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Motorola DROID 4 Pops Up in Variety of Verizon Systems, How Close are We to a Release?

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The Motorola DROID 4 may be closer than any of us had imagined. We brought you the first photos of the device a couple of weeks back leading us to wonder when it may appear, as the device pictured looked almost ready for prime time. So now that we are seeing it appear in a couple of different Verizon systems, we wonder if it could be Moto and Verizon’s big December release?

You may remember that the XOOM 2 popped up in this same system with 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models on October 23 and is now tentatively-scheduled for a November 30 release. So if the D4 is now showing up for testing purposes and for internal system setup, there is a chance that it could be here within a month or two. Now, we won’t know for sure if the XOOM 2 will be here at the end of the month until we get to the end of the month, so let’s not place any bets on the D4 just yet. The month of December is wide open, without anything currently rumored though.

Shot of the D4 in Device Manager after the break. 

Still ready to have a slider with 4G LTE and impressive specs? I’m assuming the Stratosphere wasn’t necessarily what any of you were looking for.

Cheers ___!

  • Androidfamil

     Just because the inspiration isn’t the design aesthetic doesn’t mean
    its not inspired by the RAZR…probably just marketing-speak for “we
    ported the drive-train (processer, chipsets, board-architecture, and
    peripherals) into a body which has a keyboard”
    http://www.androidfamily.net

  • Anonymous

    Have tip from reliable source inside Motorola that the Droid 4 will be released for Black Friday. He has been testing for months and says all efforts are being made to have it released by then.

    • Huv

      So Black Friday’s tomorrow and no news about an announcement. You can go back and sleep inside you’re mom’s basement now stinky

  • Ryan

    Hopefully this one will have a better camera then the droid 3, shits so slow to take a picture

    • Jonathan Hunt

      Install a different camera.  Mine works just fine with a different .apk.

  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous

    Awesome, my old E815 made a resurface in a news image!  Best phone pre-smartphone days…

  • Brandon Sobotta

    Why dont the just call it Droid 3 LTE, that way I wont feel a generation behind with my droid 3 already.

    • joansie

      because it will be 4g and added high specs.  The screen will only be 4.3 as apposed to the 4.5 on the beast named Dinara. 
      joansie

  • joansie

    im dying for a Dinara with a keyboard or a Droid 4 with dinara specs.  Why Lord, must it be one or the other, I guess the same reason is that no one has mentioned either one because the Razr has the limelight…I just know the second I finally give up my 2 year wait, they will announce “the Dinara with hard qwerty is here”
    then im up the creek with out the paddle, boat, or life saver.  Oh well, my tears will float me to shore.
    joansie
    PS At least my life can go on, no more cruzing for updates, thank the Lord, I actually have been asked to write articles with the outstanding information I was forced to learn just to make the best decision….over at last,  

  • Ckellogg1

    It’s been a whole 4 months since they released the Droid3.  Another Droid that will have outdated specs when they releas the Droid 3x two months later.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

    And the Droid Bionic was due out 02/11/2011.  It only came out 7 months late.

  • babadush

    Dear Motorola,

    Slow down

    Sincerely,
    Time

    • joansie

      Try tracking all motos products for 2 years…….just shoot me if I do it longer than two more months.
      joansie
      P.S. I’m writing everyone since these will be my goodbyes.  …..just sharing……before I leave for 2 more years.

  • http://twitter.com/wonderyak wonderyak

    I’m almost tempted to wait for this instead of the Galaxy Nexus.

    • Pennywise

      Almost? This crushes.

  • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

    It just says 4G, does this mean it’s not a global phone?

    • joansie

      I suggest you check with the carrier since  some charge extra monthly fees for global.
      joansie

  • Bigdaddyellison

    If they put IC on this and announce it at they same time that finally announce the Nexus, I may be having to flip a coin.  I do love my  physical keyboard.  As for fragmentation, I call that “options’.  I have the choice of tons of different phones that look different, have different specs, etc.  Yet, I can have my apps run on any of them.  And this is especially true now where I can do an upgrade, but because I know the cycle is short on phones, I am waiting for one I really like rather than taking one that I mostly like.  

    • joansie

      Welcome to the year 2012.  Congrats, I do think I can take one more month…I envy your patience.

    • joansie

      I have to disagree, I have the first orinal Droid, Moto of course and it does everything any other phone can do for the needs I have/can live with peacefully at least.  If the back light in my little droid was still working I think I could hold out another six months.  Alas, my little light doesn’t shine any more.
      joansie

  • Atst88

    Wow, people are turning into babies because of the speed of android pushes the hardware market. Just enjoy whatever phone you get “today” and then get a new one when you can. be it in 2 years or 6 months. No reason to worry unless it is truely a bad fit for you (i.e. no physical keyboard if that is a must for you).

    I am amazed at how fast we are getting around to x86 and quadcore mobile processors. Although, I see no real-world use for the quadcore (or even dualcore) YET, I understand that hardware pushes software now-a-days, not the other-way-around.

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

    At this point, I’m holding out for DROID5. {{^_^}}

    • joansie

      You win the best little picture face I’ve ever seen. Congrats.. joansie

  • http://twitter.com/tittlemanscrest Stephen Parker

    Does anyone else think it may look exactly like the D3 but with 4G capabilities? Maybe they’ll do the same, like they did with the DX and DX2 

    • joansie

      No dipswitch, read the specs!!!  The keyboard, size, etc. has changed.  Some idiots would not know the difference anyway.
      joansie

  • Anonymous

    Wouldn’t surprise me one iota if this thing somehow,someway sneaks in BEFORE the Galaxy Nexus,just like the Razr did….I said this tongue in cheek yesterday and bam,here it is today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cush2push Geoff Wightman

    reason number 1  why google bought moto mobility   bionic/razr     droid3/droid4          releases  few months apart slight improvements   reminds me of the razr/krazr/other pos razr line of phones they did popping out one right after the other   

    • Anonymous

      actually reason #1 is for the patents moto has.

  • Dukeuni

    I may have to sell my Bionic for this.  I just have not gotten used to the touchscreen yet.

    • joansie

      I suggest you wait for the grand slam show in January…..quad, heart monitor, doctor office readings, tv hd shows and movies, etc.  trust…I read the hard way, joansie

  • Stevefxp

    This is very disappointing for me being a D3 owner, but in the end I am going to move to the Galaxy Nexus.

    • http://infotainmentempire.blogspot.com Rob

      If only they had a GNex with a keyboard… le sigh.

      I’m a D3 owner as well.

      • Pennywise

        If only the “GNex” wasn’t made by Samsung, had removable storage, had a removable battery, had a Super LCD…

  • Racer9

    Hoping to replace my OG for Christmas this year, woot, great news!

  • Anonymous

    This is just bad business for Android. Releasing phones every 2 months is causing resentment amongst people that once considered themselves Android fans. If people didn’t have to sign 2 year contracts this wouldn’t be as big of a deal.

    • http://twitter.com/jcardea CEO Of Monster I N C

      Then those same people wouldn’t be able to afford these phones…your logic is flawed. 

      • Anonymous

        Well a brand new phone doesn’t need to cost $600 either. It’s just apparent that all these manufactures and carriers are trying to screw us. They know we love the technology and are taking advantage of that. Well I am looking for alternatives.

        • Anonymous

          Enjoy whatever phone you bought. This,for me,is turning out alot like computers. I buy one,use the thing till I can’t use it anymore. Either it’s become so slow or just falling apart that I have to look for alternatives. I’ve got the OG Droid still. Skipped over the T-Bolt,Charge,X, X2 , Bionic era and am now going to upgrade. Really,have to upgrade. The Droid is just bogged down with its low RAM.

      • joansie

        YYeeeaahhhh, someone is paying attention. Congrats!!!         joansie

    • joansie

      Excuse me but when was it bad to offer choice of products and prices a cause for resentment, what side of the bed did you fall out of??    joansie

  • Anonymous

    Wow.
    Assuming this is released before Christmas, this has got to be the quickest new version of a phone ever. (Sticking with the same name. ie Droid 1,2,3,4 or DX 1,2  NOT Bionic/Razr)And I thought they replaced the Atrix quick…

  • Anonymous

    I am pissed. Droid 3 and Bionic already mothballed? total BS!

    I seriously would have saved the 300 bones for the RAZR if I’d known it was right around the corner. I feel like I was dooped!!!!!

    • joansie

      you have the Royal right to say you have the “breakthrough phone of the century”, the specs are great and you can get apps to make up some gaps.  You can also think its way more solid so it will last longer and easy to find so it will avoid the washing machine.  Half full lovey…..joansie

  • Anonymous

    Kellex didn’t you post this like a few weeks ago? This is how it will go; Kellex- well it has a locked bootloader and moto blur and there is most likely a samsung or something else coming soon so you may want to get that instead.

    • http://fujibayashi.jp/ Gasai Yuno

      This just means the European version, Milestone 4 is around the corner.

      And its bootloader will be unlockable.

      This is truly wondrous and I’m incredibly pumped for the European model.

      • joansie

        You can also say it will make a great paper weight if it goes wrong, besides it isn’t worth giving up the warrentee/whatever since you “tinkered” with it. Half full lovey….joansie

  • Anonymous

    I sort of feel sorry for my friend who got the D3 a couple of months ago, but then again he was the one that was impatient and worried about have a full keyboard.  I told him that LTE was a bigger deal than dual-core, yet he still decided to get the D3.

    I don’t feel sorry for D3 or DX2 owners because they came out during the middle of the LTE push, so they only have themselves to blame.  Now the Bionic owners I do feel a little sorry for.

    Also as an aside, once the D4 comes out, Verizon will have some of the best selections of phones out of any carrier.

    • Anonymous

      Don’t feel sorry for us Bionic owners, we don’t need your pity.  The phone is more than good enough with dual core, 1 GB ram, 4G, very fast and has removable batteries and sdcards unlike the new stuff coming out.  What’s to be envious of?  A 200 MHz faster clock speed?  Slightly thinner?  Don’t give a shit.

      • Anonymous

        agree with most things you said.  bionic’s a great phone.  and the more i know about the razr the happier i am that i have the bionic, which may be one of the last moto phones with removable batteries and sd cards (GOD i hope the trend away from those two things is reversed!!!).  the width of that phone is the latest item on my “bionic makes me happier” list.  it looks ridiculous.

      • joansie

        That’s what i’m talking about…see all above answers I have taken in this my final count down to my holy grail.    joansie 

  • Ackman

    Maybe I’ll replace my OG this December!

    • Adam

      Hmm, it’s not a global phone. I travel for business purposes often. This is kind of disappointing.

      • Joseph

        This is disappointing to me too. I travel to Taiwan for monthly meetings with my company’s branch there.

        • Craig

          It’s disappointing that none of their top new phones including the Razr, Galaxy Nexus, HTC, and Droid 4 have a global radio. This will leave the Iphone as their only global phone if they retire the Droid 3 and it doesn’t offer LTE. I think VZW is struggling to combine CDMA and LTE technology.

          • Anonymous

            Inc 2 is a world phone.

          • Drooooooid

            lol- that is not a top smartphone- he is talking about the Rezound.

          • Anonymous

            Its the SIM cards.  They can’t get the LTE SIM to work along with GSM SIMs.  The only solution would be to put 2 SIM cards in but the phones would have to get bigger to accommodate both cards.

          • Anonymous

            Another instance of Verizon trying to keep their network “open”

          • Craig

            My understanding is that it’s more than a SIM issue. At present there is a requirement of separate radios to support CDMA and LTE whereas GSM / LTE offers a single chip option. This is the primary reason why first generation LTE phones on VZW have poor battery life.

          • joansie

            You should be arrested for using your gigabytes:  that’s what your dedicated mp3/radio/etc. is for.  What do you think the size of a product would be with everyones wishes would be:  the size of a boom box???

    • joansie

      I hope I expressed it for all of us in previous answers since I am one of the first droid owners. Which one,only two to choose from my research.  My head hurts to qwerty or not to qwerty that is the question. 
      joansie

  • Anonymous

    Jeepers but my D3 is still just a baby!!  Not sure I’d be too interesting in making the jump to the D4 this quickly, but if Moto/VZW offered an early upgrade of sorts for us stuck in the middle, I might be swayed.

    • Anonymous

      don’t count on that ever happening.

    • joansie

      You where warned about LTE and 4g for at least a year:  no ones fault but your own. Where where you when these memos were sent??? 

      • Anonymous

        Haha whoa relax.

  • Anonymous

    Moto:  First keyboard phone running ICS (with future upgrade*)

    *Assuming no one else releases a keyboard phone until we get around to it

  • Anonymous

    My wife prefers to have the keyboard, so this will be good news for her!

  • Anonymous

    This is why I will stick with the nexus. Atleast I will get updates first and won’t have to worry about my phone being thrown to the curb because the company came out with 6 other new models.

    • joansie

      Don’t jump the gun, it could be upgradable automatically.  Why can’t people understand this: just look at the first droid.  Auto upgrading….almost god like in sharing and a great surpise through out the year.  A surprise once a month or so.  glass full……..joansie

      • Anonymous

        Are you high? If it isn’t a nexus it isn’t auto upgrading you babe to wait for carriers just like with the original droid.

        • joansie

          Are you huffing???  My first droid has updates even now

          • Anonymous

            Not from Google dumbass. Pretty sure the last official update it got was 2.2

          • joansie

            pretty sure your wrong, your missing another decimal, rudness
            joansie

          • Anonymous

            *rudeness. Big deal 2.2.2 still isn’t getting official updates today like I said. Nice try though.

          • joansie

            stop huffing the empty ink cartridges and check again….your just jealous that when I fold mine, it’s still bigger than yours.  lol  joansie

          • Anonymous

            So i prove you wrong and that’s all you have? Nice try dumbass you sound like a 12 year old have fun with your “magical device” lol

  • Typo

    Interesting…but why is it not a global phone?

    • GotSka81

      So Moto can release the Droid 4 Global 2 days after the release of the Droid 4.

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

        Thanks for the reminder! {{-_-}}

      • joansie

        At lest if you don’t have global and someone uses your phone, you will never have outragous prices from global calls friends make, nor the monthly charges of around 29.99 a month, in some cases.   Half full…….joansie 

  • Ben Murphy

    Didn’t the D3 just drop?

    • Anonymous

      Yeah like 6 months ago…

    • John

      ya but you gotta just expect it nowadays

      • joansie

        Grown up ass prices, grown up ass research!    joansie

  • Anonymous

    Man moto is starting to turn into samsung and releasing a new phone every other week.

    • joansie

      I think one reason is the end of the year profit statements regarding monies in the future with even bigger decisions.  I think Samsung is first only because they have been cranking out phones while Moto save the best for last and will devour the charts at the very end.  I’m betting Moto surpasses all if they crank out the best phones before the end of year company statements are in black and white.
      joansie (myjoansie at gmail dot com)

      • Anonymous

        Except Samsung sells way more phones worldwide and has a better rep internationally for updating their phones.

        • joansie

          The biggest reason is because Moto underestimated the qwerty hard board and was slow in placing their phones out.  Samsung and others bet on the qwerty, made a good variety, made affordable, while Moto was sleeping/had problems/made better/whatever.  Don’t you see Moto spitting out phones?? Those are some of the reasons I bet, plus the year is not over and Moto still may walk away with the not only the better rep, but best inovations, maybe profits.  Time will tell….
          joansie

  • rikster

    hey look at the bright side…you could own an iphone and wait for the coolaid once a year

    • Jeff Tycz

      at least I will have an updated version of the phone for more than 4 months

      • Anonymous

        That’s the Apple RDF you’re getting sucked into, anyone with half a clue can see how false that statement is.  You know the iphone hasn’t changed one iota from the first one 4 years ago right? Unless you count getting backgrounds and a glass back cover major updates.

        • Anonymous

          With this long wait for the newer phones coming out I became impatient and started considering the iP4s. It’s got some nice things going for it,great camera and apps that make it useful but it’s still on a tiny screen and doesn’t have 4g AND that cursed locked down iTunes crap,which I despise. I looked at my old Droid and decided I’d rather wait than compromise…I’m sure I’ll be happy with either my Rezound,Nexus, whatever. Razr is locked so no go for me on that one…

        • Jeff Tycz

          lol I love android as much as the next person but you are the one getting sucked into something, to say that the iphone has not changed one but is a very ignorant statement. From the 3g on there was more ram and faster processors than the last version also changes in the camera and screen and design so how has it not changed?? it has changed just as much as any other android phone. again I am not talking about software versions I am talking about phone versions

          • Anonymous

            Those are minor hardware revisions, nothing more. Apple upgrades the hardware just enough to stay relevant. The iphone’s design has basically remained unchanged across all versions, only difference is slight variations to the back cover (material primarily) and/or edge. They are nearly indistinguishable from the front. The software is also nearly identical.

            http://www.droid-life.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/3-years-ios-android.png

        • joansie

          I found suprises in the Apple’s products that no one else had and never mentioned.  Proper props on their phone.   joansie

  • http://twitter.com/toolman_25 Tim Taylor

    Let’s just point out that the Bionic date pictured was 7 months before its launch, and even the D2 Global date is about 2 months ahead of when it was released. So what conclusion can be drawn from this?

    • joansie

      maybe Moto needed more time to perfect was better than half ass with a profit.  Moto rules for the last five years for me.  Even the Qm9 works when I switch phones.  I think the Q was even better than the latest rim.   Even then moto had push buttons to save your thumb from spinning to death into capal tunnel thumb that I flet with the blackberries.  Moto mmmmmmm
      joansie

  • Bearbeasy1980

    If it had vanilla ice cream sandwich I’d be all over it

  • Jeff Tycz

    This is why I wont buy a Motorola or HTC branded device, you buy a phone and less than 6 months later a newer version is out

    • Anonymous

      Everything is like that dude….PC’s, phones…anything in the tech world is outdated the moment its released. 

      • Jeff Tycz

        I am not really talking about phone specs, more just the newest phone version ie. galaxy nexus or iphone. getting one of them will leave me with the newest version for a year

        • Anonymous

          Sure it will buddy, sure it will.

    • Pennywise

      So what?

      You’re right, 1 manufacturer should make 1 phone and then all the phone manufacturer’s should fold up shop. That way we can all buy the 1 phone and be able to sleep at night knowing that we have THE BEST phone in the world until the day we die.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Double post oops

  • Anonymous

    The Droid line is getting ridiculous now.

    • joansie

      If ridiculous is great, I agree:  prices for everyone.  Everyone has a price.  Except me: I want my Dinara with a qwerty and that’s not happening….joansie

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    This will piss D3 owners off almost as much as the Razr pisses us Bionic owners off.

    • Anonymous

      My wife has a D3(just replaced her D2G with it like 3 weeks ago) and shes not one bit pissed about seeing the D4. Really the only big difference she sees is the D4 has LTE which she doesnt care for. 

      • Anonymous

        better screen, more ram, possibly better processor.

        • Anonymous

          She doesnt give a s#!t about any of that honestly. She justs wants “a phone with a keyboard thats it”. The only thing she can tell different between the D2G and the D3 is “this one is bigger, oh and it has numbers on the keyboard”…

          You people fail to realize that the majority of people dont care about rooting, bootloaders, 4G or if it has Ice Cream…or Roast beef Sandwich. As long as it makes calls, can send texts(my wife has sent 4,872 texts as of today in this months billing cycle) and plays Angry Birds most people are happy.

          • Anonymous

            Agreed, my wife is happy with her DInc2 she got a couple weeks ago and doesn’t even mind Sense because it’s her first Android phone and doesn’t know anything different.

          • Anonymous

            Where did I say anything about rooting or that? The more ram and processor would help eliminate lag which people would notice. Relax man no need to throw a bitch fit.

          • Anonymous

            You didnt….Im just mentioning. I didnt mean it to sound like a bitchfit lol. 

            She doesnt notice any lag now….her only gripe was the camera was force closing alot. So I rooted her D3 and flashed the Blurcamera.apk from the Atrix 4G and that fixed it. 

          • joansie

            My friend tried doing this and now has the best office paper weight I’ve ever seen…lol
            joansie

          • Anonymous

            mmmmm, roast beef sandwich.

          • Anonymous

            hope they keep that in mind when we get to the R’s hahaha

          • joansie

            I thought jelly bean was next, lol
            joansie

        • joansie

          BIGGER SCREEN if you please.
          joansie

      • Anonymous

        The D4 will melt your wife’s face… she wants it

    • Anonymous

      so true and I love it

      Yes, I love it, bro

    • http://twitter.com/Transhawn Tran-Shawn Yu

      honestly, android phones in general are starting to piss me off… we get all this hype for the next big android release, then within a few months, its already old news.  And what makes it worse is that these are usually only incremental improvements that SHOULD have been implemented with the first phone we were drooling over… not the v2.0 of the phones we have…. yes, to me the razr is the bionic v2.0

      • Anonymous

        So if they artificially pushed off these incremental phone updates it would fix it for you?

        • http://twitter.com/Transhawn Tran-Shawn Yu

          No, they shouldn’t push them off… they should wait to release a fully baked phone instead of releasing a phone that has X and Y, then come out a few months down the road that has X,Y and Z.

          • Anonymous

            But if X and Y is ready today and Z isn’t ready for a couple months, then they need to release two phones, or artificially push off the phone.  Not saying I disagree with you about them releasing phones too quick.  But people need to come to grips is either this or artificial delays and deciding what’s the best way to go.

          • Jkh746

            quit yer b*tchin”  Would you prefer that on Jan 1 some new Android OS was released and ALL Android phones released that year had to use that version?  No new versions until Jan 1 of next year.  F that! I’ll take the incremental release.

          • Anonymous

            I hope you replied to the wrong message and aren’t suffering a reading comprehension problem.  I wasn’t making a argument for or against quick updates, more pointing out people can’t have it both ways.

          • http://twitter.com/Transhawn Tran-Shawn Yu

            haha, yeah, it seems like he meant that reply for my post…

          • http://twitter.com/Transhawn Tran-Shawn Yu

            I was talking more in terms of hardware… software is a different story. 

            I’m sure if you asked any bionic owner if they would have preferred waiting another month for a bionic with an amazing camera and non-crappy screen, they would be all over it.  But instead, motorola crammed in a crappy display with a crappy camera, only to release something better the following month.  THAT is ridiculous. 

          • joansie

            Naaaa, nothing crappy about moto:  8 mega pixs, now 13, loved loved my first droid, loved my Q
            joansie

          • joansie

            Then people bitch on that too. No winning but that’s business.  I think they must get rid of everything and they are even decent phones away. Everyone’s bitch’n no matter what….half full if you please
            joansie 

      • Anonymous

        We need a good alternative to Android. iOS and Window won’t do for me. Hopefully somebody picks up webOS and turns it into a power house.

        • Anonymous

          Agree choice is a good thing but how is this helping with fragmentation that google said it wanted to eliminate? If someone like samsung made a webos phone with sgs2 internals that would be a killer phone. I love my touchpad and webos.

          • Anonymous

            WebOS is sweet. Matched with good hardware and more apps, it would be unstoppable.

          • Anonymous

            Agree put some better hardware and that would give all os a run for their money.

          • http://twitter.com/tittlemanscrest Stephen Parker

            As long as it has ICS capabilities, that is. 

          • Anonymous

            Webos wouldn’t have ics capabilities, did you not read the other comments talking about Samsung with Webos?

          • joansie

            I think Moto didn’t expect people to want a qwerty and until they saw Samsung and other take off, they joined in at the last minute….ergo…..Droid 4
            joansie

          • Sp4rxx

            It’s not affecting it at all – w/ the exception of ICS-installed phones, most newer Android phones run the newest versions of Gingerbread.

            Fragmentation arguments nowadays are null and void – they need a FRAG grenade to get rid of them!

          • Anonymous

            None of the phones other than nexus are on 2.3.7 which is the latest gb. Fragmentation is far from null and void. Unless you are just clueless.

          • Ravnos CC

            my D1’s been running 2.3.7 for a while now :P  

          • Anonymous

            Mine is to but I meant officially:) look the razr has 2.3.5 yet the rezound has 2.3.4 not to mention bionic and d3 on 2.3.4 fragmentation at its finest.

          • Sp4rxx

            to all – please notate what I said …. versionS …. with an “s” …. they’re not running froyo or eclair is my point …

            2.34 to 2.37 isn’t that big of a fragmentation.

          • joansie

            Don’t forget the prices.  Would you still love it when it becomes moto’s prices?? eh, eh, eh???
            joansie

          • Anonymous

            Wtf are you talking about? Moto is about same price as other devices.

          • joansie

            wtf are you talking about??   Did you see the prices on the Dinara???  It’s just the beginning of the new devices.  It’s just like black and white tv turning to color…these phones are the black and white version…am I the only one??   What about size, chips, etc to connection to doctors, hospitals for babies, the elderly, how about your car, etc.  the future has just stated….these phones are the future and the prices will be high untill the platoe hits….just like a 3d, HD, 55 inch tv that is cheap now, but two years ago…..anyhow thanks for reading
            joansie

          • Anonymous

            Dinara isn’t out yet so Idk what prices you are looking at. Phones have been the future for years you are crazy.

          • joansie

            Maybe I am for answering you again:  Dinara was posted at $300.00, the razor is no small price, or is it you make so much money you just don’t realize the small increments that are up to $199. but an added fee for gigs, added fees for more talk time, apps that cost, etc.  Need I remind you if you add a tablet its another 25 dollar monthly fee and more if you go over 2 gigs.  Excuse us poor people who think a thousand dollar phone bill may be a little much in this economy.  Sorry, just trying to help others….
            joansie  

          • Anonymous

            If you are poor why do you need a tablet? Sorry go to sprint or tmobile if you can’t afford it. Quit bitching maybe you are just to lazy. That’s why you have options for carriers. Smh

          • joansie

            because of the phone bills. lol     Did you forget the insurance on all?  What do you do without insurance, pay $600.   or is it you never lose or damage anything.  Yeah, with the rates I’m paying I can bitch, bitch, bitch!  Besides I can’t live without my tablet until my phone hits the shelf…lol and what good are other carriers with crapy flow and sub phones.  Your so cranky, did you buy too fast….I think soooo….Dinara is behind the Razr and the price was with a 2 year contract    ha ha bet you can’t afford it without the contract ….joansie 

          • Anonymous

            That’s why I’m buying nexus full retail. Dinara isn’t out so Idk why u keep referencing that. Smh

        • Anonymous

          Well RIM was supposedly trying by buying QNX, but we all know now that since it’s in the hands of RIM that it probably won’t go anywhere.

          • Anonymous

            Well crap. I will not buy anything that RIM makes.

          • joansie

            Whats RIM????   lol                joansie

        • Pennywise

          The new Nokia’s are making Windows Mobile look pretty darn sweet imo.

      • Anonymous

        What REALLY pisses me off is the recent trend towards new handsets removing or regressing on features the previous version had.  A few examples:

        -Droid X had 8GB for app storage internally and everything else can be dumped onto the SD card.  X2 has this retarded app storage/SD card/SD card-ext partitioning arrangement which means apps are constantly being dumped into the small internal memory and my big 32GB sd card is left for media storage only. 

        -Droid 4 loses the global connectivity and removable battery of its predecessor

        -G-Nex removes microSD slot and HDMI out found on the Charge

        -Evo 3D has that lame MHL, whereas Evo 4G had proper microHDMI out

        -Xoom 2 loses the SD slot AND gets Motoified in the process (no more vanilla Honeycomb)

        -Various Moto phones from the Droid 3 onwards shipping without FM radio functionality, even if they have the hardware present

      • Jason.DROID

        To me, the RAZR is the 4G Droid X3 or Droid X2 v2.0.  Doesn’t mean it’s better than the Bionic (unless you count the Super AMOLED screen), but it’s likely much better than the X2 (aside from the PowerVR SGX540).

    • Anonymous

      yeah this is getting absolutely ridiculous.  although the more i see the razr, the more i’m glad i have the bionic.  the width of the razr makes it look butt-ugly.

      but still.. slow the F down, manufacturers!!!

    • http://profiles.google.com/animorphed Jake Byckowski

      Speaking of Bionic.. The screenshot above says 02/11/2011 so the Droid 4 could follow the short pattern like the Xoom or the 9 month cycle of the Bionic. So I’ll just wait until they actually announce it.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing

  • Anonymous

    So the HD should be out in January at this pace.

    Though seriously maybe by January you won’t be able to buy a 3G Droid branded phone.

    While I want the Nexus what I really want (being part of a minority, I know) is an unlocked Moto flagship device even more.

    • Anonymous

      yes, unlocked moto flagship > nexus for me.  i like moto’s hardware a lot.  but the bionic will be the last time i buy a moto phone until they start unlocking bootloaders or slowing down their obnoxious release schedule, or both.  i wouldn’t mind if they released a sequel to every phone every month, just freakin unlock it so i can update it in a timely fashion

      • Anonymous

        Hopefully ICS will bring in no more complete overlays and speed up the update process.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    I seriously think Motorola likes pissing off anyone that bought a Droid 3 or Bionic. They release the better versions a couple months later. Look for the Droid RAZR 2 in February or March.

    • Anonymous

      Actually…you’re pretty close.

      • Anonymous

        any info on when this will launch zep and if it is worth it?

        • KRSwon

          So back in April there was a phone with the codename “jet”…

          http://www.droid-life.com/2011/04/22/rumor-motorola-prepares-the-jet-and-bullet-as-its-first-tegra-3-devices-headed-for-q1-2012/

          Well the Droid 4 is listed as XT894, Google that and and realize that it is a jet,

          http://www.howardforums.com/showthread.php/1734839-Motorola-Droid-4-quot-Maserati-quot-Pre-Release-Thread/page2

          Obviously we’re not getting quad-core, but it’s highly probable the Razr and the D4 were the bullet and jet. And the Razr excluded the NFC chip, but on the DROID 4 I would like to have:
          *HD screen (Y U NO HAVE HD MOTO!?)
          *NFC (Moto earpieces have already, so why not their phones?)
          *2nd Gen LTE (at least they have made micro sims)
          *OMAP4660 (clocked at 1.5)
          *Better camera lens, 2.2 (why does Japan already have 13mp, and the Nexus went back to 5? I only guess at lack of shutter lag)
          *2mp “HD” front shooter
          *Make Ninja-Blur as Widgets, instead of a skin ( I enjoy some of the tweaks Moto has incorporated)

          And combine with the RAZR’s thinness, Kevlar-back, Motocast, ACTV-sync, Smart battery features, and being water-resistant; I might be happy, lol. As for non-removable battery, bugs me a little. I’ve never worried about keeping a spare, I stream music at work, so normally my phone is in a dock or plugged up; but I have had to reset several times. But when you look at the pics, it says power+vol down should have the same effect. And there’s always cntrl+alt+del.

          Hey Moto! Anyone listening!? I’d wait another month if you could get this together on the D4 and not make me wait for th D5 :-)

          • joansie

            I would bet Droid 4 is here in a few weeks, yeah my monies up….joansie

      • http://twitter.com/dtriscari19 David Triscari

        Bionic 2 at CES?

        • Anonymous

          Droid HD

          • Anonymous

            even closer…HD screen, ICS, next gen LTE global radio…

          • Anonymous

            and moto blur, can’t forget that.

          • http://www.searingarrow.com AlienSix

            moto-cream?

          • Anonymous

            Don’t be so sure of that…

          • Anonymous

            The day moto goes to vanilla and does away with blur is the day I will come back to moto. Until then no thanks.

          • Anonymous

            Damn it, I was all through getting sucked up into the hype for a good couple weeks and now you’ve done it.  So you are saying there’s a chance they may go vanilla ICS?  Is this to get it done quickly with Blur to follow or they are going to relegate Blur to just apps and widgets?

          • Anonymous

            Vanilla ICS, no. Closer to the latter

          • Anonymous

            closer to the latter of what? It is either vanilla or it isn’t there is no in between. Plus locked down bootloader can’t forget that.

          • Anonymous

            Sure there is. How about you just wait and see. But you can expect Google to start taking back some of what can and can’t be done across the board from everyone.

          • Anonymous

            then what is it if it is not vanilla and isn’t blur?

          • Anonymous

            Look I’ve already said too much so I’m not going further than I have already on something that’s literally still on the drawing board. Be happy you know what you know and change is afloat. Otherwise live your life and don’t worry about it.

          • Anonymous

            Well ill stick with the nexus til moto shows they are moving away from their current stance.

          • Anonymous

            Thanks for the info.  I may not be able to resist the Nexus but feel better knowing Moto will be back on the table for my next phone.

          • Anonymous

            Vanilla but with Motorola specific apps, widgets, icons, wallpaper and some additional options, that’s what he’s talking about.

          • LionStone

            Lol…thanks, I thought he was gonna short-circuit…

            Well I’m sure glad didn’t get the D3 to replace the gurls D2G…we’ll have to see about this D4 now for Christmas :-)

          • Anonymous

            Maybe my dx can last another month or two after all.

          • Lgreg64

            that would be fine i like some of moto widgets contacts, smart action, motocast

          • Anonymous

            So that would make me think D4 would be ICS as well.  So those RAZR people will really be pissed watching the next phone launch with ICS if there’s no update for them.

            I was sold on the Nexus but my biggest concern is battery life.  Now with 2nd gen radio around the corner I’m hesitating.   I just with Moto/Verizon would unlock the bootloader and then I would skip the Nexus. 

          • Anonymous

            D4 won’t launch with ICS. The phone’s already done.

        • Anonymous

          Yeah Bionic 2 at CES then they’ll release it in August only to release Bionic 3 in September!!!

    • Mctypething

      u mad bro?

    • Anonymous

      Can’t help but feel they want all Droids changed out for 4G versions ASAP for a Droid/LTE marketing push to capitalize on iPhone not having it.  I’m not an insider but it seems like a no brainier they make more money off Android than Apple per phone.

    • Anonymous

      Many of your posts do seem to be angry. I wonder why that is…. is something wrong?

      Did you get broken up with recently?

      • Mctypething

        he’s mad, bro.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      When I have an upgrade next November I can pick up the Droid RAZR 5.

      • Anonymous

        by then it will be the droid hd7.5

      • John

        & for $499 on a 6year contract

    • joansie

      Yeah, a multi-million dollar business cares and does it it with malice o r r r r maybe their backs are against the wall and they made the best choices with what they had….mmmmmm
      joansie

  • Bionic

    Motorola is having babies at an amazing rate.