Motorola Droid 4 Could Finally Hit Verizon Next Week

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The much-delayed Motorola Droid 4 might launch from Verizon a week from today. This Android smartphone with a sliding keyboard was officially announced last month, but it was first expected to debut back in December.Motorola Droid 4 from Verizon

According to an unconfirmed report, the latest in the popular Droid line is going to hit store shelves on Feb. 9. That’s a Thursday, the typical day for Verizon to introduce new products.

This same source indicated that the smartphone is going to sell for $200 with a two-year contract. This contradicts a report from several weeks ago which said the device will go for $250 with contract.

To add to the evidence that the launch of the Droid 4 isn’t far away: this handset has been added to Verizon’s “DroidDoes” website labeled “Coming Soon”. That said, rumored release dates for this model have come and gone before.

Motorola Droid 4 Preview
The Droid series has done well at Verizon, and helped popularize the Android operating system. The upcoming model will have much in common with its predecessors, but will be the first with 4G LTE support.

Motorola Droid 4 PreviewThe Droid 4 will have a 4-inch qHD (960 x 540) capacicitive touchscreen. Unlike most of its competitors it will also sport a large 5-row QWERTY keyboard.

It is going to debut with Android OS 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) running on a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, but an upgrade to Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be released later. The device will have 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory. A microSD slot will allow customers to add more storage.

Also on the list of features will be an 8MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video capture plus a second front-facing HD camera.

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