Thursday, February 9, 2012

The sequels keep on coming: Verizon releases the DROID 4 smartphone, aimed at the QWERTY keyboard lovers

Apparently, the original DROID is so good, it deserves a third sequel.

The DROID 4 by Motorola will be available starting Feb. 10 in Verizon Wireless Stores and online at
Introduced at this year’s Consumer Electronic Show (CES), the DROID 4 is the thinnest and most powerful 4G QWERTY smartphone measuring at less than half an inch.
DROID 4 features a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, plus a five-row QWERTY keyboard for those who don’t like typing on a touchscreen.
It has edge-lit keys for fast, precise typing, even in the dark. It is powered by Verizon’s 4G network.

Additional features
— Verizon Wireless 4G LTE – Customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas
— Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread, to be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
— 4.0-inch qHD display with scratch and scrape resistant glass
— Government-grade encryption (FIPS 140-2) for email, calendar and contacts; preloaded with Citrix® Receiver for Android (available in webtop) for desktop virtualization and access
— 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture
— Front-facing camera for video chat
— 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot supporting up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices

Pricing and availability
— DROID 4 by Motorola is now available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
— The Lapdock 500 is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online for $299.97.
— Customers that purchase a DROID 4 will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.


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