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Exclusive: First Pictures of the DROID 4 by Motorola

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Keyboard lovers, get ready – the DROID4 by Motorola is coming and according to our sources, has the best slideout they have “ever seen on a smartphone.” In this set of glamour shots we received, you can get a taste for what’s to come which means ultra-thin slider with DROID RAZR styling and wait for it….4G LTE. You asked for it and Moto appears to have made it.  

Spec breakdown:

  • 4″ screen (assuming Super AMOLED Advanced)
  • Full 5-row “illuminated” keyboard
  • RAZR styling
  • 4G LTE
  • Non-removable battery
  • Android 2.3.5
  • 1080p video recording (assuming 8MP)
  • Front camera
  • HDMI out
  • MotoACTV syncing

Sexy device, right there. No word yet on processor, but will bet that it has at least the 1.2GHz OMAP4430 that the RAZR has. Would not doubt it if it had something newer though. Haven’t heard of a release time line – all others in the DROID keyboard series seem to be getting the summer treatment. However, this phone looks like it might be done. See all of that bloatware already up and running?

This device was rumored to be codenamed Maserati a few weeks back.

Gallery below.

Cheers ___!

  • http://www.motoask.com Motorola Atrix

    Maybe they will offer us Xoom owners a discount on Xoom 2 in place of the LTE upgrade.

     

  • Anonymous

    My two wishes for this phone, Global capabilities and NFC! 

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    I hope this is just a model. {{-_-}}

  • Racer9

    Gah, I want a new QWERTY phone, don’t screw this up Moto.

  • http://twitter.com/DarkBlackBuddha Blayne Dodds

    Out of contract on an Incredible and every few months I switch back and forth from Inc to my OG Droid cause i miss the keyboard.

    These companies are playing with my emotions and my wallet! Nexus looks delicious, Razr look fantastic and now they spring this on me? I need rehab.

  • Anonymous

    If the bootloader is locked then it is just a paperweight…

  • Anonymous

    Anyone know what’s going on with that white thing between the “x” and “c” keys?

    • Anonymous

      backlight leak or reflection of camera flash

  • akhi216

    For the people who bought the Droid 3, or settled for another device because the Droid as it is here wasn’t available, you should be mad at Verizon and not Motorola, because it’s Verizon who taps Motorola on the shoulder and ask them to make a device with xyz features. So said @black_man_x here:

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/rumored-devices/129626-droid-4-already-first-alleged-pixs-2.html#post1372642

  • Anonymous

    I actually miss the gold d-pad thing on the og Droid. I’m not a fan of the directional arrows. Bring it back.

    • Anonymous

      Eh.  I give them props for creating a keyboard that doesn’t require you to reach with the right hand in order to type.  The directional pad was okay, but it really wasn’t efficient use of space – and I found the vertical rectangle orientation (rather than a square) displeasing for use as, say, a game pad.

  • Anonymous
  • akhi216

    Motorola is starting to establish themselves as a premier maker of keyboarded phones. The keyboard on the OG Droid was rubbish; I passed on it because I couldn’t see myself typing on that crap. HTC used to be the king of keyboarded phones but lately, their keyboarded Android phones in general have been lacking, as none of them have a dedicated number row (since the G1) or screens bigger than 4″. The keyboard on the OG Droid was virtually unusable, which led many owners of it not want a keyboard and thus move on to keyboardless phones.

  • Battle Geek

    Google and Motorola are about to go on an Droid churning cycle is there any companies in doubt they should see what Motorola has done before. They probably wouldn’t go to sleep. When they update the current range, they will be a big threat to the rest of the competition because they compete at all levels and more importantly price.
    http://www.gadgetrophy.com/2011/09/top-10-popular-motorola-handsets.html

  • Anonymous

    Release date pleaseeee. I miss my og droid & keyboard. I want the nexus but if this coming around Christmas I can wait.

    • Myjoansie

      Dec 8th, and is 50 higher than any other battery but all phones will bite the big one when the Dinar a hits end of Dec..sorry no keyboard, that would have been a dream come true, I’m note buying any. I’m still using my of. Droid
      Joansie

  • Joshua Estell

    Big question for me is:  NFC?  If the answer is yes, I’ll have one, please.

    If not – why not, and why on earth is Motorola willing to stay behind the curve on this technology?  Does anyone question that NFC will be the vanguard of a revolution in POS commerce? 

    • akhi216

      Half the people who buy NFC-enabled don’t even use it.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jonismod Joni Esmod

        true no one really use the NFC…but if this has it, its futureproof

  • Joshua Estell

    It is probably a UAT unit given to a vendor engineer – and some people are just hell on phones.  

  • John Hall

    Is it not odd that the pictures show wear on this “brand new phone”? If you look at the power button and the ports, they look well-used. I find that peculiar for a phone with the sticker still over the screen.

  • Anonymous
  • Rrrichard

    i wanna know (1) battery volumn; (2) RAM size; (3) with Webtop? (4) ICS ?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jude8 Jude Davis

    Seriously? Soft keys? ICS is hitting the market in less than a month and they’re still making a phone with those. Huge bummer. 

  • Anonymous
  • Firstdroid

    I belive that a battery in the phone can be viewed by big brother and others, being paranoid, I did appreciate taking the battery out when I needed to go places.  Having said that, the Droid 4 is almost everything except the competition is the Denara.  Pulling my hair out 4 inches vs 4.5 and 8 mp vs 13…..but no keyboard is a hell equal to the smaller mp and inches…….I’m using the first droid,  aaaaaahhhhhhhhh what to do what to do…..
    joansie

  • http://www.facebook.com/treswaters Tres Nugget Waters

    I read on phandroid that the RAZR had a 4460 and was confirmed by the moto dev site.

    • akhi216

      No. It’s a 4430.

  • Hurfdurf

    If they’d add the camera button back, this would be perfect…

  • Anonymous

    Wonderful, at last a Motorola QWERTY with standalone apostrophe key!

  • Anonymous

    I wonder if this one will be a global phone. The Droid 3 was one. 

    • Mpickup9

      You and I and ten other people have asked this question…apparently the editor must think its not a cool enough question to dignify a response…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Tidwell-II/605737661 John Tidwell II

    If this is true then why do they always just miss the mark on every single follow up to the OG! I want a keyboard so bad but the D3 had no LTE and lacked the RAM. Now this D4 doesnt have a removable battery? So when 4G destroys my battery I have no choice but sit by my charger instead of popping in a new battery, GAY!!!! I’m a power user who destroys batteries. Im on the go so I dont have time to be tethered to a wall outlet. Way to miss the mark again Moto! By the way I’m a current Bionic owner and I’m about to dump it on ebay because the battery (in my opinion) sucks and the constant data drop outs With that nice Costco accessory bundle plus some I should make most if not all the money I need to buy off contract. Galaxy Nexus please hurry! 

  • Anonymous

    Sounds to me like they might jsut be onto something dude.
    web-privacy.no.tc

  • Dfgkdflgjk

    Droid 3 looks great already!!!!!!!! give me 1GB Ram, then we will talk

  • Anonymous

    Yummy, this is the Droid I am waiting for :)

  • Smith Lenerd

    why can not see my comments?

  • Smith Lenerd

    yeap, i love this~
    but why no price?

    • Anonymous

      Because it wasn’t announced yet?

  • Chucklehead

    WTF?? What is the new thing with non-removable batteries?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQNNJDZQIWIIHJWUIUV7R24XAM Aaron

    Could just be the reflection but the colors don’t pop quite enough to be super amoled.

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    I hope this is the one with the unlockable boot. {{-_-}}

  • Mike Ampaabeng

    I just came.

  • brandon holley

    Lol well it is a yearly thing. Motorola will release “Droid” phones yearly probably. If you look at the history closely it always comes out with the latest iteration of Android OS so you can expect it to have Ice Cream Sandwich. I personally am looking forward to a nexus device with motorola considering Google did aquire them.

  • Comando

    Does it bother anyone else that when you zoom in on the picture of the bloatware, it looks like a pentile screen? I hope I’m just imagining this, but it’ll suck pretty hard if it actually does.

  • Anonymous

    Thats ridiculous..they just released the Droid 3.

  • christian cerda

    best android phone I’ve seen yet! the best part is it doesn’t look anything like the iPhone! Too bad its 4g! i don’t wanna be paying 50 extra each month!!!!!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LQNNJDZQIWIIHJWUIUV7R24XAM Aaron

      3G or 4G doesn’t matter, data is data from Verizon.

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisCorp ChristopherCorpening

    I think I threw up when I saw that bloatware 

  • TheVoHo

    I think its a mistake how all the new phones being released are starting to have non-removable batteries. Instead of spending $50 on an extended battery, I just bought 3 extra standard phone batteries for my Droid 2 for $3.50 each (They actually work good and aren’t knock-offs), and a standalone battery charger for $14 off of amazon. This makes it more convenient for me to switch the batteries out and getting basically an instant charge rather than waiting for it to charge on its own. They need to bring removable batteries back!

    • brandon holley

      uhm it was only just one non removable battery and that was the droid RAZR. Secondly that could have been just a gimic for a slim phone. And last but not least this article is pure speculation about what it could have. For god sake man this will come out next year and it says it will be running 2.3.5? It would atleast be running 4.0 by then. take this with a grain of salt and look for more concrete evidence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/itsStevenVo Steven Vo

    I think its a mistake how all the new phones being released are starting to have non-removable batteries. Instead of spending $50 on an extended battery, I just bought 3 extra standard phone batteries for my Droid 2 for $3.50 each (They actually work good and aren’t knock-offs), and a standalone battery charger for $14 off of amazon. This makes it more convenient for me to switch the batteries out and getting basically an instant charge rather than waiting for it to charge on its own. They need to bring removable batteries back!