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 960×540 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 [...]
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 [...]
As we wait to learn more of the Motorola Droid 4’s retail debut, we continue to see what amounts to the aftershocks of the phone’s delayed release plans. The latest-such to hit is the appearance of Droid 4 accessories at Verizon retail partners.
Already, we’ve seen plenty of the phone in both internal Verizon leaks, as well as in images created for the marketing plan that never came to pass. Last week, the Droid 4 popped-up in a live page on Best Buy’s site, despite the phone not even having received a formal announcement yet. A little more recently, a [...]
When we first started seeing signs of Motorola’s Droid 4 show up over the past few months, the timing seemed quite odd, considering that the Droid 3 had only landed on Verizon back in July. While the Droid 4’s launch is apparently stalled for the moment, the latest rumors suggest it will arrive in about a month. If a new leak that surfaced this weekend is any indication, the Droid 3 could already be on its way out by then, with a Verizon document showing the smartphone taking on end-of-life status this month.
The Droid 3 isn’t the only Verizon Android to get [...]
The Motorola Droid 4 is definitely going to be crowned 2011’s most leaked and anticipated Smartphone that never got released in 2011. Now, let’s forget about all the spy shots for a minute because this time a real Demo unit was leaked and photographed extensively. Sadly, this is just a dummy unit, but it does include a lot of the details we’re looking for regarding looks and specs.
As for all the good specs, this device rocks: – 1.2GHz dual-core processor – 1GB of RAM – 16GB of built-in storage – microSD expansion – [...]
Up until last week, things were looking good for the prospect of a Motorola Droid 4 launch on December 22. As the days counting-down to that expected launch grew shorter, speculation started to build that the anticipated date would be missed, and that we might not get a chance to see the phone until sometime in February. Sure enough, the lid has been kept on the Droid 4, with no comment coming from Verizon. Just how close were we to the possibility of the phone’s release, before plans changed? Some more Droid 4-related marketing materials have emerged, painting the picture of a [...]
December 22 is now upon us, and with no Motorola Droid 4 in sight, it looks like the rumors we heard of a delay were spot-on. Overnight, some evidence showed up supporting the idea that we wouldn’t be seeing the phone arrive until February. Even with 2012 nearly upon us, that still feels like a long way off. Luckily, some new images of the handset have arrived to at least help tide us over.
We already had one really nice-looking render of the Droid 4 to enjoy, and now it’s joined by a series showing the smartphone from nearly every possible angle. We finally get a [...]
It seems that Verizon is preparing its DroidDoes minisite for the arrival of the RAZR-esque Motorola DROID4, although as far as we can tell, the content is not actually live yet (the screenshot is purportedly from the mobile site). While not much about the 4 remains unknown save for a price and release date, the near-final looking appearance of the alleged promo page would seem to at least indicate that a launch is close at hand.
Coming just about six months after the DROID3’s debut, the Gingerbread 2.3.5-powered 4 offers a sleeker form factor along with LTE connectivity, [...]
It’s still too early to say for sure, but it’s beginning to look like, despite the numerous signs pointing to a December 22 release, the Motorola Droid 4 may not launch as expected tomorrow.
Even when the Galaxy Nexus was delayed, we had still heard all about retail stores receiving their stocks in advance; there’s no such action with the Droid 4. That’s not to say that the phone still couldn’t go up for sale tomorrow maybe Verizon will announce that orders are open via direct fulfillment, and the stores won’t need stocks on-hand but [...]
The week wouldn’t be complete without revisiting a few launch rumors one last time. Luckily, we’ve got some new word on a couple of the most anticipated ones set to make their debut on Verizon Wireless, supposedly coming from Verizon employees who have just been tipped-off to these updated launch schedules.
Of course, we couldn’t talk VZW launch rumors without starting with the Galaxy Nexus. There have been lots of signs pointing to it coming out around December 8, though most recently a leak suggested that VZW’s retail partner Best Buy might not even [...]
Seemingly out of left field, a smartphone purporting to be the Motorola Droid 4 came to our attention near the end of September, less than three months after the Droid 3 was released. We then got our first look at the handset as October wrapped-up, showing off some of the same angled design cues as featured on the upcoming Droid RAZR. While we hadn’t heard of any specific rumors concerning its release, the phone pictured looked relatively far-along in its development, raising questions as to whether Motorola would wait until next summer to release it, or launch the phone [...]
It hasn’t even been two months since we first started seeing signs of a Motorola Droid 4 in development and it’s already looking like the smartphone could be nearly ready to arrive. After showing-up in Verizon’s computers earlier this month, that release started feeling realer than ever, and now we’ve heard the first rumor about just when launch day may be.
According to a leaked Verizon screenshot, the carrier is looking to double-dip with high-end Androids on December 8, supposedly releasing not just the LTE Galaxy Nexus, but the Droid 4 as [...]
Motorola’s Droid 4 continues its rapid, stealthy approach towards release by popping back up in Verizon’s computers again, this time with a leaked screenshot informing us of some newly-added training videos for the Android smartphone.
Our latest update on the Droid 4 came earlier this week, when another leaked screenshot gave us our first real guess at a release date for the phone, claiming that it would arrive arm-in-arm with Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus on December 8.
Authorized retailers that are part of Verizon’s indirect sales channel (and [...]
The story behind the Motorola Droid 4 began with a real-life sighting at the end of October, then some rumors about a possible December 8 launch — alongside probably the Galaxy Nexus and later on continued with what appeared to be official specs for the phone.
The image above is the official press render for the Verizon Motorola Droid 4. The phone is basically your Droid RAZR with a smaller screen but with an added five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard. From the leaked specs we learn that there is a 1.2GHz dual-core processor inside, 1GB of RAM, 4G/LTE-capable radio, [...]
We first heard of the Motorola Droid 4 at the beginning of the month when the name popped up in Verizon’s system. It was later rumored to land on December 8 — a date also rumored for the Galaxy Nexus — and we’ve even seen training documents for the device.
Following all the above we now have what appear to be official specs for the Motorola Droid 4. The 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM are similar to the Droid RAZR but there’s a smaller four-inch qHD screen apparently on the Droid 4. The phone slides out to reveal a five-row QWERTY keyboard [...]
Well here’s a surprise: Motorola appears to be working on a fourth generation of its popular Droid series of Android-powered QWERTY sliders, with Droid 4 EXIF data starting to show up left and right on photo-sharing sites. Unfortunately no one seems to have opened up the Droid 4 to its full resolution — whatever that may be — so we only have resized photos for judging image quality (which seems quite good in these preliminary shots).
According to a poster on Howard Forums, this handset is codenamed Maserati and, like the Droid 3, lacks a D-pad on the keyboard. [...]
Motorola is getting ready to hook Verizon up with another LTE-capable smartphone, at least according to the company’s latest FCC filing. The documents tell the tale of a handset equipped to run on Verizon’s LTE band 13, but just what model are we looking at? A couple phones come to mind as possibilities, but it seems like this time we’re dealing with the Motorola Droid 4.
There are other Motorola models we expect to eventually show up on Verizon LTE, like the RAZRMAX we uncovered last week. From the sound of it, though, that model would end up slightly larger [...]
For some reason, we’ve been seeing an awful lot of Verizon-related news today, and that trend continues with the latest chapter in the Motorola Droid 4 story. After sprinting out of the gate, past the FCC, and into Verizon’s computers in what may be record time, the Droid 4 is now poised for its release later this month, bringing a hardware QWERTY option to Verizon 4G LTE. Last we checked, multiple leaks were naming December 22 as the phone’s release date. Considering this is Verizon we’re talking about, not to mention an LTE model, we’re well aware of the [...]
It’s been just about a month since we saw the first sign of the next iteration in Motorola’s Droid lineup. The Droid 4, supposedly going under the code name Maserati, revealed itself via some EXIF data in a photo it had snapped. That clued us in to the phone being in development, but we had yet to get a look at the phone itself or learn anything about its hardware specs. Today we can finally check out what Motorola has planned for the Droid 4, thanks to the arrival of the first pictures of the phone itself, along with a collection of rumored specs.
Like the Droids [...]
Thanks to the presence of high-end phones like the Galaxy Nexus and Droid 4, we’ve been paying close attention to the rumored state of Verizon’s December release schedule. After the Galaxy Nexus clearly wasn’t going to make it to the US in November, leaks tacked its release date to early in the month, and though it’s jumped around a little, December 9 is seeing a lot of support lately. As for the Droid 4, we had it up at the start of the month, but recent leaks have pushed it back to December 22. Today we have yet another Verizon leak to check out, and see what [...]