The long-awaited Motorola DROID 4 has finally gone official. Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless have just announced the upcoming availability of the smartphone at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).
Although the smartphone comes with a full slide-out QWERTY, the new DROID 4 is pretty slim at 12.7mm. The LTE-enabled smartphone weighs around 180g (battery included).
Obviously, the DROID 4 will be exclusively available at Verizon Wireless, but the carrier has yet to announce its price tag and exact release date.
According to Verizon, Motorola DROID 4
will be available in stores and online “in the coming weeks” for a price that will be disclosed in due time.
Just like its QWERTY-free Motorola RAZR brother, the DROID 4 is powered by Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread operating system. Verizon also confirms that the smartphone is upgradable to Ice Cream Sandwich.
Motorola DROID 4 is equipped with a 1.2 GHz dual core processor, complemented by a PowerVR SGX540 graphics processing unit, as well as 16GB on board memory, 1GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
Aside from the generous five-row QWERTY keyboard with PC-like layout, DROID 4 offers users a large 4.0-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display that boasts 540 x 960 pixels resolution and 16 million colors support.
Aimed at business customers, the device is pre-loaded with high-level encryption (FIPS 140-2) that allows user to keep their sensitive data secure, including email, calendar and contacts.
In addition, the phone features the MotoCast
application for remote access to multimedia content, as well as Smart Actions app that allows users to automate daily tasks.
With LTE support, Motorola DROID 4 is capable of delivering speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps.
On the back, the smarpthone packs an impressive 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording capabilities and Mirror Mode that allows users to display images and video on HDTVs. There's also a secondary 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls.