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DROID 4 Training Begins at Indirect Verizon Shops

On Wednesday, we received word that the DROID 4 could be arriving at Verizon stores on December 8. The news was semi-shocking as the RAZR, Bionic and DROID3 have all been released by Motorola and Big Red in the last 5 months. It just seems like overkill. But, we did give you the first photos of the device a few weeks back that clearly show a finished product that is ready to be shipped. And now with training getting underway for indirect VZW agents, it looks like we are indeed on schedule for an early December unveiling. The first 4G LTE DROID slider is upon us.

Everyone ready for it?

Cheers ___!

  • Trevor Sutcliffe

    Goddamn Motorola, SLOW DOWN.  You are beating Apple at the “planned obsolescence” game.  I don’t even think it’s intentional, I just think they don’t have enough self-control in the product development division at Moto.

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  • Maqsr1122

    Imagine a 4.5 inch screen with a slide out keyboard. BADASS. Hop to it Moto.

  • Anonymous

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  • Tenaj

    I really think Moto should slow down with this one. This is going to be the first Droid Slider Phone that doesn’t release with the latest version of android.

  • Csd577

    All of a sudden 720HD screen is NECESSARY on a phone thats 4 inches big, people on here are literally insane, id rather be able to text 60WPM on a phone without looking then worrying about 720p.  these must be the same people who buy a 27inch 1080p TV, sit 3 feet away and say that they see a difference

    • Anonymous

      Reason and logic is not allowed here.

      • Guest

        coming from someone that spews his moto nut hugging fanboy bullshitt all over DL.  way to go loser!!

        • Anonymous

          Cry like the ironic little bitch you are.

    • Dominick DeVito

      Newsflash: if two phones are the same price and one has an HD screen and other doesn’t – the one with the HD screen has the advantage.

      Not to mention Moto’s 2011 qHD screens are awful. The OG’s screen is better and is 2+ years older.

      /jerkoff

  • YourFriend

    Better yet, Moto should have waited for OMAP5 to be released and then make the Droid 4 (which is in Q3 2012)

  • YourFriend

    I really wish Motorola would delay this device like they did with the Bionic, up the specs so that it can compete with next year’s top of the line devices, have it come out with ICS out of the box, and really put a lot into this device. It’s surprising but a few of my friends who work for Verizon have told me the Droid 3 is actually quite a good seller, much to my doubt considering it was never really advertised. I want the Droid 4 to replace my Droid, but I also want some wonderful things such as perhaps a 720p res screen (maybe Moto will go with 1280×800 in their future phones since they’re were the only ones going with 854×480 rather than the plain 800×480 res in their phones before). I really want a QWERTY keyboard phone, and as lovely as the Droid 4′s keyboard looks, I’m hoping it will have specs to match.

  • Captainhowdy13

    Way to many being released, to fast…

  • Shmega991

    Turd farming!

  • Csd577

    And why would droid 3 sales be that good if every other phone on the market had 1gb and 4g LTE on it, the droid 4 is the official replacement for the OG droid

  • Csd577

    Dominick go back to your moms basement and blow the nexus, u might be the biggest weirdo on this site

    • Dominick DeVito

      I think the Razr and Rezound are pretty good phones, I dont hate non-Nexus phones

      • YourFriend

        Drop the crap man, we all know you hate them. I’d have more respect for you if you were honest about being a MotoHater and a Galaxy Nexus fanboy.

        • Dominick DeVito

          I’m not a hater – I’m an informed consumer. I don’t settle for sub-par quality, and yes, I voice my opinion about it. And I don’t give a sh1t if you respect me or not.

          I like Motorola phones, but they’ve dropped the ball in 2011 (as did other OEMs for that matter, like HTC). It’s quantity > quality these days.

  • Dominick DeVito

    This phone will be obsolete in a month

    • STiK

      I think it is quite obvious by now that you are in love with the Nexus and are trying to justify your love by bashing anything and everything not Nexus. You are trying way too hard.. If you like the Nexus, GREAT!!! Go buy one :) But stop trying to make everyone else feel like dirt who don’t share your same feelings. The latest batch of phones are all great in their own ways and targeted at different people. I personally don’t like Samsung because of their track record of quality but I’m not going to sit here and call you a moron because you want one. I have my preferences and you have yours. If you have something objective to say positive or negative then great… Otherwise plz stfu :)

      • Dominick DeVito

        Physical keyboards are obsolete, the phone will ship with an old OS, and to top it all off it won’t have a removable battery.

        /fail

        • Anonymous

          And your sad trolling continues, yet you honestly act surprised when people call you out on it.  Hilarious.

          • Guest

            coming from the #1 troll on DL.  go smoke some more pole bro!

          • Anonymous

            That would be you, along with the number one moron.

        • Skinja99

          Dude, get over it. Go outside and do something

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=524052845 Kaliym Rashaad

          Physical keyboards target people other than yourself. Consider software developers and programmers, businessmen and others who require the tactile buttons for productivity. Just because you’re comfortable typing on a f***ing piece of glass doesn’t mean everyone else is. And the fact that sliders are so greatly anticipated certainly tears a hole in whatever logic you have backing your ridiculous claim. And their chicklet-design keyboard is more sensible to me. The space between the buttons makes the distinction even greater. It’s closer to that of a Sidekick…are we forgetting its commercial success???

          Removable batteries however, are DEFINITELY a plus…and with Android devices, they’re practically a MUST. Regardless of its lack thereof, the Droid 4 is a long way off from a failure. Motorola gets updates all the time. I’m willing to bet that it’ll have ICS by early January.

  • MarketCap

    Going to be getting the D4 this December 8th.

    • LFMChirp

      Me too. Glad I passed on the D3.

  • Anonymous

    I’m just surprised they’re even releasing a phone with a physical keyboard, the 10 people left that use them can’t be enough to cover R&D costs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bowdent Tyler Bowden

      Droid 3 was one of the top selling phones at the time of release.. 3rd only to the GSII and I believe the EVO 4G… obviously there are MANY people who enjoy physical keyboards still…

      • Anonymous

        I’d like to see proof of those sales if possible, I’ve never seen a person with a D3 or even heard of someone using one on any android forums I’m apart of.

        • Lodos
          • Anonymous

            Everything I’ve read has said the Droid 3 was such a bad seller that they didn’t release it anywhere outside of the US and did BOGO offers within one month of releasing it?

          • Lodos

            Likewise:
            “I’d like to see proof”

          • Anonymous
          • Jesus

            Where are the sales figures or rankings that showed it didn’t sell well?

          • Anonymous

            Haven’t been able to find documented sales figures, feel free to post them if you can.  From what I’ve read, they canceled the sales outside the US and started buy one get one free within a week of it going on sale.  Those are usually signs that it’s not selling.  I honestly don’t care if it sold well or not, just posting what I’ve found.  Not exactly interested in continuing to look up information about a device that’s being replaced in a month.

          • JackT

            Not surprising it didn’t sell well.It didn’t have LTE and only had 512 MB of RAM. Those are the reasons I didn’t get it at least. Also, Moto did this last year with the D2 and D2G. I’ll be getting the D4 unless there’s some major flaw (to me).

          • http://www.facebook.com/bowdent Tyler Bowden

            Did you read what Lodos just posted..?

          • Anonymous

            Yes, but it doesn’t give numbers.  So it doesn’t really help to know that the Droid 3 sold more than the Samsung Intensity II which I’ve never even heard of.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bowdent Tyler Bowden

            If it was outsold by only two versions of the Iphone and the EVO 4G, the numbers had to be more than “10″ as you said.. As much as this is an Android forum, nobody can deny the fact that Apple sells a ridiculous amount of Iphones… For the D3 to be 4th in a list consisting of 2 versions of the Iphone, I would  definitely not consider it a “failure.” 

            Outdated in 6 months? yes.. failure as far as sales go? absolutely not

            Edit: Apple sold nearly 20 million Iphones in Q3..

          • Anonymous

            lol, if you took me saying they sold 10 seriously then I have to question your sanity.

            The numbers could easily be inflated by the BOGO offer that happened 3 days after it’s release.

            So you’re saying the Samsung Intensity II is up there as well since it’s “So close” 2 versions of the Iphone?

          • http://www.facebook.com/bowdent Tyler Bowden

            Obviously there was exaggeration.. I get that

            The point is that there is still obvious demand for a phone with a physical keyboard (which is what your original post referenced). BOGO or not, there were original purchases from those who wanted a physical keyboard.

          • Anonymous

            k, you win.

          • http://www.facebook.com/bowdent Tyler Bowden
          • STiK

            You are barking up a dead tree. These people are convinced that sliders are dead and there is nothing you nor I can say to show them otherwise :)

        • Anonymous

          I have 3 friends who are using the D3 and they love it.

  • Anthony Vella

    If my Galaxy Nexus isn’t out by December 8th, I am going to go steal a LTE version and laugh into a Verizon store as I talk on it. I HATE my Droid Charge…

  • Paul

    What are the other specs? Really hope it comes out this December.

    • stdlib

      I guess I’ll be getting myself a self Christmas gift this year.

  • babadush

    None of these deserve to be predecessors to the OG. a Droid with a locked bootloader is like car with squares for wheels

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    I wish nexus phones got released like this and skinned phones get released once a year

  • KRSwon

    Verizon/Motorola kind of had to fill their gaps, the D3 you get a slider world phone, with the D4 you get a slider with LTE.
    I held off on the D3 because I want LTE. I’m actual happy Moto has pushed it out so quick, was starting to get worry that I wouldn’t be using my upgrade till spring. I’d like to see Moto include NFC in the D4 though.
    But if they should call it D3: LTE, I think less people would get mad.

    • KRSwon

      And I don’t really care how quickly the DROID 5 is released. But Motorola should not release it until it has:
      -720HD screen ala ICS (4.3″ full front-face buttonless screen, 4″ with buttons on screen)
      -QUAD-core (1.5 or 2.0 with newer GPU)
      -NFC
      -Better camera lens sensors (maybe 2.2 lens, catch up with HTC) (and it doesn’t have to be 13mp like the Chinese version, but it’d be nice)
      -2.0mp front shooter
      -Second Generation LTE

      Did I miss anything? I’m still probably going to buy the D4, I really miss the physical KB at times.

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    Screen will probably suck like every motor device….screen for me needs to be HD 720….you would think Motorola would be working on display and camera

    • Anonymous

      What happened, you used to be pretty reasonable.

  • STiK

    Be nice if Moto would push a Nexus device.

    • Dominick DeVito

      they won’t, everyone apparently loves MotoCast

  • Csd577

    4g, keyboard, 1gb ram, dual core, 4inches (perfect size), thin, motorola radio, ics in a few months = no nexus for me

    • Fugginbojangles

      motorola software is a deal breaker

  • Anonymous

    I think Motorola is trying to release all the devices they are currently working on before Google takes over…..Its not bad enough that the people who got the Bionic were laughed at with the release of the Droid Razr about a month later, but now those who bought the D3 are going to be put through the same thing because of the D4……at least is coming with LTE unlike the D3….Why couldn’t they hold off with this release to until they got ICS on it…..or are they releasing a Droid Razr 2 with ICS in the 1st quarter of 2012? 

  • Jason Purp

    What a slap in the nuts to people who bought the DROID 3.

    • Anonymous

      yeah, my nuts hurt right now. errr. well given that I bought it this week maybe I could return it to get the Droid 4 when it comes out. and complain saying they should give it to me. 

      • Jason Purp

        They won’t go easy on you. They’re gonna make you pay the restocking fee.

      • MM

        Damn, you waited along time to get a Droid 3…

        • Anonymous

          Well being that this is my first android phone and that I’m a college student on a strict budget I had to save up for awhile. So it took awhile before I could get one and I kind of just bought suddenly because I was tired of waiting.

    • Sparadacontact

      lol foreals

  • Anonymous

    Any word on if it has blur? Jw because the 4 keys look different than previous motor devices.

  • Lmrojas

    I’m sick of verizon and motorola. Seriously this is ridiculously. In the past 6 months they have releasefd 5devices including this once.

    • Lmrojas

      And all of those lag behind the 4s. Only the nexus blows it away.

      • Anonymous

        Haha….troll

  • Skinja99

    Please tell me the D4 will have LTE and a World Phone GSM sim.

    Then I will buy it.

    • Benjamin Landwehr

      It has LTE.  It’s not a world phone though because Verizon’s LTE doesn’t support that because we use CDMA.  ATT has LTE that allows it to be a world phone.

      • Skinja99

        I am not talking about LTE in other countries. VZW has numerous world phones. The D2 and D3 were both world phones. They used VZW CDMA here. Then you can drop a sim in when traveling abroad.

         My droid Inc2 has a slot for a gsm sim card. I had VZW unlock the phone. I can drop a canadian sim in it when in Canada. And here in the states, I can and have put an Att sim in it and used Att.

        The D4 spec sheets shows GSM bands, but so did the Razr. And it just ended up being the non-Droid Brand Razr for sale in other countries on GSM bands just called the Razr and not the Droid Razr.

    • KRSwon

      It does.

      • Skinja99

        Thats great! How do you know? Did you see something?

        The D4 spec sheets shows GSM bands, but so did the Razr. And it just
        ended up being the non-Droid Brand Razr for sale in other countries on
        GSM bands (just called the Razr and not the Droid Razr)

  • http://www.facebook.com/borgey401 Andrew Borges

    This is so pathetic. I swear if this launches before the Nexus I’m done with VZW. I don’t understand why they feel the need to push us aside so much. Are we not the people who pay your damn salaries? 

  • Rory W.

    Ssshhh, my Droid X still thinks its cool. I don’t want to hurt its feelings.

    • Lmrojas

      My droid x is happy my other upgrade is needed by someone else on my plan.

    • Kuboo99

      My Droid X IS still cool. :)

    • vernon

      hey i still love my x!

  • Cjgm86

    What am I supposed to do with my freakin Droid 3

    • Alexander Garcia

      Enjoy it my friend. It’s still a pretty awesome device.  :-)

      • Anonymous

        Dude, you should comfort him, but don’t flat-out lie to him!

        • Anonymous

          Where’s the lie? It’s the best QWERTY slider on the market.

          • STiK

            That’s an understatement….

          • tvjrc063

            yes, for the next few weeks.

          • Anonymous

            This is true. “Awesome” is a stretch, though.

        • Anonymous

          Shut up.

          • Anonymous

            Ooh, looks like someone is sad I don’t think his phone is cool.

            Grow up. If you’re that easily insulted, then you probably regret your purchase deep down anyway.

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t buy a Droid 3, go play in the street kid.

          • Anonymous

            Whatever you say. Nice job turning the tables by calling me a kid. You’re always so good at making yourself seem superior to those around you with those comments!

            In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I now leave you with the greatest gift you ever wanted from someone on the internet: the last word. Be proud.

          • Anonymous

            Two can play your bs game little boy. Guess what nitwit, you’re just another troll on the internets.

          • Guest

            you can dish it out, but you can’t take it.  i love it!  go puff some more peter loser!

          • Anonymous

            Quiet.  Go troll on xbox live you prepubescent little shit.

    • Benjamin Landwehr

      I’m giving mine to my friend!  He still has a dumb phone.. so, might as well be nice.

    • Cjgm86

      I cant upgrade for 2 years, andi cant afford to pay full price for a new one. But yeah im still happy, it is a pretty good phone

  • Anonymous

    Lmfao! The Droid 3 is outdated in less than 6 months

    • Anonymous

      To be fair it was outdated as soon as it was released.

      • Alexander Garcia

        To be fair, the G-Nex will be outdated BEFORE it gets released in 2013 !!!  :-/

      • Benjamin Landwehr

        xD!  I lol’d, I was dumb and bought the D3. >.>  Oh well, getting the Nexus!

    • guest

      Not really…at least not in the true sense of the word outdated. It’ll be getting upgrades well into the ICS days I would imagine.

  • Life

    think it will be like the razr but with a keyboard and a removable battery?

    • Anonymous

      from the looks of things, it will be similar to the razr with a keyboard…but it still has an un-removeable battery

  • Anonymous

    I’m sorry, I’m all for choice but this is ridiculous…soon to be 4 phones released within 5 months is insane.  I know technology in phones moves fast but moto/verizon treats every phone has a flagship device but is overrun in a matter of months by a new moto phone.  Just give me my damn nexus that way I know I’ll be supported for the next 2 years and not have to worry about being forgotten a couple months from now.  

    • Anonymous

      5 devices…don’t forget the X2 (Like anyone hasn’t…)!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Mougey/510031546 John Mougey

        X2 never got love in the first place. it should have shipped with a red case, for it is the TRUE RED HEAD.

  • Anonymous

    besides 4g, anyone know the differences in specs between this and the d3?

    • Anonymous

      much better keyboard. razr styling. kellen has all the specs here http://www.droid-life.com/2011/10/27/exclusive-first-pictures-of-the-droid4-by-motorola/

      • Benjamin Landwehr

        Much better?  Maybe a little bit improved..  It’s about the same with some of its layout different.  But what do I care?  I got two upgrades left cause my parents don’t care about theirs.  NEXUS. 

        - Droid 3 Owner

    • Anonymous

      It’s basically the same specs as the Razr with a 4″ screen and keyboard.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      1gb ram

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    What the hell? Lol the Droid 3 just came out!

    I’ve heard the Droid 5 is coming out in February.

  • Anonymous

    Not even half a year in and the DROID3 is outdated