Motorola Droid 4 to Launch on Friday: It’s Official

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Verizon Wireless has just made it official: the Motorola Droid 4 is going to hit store shelves at the end of this week. This will be the first entry in this popular line of Android smartphones to include 4G LTE.

Motorola Droid 4 from VerizonThe carrier also announced the price: the Droid 4 is going to sell for $200 with a two-year contract. That’s $100 below the price Verizon charges for some of its more cutting-edge models.

Motorola Droid 4 Preview
This smartphone is going to have a 4-inch qHD (960 x 540) capacitive touchscreen. Unlike most of its competitors it will also sport a large 5-row QWERTY keyboard.

The Droid 4 will debut with Android OS 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) running on a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, but Motorola and Verizon have promised that an upgrade to the much newer Android OS 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be released at some point. 

Motorola Droid 4 PreviewThe device will have 1GB of RAM and 16GB of on-board memory. A microSD slot will allow customers to add more storage.

Its support for 4G LTE will give it download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS will also be included. Other items on the list of features are an 8MP rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video capture and a second front-facing HD camera.




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