR Maxx, and Rezound that would allow those phones to roam internationally on GSM/UMTS networks, despite their CDMA pedigree. We'll be seeing those updates come out sometime this summer (with a good chance that global roaming and Ice Cream Sandwich will arrive simultaneously for at least some of the models), but if just the news of this forthcoming feature has you thinking about picking up one of the models early, Amazon Wireless has some pretty nice deals ready for you. Subscribers signing ...

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    Yesterday, we saw Verizon clear up a few things about upcoming updates for some of its Android lineup that would bring these CDMA phones the ability to roam globally on GSM-based networks. All told, the carrier committed to getting this feature out to the Droid 4, RAZR, RAZR Maxx, and Rezound sometime over the summer. Today we get a hint of just how this roaming might arrive, thanks to a recently-leaked ICS ROM for the Droid RAZR. While it's not clear exactly what software build we're looking at here, the takeaway seems to be that the update that will enable global roaming will likely be ...

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    Late last week, we started hearing some new rumblings about Verizon's plans for bringing global roaming to some of its Android lineup. We already knew that both the Motorola Droid 4 and LG's Spectrum would make the cut, and Verizon would activate their roaming abilities at some point in the future. The new leak that brought the issue back to the forefront last week concerned HTC's Rezound, with an in-store display advertising the pending arrival of global roaming as one of the handset's features. There were also rumors accompanying that find that Motorola's Droid RAZR (Maxx) would join ...

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    Signs started emerging late last year that Verizon was planning on bringing global roaming capabilities to a couple of its then-upcoming LTE-enabled smartphones. It wasn't long after that when a Verizon representative confirmed plans to bring just such a feature to a selection of the carrier's Androids. These phones wouldn't arrive with global roaming enabled, but the feature would be delivered at some point in the future – it seemed at the time like it might be closer to the end of Q2. It looks like Verizon could be nearly ready to flip that switch, as retail locations are updating ...

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    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 for receiving Ice Cream Sandwich ...

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    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 list of its ...

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    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 review! BOX CONTENTS The first thing ...

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    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.

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    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. Hardware 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, it's still very much on the high-end of the scale. As ...

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    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 plastic covers, but we'll cover those in ...

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    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 you'd like to support the effort don't forget to send ...

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    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 dual-core Texas ...

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    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 purchases. That's not it! With the ...

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    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, claiming the phone will be ...

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    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 display, 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB ...

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    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 pieces to arrive has been ...

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    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 deal on the ...

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    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 date. Source: Motorola ...

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    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 months. We haven't heard an ...

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    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 keyboard. It has a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a ...

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    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 4. According to this MAP list, we ...

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    Not more than seven months after the Droid 3 was released, Verizon has announced the latest in what appears to be the longest lineage of a smarpthone brand ever. The Droid 4, which appeared on our radar in September, is the first LTE-capable original Droid (of the hardware keyboard variety). In a lot of ways, the Droid 4 reminds us of the Droid RAZR with its slender design and somewhat rounded edges. It packs a 4.0" qHD 960x540 display powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in storage with microSD expansion, an 8MP shooter on the back capable of recording 1080p video, ...

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    Everyone's expecting the Motorola Droid 4, especially because of its slender shape and QWERTY keyboard. We might even see the phone announced next week at CES and here's some more information showing that the phone is indeed on the right track. The keyboard-enabled Droid RAZR has just received its DLNA certification. Tested as the Motorola XT894, the phone seems to be in the attention of DLNA since October 2010, before Verizon and Motorola even announced the Droid RAZR. As the device stacks up its approvals, we are kindly waiting for a possible CES announcement. It would be about time! ...

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