Motorola DROID 4 for Verizon officially announced

We’ve seen leak after leak, but the stars have finally aligned for the newest member of the DROID lineage. The Motorola DROID 4 is finally official, bringing with it the same aesthetic appeal of the DROID RAZR, but adding that full slide-out physical QWERTY keyboard to the mixture.

The DROID 4 features a 4-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor under the hood, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage. It measures in at only a half of an inch thick, which is impressive considering that full slide-out keyboard. The announcement comes within the starting moments of CES in Las Vegas.

No word on an exact release date quite yet, but Verizon says it will be available “in the coming weeks.”Pricing hasn’t been divulged yet, but we imagine you shouldn’t expect anything less than that constant $299.99 price tag.

Press Release

Verizon Wireless and Motorola Unveil Thinnest and Most Powerful 4G LTE QWERTY Smartphone: DROID 4 by Motorola

Raw Power and Innovative Design Empower Customers to Take Care of Business Like Never Before

LAS VEGAS and BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Today at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI) and Verizon Wireless introduced the new DROID 4 by Motorola, the thinnest and most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone offering the power and capabilities to handle even the most demanding lifestyles. Verizon Wireless leads the way in 4G with the fastest and most reliable 4G network in the United States, covering more than 200 million people in 190 markets. The DROID 4 will be in the Verizon booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, South Hall, Booth #30259) as well as in the Motorola booth (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth #8644).
DROID 4 is deceivingly slim at half an inch thin – packing not only a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB of RAM, but also a five-row QWERTY keyboard with a PC-like layout and edge-lit keys for fast, precise typing, even in the dark. It’s Business Ready with government-grade encryption to keep data secure. It features software tools such as MotoCast™ for remote access to music, pictures and videos on home or work computers, Smart Actions application to automate everyday tasks and the revolutionary webtop application for a multi-window environment with full Firefox® browser on a larger screen to boost productivity while on the road. An 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and Mirror Mode to display images and video on an HDTV, give DROID 4 users even more flexibility while at work or for play. DROID 4 delivers expected speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps within 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas for blazing fast Web browsing, video streaming and online collaboration.
A full suite of accessory options extends the power of DROID 4 and allows consumers to work however they work best. Accessories compatible with DROID 4 include the 10.1-inch Lapdock 100, 14-inch Lapdock 500 Pro with built-in webcam and Ethernet connection, HD Dock, HD Station and vehicle navigation mount.
Additional features
Powered by 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
MotoCast for remote streaming of photos, videos, music, documents, presentations and more from home or office computers
4G LTE Mobile Hotspot supporting up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Water-repellent nanocoating for splash resistance
16 GB on-board memory (actual formatted capacity is less); Support for up to 32 GB microSD™ card
Business Ready with 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

The DROID 4 by Motorola will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com in the coming weeks.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.

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