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DROID 4 Scheduled to Launch December 8, Same Day as the Galaxy Nexus?

Could the DROID 4 find its way into stores on December 8 alongside the Galaxy Nexus? According to the latest info from our friends at Verizon, that’s exactly what the plan is. Well, the Nexus is still up in the air to our knowledge, so let’s just talk about the D4 for a second.

We gave you the first photos of the newest DROID slider almost a month ago now, followed by a mention in Big Red’s device management system. The idea that it could be released before X-mas was talked about, but we’re not sure that we truly believed it could happen that fast. After all, the RAZR hasn’t even been around long enough to accumulate dust. Motorola, puttin’ in work.  

Specs from our sources are as follows:

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

Ready for the world’s first DROID 4G LTE slider?

Cheers ___!

  • Kdicataldo

    does anyone know if the Droid 4 will be global?

  • Donna

    I am happy that Motorola is coming out with slider key board.  I do not like the touch screens.  They are not for me.  I have been waiting and watching all the new phones coming out, it looks like my next phone will be the Droid 4. I like the feel of the keyboard of the Droid 3 but was waiting to get a 4G phone. 

  • Anonymous

    Can we confirm that it’s going to be AMOLED? I had heard it would be qHD TFT.

  • Anonymous

    linkhide.com.ar/47632

  • Less than 6 months later another Droid? No time to perfect any of the phones, just deal with our crap for 6 months and get the Droid 5 July 2012.

  • Butch Yon

    Sure hope this is wrong.  A non-removable battery will be the ultimate product killer for the Droid 4.  If this is true, and Moto is going in the direction of FApple with non-removable batteries in all of their newest phones (i.e., Droid RAZR and now this), they will go broke.  You can take that to the bank…

    • Ekard

      I hope it’s wrong about the battery too. Sadly, slider fans don’t exactly have much choice on Verizon when it comes to Android sliders. Hopefully, there’s enough complaints from both slider and tablet users to warrant a change.

    • 90% of people could give a rats ass about removable batteries.

  • STiK

    Our rep has a GNex and as of last Tuesday the thing was still plagued with bugs. 

  • Chris420o

    And the cam is NOT the d3 or bionics cam! Its leaps n bounds better n takes pics almost instantly…agaim..USE THE PHONE FIRST BEFORE YOU TALK NEGATIVE ABOUT IT STOP BEING SHEEP N BELIEVING EVERYTHING U READ..lol its so funny to read these comments

  • Boxman

    Moto can make as many phones as they like. Blame Verizon for releasing so many phones with half- ass upgrades. Motorola wouldn’t make it if Verizon didn’t want it, simple as that! While they’ll sell the nexus to appease developers and stock Android enthusiasts, they still don’t want rooted phones on their networks. They’re gonna shove the Moto Droid line down your throat. Sets up nicely for Bogo!

  • Chris420o

    People who are criticizing the razr have ZERO idea what their talking about n NEVER used one…just sad moto haters who need to jump off sammy/nexus d*ck…its pathetic people comment here just to hate on moto…the razr is leaps n bounds the best designed/best phone in general ive ever used or seen…if its too wide your def hung like an elevator button sorry to say my “normal man hands” handle the phone perfectly and it feels great i can reach across the screen easier then my bionic bc its so thin despite being a mm wider lol…and the cam hump is a great design feels great helps hold the phone in hand and its literally 2mm thicker not 4 inches…and the screen is great…yeah sammys is better but to the untrained non fanyboys eye its prob not much less then anything out to say its horrible and sucks ias ridiculoisss…u people are pathetic…needless to say ill prob trade in for a nexus i have till jan 20 to do so through my costco connect but its gonna be real hard to let this phone go

    • debits and credits

      Holy shit. Use some grammar, that’s unreadable.

  • Anonymous

    linkhide.com.ar/47632

  • Expectation is more with us. Lets hope. Anyhow thanks for pointing it out.

  • cool
     

    • Anonymous

      ^comment of the year

  • Crackmonkeys4hire

    If I was running Moto I’d come out with a phone that combines the best specs of the Razr and the Nexus. I really like the sturdiness and signal quality of the Moto’s but then Nexus has Android 4.0 ICS and a few other nice features. Moto could really blow away all competition if it put Nexus features in a Razr and gave it a replaceable battery and 32GB SD card.

  • PikTik

    This is good. Slider phones aren’t really competing with non-sliders anyway. Completely different targets.

    • Anonymous

      I would get the D4 over Nexus any day IF the D4 had a bootloader than can be unlocked 🙂

      • The bootloader deal is done, quit bitching about it. It’s never going to happen. Move on.

  • Lambert

    Since this has LTE and hopefully more RAM than the D3, I’ll be getting it. When it comes to sliders there really isn’t much choice out there. I would have gotten the D3 if I didn’t have LTE where I live. The Stratosphere didn’t have dual core and it seem like Samsung would support it even less than their other phones.

  • Anonymous

    The razr blew the galaxy nexus out of the water, and the droid 4 is going to do the same 🙂

    • debits and credits

      I can’t wait to turn in my razr, the screen gives me headaches. Slick design though, but the bulk of the phone (screen) is just not for me. Perhaps its just my eyes

      • Anonymous

        You need to check your eyes, the bionic display is bad not the razor.

        • debits and credits

          My eyes are just fine. Don’t take my personal preference in phone screens as a personal attack, because that’s just sad.

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t, I just thought you were wrong. The razor display is awesome. I have the bionic as well and I am not a fan of the pentile.

          • You do know that the razor users a pintile as well right just a different kind.

          • Anonymous

            Yea and do does the nexus. The amoled makes the pentile not noticeable.

          • Guest

            ….

        • Guest

    • Anonymous

      no it didn’t, its not even released yet silly.

      • Anonymous

        It already did, look at all the problems in the nexus.

        • Anonymous

          what problems? the phone is not released in the states. there are no problems known, in the verizon variant atleast ;p

          • Anonymous

            It’s a Samsung come on, what do you expect?

          • Anonymous

            from samsung, i expect a great phone with good specs, which is exactly what this phone is. and no i don’t expect crappy gps or radios. because those are the least of my concerns. if they actually work it should not be a problem.

          • Anonymous

            Samsung is like a second option. You will have crappy gps, radios and plastic feel.

          • Anonymous

            like i said the phone is not released and you have no proof of any sort that the phone actually has these issues. this conversation is not going anywhere because you have no possible way of proving if the phone actually does have a crappy gps or radio. 

          • Guest

            ….

          • Guest

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        • Guest

          NONE!!!!

    • Guest

      ….

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • I just hope the camera is better than the one on the Razr!

  • Duck Dodgers

    Who still wants a slider phone? It’s like wanting a “flip” phone.

    • Anonymous

      some people don’t want to figure out how to use an virtual keyboard, and continue to live in the past while the rest of us get all the good phones.

      • debits and credits

        I prefer a physical keyboard because I frequently communicate with clients via email and need to have professional formatting, etc…

  • Anonymous

    Just too funny….couple weeks back I mentioned tongue in cheek that with all the delays of the Nexus that Moto would somehow squeeze another phone in there before the Nexus was released…and then I read this. Unreal…just unreal. This thing will be in hands before the friggin Nexus!!!!

  • Demarco575

    Is there any chance this phone will get ics sometime in the future?

    • Anonymous

      yes, the future. only time will tell. but yes it will eventually.

    • Sam

      Well the RAZR is getting ICS in Q1 2012 supposedly, so I’m sure the D4 will get it as well

  • Anonymous

    they shouldn’t have even released a droid 3 or a bionic if they had plans for better phones to be released only a few months after.

  • Up2bKrzy

    I wouldn’t hold my breathe on a 12/8 release for either. Word traveling is VZW will not ship/sell the Nexus before the wk of 12/12  

  • Anonymous

    Is this going to have blur? Because the hardware keys on the bottom seem different than previous moto devices.

    • Anonymous

      its the same buttons as on the razr. also this phone has zero chance of not shipping with blur. 

  • Kcbutler

    I’ve been looking –tried D3:too big !–and waiting for a phys.Qwerty w/o feeling like I was carrying suitcase around at my waist. Loved my Palm Pre Plus, but its hardware bit the dust, so I reverted to my old Samsung Alias feature phone.It has a tiny Qwerty keyboard that works fine…but,it’s got drawbacks. I got acclimated to Android w/ my treasured Sam.Tablet, and now I can hopefully rest assured that VZW will come across again ! Live in the country away from any 4g, but that’s no problem.Hey, we all travel once in a while so I’ll get to use it until they bring LTE to the nearest city, Kalamazoo, Mi.

  • Chris

    Well no need for the galaxy nexus anymore, can type so much faster on keyboard (without looking for driving) and dont gotta worry about having a 4.7 inch beast in my hand

  • Anonymous

    linkhide.com.ar/47632

  • mona Thomas

    @544eb831de0fd5c5af590bdeaa3567da:disqus  I agree… my co-worker’s half-sister makes $82/hour on the internet. She has been out of work for 5 months but last month her income was $8152 just working on the internet for a few hours. Read about it here http://cgx.me/y9AVc

  • Anonymous

    Realistically, I’m waiting for rev. 2 LTE chips before jumping on the bandwagon.  Esp. since my look at the Droid 4 indeed showed a non-removable battery.  No way to “juice it up” with an extended battery.

    I find it hard to believe, however, that they would drop this baby so soon after the Droid 3.

    • Loki

      I’m waiting for single chip LTE/CDMA chips too. When that comes out, it’ll replace my Droid 4 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Nasty. Who the hell uses a keyboard anymore? ANother Moto clone.

  • Huv

    Getting da Ice Cream sangwich too 4 Droid 4? Zee Ice Cream sangwich?

  • Colby

    Any word on weather it will have 1gb of ram? I am feeling the 500mb of ram on my d3 with certain games. If it has 1gb ram, removeable battery, hd screen and a better camera…I will happily buy it outright to replace my d3. I would prefer it to stay a global phone too…but I a not holding my breath.

    • Jordan

      I don’t know about all that ram stuff but the weather is pretty fair down here in the southeast.

  • looks attractive

  • Rw-1

    Its great but I don’t see it getting ics.

  • I really hope so.  When the Droid 3 came out, I really wanted it to have 4G.  Now it’s here with the Droid 4, and I want it ASAP.  🙂

  • For the question everyone wants to know about:

    Bootloader?

    • Anonymous

      Zero chance it’ll be unlocked – VZ isn’t allowing it.

    • Unlockable…

      …in the European version, which I will sure as hell be getting myself.

  • fish1552

    Android 2.3.5?!?!?!!?!  If it isn’t 4.0+ I refuse to buy it now!

  • Anonymous

    THIS is my new phone! 

  • Anonymous

    If I hear one more thing about large bezels I’m going to start punching some faces

    • Anonymous

      ‘Large bezels’…..let the fun begin!

  • Uncagedchipmunk

    Just shows even more that VZW lacks any type of interest in the Nex “if” they do indeed launch the D4 the exact same day. They spread out the Razr and Rezound so why not the Nex and D4? Cause they don’t care IMO

  • At least this phone has something unique enough about it that it will have a chance to compete with the Nexus; if someone wants a 4G phone with a full keyboard, this will fit the bill well; for everyone else the Nexus will likely get the nod.

  • Splicer78

    Should be listed  in the specs under all Moto US releases for VZW: LOCKED THE F&*K DOWN. Until this changes there will not be a Moto phone in my possession 

    • Anonymous

      Hate the fact they’re locking em down. Something’s gotta be done about that…..break the encryption,something….can’t let this continue…

  • Oh yeah the Droid 4, completely forgot about that with all this Nexus talk >.<

  • Anonymous

    phlpn.es/829r8s

  • Dominick DeVito

    Moto has watered down the Droid brand. My grey haired OG hangs its head in shame and embarrassment. 

  • Anonymous

    OMG!! ANOTHER DROID!!!!?????? Jesus Motorola, can you just stop and make something good for a change!?

  • Dominick DeVito

    Who the hell wants this phone? Honestly, as an OG owner, the only time I use the physical keyboard is when I install a new custom ROM and I get the intro screen. It slows me down immensely.

    • D2G user here.

      I use the physical keyboard all the time in ConnectBot.

    • Anonymous

      D2 owner been waiting a long time for this

  • Sara Thomas

    @939c23883e17a0f06845eed5a59a4ab5:disqus  A genuine question.. my best friend’s mom makes $79 an hour on the computer. She has been out of work for 5 months but last month her pay was $8943 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read about it here http://tiny.cc/icj5u

    • Anonymous

      I hope someone takes you into the woods and disembowels you with a wooden cooking spoon.

  • mathias

    The Droid/keyboard line may (deservedly) be headed toward extinction: with each iteration of the phone its one step forward and one (or two) step(s) backwards. To wit, compared to D1 the D3 had a dual core processor but a God awful p.o.s. screen. The D4 will have have LTE but no GSM global roaming AND a non-removal battery. It really looks like self sabotage from Big Red.

    Is this the way to inspire brand loyalty? “We added 150 horsepower to the car but took away the stereo and the trunk. Are you excited or what.”

    • Anonymous

      Droid 5: We’ve abandoned keyboards, but you have a better screen, and a removable battery!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Seeing how crappy my Droid 2 Global was, how many bugs plagued the outdated Droid 3 and Bionic, and the fact that it wont have a removable battery, I won’t be getting this phone.

  • Anonymous

    A genuine question gets an honest answer. As a frequent traveler, I use SD cards to pre load my music, movies, and Tv shows on. On airplanes, some airports, and many hotels where wifi is terrible, I don’t have to rely on streaming to have access to my content. To me, in my unique situation, this is a pretty important feature. Take a flight to Sydney without wifi on board and you might be crying without some offline content.

  • Ahsan

    The Droid Bionic looks way sexier than the RAZR. I’d rather have a Bionic. Juuuust saying.

    • Dominick DeVito

      chubby chaser

  • Anonymous

    So how many people feel that Moto/Verizon should give us Droid 3 owners a discount to upgrade to this phone. Also the Droid 3 was plagued with bugs so I think we deserve it. Lol fat chance….

  • Anonymous

    Oh so you have a quad core phone right now?  Sweet!!  The nexus is not running the latest hardware so don’t even start.

    • Anonymous

      damn disque post error….

  • Anonymous

    will this have the 4430 or 4460?

    • Anonymous

      4430, overclocked to 1.2 like the Razr.

  • Anonymous

    If this phone has Global capabilities, then it is a winner. If not, then I guess I continue waiting until a 4G LTE device with global capabilities comes out. I like my Bionic, but it’s just missing the global function, since I do a lot of traveling abroad.
    Come on Verizon don’t fail me.

    • Bionic

      more than likely not

    • Anonymous

      it won’t. 1st gen LTE chips don’t have full global roaming.

      • Anonymous

        I know they don’t, but can’t they add the GSM slot global capability antenna? Like the Droid 2 Global

        • Anonymous

          No they can’t. That’s my original point. Have to wait for the 28nm chips due next year. It’s not about the antenna, the modems simply don’t exist yet.

  • Dominick DeVito

    Moto strikes (out) again. Another phone with an old hardware design and old OS. 

    • Bionic

      wow, really?  Old hardware huh?  And just what phone out there has “new” hardware in our world?  Cuz i know of nothing that is so vastly different.

      • Dominick DeVito

        old hardware DESIGN. Jackass. Reading is fundamental.

        No one wants physical buttons anymore – let alone a physical keyboard. The slide out keyboard on the Droid series is absolutely useless and completely regressive.

        • Evan Knofsky

          No one wants a physical keyboard? They are quite nice.

          • Dominick DeVito

            If they work as well as a Blackberry (or to Moto’s credit the Mototola Admiral) then yes physical keyboards are fine – if people want one.

            But if the one on the D4 is ANYTHING like the Droids in the past it will indeed suck. And by looking at it it doesn’t look all that different. 

          • Evan Knofsky

            They keyboard on my D2G worked perfectly fine while I had it.

          • Dominick DeVito

            I’m happy for you. The one on my OG (D1) is dreadful

    • Anonymous

      Oh so you have a quad core phone right now?  Sweet!!  The nexus is not running the latest hardware so don’t even start.

      • Dominick DeVito

        Hardware DESIGN. Read before trolling. 

        • Anonymous

          Perhaps you should read. What is old about the design?  And what do you know that is new design?

          • Dominick DeVito

            Old design = physical keyboards andor all physical buttons

            New design = on screen keyboards and phones with no buttons at all. 

          • Anonymous

            Oh really?  So you talked to every android user in the world and they said they don’t want a keyboard?  Really?  Oh and even though the Nexus is the ONLY phone without hardware keys that is the new design?  Really?? Do you work for Google….or any of the hardware manufacturers??  If so you should talk to your peeps because last time I checked, the 4 buttons on the bottom is what signifies android, much like the single home button signifies apple.  Also, nexus was a proof of concept with using software buttons on a phone like the way tablets have.  Hardware buttons will be around until Jellybean releases and they still may not go away if the software buttons don’t get a warm reception.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Wake up – Google got rid of those buttons for a reason. Trust me in 2012 when the Droids 5 and 6 are released they won’t have physical keyboards.

            Motorola (and other OEMs) haven’t caught up yet to the new design for the upcoming year. Maybe Moto should slow down and design something around a Nexus like Google intended them to. INstead all they care about it selling more crap-ass phones, case in point the D3 and 4 are only a few months apart, when in theory they should have been the same phone to begin with.

            Go ahead and ask any D3 how they feel right now.

          • Anonymous

            WOW!  Didn’t know you could look into the future!  You should play the lottery so you can design your own phone for yourself…

            I do agree that Moto needs to reassess the whole Bionic/Razr and D3/D4.  Should not have happened like that but look back to the computer boom.  This type of thing happened for years until it calmed down.

          • Dominick DeVito

            All people will do (or continue to do) is return their handset like they’ve been doing. It’s a bad trend in Android and when OEMs like Moto release so many phones a in short period of time returns are bound to happen. I don’t have stats but I’m sure they have a black eye over the Bionic and by the looks of it not many D3 owners are going to be happy.

            But I guess those people who make more money than me already figured how to keep customers happy. I guess I’m too poor and stupid to know that.

          • Dominick DeVito

            And for the record, I’m not a blind G-Nex sheep fanboy. I’m tired of the same old sh1t from Moto and all other OEMs in 2011 – every phone has more or less been the same experience. I bought the Charge – liked it but felt it was underpowered, gave it to the wife. I bought the X2 – liked it but only 256MB RAM and 3G, returned it. Bought an Atrix on AT&T – liked it but hated the network so back to VZW. Bought the Bionic – complete disaster, had the first one replaced with a new one due to the radio issue and the replacement had the same issue. Still waiting on my next phone – G-Nex? Maybe, if it ever gets released.

            All in all the Motorola phones were okay but had awful screens and not a fan of any custom UI, prefer stock if I can avoid it. I guess when the sh1t smoke clears I guess I’m labeled a G-Nex sheep.

            Baaaaaaaa

          • Anonymous

            It’d be one thing if you simply liked the Nexus, it’s another thing when you join in on the bandwagon bashing.  Yes, that makes you a fanboy.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Uh, no, I’m afraid not. But, you have me at a loss. You know my name but who are you? Just another American who saw too many movies as a child? Another orphan of a bankrupt culture who thinks he’s John Wayne? Rambo? Marshal Dillon? 

          • Anonymous

            Come back when you can provide an actual argument, until then……yawn.

          • Guest

            what a loser you are. you don’t even have a valid argument.  you just suck on moto’s nut sack.  your dumbass think the bionic is a good phone.  see below buddy!!

          • Dominick DeVito

            The OG was geared for blackberry owners to switch. No one in the last year or so needs or wants a physical keyboard, especially ones that suck. 

          • Anonymous

            Oh so there are no more blackberry uses in the world that could be ready to switch??  Oh and you have held the Droid 4 in your hands and know that the keyboard sucks.  Quit being such a Nexus fanboy.  Your phone….that isn’t even out yet…..will be outdated as soon as the quadcores hit.  GNex is such old tech.  And guess what?  This is the way it will always be.  Every phone released is going to be outdated. This is a fact.  And the point of android is options.  I am sure some people still want a keyboard, especially older people that don’t like software keyboards.  Just because you are the 1% android nerd doesn’t mean everyone must conform to what you think is right.  Otherwise we would be with apple.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Yes, you’re right – the G-Nex’s hardware specs will indeed be outdated soon, but that’s not the appeal of the Nexus phones (and I won’t get into that because if you don’t know why then go back and read the 5000 other DL posts on it).

            And no, there aren’t that many BB users NOW, but there were TWO YEARS ago, when the OG was designed. And yes that keyboard will blow. How do I know this? Because it hasn’t changed in design – some keys got rearranged and the buttons raised but it’s still the same crap keyboard since the D2. But Android has evolved – look at Android in 2007, 2009 and now 2011 and you’ll see what I mean.

            2007
            http://gizmodo.com/334909/google-android-prototype-in-the-wild?tag=gadgetsandroidhardwareinthewild

            2009
            http://www.engadget.com/2009/10/30/motorola-droid-review/

            2011
            http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/17/2569031/galaxy-nexus-review-hands-on#2587075

            Moto seems to be stuck somewhere in the middle.

            Android is no longer designed around a physical keyboard, let alone physical buttons. Read up on ICS and you’ll start to see why. 

          • Anonymous

            Oh yes, I obviously have been living in a hole and have never owned an android phone.  So I will take your ubiquitous posts of reviews as gospel for all of android.  You are the typical 1% android nerd that only cares about owning a developers phone.  Sorry to say but there are still a lot of blackberry uses out there because most business still don’t like android’s open architecture.  Android is evolving, but that doesn’t mean that people do.  Some people like hardware buttons or keyboards and they should have the option. And so you don’t like it, I am sure someone else does and it tested well otherwise they wouldn’t release it.  Its called market research which encompasses more then the 1% nerd bubble that is on this site.

          • Dominick DeVito

            At least release it with the new OS – damn why spend top dollar on something that already is behind the 8-ball in some aspects.

            Your business comment had nothing to do with keyboards. And I guess you’re saying that Android has to tailor to dinosaurs. Yeah, okay. And I think you’re giving Motorola a bit too much credit. I wouldn’t say that know everything there is to know about appealing to a mass audience. Let’s not go there

          • Anonymous

            Not sure how they could release a phone with a new OS that has yet to be released on the first OS release device.  Have you considered there might be an agreement with the Nexus that a certain timeframe must pass before phones can be released with the new software.  Also, it is good that it doesn’t get ICS yet since right now it has broken the UK nexus with the volume/signal bug that is still needs to get fixed.  

          • Dominick DeVito

            Well, for starters, they can, gee I don’t know – WAIT A COUPLE OF MONTHS and slow down and release it with ICS. Sure, I would imagine the G-Nex has to be the FIRST with the new OS but not the only.

            This just tells me Motorola has more phones coming in JanuaryFebruary. They know nothing about brand or customer loyalty or retainment. Look at this post and count the D3 owners that are pissed off.

          • Could you please elaborate for me, how do I comfortably use ConnectBot or any other SSH/terminal client with on-screen keyboard?

            It’s really important for me, as I do systems administration for my cluster of *NIX servers. And I haven’t been able to get along with on-screen keyboards — in landscape, they eat all the screen space, and in portrait, the keys are small, and the terminal window is tiny.

            Thanks in advance.

          • Dominick DeVito

            See link below. 

            Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

            http://code.google.com/p/connectbot/wiki/UsageWithSoftKeyboard

          • Have you read the other part? About screen space?

          • Dominick DeVito

            I’ve also heard about this app and it was recommended – you can use soft keyboards, including swype.

            https://market.android.com/details?id=com.magicandroidapps.bettertermpro&hl=en

          • I’d rather have a physical keyboard. Don’t have to try and speak for everybody, broski.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Fine – good for you. I guess I’m surrounded by more dinosaurs than I thought.

            What I was also trying to get at was how awful the keyboards are on the Droid series. Moto knows how to make a keyboard (see: Motorola Admiral) but sadly didn’t incorporate any of that goodness in the D4’s.

          • STiK

            Quite obvious that you have never used the Droid 3 keyboard.

          • Dominick DeVito

            What is the point in trying to be all hip with the non-removable battery if you’re thickening the phone with a physical slide out keyboard anyway?

            Honestly, who comes up with these design decisions?

          • Anonymous

            Who said the battery was non-removable?  

            Pretty sure people that make a hell of a lot more then you do and actually know how to appeal to a mass audience instead of the 1%…

    • Anonymous

      trololololo

      • Dominick DeVito

        Fewer people want this phone than the Razr.

      • Guest

        yes you are!!!

  • This isn’t cool at all people who bright the Droid 3 should be pissed as well as people who brought the bionic as I did with this trend the ‘Droid laser, & Droid 5’ should be out by February.

    • Bionic

      im not pissed at all

      • Dominick DeVito

        And you’re a sucker. Moto thanks you.

        • Anonymous

          And you’re just not very bright.

          • Dominick DeVito

             I thought I told all of you, I want radio silence until further… 

          • Guest

            NICE!!!

  • Man that ticks me off, I got a D3 only to have it replaced by D4 a few months later… Pretty lame.  Had I known I would have waited it out.

  • Anonymous

    cgx.me/VSYYG

  • TheRobotCow

    At this rate i can expect a droid 6 by the time i can upgrade in september lol

  • Brandon Sobotta

    I want this to replace my D3

  • Global? {{-_-}}

  • Finally Something to replace my month old droid 3… Bastards….

    • Brandon Sobotta

      same boat, maybe Asurian can help us out down the road?

      • i got mine as a favor from verzion, i had the x2 :/…

  • Djlowproz

    C’mon man

  • geno villafano

    Any word on processor? 

    • Bionic

      im guessing its the same 1.2ghz from the razr

  • Sara Thomas

    @ea2077c4ca555cb9b96a5fa5d9f4a52b:disqus Keyboard shortcuts… my buddy’s aunt makes $82/hr on the computer. She has been fired for 6 months but last month her income was $8543 just working on the computer for a few hours. Read this site http://133t.us/ak

  • Dan Brown

    Still waiting on a fix for the Droid3 Camera!!! (my wife’s phone)

    • Brandon Sobotta

      Its called the Atrix’s apk, find it on XDA

  • Ghost of Michael Fortes Bionic

    Damn, not even 3 months and I’m pointless. I’m going to go play Russian Roulette with 6 bullets. 

  • OMG if this came with ICS I would CREAM myself.. Few things are better than stock Android and Keyboard glory!! 

  • Eric Kwan

    The way these release schedules are going, DROID5 will be out by year’s end, and we will see DROID6 come January.

    This is ridiculous.

  • 3 motorola phones on verizon in like a month…

  • Anonymous

    what if this ends up being better than the Nexus? that would be funny as hell. and I wouldnt be mad, cause this Nexus situation has been complete bullshit.

  • misphit

    Wow so many choices ugh!
    I think Verizon is having a problem
    Dictating policy on the Galaxy Nexus
    That’s why their trying to provide options
    But after rocking the DX I don’t wanna another sliding keyboard.

  • Abundis5555

    Full 5 row “Illuminati” keyboard
    Lol

    • Bionic

      LOL

  • Droid 3 customers are pissed looking at this article right now …

    • bigrob60

      Not as pissed at Bionic owners.

      • Agreed….

      • Morenoc12

        Nope I’m happy with my bionic, extended battery and all, don’t really see the RAZR as something I would have waited for

      • Anonymous

        Considering the D4 and Razr have basically the same hardware as the Bionic…….yeah, not really.

      • Bionic

        how do you figure?  i love my bionic, no regrets

  • So basically a RAZR with a keyboard? I would consider it if they dropped the screen resolution and put an AMOLED Plus in there. Perceived pixels be damned, I want real resolution.

    • Anonymous

      I would consider if they made it hd.

      • FSFer

        I would consider it if they unlock the bootloader

  • Djstar2k2

    umm possible non removable battery and motor slurr um blurr, opps m.a.p. I’ll wait on the gal next but I do love that keyboard

    • Bionic

      im pretty sure battery will be removable.  The main reason that the razr battery is non removable is because its a RAZR.  They dont want people putting bigger extended batteries into it.  Not to mention the Razr would look stupid with one of those extended batt doors on it

  • Anonymous

    Do I get nexus or d4? Hard choice. I want A big screen and ICS but I also want a keyboard.

    • Bionic

      4 inches is plenty unless you plan on watching a ton of netflix.  3.7 on the iphone sucks tho.  Yes that .3 inches makes a big difference

      • Anonymous

        The iphone’s screen is 3.5″.

  • rrosotho

    Im waiting for Nexus but if this true I might consider Droid 4 because of the keyboard. It will eventually get ICS sometime next year. 

  • Droid 4 releases December 8th?  Nexus will be pushed back if that’s the case, no doubt.

  • guest

    glad i didnt get the droid 3. too bad im already sold on the nexus

  • James

    Yes, finally I can replace my OG Droid.

    • KeyboardShortcutsFTW

      Woohoo, I hope this is true! Thanks for the Droid 4 news finally.

      • James

        Keyboard shortcuts are just too valuable. Especially in the browser and office suite apps.

        • bigrob60

          The browser has keyboard shortcuts? Goes to show how useful I think the slide-out is anymore thanks to Swype/FlexT9. :]

          • Gus

            Swype and FlexT9 don’t replace the browser’s keyboard shortcuts…

          • bigrob60

            Hence why I said that. I never use the shortcuts nor do I ever slide the keyboard out on the OG Droid. I was not implying that Swype/FlexT9 replaced those shortcuts.

          • Gus

            Sorry, I misunderstood.

          • bigrob60

            I gotta say, I wasn’t expecting an apology off that one. LOL. Accepted. :]
            Have a great Thanksgiving.

          • GadgetGuy

            Yes, the keyboard provides more than just simple text input.

        • GizmoDuck

          I make use of keyboard shortcuts all the time! Can’t wait to get more info on the D4.

          • OG-Droid_Droid4

            If the Droid 4 does not have the 720p screen and 13 mp camera as the China version of the RAZR, then this is a Moto=FAIL.  
            Who wants the same crappy screen as the RAZR and bad camera currently in the Bionic/RAZR. 

            Come on Moto and step up to the plate if you want to compete with the Rezound & Nexus.  

          • China_Droid
          • NFC_Future

            At this point an NFC chip would be nice as well, because come Jan. 10, all phones announced at CES will have NFC baked right in.

          • Actually, I’m kind of holding out for the NFC on the LTE card route to be implemented. I purchased a DROID RAZR knowing that it didn’t have this feature (also not really caring that much about it missing) but I don’t see why they couldn’t provide new LTE cards with NFC baked in to people that wanted them (at a cost or otherwise) when it becomes feasible.

          • Anonymous

            I think they are going to relaunch this and the RAZR late January with ICS and the new camera and HD screens. The RAZR and this will get updated at the same time.

          • Anonymous

            I feel the droid razr hd will be available mid around march.

          • Guest

            you like to feel a nice penis in your mouth.

          • Anonymous

            Lol let the anger out

          • Anonymous

            you know I remember a time on DL where someone could voice an opinion and no be lashed out at… and if they did they atleast had the balls to do it as someone other than “Guest”… really?

          • Anonymous

            I know guess is 1badass69 ,he is a coward hiding like a bitch.

          • Guest

            did you get that cock taste out of you mouth yet??  fagg boy??

          • Anonymous

            Keep crying fat cholo lol

          • Guest

          • Guest

            hey fagg boy. go suck some more moto cock.  just don’t forget to clean the cum off your face this time.

          • Guest

            are you a angelFAGGIT77 nut hugger??  clean that cum off your face!

          • Anonymous

            It’s always great when people fight to prove your point for you…

          • Guest

            why thank you!!!!  i aim to please!

          • Guest

            go puff some more cock, fagg boy!

          • Guest

          • Guest

          • Guest

            ….

          • Anonymous

            Go back to school you 12 year old sperg

          • Guest

            ….

          • Guest

            ….

          • Guest

          • Deanwlr

            rumor says the China’s version of the razr seems to be the Droid X3…

          • Anonymous

            Crappy screen?? Not into over saturated colors..and 13MP is just for idiots that know nothing about photography..have you ever actually even used or touched either of the phones you slam?

          • Anonymous

            The mp does not matter as much, it has to match the lenz and sensors tool.

        • Jorge

          There are several negatives about this phone but the number one deal killer for me on any Android phone would be not having a physical keyboard. I’ll be upgrading my D2G for the D4.

        • Jorge

          There are several negatives about this phone but the number one deal killer for me on any Android phone is not having a physical keyboard. I’ll be upgrading my D2G for the D4.

        • MKHal

          Add terminal and SSH clients to that list. Keyboards give you the ability to fully use Android.

    • Asoos

      While the non-removable battery and possibly large bezels are very dissappointing, I’m still getting the D4. This date better be true.

      • James

        I’m concerned about the battery and bezel seeing how the Razr is pretty disappointing in both those departments. Too bad there aren’t really many top tier sliders on Verizon. There are 3 new high end non-sliders coming/are out while there’s just this one Droid 4 that may come out in December. So choice in high-end sliders is very lacking.

        • Anonymous

          And most likely won’t increase any since most of the populace is in the “I want a larger screen” and doesn’t really care about a keyboard.

          • Devator22

            I was a hardcore D1 fanatic, and preached to all my friends about how I loved a physical keyboard and the iPhone and all of its ilk could go suck it. Then the little guy took an unfortunate swim and I upgraded to the Dinc 2. Gotta say, I miss the physical keyboard a lot more than I thought. And the extra screen size makes a big difference, too.

          • Did you mean you miss it a lot less than you thought?

      • djembeman

        I don’t get what you guys mean about large bezels on the Droid 4. Look how big the top and bottom bezels are on the upcoming Galaxy Nexus pictures, and the iPhone’s are even bigger than that.

        • Anonymous

          the galaxy nexus has an led in the bottom which is some of the reason the bottom bezel had to be a little larger.

    • Ravnos CC

      Replace your amazing screen with the RAZR’s sub-par screen glued onto a keyboard?   nah

      • Anonymous

        LOL……sub par, sure buddy.

        • qHD

          • Anonymous

            Enjoy taking zoomed in macro shots of your 720p 4.6″ display to show people how much better it is.

          • sorry I like HD screens, unlocked bootloaders, ICS, zerolag shutter, and uh… NFC, LOL. you can settle. guess that’s the difference between you and me. i dont settle

          • Anonymous

            ROFL, classic strawman argument. We were talking about the screen, now you’re throwing other excuses in to divert attention because you have no counter argument. Yeah, unlocked bootloader, good for you. The Razr, Bionic, Rezound, D4, SGS2, etc, will all be getting ICS and some of those are also unlocked. Zerolag shutter? Yeah I’m going to cry about a 10 ms longer shot time. And uh….OMGZ teh NFC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Have fun with your Samsung hardware and lack of expandable storage, since you don’t settle and all.

          • if google saw a problem with lack of expandable storage, they would have fixed it. clearly they dont have a problem with it. if they don’t, why should I care?

            Will all be getting ICS? Yeah I’m not waiting 6 months for ICS. I have an upgrade now and Google’s flagship device is coming in two weeks soooo.

            My camera doesn’t turn everything a blue-ish tint. Yay!

            NFC. My next phone will last me two years. I do not want a phone that will not have the technology that will be mundane in a year.

            ty

          • Anonymous

            Oh sure, Google thinks it’s ok so it must be, clearly.  Who the hell wants more than 32 GB of storage????

            None of the phones I listed have a camera with blue tint, keep trying though, you were close to an actual argument there.

            Did someone say ZOMGWTFBBQNFC!!!1!!1!!!!111  Guess you never heard of the NFC capable microsd cards?  Another useful purpose for having an sd slot, imagine that.

          • I have an OG with 8 GB storage. I think I’ll be fine with 16 or 32. More than reasonable.

            You have a bionic so you’re salty on these forums. Mad motorola announced the razr a week after? Or the D4 the next? Lol.

            Sorry my NFC is built in and I don’t need an SD card. Weird huh?

          • Anonymous

            It’s official, nextrolls are as quick witted as iDiots.

          • Correct. I forgot jTools who bit on the Bionic know everything about everything. Lolol

          • Anonymous

            You keep bringing up the Bionic, is that supposed to be some kind of pathetic half-assed insult? The facts speak for themselves.

          • Anonymous

            A common trend I’ve seen on this blog is if you have run out of points to argue, insult your opponents phone.

          • Anonymous

            Indeed.

          • Guest

            yep they sure do!!  see below!

          • Guest

            and you are worse than both of them!!!

          • Anonymous

            Die in a fire.

          • Guest

            eat shitt and bark at the moon.

          • Anonymous

            Honestly though, isn’t 32 GB’s enough storage for people seeing as Google Music has become available to everyone? I don’t know if it’s the same for everyone (and I’m sure it’s not) but I know that the only reason I filled up my 16GB on my OG was because of music. Since Google Music I only use about 9% of my SD card.

            NOTE: I’m not trying to argue, I’m just genuinely curious. 

          • Anonymous

            I prefer actually having my info on my phone for easy access when I’m not connected. You do know that you have to download every track you want to listen to right? Google music doesn’t start streaming it as soon as you select it either, it has to download the whole track first and even on Verizon’s 4G that can take anywhere from 10 seconds to a minute depending on the length. I have 87 GB worth of music, I’ll take all the space I can get. The new micro sdxc 64 GB cards work in these devices as well.

          • Anonymous

            Yes I’m aware that it downloads each track. I haven’t noticed any 10 sec to 1 minute wait time between songs. I usually only have to wait once I first choose an album, after that everything streams smoothly. You still have a valid point though, mainly because I still carry around my first gen 30GB Zune ( ZOMG! Who knew anyone bought one?!) for the times I have a spotty connection.

          • Anonymous

            Sweet baby jesus!!  That is a ton of music!!  Rough estimate of 8mb per song at $0.99 your looking at roughly $10,000 of music.  Someone hack this guys music cloud and sell the songs and we will split the profits!!! JK! 🙂

          • Anonymous

            I’ve never payed $0.99 per track, I get full albums.

          • Anonymous

            Seriously, for the average user it is probably enough.  One of the major concerns with cloud storage though is if you have data caps like everyone is pushing down.  2 GB will be eaten alive in no time if you are streaming movies and music over 4G.  If you are locked into unlimited, it is less of a concern for now. But unlimited will be ending soon, and then the cell companies will rake everyone over the coals for going over their caps.

          • Anonymous

            Very true, that’s why I added that my situation my not be like anyone else. I fortunately am on an unlimited plan (for now) but I usually try to use wifi as much as possible just because it’s quicker. Between work and home I’m almost always on wifi. 

          • Anonymous

            The cloud sucks when you are traveling in the sticks. It also sucks when you are working inside a building with poor signal and no wifi. It also sucks when you are trying to conserve battery by not using the radios so much because you can’t plug in and charge on a whim. i.e. while cloud storage is ok for some, it is by no means a panacea.

          • Anonymous

            Oh yes NFC is awesome.  Wait, I live in the states and can’t do anything with it because no one uses NFC yet.  Well, maybe in 2 years they will…..wait, bank cards are still being issued without NFC and that has been 3+ years since they started implementing them.  Well I guess I can just beam a webpage to someone with it….

          • Yes. I live in the “states” dunno where the hell you’re from.

            Right. Settle for no NFC and make excuses for how you won’t need them. That’s cute.

          • Anonymous

            I am from the US moron.  Also, more then just people from the US use this site and refer to the US as “the states”.  

            I have an sd slot so if I want NFC all I have to do is get a new one with it built in, but if no one is backing NFC here…whats the point?  “ZOMG! My phone can shoot a laser out of it….but only in space if someone has a compatible laser module.  Oh yes…..must have just so I can have a laser on my phone……yet I will never use it….but its there…”

          • NFC is an emerging technology. Just because you have no idea what it does doesn’t mean a developer can’t create a useful app or a company can’t integrate it with their service.

            No. No one calls the united states the states.

          • Anonymous

            Really?  I have no idea what NFC is.  WOW, you are a mind reader.  You know exactly what my knowledge base entails.  The fact that I am an EE with studies in microelectronics and antenna theory working on MIL equipment means that I have no idea about RF tech.

            Open mouth….insert foot.

            Have you ever been outside the US before?  The United States of America has many names and slang names.  Get a clue before you speak.

          • community college? cute. open mouth. insert schlong.

            oh if thats true then lets just say I live in “united”
            got a clue?

          • Anonymous

            Very classy.  Why don’t you go to bed little boy.  Your mommy is calling to tuck you in.

            Ah UAE.  Nice place to visit.  I prefer Dubai, it is a really cool city.  Maybe once you get out of high school you will travel there to work at McDonald’s.

          • Yep united means UAE not USA. Well done EE major with a 2.0 GPA.

          • Anonymous

            WOW!  You are truly dumb.  Of course there is only one country in the world with the word “United” in it. You must do great in high school geography.  Your mom must post your C+ grades on the refrigerator….

          • I was clearly joking about your comment about UAE but I guess you must not talk to many people outside of your room.

            No but I know you are damn proud of your 2.0

          • Anonymous

            Sigh….isn’t there another nexus post that you can either go beat your meat over because the date is been pushed forward……or go cut yourself because it was pushed back??

          • No.

          • Anonymous

            LOL!!!

          • LOLOLOL JK

          • Emily

            You guys start over in a new post. Droid-Life’s table format is cutting off the comments I can’t read em anymore.

          • Anonymous
          • Emily

            If motorola saw a problem with their terrible looking screens they would have fixed it. Clearly they don’t care that the RAZR screen is awful. Why should I care? =)

            Forget everything else you brought up. If the D4 screen is as horrible looking as the RAZR I could care less if it pooped out gold. I’d have to look at ugliness everytime I used my phone.

          • Anonymous

            ICS is right around the corner and hardly an argument for anything. I would even bet that the January lineup will come pre-installed with it. 

            My camera doesn’t have a bluish tint. It doens’t have zero shutter lag, but then again, it is a phone, I am not trying to capture hummingbirds mating, it is used for the occasional click of friends or things I see. I am not trying to photo an F-16 doing a high speed fly by, that is what a thing called a “camera” is for, not some crappy 3x digital zoom pin hole camera on a phone. 
            NFC… who really cares. I have had NFC in stuff for years, most times I wanted to use use it, the stupid clerk didn’t know how it operated or it was off. I don’t think it will kill me to have to use cash or swipe a card to buy a burger or some gas. (which are the only places I have seen to use NFC) I know you can’t wait to walk into starbucks and wave your phone to pay for your $9 coffee. Believe me, you won’t look cool, you will look like a lazy idiot whom couldn’t muster up a ten dollar bill from your wallet.

          • You’re just making excuses to justify why the Razr is better than the nexus. It’s not. Stop defending it. It just isn’t as good.

          • Anonymous

            You can’t exactly say that the Nexus is better then the RAZR either seeing as it hasn’t been released yet.

          • What blogs have you been reading?

          • Anonymous

            Most blogs have been commenting on the GSM model not the LTE. For all we know the LTE version could function differently. 

          • Different operating system

          • Anonymous

            The OS isn’t the only part of the phone. An OS isn’t going to help you if there happens to be any hardware related issues.

          • different camera, screen, case, microphone, battery, etc.
            everything’s different except the LTE chip

          • Anonymous

            And that little bit of a change could make an issue. Who knows if the LTE chip will conflict with something else. Not saying it will, I’m just saying it’s a possibility. 

          • Anonymous

            Don’t you mean everything is the same except the lte chip?

          • Yeah I was joking. He thinks there’s a dramatic change in the functionality of the phone so I said everything is different except the chip.

          • Anonymous

            When did I say there was a dramatic change? All I was getting at was that the LTE chip could interfere with something else. We wont know until it’s released.

          • Anonymous

            No, I am not. I like the RAZR but do not own one, nor do I think I will get one. We are at a strange time when devices are launching quickly and getting better at an exponential rate. To be honest, I think Asus will pull out a sneaker in the new year that will give everyone a run for their money. Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

            —–Original message—–

          • TC Infantino

            Uhm, actually, The Razr or the Rezound or the D4 could very well be better than the Nexus.  How?  Well, how about that it is different than the Razr, Rezound, and D4…and those differences could mean something important to the person spending the money to buy the phone.  I love Moto’s build quality, both the structure and the internals..ie radio quality, speakers, etc.  But I didn’t buy the Razr because I did not like the feel of the device, and that little door for the sim and SD card looks flimsy and easily broken.  I was considering the Rezound because it has a HD screen and incorporates most of the things I want, removable battery, expandable SD memory, but doesn’t have the physical keyboard that I really wanted.  I considered the GNex because it was unencumbered with any manufacturer’s skin, but decided not to get it because I really don’t like Samsung phone quality, both the build and the internals.  Then there is the non-expandable memory and no physical keyboard as well.  I will wait until the D4 comes out and see if it meets my requirements. 
            Everyone is different, and has different wants in their phone, so no need to bash them if they choose not to get what you specifically think is the Best.  NFC seems to be an interesting technology, and I hope it does proliferate and become very useful, but as of now it hasn’t taken off at all.  It has been around for a while, certain gas stations had special keychain fobs that used it so you could auto-pay at the pump with just a wave of the fob in front of the sensor at the pump.  But I have not once actually seen anyone use one, and until the technology becomes standardized and widespread throughout the retail world I do not see it being anything other than a neat way to communicate between two NFC enabled phones.  So if people could just stop the bashing of those who don’t happen to have or want the exact same phone as they do, we would all appreciate it. 

          • Anonymous

            I was expecting this comment to mention someone having skinny jeans once Starbucks and “looking cool” was mentioned.

          • Anonymous

            Lol.. That was in last week’s rant. I think people get me wrong, the Gnex is gonna be a great phone. It is not the second coming of Christ though. Being blinded by the Nexus name and ICS just makes some people appear so ignorant. Especially when they go out of their way to rag on everything else. If I think the big mac is the best burger on the planet, I don’t find it neccesay to go out of my way to bag on anyone who likes Whpppers.
            Connected by DROID on Verizon Wireless

            —–Original message—–

          • Anonymous

            Hah, no I get it. There are too many people with blinders on in this place.

          • I love whpppers, 🙂
             

          • J0hn Galt

            My god, you’re in law school, JMcClane…. No one but a 1L would use strawman in an argument, nor, “the facts are the facts”. ADMIT IT!

          • Guest

            he’s a loser.  he can’t help it.  probably an abused child.

          • Guest

            can i ask you a question.  what difference does it make to you what phone people like?  why do you troll the site looking to pick a fight with someone that doesn’t like a phone that you do and get your panties in a wad?  why not just ignore it?  if your happy with your phone that’s great.  everyone doesn’t like the same thing dude.  chill the fuckk out!  go eat some turkey!

          • Anonymous

            LOL!  Ever heard of trolls?  Morons who feel the need to bash everything relentlessly that’s not their product or opinion of choice?  Those are the people I pick a fight with because I like to ridicule them.

          • Guest

            so i guess that makes you one!  a troll!

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, because that makes total sense.

          • Guest

            did you not get your daily does of dickk in the ass last night??  having a bad day today??  maybe you can double up and get double penetration tonight fagg boy!!

          • Anonymous

            Learn spelling and grammar you pathetic child.

          • Guest

            let me try it again.  did you not get your daily does of dickk in the ass last night?? having a bad day today?? maybe you can double up and get double penetration tonight fagg boy!!

          • Anonymous

            fail

          • Anonymous

            I’m not willing to settle for a virtual keyboard…

          • i dont see a slider with ICS 

          • Anonymous

            You will after the D4 gets upgraded.  I’m willing to buy the D4 now and wait for the upgrade…

          • Yeah I’m buying a phone and sticking with it for 2 years. In the past 2 years I haven’t seen a worthy successor for my OG D1. The Galaxy Nexus simply is.

          • Eh

            By the time NFC will be useful, I’ll have the Droid 7.

          • Anonymous

            With the way Moto is pumping out phones that’ll be sometime late 2012.

          • McDees

            That would be the Droid 6.

          • Emily

            at 800×480 res the D1 screen looked good. At whatever the Razr is it looks terrible. I dont care how much higher res the screen is the screen technology on the Razr is  awful.

          • Dominick DeVito

            Just give up, Moto trolls are brainwashed about their awful displays. Sadly the best Droid screen was the OG’s, they all worsened after it. 

          • Anonymous

            Compared to the Bionic or the Droid 3, the RAZR’s screen is a big improvement.

          • Dominick DeVito

            So what?! The OG has a better screen and it was built two years ago!

          • Anonymous

            That’s not the point. The point is they ditched their old screen and is working towards a better replacement.

          • Anonymous

            Droid – 854×480, 3.7″ = 264 PPI
            Droid Incredible – 800×480, 3.7″ = 252 PPI
            Droid Razr – 960×540, 4.3″ = 256 PPI

            The screen technology is called AMOLED and has superior contrast, color gamut, response time and viewing angles compared to the Droid’s LCD. The only advantage the LCD has is more subpixels due to not using the pentile arrangement. I’ve used a Galaxy S which had a lower PPI than the Razr and it didn’t look anything close to awful. Funny, no one else thought it looked awful either until all this 720p and pentile hoopla drama queens decided to run with. Btw, the Galaxy Nexus’ screen is also pentile.

          • TC Infantino

            LOL I totally agree with you there Mr McClane, and by the way loved your movies.  I have checked out the Razr and the Rezound side by side and although the Rezounds screen looked just a tiny bit better, I would never say that the Razr’s screen was bad.  To the naked eye the Razr screen is clear, sharp, bright and pictures and video looked great on it.  I never liked when a review site would zoom in so close to the screen that the pixels looked a quarter inch square, as if anyone using that phone could actually see that as they are using it.  I know that there are some screens that do have issues, color tinting that is off, or pixelation that is actually visible to the naked eye.  But the Razr is not one of those, the screen is good quality, and you really have to be looking for something under a magnifying glass to find fault with it.  And for those that say the GNex is so much better, when the screen is magnified and compared to the Rezound, the Rezounds is the best.  So just realize that if the screen looks good to you, then that is all that matters.  Who, other than review sites, is going to be looking at their phones screen under a microscope?

          • Anonymous

            The Razr screen is really nice…I have a feeling you haven’t seen it. It’s pretty awesome

      • RAZR’s screen is actually pretty good.  Specs aren’t everything. 

        • Anonymous

          Agreed. Compared to some of Moto’s recent release the RAZR’s screen is a huge step forward.

    • Mannysaurus

      To replace my OG Droid with a Droid 4 would be a shame. The brand name just isn’t what it was two years ago. The idea about not being a pretty phone but being a useful phone has died out. “z0mg guys2111 l00k our thin 🙂 money pliz” is what they’re going after now. I’ll pick the Galaxus as my next phone and maybe give LG a try after that. Motorola’s rinse and repeat tactic is losing me. Release new phone, wait two months, release new phone, wait two months… sigh.

    • FPGA

      I’m hoping this is true as well. Yes, I make use of keyboard shortcuts all the time too.

    • Paul S.

      Excellent way to end the work week and start my Thanksgiving. Thanks Kellex!

      • stdlib

        Yes, thank you Kellex. Next, can you please find out the processor, RAM and storage?

        • Anonymous

          I suspect it has the same specs as the Droid RAZR.

          • GizmoDuck

            That would be good for me. Hope to get the D4 this December.

        • Grant

          I hope it’s a global phone too.

          • Elkaos83

            It will not be a global phone. No manufacturer produces LTE radio chips that support global GSM bands in addition to CDMA.

            Only At&t may offer LTE phones that have global bands. However, their phones don’t use CDMA.

            The D5, and phones released in 2013 will have global capabilities. Qualcomm will have a LTE/CDMA/GSM radio chip.

        • Bret

          Battery capacity please. I really hope the battery is removable. I’d like to slap on an extended battery for boring flights and long days out.

          • Who knows, Moto expressed interest in a hidden battery…

          • Anonymous

            supposedly another non-removable like on the razr.

      • what’s a “work week?”

    • Anonymous

      …and that’s exactly what they are expecting. Why people are shocked/confused as to why it’s coming out now doesn’t make sense. People with the original, who are not due for upgrade and still want a keyboard…here you go. D3 is 6 months ago old and doesn’t have LTE. Other than the Bionic which was an unusual circumstance, Moto’s rollout is pretty consistent. 

      It doesn’t really compete with the Nexus, no reason they can’t release same day, in fact the Nexus is behind schedule. Still have LG’s next offering yet too to go for 2011…(nobody cares)

       Also D4 screen should technically be better than the RAZR, as qHD at 4in will have a better ppi than 4.3in

      • Ravnos CC

        “Also D4 screen should technically be better than the RAZR, as qHD at 4in will have a better ppi than 4.3in”

        yay?  I sure as hell hope it looks as nice as a 4.65 samoled @ 720p 😀

        • Anonymous

          Haha… Yea don’t get your hopes up.

      • It was rumored D3 and DX2 both had LTE capabilities, if you remember, and they were disabled…

      • Anonymous

        The revolution 2 has some nice specs from what has been rumored. Hopefully that will be another good phone to add to verizon’s lineup.

    • mm777

      i wore out my thumbnails on the og. i want a touchscreen for now. sorry for tuning on the og but those buttons are a pain when using irc/ssh after 5min.

      • Anonymous

        The OG Droid has a terrible keyboard.  The D2 has a mediocre keyboard.  The D3 has a great keyboard.  And according to some people who’ve played with the D4, the D4’s keyboard is even better…

        • My Droid 3s keyboard was good while it worked, then keys started sticking/not registering.  Closed the keyboard, never used it again.

  • FACT- Verizon is not releasing the Galaxy nexus this year 

  • Typo

    Please let this be true…My OG replaced before Christmas…LOVE IT!

    • James

      Me too!

    • KeithA

      Yes, going to give myself a Christmas gift. No need for gift wrapping.

  • Anonymous

    What the hell! I say again. What the hell! Just release the Nexus already, screw everything else.

  • Mayze23

    What’s Xmas? Did Xopher Columbus discover America? Did dinosaurs roam the earth during the BX time period?

  • I swear if Verizon releasing the stupid Droid 4 before the Nexus I’m going to personally drive to Basking Ridge NJ and slaughter everyone and kill their puppies…..

    • Anonymous

      While you’re there, could you pick the rest of us readers up some Galaxy Nexuses (or is it Nexi)?

  • tjmonkey15

    Droid 4 launching on December 8th?  Might as well push the date back for the Nexus then.  Right Verizon?

  • Anonymous

    I can only assume a lot of people are going to read this because “Galaxy Nexus” was in the title. Which can only mean one thing.

    http://www.imgur.com/BCY0z.jpg

  • Anonymous

    I almost feel like going to a Verizon store right now and talking as many people as possible out of buying one of these new phones in protest for Verizon delaying the Nexus.

  • Anonymous

    This will make my wife very happy. This is the phone she is leaning heavily towards. She really wants a keyboard.  We’ll see if I can talk her into a Nexus or not…. might be hard though.

  • Anonymous

    My wife wants to know how thick it is. Yes, she did say that.

  • Anonymous

    Motorola currently has 5 Android devices for sale at Verizon alone. If you add their phones on Sprint, T-Mobile, and AT&T, they have 12. I think Motorola has a phone problem. We need to stage an intervention.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll never buy a smartphone with a physical keyboard again.

    • Anonymous

      Ron Swanson does not rely on technology

    • Anonymous

      You mad bro?

  • Can’t wait……. then maybe by Christmas the DroidX 3 will be out with a:

    ~Non Removeable Battery
    ~Old LTE SIM
    ~Still No Front Facing Camera
    ~Locked Bootloader
    ~Probably running Froyo(LoL)
    ~And a Power Button On The Top Of The Damn Phone
    Just to say the least.

    Calm down Moto….. Yall pushing out these phone like the “20 Kids and Counting” lady pushes out babies.

    • Anonymous

      maybe moto thinks by doing this they can catch up to samsung. The only difference is samsung doesn’t push a locked down phone. Plus samsung screens blow away anything on moto which is the main selling point with samsung phones.

      • EC8CH

        i’d put your flame suit on 

      • Spc Hicks09

        Someone get this noob his bottle please. Also some books to read cuz he apparently doesn’t know shit.

        • Mannysaurus

          Want to know how I know you bought a Bionic?

          • Anonymous

            Want to know how I know you’re a jackass?

          • Mannysaurus

            Want to know how I know you bought a Bionic?

          • Anonymous

            Want to know how I know you’re a brainless wonder?

          • Guest

            NICE!!! you nail him on that one!!  GOOD JOB!!

          • Anonymous

            You’re as dumb as he is.

          • Guest

            don’t worry fagg boy.  your man will probably give you some dick tonight.  don’t be so uptight!

          • Anonymous

            Hey, don’t involve me in your twisted little fantasies.

          • Guest

            sure hope you get some dick tonight man!  so you can chill the fuckk out!

        • Anonymous

          Please do enlighten me since you think you know so much. What does moto have going for them other than their radios? Those don’t seem to be a big selling point since samsung is kicking their ass selling smartphones. So what is it that moto is so great at that you think I am a noob? C’mon man get that weak shit out of here moto fanboy.

          • Anonymous

            Updates. What is the fascinate still running again?

          • Anonymous

            Hardware, updates.  You know, only the important things.

          • Anonymous

            so the updates that takes them 2-3 tries to get right and not buggy as hell? And I could care less if they keep locking their bootloaders I just won’t be buying from them while they do that. We all know you are king moto fanboy and nothing compares /s

          • Anonymous

            Did you read anything I said?  Thanks for proving my point.

          • Anonymous

            Ah going back and editing your post. Nice try though still doesn’t change the fact that they are easily outselling moto phones. So what now?

          • Anonymous

            You sound like an iZealot. Why don’t you go dig up some charts to show me how much more Samsung is selling between your locked bootloader sniveling.

          • Anonymous

            How many phones does moto have pushed out all around the world?  Now how many samsung??  That is why they are outselling, because moto, for whatever reason, doesn’t push their phones around all over the place like sammy does.  If they did they would probably be higher up in the charts.  Samsung has a bad track record in the states and….if that is where you live….wouldn’t you want a better piece of hardware that is supported instead of a phone that still doesn’t have Gingerbread even though it was released over a year ago.  Yet the entire moto suite is updated except for the OG which doesn’t support native GB because it is 2 years old…yet they are still pushing patches too it.  Name one samsung that is 2 years old and still getting updates….. 0

          • Mannysaurus

            Hardware. You know, like the processor that their last flagship phone used. Updates. You know, the ones you can only get from Motorola since they lock their phones down harder than San Quentin. More hardware. You know, a cool permanent effect giving your camera blue tint. Updates. You know, the ones that cause more problems. Hardware. You know, where you can see every pixel on your phone screen. I could go on and on about this.

            Motorola’s record is spiraling downward while Samsung’s is steadily rising. Best to jump boat now. Android is forever changing and so will my manufacturer biases. I liked Motorola, they made me my Droid, but it isn’t the best. Power button is broken and my physical keyboard is literally falling apart (so much for hardware). Next year I might start to like LG more, who knows? Don’t stick blindly to one manufacturer. That is what makes you a fanboy. Not defending a company, but sticking to one blindly.

          • Anonymous

            You wouldn’t know what bias is if it smacked you in the face.  Good job cherry picking what suits your argument, it shows your hypocrisy.

  • Bewara2009

    I will be mad if this is true, there is no way Verizon will release two phones the same day.

    • They won’t. Look for the Galaxy Nexus even later in December,

    • Anonymous

      Like the RAZR and the Rezound?

      • Anonymous

        didn’t release same day, released 11/11 and 11/14 respectively.

    • Anonymous

      Why would that make you mad? I don’t understand.

  • Dave

    I’m betting the Nexus will be pushed back to the week after December 8th. 

  • Jacob Epstein

    All I see in the title of this article is “Galaxy Nexus launch Dec 8th?”

    • EC8CH

      good eye

  • Dave

    Very peculiar, P3Droid seems pretty sure the Nexus won’t see the light of day on December 8th (probably next week).  Also very odd they would release a Droid 4 so soon. It honestly looks like they are simply trying to push LTE onto their entire line-up.

  • gadgetryan

    what is up with moto puting in non removable batteries. That was the one thing that turned me off when the i*hone came into existence. I just want the ability to swap batteries if need be. But that is just my take on the whole non removable stuff on phones. 

    • Anonymous

      To make phones slimmer?

      • i fail to see how it would do so. just looking at my droid i think of how it would be nonremovable and i dont think it would save any space.

    • Anonymous

      Many of us are still using our OGDs. Given how much of nerds we all are, that serves as pretty strong testimony that the hardware in phones doesn’t have the built-in forced obsolescence that manufacturers want them to. Li-Ion batteries have a well-documented decay pattern, such that anyone who is still using their original battery in their OGD probably has to keep it constantly plugged in. 

      In other words, the nonremovable battery is a ticking timebomb.

      • JJ69Chev

        still have original battery in og and can easily make it a day, day and a half one one charge

        • Anonymous

          That’s pretty impressive. You must keep your phone plugged in quite a bit, or maybe just don’t use it very much. Alternatively, you might’ve just gotten really lucky, but generally luck doesn’t factor in very much — like I said, the battery’s ability to hold a charge decays at a fairly reliable rate. Of note, though, that decay rate is based on number of charge cycles used; time only serves as a proxy for that. 

          The point still stands, though: once you reach a certain number of charge cycles (however long that takes, depending on how heavily you use your battery), your device becomes essentially an AC-only piece of electronics, prompting a new purchase even if the other hardware is still working plenty well, and thus completing Moto’s new desired product lifecycle.

          • Anonymous

            Also note that we are talking about an LTE phone. Thus, you are going to burn through those charge cycles much faster than with OGD.

          • Anonymous

            The razor and D4 use li-poly which has many more charge cycles than li-ion

          • Anonymous

            That’s interesting, I wasn’t aware of that.

            I agree, that certainly makes my conspiracy theory much more dubious. But then the question returns: if it wasn’t to somehow get them more money, what was the logic behind doing this?

        • Anonymous

          I used to have 2 batteries for my OG Droid until I lost the original battery 5 weeks ago. Removable battaries come in handy, you dont have to tethered yourself to the wall to use your mobile device. When I lost the battery I was so relieved to learn that I had lost the original battery. I haven’t bought another one bc I’m up for an upgrade and I don’t want to burn cash on another battery. Besides I’m waiting for the G-Nexus to be release to check it out.

  • Nate Davidson

    Super AMOLED Screen +, non-removeable battery -,  LTE +, thats just a net +. Why not just call it the Droid 3 Global, or the Droid 3 +. This really isn’t worthy of the “Droid 4” name…

    • They did it on purpose so they could call it the Droid 4(G)

      • Anonymous

        And the apple lawsuits will follow, since apple patented using the numbering system and specifically the #4.

        • Nate Davidson

          I thought the Droid X2 was a little… yesteryear. At least they didn’t name the Droid RAZR the BIONIC 2, or the DX3 or some lame name. Although, that does give them 2 more names to throw numbers on >.>

          • Anonymous

            Well technically it isn’t a bionic 2 or x3 since it looks like it won’t have the hump on the back. If anything the razr essentially could be the bionic 2. Droid 4 sounds right since it has the keyboard and they use the number scheme for those with keyboards(droid’s anyway)

          • Anonymous

            Yeah DROID phones are the one’s with keyboards.
            BIONIC/RAZR are like flagship phones (in a way).
            X/X2 started with being phones with big screens, now I don’t know what differentiates them. I wouldn’t be surprised if the X series will be discontinued. I mean, it just doesn’t make sense having 2 very similar phones out on the same network.

          • Anonymous

            Well they essentially have 3 similar phones in the dx2,bionic, and razr all with the trademark camera hump on the back.

          • Anonymous

            Well DX2 doesn’t have 4G, Bionic is fat(er than the RAZR). They’re different, but you’re right they should just have one or two phones, not a bazillion different types.

          • Anonymous

            I think all of these companies could go with making 3-4 phones. Make one for the entry level buyers, 1 for mid level, and 2 high end flagship phones. Then maybe they could have decent upgrade times rather than never being able to keep up since they have 10 different phones out that are very similar but one or two things slow down the updates more than the rest.

          • Booboolala2000

            Also, maybe if VZW only had about six or so Andoid phones altogether, maybe they could handle updates better. Three high end and three low end and maybe one inbetween is mire than enough. plus, think how great the high end phones would be. 

          • Booboolala2000

            The Razr is essentially the DX3, the Bionic was just a mistake. Soon to be abandoned like a newborn in a dumpster. Happy Thanksgiving y’all!

          • Anonymous

            LOL. Yeah true that. Even the design of the Bionic and RAZR is an evolution of what started with the Droid X.

        • Ebauer

          Nope Brett Favre beat them to it

    • Anonymous

      But now the Droid “4” is the first one to have “4G”

  • dkbetts

    Flooding the market with too much of a good thing.

    • Anonymous

      Well there isn’t a 4G Moto phone with a keyboard, so it’s good to have options.

      • dkbetts

        That’s true. I didn’t think of that. I guess there are many different flavors of ice cream.

  • Anonymous

    Moto is really going hard these past couple months with phones. Damn. I wonder if the Nexus date doesnt hold up, again, if the Droid 4 will launch before it…..

  • Stephen

    Since when is having a non removable battery Good thing or a feature. Bye bye Motorola

    • Anonymous

      since locking bootloaders was cool lol.

  • Murphy

    OK, seriously, the Droid brand was cool back in 2009, now its becoming lame. Droid X this, Droid Charge that….It has since lost the ‘it’ factor.

    • Spc Hicks09

      You mad bro?

      • Guest

        dude that is SO worn out it’s not even funny any more. let it die!

      • Murphy

        Your mom wasn’t.

    • Next

      True

    • Anonymous

      Who cares, it’s only a name.

  • Anonymous

    Do people still actually like sliders? And if so.. why?

    • Boblank84

      yeah i was wondering the same, cant understand wanting a physical keyboard anymore….but to each their own.

    • Yes. Physical keyboards are quicker for me as I’m not constantly second guessing what button I hit; or what the phone thinks I hit.

    • Anonymous

      People like myself, who touch type, like sliders, because we can type faster and more accurately with the tactile feedback.

      If you’re just using one finger and looking at the keyboard for each letter, physical vs. virtual doesn’t matter as much…

  • daniel walsh

    It’s a DROID RAZR with a keyboard and a 4 inch screen. That’s DUMB

    • Anonymous

      No shit…..

    • Anonymous

      Except for people who want a keyboard.

  • Anonymous

    Now this type of news belongs on DL

  • jam120992

    “lets see how many phones we can put up against the nexus”-verizon 

    • EC8CH

      in the end… there can be only one.

    • EC8CH

      “RELEASE THE NEXUS”-verizon’s customers

      • EC8CH, if the droid 4 is releasing on the date, I have doubts as to whether the nexus will release on the 8th.  Either it will be pushed back, or silent release, cause vzw gotta get their branding and marketing on. 

  • Anonymous

    Will this have qhd or are they going to step up and go hd?

    • bigrob60

      “4″ Super AMOLED Advanced display”The advanced part sounds hd to me but we’ll know more later.

      • Guest X

        The Advanced display is a step below “HD” which is a step below “Plus.” Motorola STILL picks the WORST Pentile displays! And I’m not surprised. 

  • Damn…if this would have come out back when the Droid 3 came out, it probably would have been mine. I’ve gotten so used to not using a keyboard now though that I don’t think I need one anymore.

  • No thanks!  As much as you seem to want to marginalize it VZW, I’ll still take the Nexus with ICS.

  • Murphy

    Droid 4?

  • Another 4g LTE Moto product with a non-removable battery? Pass..

  • hatethanet

    Non-removable battery + current LTE chip = dumb move Moto

    • Anonymous

      you woulda thought they found that out with the Razr and its abysmal battery life. 

  • Anonymous

    THIS.

  • Charles Blackmon

    does this phone come with ics?

    • Anonymous

      nah 2.3.5, but similar to the Razr it will prolly get ICS early next year, considering Moto has recently been pretty good about it, that seems like a legit window. 

    • Tyler

      No, it has hardware buttons and the “Specs from our sources are as follows” part says version 2.3.5.

    • Anonymous

      Only the Galaxy Nexus will have ICS at first, officially. Probably won’t be until next year that we’ll start seeing OCS on older and new phones.

    • Anonymous

      It will certainly get upgraded to ICS, since Moto has already announced that the RAZR will get ICS.

  • Adam Serfling

    Didn’t the Droid 3 just come out like a month ago?  

    • Anonymous

      July

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Moto. SLOW DOWN. 😛

    • Wow, Verizon. HURRY UP. 🙁

      • Anonymous

        Haha, this is true though.

  • Jack Hoffman

    I might believe the Nexus on 12/8, though P3Droid says explicitly no.

    The Droid4…no way.  Not with knowing how VZW likes to drag things out.

    • Arenaboi

      When is it supposed to come out now if not 12/8?

  • Anonymous

    Bet the camera has ugly blue tint still

  • Bkirsch2317

    Nexus or bust.

  • Anonymous

    with locked bootloader and gb right?

  • Bryan York

    No unlocked bootloader, no sale Motorola!!!

  • RAM III

    I was let down by the Droid 3s camera as well as the eventual problems with the keyboard and the locked bootloader. Ill definitely take the nexus over the Droid 4 any day of the week.

  • Debits and credits

    Sweet, time to turn in this “loaner” Razr!

  • believe it when i see it

  • Anonymous

    Wow, Moto. SLOW DOWN. 😛

  • NEXUS

    When’s the Droid 5 come out?

    • Anonymous

      christmas=P

    • Tyler

      Well if this december 8th release date is true it will have been almost 6 months from the droid 3. So if i had to guess, it would be either 6 months or 3 months if they cut the time inbetween devices again.

      • Anonymous

        So by this system, the Droid 10 should be released late next year?

        • Anonymous

          Then they could name it the Droid X! Oh wait…

  • OMG

  • Anonymous

    haha

  • Anonymous

    Damn verizon really doesn’t like the nexus does it lol.

    • Anonymous

      It really is starting to seem that way.  They must not have a good relationship with Samsung. 

      Motorola and HTC seem to be in pretty tight….

      • Well who locks bootloaders? Motorola and HTC. Who doesn’t? Samsung. There’s your answer,

        • Anonymous

          moto encrypts, htc locks them but are usually pretty easy to crack. Moto does one thing good and that is keeping them bootloaders locked tighter than a nuns legs.

          • Spc Hicks09

            Moto Droid had a bootloader that was “locked tighter than a nuns legs?” Didn’t think so.

          • Anonymous

            The OG Droid was the exception. That was back before the days of locked bootloaders when you could easily install a ROM onto any Android phone.

          • Anonymous

            so the one phone 2 years old that moto didn’t lock you reference? How about you get with the times, droid x/x2, droid 2/2global, droid 3, bionic, razr, all locked down. See a trend? Maybe not let me put it in simple terms for you… All moto’s devices on verizon within the last year have been locked and encrypted.

          • guest

            It was after the release of the original droid and the explosion of the custom ROM world that caused Motorola/Verizon to start to lock down the bootloaders. 

          • Anonymous

            If that is the case why is no samsung on verizon locked down, or lg for that matter? Moto is the culprit nobody is forcing them to encrypt their bootloaders like they do. Not to mention I think it may have been more about trying to stop tethering than custom roms.

          • Sign me in to buy this. hhehehe I hope it will be a world phone!

          • Well the Rezound hasn’t been cracked yet. They only have Temp Root and S-On. Only reason the Thunderbolt was unlocked was by using older firmware.

          • Anonymous

            it hasnt even been 3 weeks yet though.

          • Joshnichols189

            The rezound has been out for nine days.

          • Anonymous

            They will get it unlocked and you know it.  And you also know that the Razr will NEVER be unlocked.

            As I was thinking about renting a phone to hold me over I thought of the Razr briefly cause it was thin but even though I would return it I decided I wouldn’t even rent one.  I would get the Rezound or even the iPhone over the Razr. I loved my OG  but I feel I’d have more freedom with an iPhone than I would the latest batch of Moto phones.

            I do like Motorola phones however and hold out great hope that the impending merger with Google might have some influence on improving things. Maybe even the next Nexus will be a Moto phone. And it will be unlocked and amazing!

      • Anonymous

        I think this will be the first and last nexus on verizon. It seems clear that they only want phones that they can control and stick their bloat on( yeah we know the iphone but apple has more power than all android OEM’s combined). I kind of wish they would have released an lte sgs2 so I wouldn’t have to continue to wait for a dual core lte samsung device.

        • Anonymous

          Verizon drops the ball more than the Cleveland Cavaliers!  They could have had the sg2 but instead went with nonsense.  Now they can have the Nexus but seem to not be in any hurry to release it. They either really don’t know what we customers want or they simply don’t want to give it to is. 

          I also would have purchased the sg2. I really don’t understand how the other networks can get all the best phones.

          • galaxy nexus was delayed because they are still testing it… i’d rather have a phone with no bugs and wait 3 weeks than a phone with shitton of bugs early

          • Anonymous

            I don’t believe its because they are testing it. That could have been done long ago if wanted.

          • Kellex wrote that his source said they were still undergoing tests on the phone and it wasn’t ready to be released… It’s not like its just sitting there all ready to be shipped

          • Anonymous

            His source also said it was supposed to be released just about everyday in nov and well that doesn’t seem to be the case now does it?

          • At least he has a source. What do you have?

          • Anonymous

            ha that is your best response? I would rather not have a source that has no idea and just continuously is wrong.

          • Show me your blog. Oh wait. You don’t have one.

          • Anonymous

            u mad? You seem to suck Kellex pretty hard and get all butt hurt anytime somone mentions anything that doesn’t go toward what you want to hear. You are as bad as the isheep. smh

          • That’s how I know you lost the argument and have no idea what you are talking about. It’s sad to see an android guy talking like he knows shit.

            For the record Kellex is the man. GTFO

          • Anonymous

            Argument? sorry I don’t hide behind a keyboard and try to act tough. Sorry I stated things you don’t like and you got upset. I’ll be sure to send you a cookie for your troubles.

          • You said I wanted to sodomize Kellex. Wtf is wrong with you. Hide behind your keyboard? Classy. Again, I thought you had to be 12 to use the internet?

          • Anonymous

            I said you were sucking Kellex, nothing of the sodomize nature. Sorry I don’t know what kind of sick fantasies you engage in on your own time but this site really isn’t the place for it.

          • Classy. How old are you again? Hit high school and learn how to talk to people. Thanks

          • Anonymous

            High school? Hell I am legal to drink. Sorry I am in college and it is funny how upset you get. It’s ok old head shouldn’t you be doing something else anyway since “back in the day you didn’t have cell phones” and don’t need them?

          • Ah no wonder. Must be a local community college. Well that’s cool… I guess.

            And yes I attend college as well. A real one rather.

          • Anonymous

            hahah you go to maryland nice college, not that great of a wrestling school. Sorry i got an athletic scholarship but yeah your right I don’t go to a real college. bahaha please.

          • Cute. Good luck finding a job out of college with a degree in community organization.

          • Anonymous

            hahah nice try again. And I’m the one who is 12? Cute picture by the way to you look like a real weiner errm I mean winner.

          • Oh my bad. I guess the world does have a demand for janitors.

            It is a nice picture, where’s yours? Oh you hide behind an avatar? Cute.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t want any weird ass college fairies trying to hit me up. I know you get your rocks off to phones and guys pictures on phone sites. Maybe you need a new hobby, then again I hear maryland is the perfect place for that kind of stuff.

            Didn’t your mother ever teach you to not talk about your parent’s occupations like that? How foolish of you.

          • Says the guy with 2000 comments on droid life and 700 comments on phandroid.

            Identity crisis? Please bro. 

          • Anonymous

            You are the one asking for my pic…..

          • Damn you can’t read either? Never asked for your pic. Stated that you did not have an avatar.

            You’re the one in need of a new hobby. And touching men for sport isn’t a hobby either.

          • Anonymous

            I have plenty of hobbies. Sorry not everyone can be athletically gifted and some like you have to resort to minute things in their life. It is ok I will remember you when I am looking to hire and maybe give you a shot. Maybe. But for now I will leave you to argue with J McClane… Peace out girl scout.

          • Yes I have plenty of hobbies as well. Looking to hire? Sorry I don’t want to work at mcdonalds.

            Post back when you get a job out of college with a subpar GPA. I heard a life of manual labor is fun!!!

          • Anonymous

            ha yeah deans list is sub par gpa? You are a clown and from reading the other posts you seem like someone who is insecure about themselves and never goes out yet hides behind his keyboard. Like I said good bye Mr. Almighty bahahhaha

          • Deans list my ass hahaha. That really made me laugh. 

            Whoa you could deduce all that from reading comments about Android?!?! You really must be on deans list. Not. You’re an idiot with 2000 comments on droid life and 700 on phandroid. Practice what you preach. Get away from the keyboard. lolol

          • Anonymous

            sadly maybe someday you will be able to get deans list and be an all american athlete. Then again most likely not. Good luck though.

          • Keep dreamin bro. Next time I grab a burger I’l say hi.

          • Anonymous

            Funny thing is only one dreaming is you. But I don’t need to prove anything to some freshman in college who things he is god’s gift to earth. It is already on the webs so people know it.

          • The only thing I’m dreaming about is my Galaxy Nexus. God’s gift? Please. “I’m an all american. I’m on deans list. I go to a community college.”

            Get real bro.

          • Anonymous

            So I guess facts aren’t “real” enough for you? Oh well I honestly don’t care how many times you use the same lines or what you want to believe. Its ok your parents work at mcdonalds so you try and use that on every one else.

          • let me use your line.

            keep dreaming,

          • HOLY S**T. Shake your d**ks off, the pissing contest is over.. This is an Android blog site. Take this to twitter or facebook and off Droid-Life boys.

          • Anonymous

            Lol…source huh? Oh I didn’t realize you were talking about a source … 🙂

            You believe everything you read?

            If they wanted it out… It would be out.

          • Arenaboi

            Yeah because Verizon ALWAYS releases phones with no bugs.  And you’re right, when they are delayed like the Bionic, the get all the bugs out LMAO.  Get with it and stop being a Verizon Sheep…this is the one phone that is not SUPPOSED to be “Verizon’s” phone.  It is GOOGLE’S!  It is supposed to be a developer phone for people that want a PURE Google experience and people who buy it should be told this.  I would personally have the option to buy it right now and let Google send out updates as they fix things (which they will do quickly).  There are a few people on Twitter with the LTE version RAVING about it saying it’s the best thing since sliced bread, so it can’t be THAT BUGGY

          • Clearly the Droid 4 isn’t being delayed so nut up and stop bitching? I swear its all people do these days. Just wait for the nexus or buy a Rezound or Razr like all the other clowns.

          • Anonymous

            How do you know it won’t be at the last minute? Until it is dec 8th and it is out you have no clue what could happen. Please don’t count your chickens before they are hatched, because then you would just be another clown like you try and call other people.

          • Then I’ll wait like I’ve been waiting for the past 5 months. Damn.

          • Droidlife

            Galaxy Nexus is delayed because Verizon really doesn’t want to sell an unlocked phone. But even more, they didn’t want any of their competitors to have a phone as good as/better than the ones Verizon *does* want to sell.
            I’m actually willing to bet that the reason they delayed Nexus was because the D4 was coming around, and they wanted to further reduce the number of people who would buy the Nexus. That and the fact that they don’t want it to actually be available early enough to buy for Xmas presents.

          • The Nexus is coming to Verizon. No matter how much you bitch and moan it’s coming to Verizon. 

            Are you kidding me? What company sells a product that they DON’T want to sell? None. They all want to make money. Stop living in a fantasy world.

          • Anonymous

            No that isn’t the reason. Multiple people with the phones have confirmed it is internal and the phones are ready to go but verizon is holding it up.

          • If it was ready to ship it’d be shipping. Clearly something isn’t ready or it’d be shipping.

            They lose money just keeping it sitting there and they are all about the money.

          • Anonymous

            The thing is they know it will sell whether they release it now or a month later. Sorry being all about the money has nothing to do with it. Verizon has a strategy and they know what they are doing.

          • Lol. Glad you don’t run a business.

          • Anonymous

            Why because verizon can see all the hype and want for this phone so by holding it back a few more weeks that is going to run them into the ground? Please you clearly have no idea what you are talking about.

          • Oh my god you are probably 12. What is this conspiracy craze going around Droid Life. Thats not how you run a business and even Verizon knows that

          • Anonymous

            yeah that is exactly it, because verizon always launches things right away /s. You clearly must not have been with verizon long if you think that is the case. They are always the last to release things even when they are ready. But hey if you don’t think that you can easily look back at previous launches to see it.

          • I have an OG D1. What do you have?

            Droid 4. No delays.

          • Anonymous

            I have an OG. Last I checked it isn’t released so there is still chance for a delay. But you must think there are never any delays on verizon so you can just mark it down in your little planner as being set in stone.

          • I’ve been waiting for the Galaxy Nexus for 5 months. Let me wrote it down in my planner now.

            “Chris125 has an OG D1 running stock froyo and thinks he knows everything about android.”

      • Anonymous

        Motorola just needs to focus on making one good product.  The Razr isn’t it, they need to quit with all this craziness and get back to making a solid device instead of 5 mediocre ones.

        • TyroneBiggums

          By all means, enlighten us on how it’s not a good product??? Seems to be common agreement everywhere it’s their best device in at least year.

          • Anonymous

            You are not going to find much agreement that the Razr is the best device in a year compared to the Nexus or even the Rezound.  Yes the few that purchased may agree but that is only if their battery hasn’t run out yet. They need to have removable batteries and not so locked down. Actually the Razr isn’t much different than the Bionic other than it is thinner with an enclosed case.

            Check around and see how well they are selling.  From what we are hearing it is a big disappointment. 

          • Anonymous

            I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the RAZR is just damn ugly.

          • RAZR_is_a_freak_phone

            I agree, it is ugly and waaaay too wide!  The Rezound fits perfectly in a NORMAL hand- I am not talking about an oversized freak’s hand.
            Just compare the OG Droid to the RAZR’s width- it’s insane and looks totally ridiculous when you hold it. I hope the D4 is not as wide.

          • Anonymous

            The Rezounds design is a little dated, but at least it looks like what a phone should look like. I don’t know what the designers at Motorola were smoking when they thought up the design of the RAZR. The Kevlar backing is random, and the thinness is cancelled out by the hump and overall width of the phone.

          • RAZR_is_a_freak_phone

            I agree!  It is so awkward to hold and I would laugh at someone I saw on the street with that mini-tablet. 

            It is too light and the awkward hump makes it top heavy.  

            Before all the haters come out- I am a Moto fan, owning the OG Droid for the last 25 months, but I would not be caught with this double wide RAZR if I got it for free.  Hey Moto- find some new designers…

          • TC Infantino

            I do not think the Razr is ugly, it has an interesting style.  The big negative for me with the Razr is the feel of it in my hands.  It is uncomfortable, seems too wide for how thin it is, actually feel like it is razor thin, which is not a good thing for comfort while holding it.  It does feel way too light, and what little weight it does have seems all in the top, making you feel like it will tilt and fall out of your hand if you don’t have a firm grip on it.  The Rezound does indeed feel nice and comfortable in the hand, the dimensions are balanced nicely and it seems like a natural fluid design and form.  This could very well be my next phone if the D4 disappoints for some reason.

          • Anonymous

            Pretty sure Tyrone was saying Moto’s best device, not necessarily overall.

          • Anonymous

            Well they aren’t selling at all, check the latest numbers. 

            The phone itself is almost too gimmicky with it’s unneeded thinness and it’s kevlar backing. 

            The screen is still lacking compared to it’s competitors.  They need to stop with trying to throw things in a pot that they can call “selling points” and make a great device, then people will buy it because it’s a great overall device. 

            They’ve worked on the thinness so much, but they still have a big camera bulge, why not work on fixing that? 

            They make a phone so thin that you have to hold the edges and they make the edges angular and odd to hold.  The Rezound is what… 50%+ thicker and yet in hand it feels better than the Razr does.  There’s a point where design follows function and Motorola hasn’t figured that out yet. 

            I’m not saying the Razr is a bad phone because it isn’t, but they could do a lot better if they would focus their efforts a bit and stop releasing so many phones that don’t sell well.

          • Anonymous

            I think you’re trying to state a lot of opinions as fact. If there were official numbers, we could check them, but otherwise thats rumors or opinions only. Heck running around the last 2 days I’ve seen more Bionics than iPhones which even surprises me. So someones buying them. Any of your comments that it feels gimmicky or a phone that’s double the weight and thickness is better to hold is your opinion alone and not fact.Motorola doesn’t build cameras, so how are they supposed to fix that? Even Crapples phone has been reported to have a hard time getting any thinner for the same reason. You could make the same argument in reverse about the Nexus with it’s clearly fatter bottom. Where the facts do come out it’s pretty much a top leader in 9 of 10 categories. To try and say Motorola needs to focus on making a good product, the razr isnt it….is pretty silly. 

          • Anonymous

            he said razr not bionic…….

        • Anonymous

          Sounds like you should get an iphone.

          • Anonymous

            I’ll be getting the Nexus, but I’ve been using Motorola phones for nearly 10 years now. I’ve seen what they’re capable of and the Razr or any of these other original droid knock offs aren’t worthy.  The Razr’s hardware is great, minus the screen, but the design gimmicks and motoblur are way off course.

            But I’m surprised you think because I want a company that I care about (Motorola) to produce a high quality device, that means I should get an iphone.

          • Anonymous

            You said Moto should only make one device, that’s Apple’s motto.  Btw, I couldn’t disagree with you more on just about everything.

          • Anonymous

            Luckily I don’t need you to agree with me to know I’m right.  The community has spoken and not gone for the Razr.  Sales are terrible and very few in our community are adopting it.  The Rezound has better sales and better reviews.

          • Anonymous

            LOL, now you pitch the classic iTroll sales argument as a diversion tactic with no evidence to back it up as usual.  The only place I saw that rated the Rezound higher than the Razr was the fu*king Verge and if you look on Verizon’s site the Razr has more than twice as many reviews as the Rezound while both seem to be rated pretty equally overall.

            Come on, you can do better than that.

          • Anonymous

            Why would I lie about the Rezound when I don’t even like it?  As I said, I’m waiting for the Nexus, I’m simply relaying the facts that have been presented to all of us about the Razr and the Rezound.  I like Motorola, I’m just suggesting they adopt the idea that making multiple mediocre phones is a poor business model.  It hurts them in sales(like poor sales with both the Razr and Bionic) and it hurts us because we don’t get a nice phone from Motorola.

          • Anonymous

            That’s the thing, they actually are nice phones, you’re just too much of a twit and hung up on the locked bootloader and bashing to realize it. No such “facts” have been relayed whatsoever, come back when you can post actual evidence to support your argument. Here’s mine.

            http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=5791#ReadReviewsAnchor

            http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/controller?item=phoneFirst&action=viewPhoneDetail&selectedPhoneId=5723#ReadReviewsAnchor

          • Anonymous

            yet CNET just rated it the number 1 smartphone of 2011 (4.5) ahead of the Nexus, 4S, and Rezound (all 4)

            As the saying goes, “you’re entitled to your opinion, but you’re not entitled to your own facts.”

          • Anonymous

            so cnet is fact because one site said it was the best phone? That seems like an opinion right there..

          • Anonymous

            Cnet (now actually a part of CBS) has been around and reviewing gadgets longer than most had an Internet connection and have won numerous awards in the process. You don’t have to like them and I don’t visit that often anymore either over the years, but their ‘opinion ‘ matters. Especially more than yours or mine. All reviews are opinions.

            Point was, your rambling and bashing of the device and how noone likes it and moto hasn’t made anything good is a vauge false generality that I gave you the first rebuttal off the top of my head to prove otherwise.

          • Anonymous

            I wasn’t bashing anything I never used those words, that was another poster. All I said was all reviews r opinions.