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New Set of DROID 4 Renders Found, Multi-Angle Shots Galore

The DROID 4 went from being somewhat of a mystery to having zero secrets over night back at the end of November. All signs pointed to a mid-December release, including Verizon’s own droiddoes.com landing pages for it that had been pre-built and tucked away. Then in the last week or so, rumblings of it being pushed back to February cropped up leaving us with a lot of questions. Has Verizon decided to push it back due to slow RAZR and Rezound sales? Have they realized that the Galaxy Nexus is going to sell like hot cakes for the foreseeable future and can’t imagine releasing another phone? Not sure. (Note: Those were just random thoughts, folks. By no means do I have sales data.)

But what we do have, is another set of pictures that a reader pulled from a DROID 4 SWF file. Is it just me or does the phone look like it has been slightly tweaked again? The all black exterior looks nice, including that top hump that seems to have more of an edge to it. Unlock that bootloader and I’d take one.  

Cheers Droid 4 Info!

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  • SceneZombie

    Razr. Don’t worry its not blur anymore, its just a light to moderate skin. I hate blur also and even if you don’t like the moto skin a simple rom takes it off without any hassle. I actually use it since its almost just a nicer stock feel. Yes there is a rom from droidtheory on rootzwiki. The rezound is about as gimmicky as the EVO3D lol I put “beats enhanced audio only on the htc resounded” on my friends evo 4g through a rom. Just a standard crappy pair of ear buds that are software “enhanced when you plug them into the phone. Power,.extreme portability, looks,mamazing camera, etc. If you’re just going to get tthe d4 it’ll be a wonderful transition I assume. Sorry for any mistakes on my Xoom trying to type fast lol

  • http://www.facebook.com/andys184 Andy Symonette

    Disgusting huge verizon logo no just one home screen like the iPhone so it’ll be easier then just a bunch of buttons you can hit on accident very easy.  Just get with it already christ on his throne.

  • derek connolly

    What really would tick me off is if I were one of the people that bought the Droid3 and now the Droid4 is coming out…

    • Howard Chu

      I was going to buy a Droid 3 a couple weeks ago when Amazon had their 1 cent sale, but then I read about the Droid 4 and that it was coming out Dec 8, so I held off. Now, I kinda wish I had just got the D3. I would still have swapped it for a D4 when it comes out.

  • Chris Sandoval

    Ill wait till the Droid 7 comes out next year when Android J******** comes out with optional stock android. And 4.7 inch 720p screen! Thanks Moto! :)

  • Anonymous

    lol i laugh because my heart is broken i wanted this phone so bad

  • indiecognition

    I got a RAZR at Costco earlier this month as an upgrade from a D2.  (They’re awesome, and I can exchange the phone for 90 days…which I intend to do as soon as the D4 launches.  The RAZR is up-to date with dual core and 4G, but I love the design and hardware of the D2 more even if it’s system specs are obsolete.)  I’m not technophobic about using soft keyboards or swype, but a physical keyboard can’t be beat for things like crosswords or writing e-mails in decent english (vs txting shrthand that loox like poo).  I fully expected the D4 to release this month, and it’s a major bummer that it now looks like it probably won’t be.  You can sympathize with Verizon about stock management…but they’d do just fine by launching another good phone.  Customers will respond if the products are good — nobody comes into a store, falls in love with a phone, then cops out and decides not to buy it because they’re upset by “market saturation.” 

    It might be a reality of selling tech products that they want to strategize their product launch roadmap, but there’s gotta be much more upside to bringing the best products to the stores as soon as they’re ready.  Customers (especially Droid fanboys and girls) will snap up the D4 if it’s as good as reputed.  Waiting til February, when it’s not as competitive with other brand new devices that will be developed makes no sense from a customer service standpoint.  And Verizon (like all mobile phone companies) should continue to work on improving their customer service.  In this case, hooking up customers with a sweet new Droid 4 also will help them boost sales overall.  D4 sales might eat into RAZR or Nexus sales, but overall handset sales will go up for sure.  There are certainly people holding out for a D4, so I think the longer Verizon waits the more bullets they pop into their own feet.

    If anyone at Verizon is reading this, I’d be thrilled to take one of those Droid 4s off your hands to help alleviate any stocking issues and reduce market saturation:P  Merry Holidays!

    • jasaero

      Your assuming this is Verizon rather than Moto as with the Bionic debacle.  Not to mention the lower renders look like a different device from the Droid4 shown so far.  This could allude to a very similar situation to the Bionic.  And if consumer concerns related to the RAZR post purchase are related to its wider than normal size with no larger display and lack of replaceable battery, they may have decided to rethink those aspects of the Droid 4.  This is mostly just wishful thinking on my part as I want replaceable battery and a bigger screened keyboard phone if  it’s going to be really wide.  I am less concerned with thickness anymore as all newer phones are thin compared to what I used not so long ago in the WM or Nokia era of smartphones.  

      Regardless, there is a chance this is Moto as much as VZW.  Particularly with the huge supposed date change.  I don’t think Verizon would delay a device for months for the normal reasons they might delay one.  

  • Chuckoneil60

    So..Kellex, will there be an official review of the Galaxy Nexus coming out soon or..?

  • jasaero

    Is it me or is the bottom picture looking like a good bit different device than the top??  Seems the bottom has it’s thickness increased from what I had seen previously and the frame on the display looks more like the Droid 3 rather than the RAZR looking frames we had been seeing on the Droid 4??  Did they go and thicken it to get a replaceable battery and square off the frame to reduce bezel dimensions and fit a bigger display???  That would definitely cause a delay.  Actually would put them a lot later than February probably.  The bottom could just be and even older mockup though??

  • Andrond

    Is it just me or does it appear to have leveled out the back hump? From the profile shots in the second picture it looks like they streamlined the whole phone

  • Anonymous

    I’ll believe it when I see it .
    My OG Droid 1 is still ticking right along , dated , but working .

  • ChrisI

    Those two pictures have been doctored in some way. The top picture side profile of the phones are far thinner than the side profiles in the bottom picture.

  • Jedenosiemsiedem

    WTF!!! No microSD any more? Great, can’t use the old chargers…

    • Anonymous

      WTH are you talking about?  There is a microSD card behind the battery door.  And if you own any other Moto phone the charger will work.  Even quality non-moto chargers will work.  You need to check your facts.

  • http://twitter.com/garagelogician Jeff C

    Its a shame that such wonderful hardware will be burdened by don’t-call-me-Blur and slow (or non-existent) updates.

    Unlock the bootloader and the GNex will be an afterthought for many DL’ers…including me.

  • http://transcendingturmoil.tumblr.com/ gaajiwaaih

    I loved the look and feel of the Razr. If you could have put the Gnex’s guts and 4.0 into the Razr, would have been my choice.  

    • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

      4.0 is coming to the RAZR…probably with a Motoblur build…but hey, stranger things have happened!

      • http://transcendingturmoil.tumblr.com/ gaajiwaaih

        At the end of the day, couldn’t resist 4.0 on the Gnex, and with my OG literally on the verge of blowing up, couldn’t wait longer. I think the Razr has more “wow” based on appearance while the software steels the show for the Gnex. 

        • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

          True…but the hardware and construction of the RAZR is still far superior to the GNex based on the use of Gorilla Glass, Laser-Cut Aluminum and that crazy water-repellent coating. Seriously, that coating is WILD and wards off water like crazy.

          • http://transcendingturmoil.tumblr.com/ gaajiwaaih

            I agree. I wouldn’t fault anyone who picked up the Razr.

          • Anonymous

            So what about the Rezound? All I want is a high end physical keyboard so Droid 4 was the phone for me. Now I’ll have to get something and return it when this comes out. That leaves the Gnex, Razr and Rezround.
            ICS must be nice..but thats really the only thing Gnex offers, especially if i want to end up with D4. Theres not to many appealing features to me and tbh i been using a Droid X switching through roms..so anything out now is a new upgrade to me. So i’m lookin at the other two because their specs. The Razr seems nice but I hate blur. Makes me think of my lame X and theres no roms out yet. So the Rezound seems like a good bet for me. I’ve never used Sense, so that offers something new to play with and looks nice. Plus it all  looks good, I love red and black. The rezound has the best specs like processor, rear and front camera. Plus I love listening to my hip hop so beats audio is nice to get added…So you guys think the Rezound is a good phone choice untill this? Hate sacrificing screen for virtual keyboard and i want the physical accuracy.

  • SalesForce

    No one has to read this site but you do so they are doing something right I would say..

  • anon

    I have this phone. (Tester) im told it is the release version. I’ll email somebpicsblater today.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

    REALLY?????!!!! Seriously??? My original comment was FLAGGED? OK…how about a HUGE “F-C-K-U” to everyone and Happy Holidays. Sorry I actually have a human opinion. Go F yourselves.

    • Anonymous

      Moderating on this site is a complete joke. Any semi negative comment against the Nexus gets flagged, even if it’s stated intelligently. But, “you a dick bro” spammed all over the comments is okay. Makes sense. Droid Life has no patience for opinions that don’t match those they are trying to spew out to everyone else.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

        I completely agree with you. It’s ridiculous and I had MUCH more respect for Kellex before today. That respect is gone forever.

        • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

          Not sure how the respect level of me has anything to do with it. It’s readers flagging things, not me.

          • Anonymous

            You guys approve the flag. I have flagged plenty of offensive things on this site, and they don’t get flagged. So, don’t just attribute the flags 100% to the readers.

          • Anonymous

            I automatically flag your posts on instinct, shouldn’t have said you mad bro so much, wouldn’t have this problem. 

          • Anonymous

            Wow, you must have a lot of time on your hands.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            Actually that’s not how it works. A post gets a certain number of flags and it disappears. We aren’t checking the flag list every time a comment gets flagged. If we scrolled through the list of 1 flag items, we’d never have time to post things. We stay hands off.

          • Anonymous

            Then your system is broken. The purpose of a flag should be to remove things that are blatently offensive, not just things that people don’t agree with. When intelligent comments are being flagged and pictures of d*cks aren’t, your system isn’t working.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            Actually it works perfectly well now that we have adjusted the flag limits since that genitalia party that you are referencing. We were too lenient before.

            DL community has spent 2 years policing itself. Other than a 2 week period there where Nexus trolls showed up, all has been fine. Since they have been removed, it’s back to being a robust community with tons of personalities.

            If people don’t like something, they have the right to flag it. If it’s offensive enough, it will see enough flags to be removed.

          • Anonymous

            If anything, that makes it worse. Now, comments that have no business being flagged require less idiots flagging them in order to be flagged. I’m not saying I know a way to fix it, but to suggest the current system isn’t flawed is ridiculous. But, as usual, you guys can’t take any sort of constructive feedback/criticism.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            See, your comment was fine until the “can’t take constructive criticism” part. What’s with that? We read comments constantly. Have adjusted our coverage over this two year span to better fit our readership.

            If you expect personal 1-on-1 service every time someone complains about something, that just can’t happen.

            Millions upon millions of people read this site every month. We work incredibly long hours to try and keep the majority of them happy, but we can’t touch them all.

            In the last few weeks we have started monitoring the comments more than we ever have due to reader feedback. We are always on the lookout for ways to improve the experience whether that be through content or site features.

            Not really sure what else to say. 

          • Anonymous

            You’re justifying a moderating system that simply doesn’t work. That is why I said it. Any time someone says something the slightest bit negative to you guys, you get in CYA mode. Maybe try to listen to feedback and implement it.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            It has worked for 2 years with a couple of hiccups along the way. I’ll take those odds.

          • Anonymous

            I thinkthis whole post should be flagged and deleted.  It has nothing to do with the storyat hand.

          • Guest

            can you explain WHY!!! you will not ban angelface77???  he is the BIGGEST TROLL on DL yet you let him run wild on this site!!!!  spewing bullcrap!!!!   WHY??? 

          • EC8CH

            Stop.
            Think.
            Maybe 
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            The
            Problem?

          • Guest

            he’s definitely in the top 5!!

          • Guest

            definitely in the top 5!!!

          • SalesForce

            Keep up the good work…You Guys are doing a great Job and we thank you for your efforts…now if only certain readeres would grow up and not post stupid pics and poor comments we would’nt even be reading this comment.

          • Guest

            PLEASE!!! tell me WHY!!!!! you will not ban angelface77!  WHY??? WHY??? WHY???  he is the BIGGEST troll on DL!

          • Guest

            can you explain WHY!!! you will not ban angelface77???  he is the BIGGEST TROLL on DL yet you let him run wild on this site!!!!  spewing bullcrap!!!!   WHY???

          • Guest

            still here waiting for an answer to my question.  or are you too much of a coward to answer it??

          • Anonymous

            LEAVE KELLEX ALONE!! *said like the crazy britney fan*

          • TC Infantino

            I believe you are mistaking this internet forum for something run by the government.  The great thing about the internet is freedom of speech and the ability for a-holes to spout off whatever they wish.  And this freedom is also allowing people who feel that a certain comment is inappropriate or offensive to flag that comment so it comes to the attention of the sites moderators.  The moderators can then review the flagged comments when they have time to do so.  Personally I believe the system works just fine, and the only ones who would have a problem are the ones who are getting flagged…so if you are getting flagged, you might want to re-evaluate the things you say on this site.

          • http://profiles.google.com/gogatsbj Bradley Gogats

            Maybe the sight should go to using only Google profiles with real names, people will not be so quick to be jerks or post obscene content.  Things have changed around here, the content is just as good but the readership is sliding.  

          • Guest

            PLEASE!!! tell me WHY!!!!! you will not ban angelface77!  WHY??? WHY??? WHY???  he is the BIGGEST troll on DL!

          • Guest

            can you explain WHY!!! you will not ban angelface77???  he is the BIGGEST TROLL on DL yet you let him run wild on this site!!!!  spewing bullcrap!!!!   WHY???

          • Guest

            still here waiting for an answer to my question.  or are you too much of a coward to answer it??

          • EC8CH

            Think about that for a second.

            That means more people find you offensive than they do pictures of borderline gay pr0n.

            And I hate to break it to you, but I’m not the “u a dick bro” guy.  Yep bro, way more people here than just me who are tired of your constant whiny complaints.

          • Anonymous

            My last response got removed, so I’ll say it again here. I’m not going to respond to anything you post anymore. No need to spam the comments more than you already do. Unlike you, I don’t have time to get into internet arguments with a idiot all day.

          • Guest

            PLEASE!!! tell me WHY!!!!! you will not ban angelface77!  WHY??? WHY??? WHY???  he is the BIGGEST troll on DL!

          • Guest

            can you explain WHY!!! you will not ban angelface77???  he is the BIGGEST TROLL on DL yet you let him run wild on this site!!!!  spewing bullcrap!!!!   WHY???

          • Guest

            still here waiting for an answer to my question.  or are you too much of a coward to answer it??

          • Guest

            you mad bro??

          • Martin

            But it’s YOU who should be making the decision to unflag it or not. By letting good comments remain flagged and doing nothing about posts with sex organs in them just because they weren’t flagged enough makes you and this site lose respect.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

            You are 100% completely correct and I was angry because I had NO IDEA why my comment was removed. I didn’t realize you did not have control over the flagging until you reached out to me and explained the way it works on here. I sincerely apologize for blaming you. I guess “forever” was really only about 15 minutes ;-)

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            I’m actually glad this was brought up though. It has made our team aware that some people may be over-flagging comments that shouldn’t have been flagged.

            All we can do now is watch them closer as Martin has just suggested.

            Now, is it happy hour somewhere yet? :P

          • Guest

            PLEASE!!! tell me WHY!!!!! you will not ban angelface77!  WHY??? WHY??? WHY???  he is the BIGGEST troll on DL!

          • Guest

            can you explain WHY!!! you will not ban angelface77???  he is the BIGGEST TROLL on DL yet you let him run wild on this site!!!!  spewing bullcrap!!!!   WHY???

          • Lewis

            Kellex and his team are still to blame for not moderating well. Especially when they clearly have read a flagged good comment and an unflagged comment with pics of d*cks in them.

          • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

            The fact that you believe we would unflag a comment with a picture of a d*ck in it is beyond me. I can’t help you.

          • Anonymous

            That’s not what he was saying.

          • Guest

            PLEASE!!! tell me WHY!!!!! you will not ban angelface77!  WHY??? WHY??? WHY???  he is the BIGGEST troll on DL!

          • Guest

            can you explain WHY!!! you will not ban angelface77???  he is the BIGGEST TROLL on DL yet you let him run wild on this site!!!!  spewing bullcrap!!!!   WHY???

          • Guest

            PLEASE!!! tell me WHY!!!!! you will not ban angelface77!  WHY??? WHY??? WHY???  he is the BIGGEST troll on DL!

          • Guest

            can you explain WHY!!! you will not ban angelface77???  he is the BIGGEST TROLL on DL yet you let him run wild on this site!!!!  spewing bullcrap!!!!   WHY???

          • Guest

            i’m sure you won’t answer my question but i’ll post it again!  and keep posting it!  you can try and ban me all you want i WILL find away around it.  i like your site a lot and this is where i come for all my android news but this bullchit of you letting angelface77 run wild on your site and post bullcrap in every thread is bullchit!  as long you keep letting him do it i’m going to troll him and post those pictures all over DL!!  ball is in your court!!

          • Guest

            still here waiting for an answer to my question.  or are you too much of a coward to answer it??

      • EC8CH

        Are you going to keep complaining until you run out of breath and die, or are you just going to stop coming here like you promised before?

        Sad Troll, says he hates it here and is gonna leave, but then never does :,(

        • Anonymous

          This will be the last time I respond to you. You’re a pathetic loser who spends way too much time trolling the comments on this site, and mine specifically. I could give a flying f*ck what you think or what your opinions are. Enough already. You can troll my comments as much as you like with “you a dick bro”, but you won’t get a response from me.

          • Anonymous

            You mad bro? See not so fun anymore is it?

    • http://twitter.com/RavnosCC RavnosCC

      Looks like cursing up a storm got you unflagged??  lolz good times.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

        Yeah…and then the trolls flagged it again. This is why I hate the internet. LOL

  • http://twitter.com/AranelAlasse Aranel Alasse

    I’m glad to see that there isn’t the flap covering for an sd card and sim card like there is on the razr.  i was worried about the durability of that flap thing…  (although, now that I think of it, I’ve seen a different pic of the back cover removed, and the cards are inside the phone.  so I guess I already knew that.)

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

    It’s quite likely Motorola might be pushing it back to get the HD screen that the China models have + ICS. Droid n models (where n is a number) usually launch as flagship devices with the latest OS and compelling features. As it is right now the Droid 4 looks like a joke compared to the Galaxy Nexus.

  • Tami N

    I prefer the D3’s keyboard better.

  • Anonymous

    looks like it has buttons, does that mean no ICS?

    • http://www.JWesCampbell.com/ Wes Campbell

      most likely.. if they can’t put ics on their current hardware til april, then i don’t think they’ll be working on putting it on anything just yet.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

    Seriously, Kellex…where are you getting your sales details? I LOVE this site and your coverage, but you act like the Galaxy Nexus is the second-coming of Jesus. Where does it say the Nexus has been selling like hotcakes?? Out of the newest crop of phones, most people are still going with the RAZR or even the Droid 3…the Nexus might be selling (mostly to techies like us), but it’s not topping all the Verizon phones just yet. Calm it down, please ;-)

    • Anonymous

      Yes it is the 2nd coming. Now let’s all Tebow with GNex in hand

    • Anonymous

      Everyone that sees my phone wants to go buy one. Even though VZ isn’t pushing it, word of mouth is doing a decent job so far.

      • Anonymous

        I see the GNex. I don’t want it. I have owned a Sasmung before, I know about their hardware.

        • http://www.JWesCampbell.com/ Wes Campbell

          its nothing like their previous hardware though…. it’s more solid than any of their other phones. it’s close to being a motorola build, and i’m a moto fanboy…

          • Anonymous

            I am not talking about build quality though. I am talking about them using bad internal hardware. If it has the same radio antenna etc as the Charge then one can expect bad reception.

          • http://www.JWesCampbell.com/ Wes Campbell

            I haven’t had any problems… 3G/4G hand off is awesome… Wi-Fi/mobile data hand off is awesome… especially after the initial update.

          • Anonymous

            See now this is the first sammy I’ve bought and I have fine reception. No dropped calls, not static, nothing. My father swears I’m using a land line just to screw with him when i call because its so clear. SO I don’t quite understand this… but as I said this is my first one. 

          • Anonymous

            On the Fascinate and Charge it was more of a data drop issue and low low data speeds. Not to mention GPS was straight broken. I guess there wasn’t really a problem with call quality, it was more of a data connectivity issues.

          • Anonymous

            My download speeds are pretty good.

            GTA was this morning. Was only showing 2 bars(FWIW)

          • Anonymous

            Well thats pretty good then actually. Are you in a strong 4g area?

            I get about 17-19mbs on my Bioinc in a strong 4g area, so not to bad then.

          • Anonymous

            I don’t have another LTE device to compare it with but it was never particularly strong with my Droid X on 3g. I’d say average-low.

            Edge of industrial and downtown Redmond, WA

          • Anonymous

            Right but none of those are the Gnex, and I can easily understand why you wouldn’t want to buy a sammy phone after those experiences. But I have none of those problems here. Used the GPS for an 8 hour drive to NJ and not one single drop off. Perfect reception and data the whole way. I’m getting around 17mbps average for most turn arounds. But I can see your point. I have hardware issues with Motorola and I will never buy one of their phones again. I went through 6 OG Droids none of the problems being my fault. Phone was always in a case and I took damn good care of it, yet the speakers went twice, the mic another, the screen twice and finally the last one just broke down from use. So never again moto… but yeah I hear you. 

          • Anonymous

            Yea I guess you are right. I hear “radio issues” and I have flashbacks of previous Samsung phones. My OG Droid though was solid as a rock, never had issues with it.

          • EC8CH

            I find the call quality on my G-Nex to be outstanding, and I’ve had zero data connection issues even though it’s only displaying 2 bars at around -100db.

            Exterior is plastic, but it feels very tight and well made.  I also love how tight and clicky the power and volume buttons feel.  In my opinion the exterior of the G-Nex is attractive and very solid feeling.  Other’s opinions my vary as design is a very subjective matter.

          • Anonymous

            Again I am not talking about build quality, there are cases to fix that. I am talking about the internals. The call quality wasn’t an issue on previous Samsung phones for me or my family, but the radio always was…no matter what Verizon, Samsung or rooting did. Bars are never a good gauge, you should do a speedtest with the app on the Nexus and another phone side by side.

          • fleshgod

            I have done a speed test and my results were not too shabby, 26 down and 19 up.

          • EC8CH

            It very well may be that the G-Nex has data reception issues, but if it has I certainly haven’t noticed them.

            I also quoted the signal strength in db’s

          • babadush

            Neither have I. I get -75 where I am.

        • http://twitter.com/RavnosCC RavnosCC

          Both moto and samsung ain’t gettin my cash till they move away from pentile screens… I’ve heard, “soon” from Samsung at least in the form of + screens.  Nothing from moto :(

          • Anonymous

            I initially hated Moto for the pentile screen, but I actually really like it after owning the Bionic. It’s very crisp and bright unless one holds it very very close to their eyes. Nothing beats the Rezound and Iphone screen though. They are top notch. I have a feeling Moto placed a lot of stock in Pentile and will use it for the foreseeable future.

          • http://twitter.com/RavnosCC RavnosCC

            Just makes me sad, I went to VZW and played with a Gnex and Rezound for about 2 hours straight, comparing each with similar, if not identical images/apps/websites, and while the Gnex clearly is the winner among all Pentile phones I’ve seen thus far, it’s still a loser compared to LCD (grainy, pixelated mess, unless you chose to physically ignore it, which is just barely possible, imho), and especially compared to the Rezound’s LCD, that combined with the Rezound’s extended battery allowing for about 58% more charge… it’s hard to choose Gnex solely for unlocked-ICS :( Although coming from an OG Droid that argument is very compelling. Sad situation to be in, especially because I’ve just gotten past the idea of not having a physical keyboard any longer.

          • Anonymous

            Yea I wouldn’t buy a phone solely for the reason that it had ICS on it. They will all have it soon. I was going to get the Rezound cuz I love HTC, but I just didn’t like the thickness and Sense 3.5. Everything else seem good though. The pentile on the Bionic doesn’t really bother me unless I am lookinf at something with a light background, looks nice with darks.I too wish more of these high end phones had nice physical keyboards.

      • Anonymous

        My local VZW rep told me that the Nexus is the best selling phone they have..

    • Anonymous

      Negative comments against the Nexus are blasphemy on here. Your comment will be flagged within the hour.

      • Anonymous

        Relax bro – happy holidays.

        • Edwin M

          You festivus for the restofus bro?

          • Anonymous

            +1

        • Anonymous

          LOL!! at whoever flagged this and moderators who approved the flag. Great work as usual everyone!

          • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

            Yeah, they can all go F themselves. Last time I’m EVER supporting this site. I’ve been a fan since day one and they’ve just lost me FOREVER. Can’t wait to talk about it on my radio show. Oh, and that’s *real* radio for those wondering. HOT 99.5 in Washington, DC. KTHANKSBYE.

          • NEXUSSSSSS

            You mad bro?

          • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

            Sure am, bro

          • EC8CH

            Radio? 

            No one listens to Radio anymore :-P

          • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

            Over 1.3 million people, to WIHT-FM in particular, on average. That’s who. LOL!

          • EC8CH

            Oh cool… I’ll tell my grandma she should tune it.

          • Steve

            Wow, that’s some nice 8 year old thinking there.

          • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

            I know, thanks. It’s the response deserving to the original 8-year-old response of flagging my intelligent observational comment. I’m just getting down to the proper age level of behavior on these comments.

      • http://www.facebook.com/jerryhuster Jerry Huster

        LOL it’s all in good holiday cheer…but srsly!

        • Anonymous

          Wow, you are mad, bro.  

    • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

      When I picked up my #GalaxyNexus at the VZW store last week, the rep told the Rezound isn’t selling well at all, so that’s accurate.

      • Edwin M

        I like my Rezound, (or Rexound if it was from Motorola). Bloatware sucks so I am waiting for a permanent root. Otherwise, no complaints on the Rezound on my end.

        • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

          The rep actually thought it was a good phone, but he says there’s no real marketing behind it (especially in terms of store position).

          Also, he said the Galaxy Nexus is selling a lot better than he thought it would

          • Anonymous

            disqus sucks, posted in wrong spot again

          • Anonymous

            I have not heard a single person in real life outside of these Android websites talk about wanting the Nexus. Most people that I know want the Razr or iPhone 4s

    • Anonymous

      Actually, I know 4 people at work that just bought GNex’s and they’re NOT techies – two of them had the Razr but returned it.

    • Anonymous

      Considering 6 Verizon stores in my area are sold out of Nexus’, I’d say it’s probably true. 

      • Guest

        Right, and you went to all 6 just to post that comment.

        • Anonymous

          No I have a phone, which makes calls to stores that have phone numbers.  They sell phones and answer questions, I know it’s a strange concept. 

    • Steve

      Hey, your comment got unflagged. That’s a first. I guess having a radio show gives you power over Kellen, eh?

      • Joe

        Well, that didn’t last long. I guess the increased flag limit didn’t outnumber the Nexus fans.

  • Charlie

    Verizon isn’t going to market the Nexus with the Razr and Rezound available.  The only time we are going to see marketing for the Nexus is when the other carriers pick it up, which will proabably be soon.

  • Guest

    Now they have plenty of time to unlock dat bootloader and make a true OG successor. Come on, VeriMotoGoogle, don’t disappoint!

    • Boblank84

      thats not going to happen, probably ever.  Seems to me the DROID branding has turned into locked down bloated junk…well software at least (blur), hardware still seems top notch.

      • Dave

        Don’t forget cheesy names.

  • Anonymous

    Not hating, but I doubt that the Nexus will sell “like hot cakes.” But this is looking pretty nice.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed – I’ve been to 3 stores and they all seem to be shoved in the corner of each store. When reps approach me they kept trying to show me the White Razr

      • Anonymous

        God, even I don’t like the white Razr

        • http://twitter.com/darkzero7 Anthony

          I’m not a Razr fan, (don’t like the Bezel design), but the white razr is even worse.

          • Anonymous

            Let me just add that its not completely white…

          • http://twitter.com/darkzero7 Anthony

            That’s exactly why I don’t like it, I probably should have clarified that, the fact that the front is still black with the back white, is atrocious! At least the white Galaxy S II is actually white (iirc).

      • Dave

        They probably make more commission off of the Razr than the Nexus. Remember the Razr is Verizon’s flagship device, the Nexus is not.

        • Anonymous

          Probably true (has to be)

        • Anonymous

          They probably just make a larger commission. The Razr has the preloaded apps that bring in extra $. It’s like selling ad space.

          • Anonymous

            Very accurate!

  • http://twitter.com/masroorhussain Masroor Hussain

    how many devices do I really need to compare just to get one…they need to control new phone release 

  • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

    Kellen, do you have actual numbers to show the Nexus is selling well? I’m very interested to know because hopefully good sales will make Verizon want the Nexus again next year. Right now, I couldn’t see Google ever wanting to bring a Nexus to Verizon again so our only hope is for Verizon to actively seek it out.

    • Anonymous

      It’s still a bit early to really gauge sales just a week out. Next week would be better. What I can share is the Google/Verizon relationship is just fine. Despite the emotional headlines trotted out around the Nexus, these guys don’t view things the same way you or I do.

      • Anonymous

        Looking forward to hearing the numbers.

        • Anonymous

          I would say they’re in this order (by early Jan)

          1. Razr
          2.GNex
          3.Rezound

          • Anonymous

            So far that is the trend. But returns are higher than normal all around, and it always spikes right after Christmas with swapping, so it won’t be until mid January to get a clear picture. The (so far) lackluster Rezound sales are being blamed on ‘decreased brand image’ from the Thunderbolt. ha.

          • EC8CH

            I’d say it’s because their designs have stalled whereas their competition (RAZR GNex) have taken things to another level.

          • Anonymous

            Yea the Rezound is just way way too thick. Also I was a Sense fanboy until I tried Sense 3.5, it’s not good.

          • Anonymous

            I personally think that is what it comes down to. If you have no experience or research and just walk in, you’re naturally going to be guided to a razr. After toying with it, and walking past the Nexus, and the Rezound, I’d guess that’s the first reaction of the common shopper, additionally Sense is still Sense at it’s core, which doesn’t wow people at this point looking for a new phone. (+1 Nexus here) At least Motorola has kinda given Blur a facelift. Oh Customer Insights….

          • EC8CH

            Spot on.

            Rezound will tank, and Razr will probably to better than G-Nex because of it’s prime release date, extra marketing, and compelling design.  

            The G-Nex I think will be a good seller. MUCH better than previous Nexus devices.

          • Anonymous

            hard to say, while not the same category, remember the Incredible 2 has done consistently well, in fact some stores have had to ship back stock to fill direct orders on time this month.

          • EC8CH

            Dinc 2 is probably the best option for someone looking for a slightly smaller Android phone.  I’ve always like the Dinc design as well good looking phone.

            Just feels like HTC has gotten a cramp and pulled up a bit while everyone else is accelerating and pulling past them.

          • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

            Haha that’s pretty funny. I mean, we KNOW people who bought a Thunderbolt wont be buying a Rezound.

          • Anonymous

            Yep right here.

          • Anonymous

            Yes I agree

      • http://twitter.com/mfg68 MFG

        That’s good to hear. Curious, how do you know?

        • Anonymous

          have a bit of a hand on both ends. 

      • Anonymous

        Good to hear. The GNex has been awesome so far, I have 3 other upgrades on the line and would be willing to dish them out for next year’s GNex, seeing that they come to Verizon.

    • Antony

      It’s all in Kellex’s head. You know, the D3 was the #3 or #4 selling smartphone in the US in Q3. So for an OEM, there’s a lot of money in sliders.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Kellex B

      That was just me throwing out ideas, by no means do I have numbers or proof here, folks. Guess I didn’t realize that comment would be taken as truth. Sorry! :P

      WIth that said, the Nexus did sell out in a ton of stores within hours on launch day. Same cannot be said for either the Rezound or Razr.

      • Al

        That could just be geeks buying it first. We could see a dramatic slow down of sales soon.

        • Anonymous

          Could be but unlikely. The Nexus will sell solidly for one of the same big reasons the DROID caught on. People trust their geeks. Every non-techie has one, and every techie that’s not an iTroll is over the moon on this phone and actively showing it off. The fact that it doesn’t have the same marketing presence as the RAZR is irrelevant. There’s no better marketing than free, trusting, word of mouth marketing. And unlike the first go around, the Nexus is very appeasing in every way (short of maybe being a little big for some people) and ICS is polished and inviting and doesn’t scare people off like the testosterone filled OG Droid commercials (as epic as they may be)

          • Aden

             Too bad there are a lot (okay just me) of people who want a smaller high end phone. Maybe a 4″ screen with small bezels or 3.7″ with big bezels.

          • Lgreg

            You are not the only one I to only want a 4in

          • James

            When I recommend phones to friends, I take into account many things. Sometimes the OEM addons are actually pretty useful to people. Sometimes even better than equivalents in the Market. Unlocked bootloaders and quick OS version updates aren’t the most important feature of a phone. Bug fixes are important and OEMs seem to come out with those quick enough for many. If anything, the Nexus may see more bugs which would require more frequent OTAs.

            Recommending the Nexus only because of it’s unlocked feature is a disservice to my friends. Almost none of them will make use of that. I actually even recommend the iPhone to some of them.

          • Anonymous

            I Read this on the Verge, it’s says basically the same thing you just did, but it’s helpful for recommending phones to people.
            http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/17/2639938/so-what-phone-should-i-buy-and-other-unanswerable-questions

          • Pete

            Exactly, anyone recommending the Nexus only because of its unlocked nature to their “non-techie” friends aren’t doing them any favors.

          • STiK

            Geeks are so full of themselves.

        • Anonymous

          Possible, but I was just at a Verizon store in the past hour, and there’s a line waiting to play with Nexus demo unit…..

          • Tom

            It’s only been a week. Not all geeks can muster up the money for the full retail price that fast.

          • Anonymous

            My point was that I saw a lot of interested people. I’m not agreeing to a drop in sale. (see the “but”?) In fact, from what I saw, the Gnex sale should pick up once people start to notice the phone and the word of mouth gets around.

      • Cmorty72

        Not true about the Razr. Southern and central Illinois sold out the first day and had them on back order for 48hrs.

  • Edwin M

    IT’s kind of hard to see with the black background but it is very appealing. If they add thickness, can they make the battery removeable?

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a RAZR with a keyboard.

    • Anonymous

      Think we’ve already come to that conclusion 

      • Anonymous

        I knew I couldn’t have an original thought in my head…

  • http://twitter.com/TPayne623 Wil Payne

    It’s so sad that when it comes to the Droid 4G, any remaining OG Droid owner would buy will remain untouched because of the locked bootloader. If I don’t get to USE MY phone, why would I buy it?

    • Guest

      Yeah, I keep waiting and hoping VeriMotoGoogle gains a consciousness and releases Motorolla Droid OG 2 forgetting those other “Droids” marring the Droid line established by the OG.

  • Anonymous

    Motorola must have to halt design on the Droid 5 due to this delay.

    • Anonymous

      No, its right on schedule. Although the D6 has no been pushed to April 1st. 

    • Anonymous

      u anticipating bro?

      (Sorry, had to do it…)