Verizon gets the Motorola Droid 4 with slide out keyboard and LTE compatibility
January 11th, 2012 - 12:20 pm ET by C. D.
You don’t change a winning team: Motorola and Verizon have unveiled the Motorola Droid 4 smartphone at the CES 2012 show, with the device being LTE compatible and coming with a slide out keyboard.
At the CES 2012 show we have already seen numerous product launches of LTE compatible handsets made by manufacturers with their carrier partners. Motorola Mobility remains loyal to carrier Verizon Wireless, jointly unveiling the Motorola Droid 4 smartphone, the latest in the line of Android powered handsets which brought Motorola back from the edge in 2009 when they were in free-fall.
The Motorola Droid 4 is a smartphone with a 4" qHD (960 x 540 pixels) tactile screen, with 16 GB of internal memory which can be extended via the microSD port, while the 8 mega pixel camera on the back is capable of recording 1080p video and the 1.3 mega pixel camera on the front provides video conferencing options.
It is powered by a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and 1 GB of RAM, with it also being compatible with Lapdock 100 and Lapdock 500 Pro accessories which transform it into a light client.
Characteristics The Motorola Droid 4 distinguishes itself via its rear-lit full slide out keyboard which makes it the perfect device for both personal and professional users, especially since the device also offers services that are today demanded by on the move workers (data encryption, virtualisation...).
We also find the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity options, an A-GPS module with electronic compass and FM Radio. The Droid 4 comes with the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, with it also being compatible for the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich from the second quarter of 2012.
It promises 12 and half hours of battery life in conversation and more than 8 days in standby. Designed for use on Verizon’s mobile networks, this is a CDMA2000 smartphone which also brings with it 4G LTE compatibility (Long Term Evolution), assuring download speeds of between 5 and 12 Mbps and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps.
Verizon has not yet indicated its price, although the device should be available in the coming weeks.