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DROID 4 Audio Clips Confirm That It Was Ready For Launch


It’s pretty obvious that the DROID 4 will not be launching in 2011. Early rumors pegged it for a December 22 release, but that was almost a week ago now and the device is no where to be found. Well, that’s not 100% accurate. Traces of the phone are everywhere on droiddoes.com, leading us to believe that this device was indeed headed for a December launch. Their marketing department or promotional team that puts these things together usually doesn’t populate that site with new device info unless we are ready to rock. What happened? That’s anyone’s guess. The latest target date we have seen is February, so for those waiting to get their hands on the first truly-powerful 4G LTE slider, it may be another month or two.

In the mean time, you can check out 6 audio clips that a friend sent over, giving us a great description of the device in that classic droiddoes.com military-esque/futuristic-tech voice. 

Audio clips:

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 1.  Initiating device analysis. Subject: Droid 4. Mutation detected.

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 2.  Subject has made the evolutionary leap to Verizon 4G LTE. Now demonstrates the ability to meet rigorous demands of those who require hyperspeed to: Download and upload files almost instantly; stream entertainment with less lag and latency; access webpages at higher and higher speeds. Power source appears to be responding to exponential growth of Android Market. Processor has increased its output to keep up with thousands of new apps and subsequent multitasking. Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB LP DDR2 RAM detected. Sensors indicate additional advantagous mutations.

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 3.  Scanning slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Subject has developed new, edge-lit keys evolved to allow for round-the-clock commands and correspondance. Type in low light with confidence. Subject is now ready to equip those with night and day involvement in multiple social and business endeavors.

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 4.  Optic sensors indicate front-facing camera now exhibiting high definition capability. Allows for crystal clear face-to-face exchanges when on-location meetings are not possible. Facilitates “see what I’m seeing” video chats with peers. Picture clarity now compliments near lag-free Verizon 4G LTE video chat.

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 5.  Droid 4 has acclimated itself to heavy usage by minimizing battery drain and now allows you to automate your most important routines. (This is alpha station, explain.) Smart actions app now installed and routing power away from non-essential operations, decelerating power drain, recognizing behaviors, anticipating needs. Results: Battery extended; productivity up; time needed: down.

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 6.  Subject appears to have adapted well to the predatory elements of Verizon’s ever-expanding 4G LTE domain and has acquired new-found survival skills and safeguards. Corning gorilla glass: Confirmed. Water-repellent nano-technology: Confirmed. Droid 4 has established this perimeter around the thinnest 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone yet observed. Subject is now prepared to go wherever it is needed, ready to withstand less than delicate handling.

And to catch up on all things DROID 4 including official specs, pictures and accessories, you will want to see our recap post.

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  • Chris

    So disappointed in the new release window. 🙁

  • droidmania

    DROID 4 will launch with ICS..I think….

    1.No slider yet with ICS
    2.No DROID with ICS
    3.RAZR was released recently,hence delaying DROID 4 makes sense.

  • Ulnek75

    hopefully with a later launch it means they’re upgrading some specs?  most likely not huh cause if dec was target launch, manufacturing has already begun.  🙁

  • I get kicked out of 3g once in awhile for 5-10 minutes at a time and get knocked down to 1xRTT (2g).  Internet on my phone is only fast when I’m at or near the mall.

  • THIS should have been the Nexus. {{-_-}}

  • Anonymous

    What I really want to know is who sits and listens to random audio clips for clues?! Geezus!

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  • Jonny Ray

    I just found the Droid 4 clearly pictured in a Best Buy Reward Zone promotion.  The promotion will give you 5000 bonus points ($100) for upgrading a new 24 month contract/phone between 12/28 and 1/3.  Select phones only. 

    Interesting that the Droid 4 is front and center in this picture… seems like Best Buy was expecting the phone to be released as well.

    • Jonny Ray

      FYI, you can see this image directly if you go to http://www.myrz.com.

      • Wow! Good find!

      • cd

        wow…that just shows you phone should have came out on the 22nd…..and when it does come out its gonna be the same phone

  • Bobbyhill

    I’m actually glad they pushed it back because now it’ll get all the whiny Motorola haters one less thing to endlessly complain about. I really hope they redesign this thing and update the specs so it can compete with other phones in 2012. I’m really hoping they include the second Gen LTE chips because I’m eyeing this as my next phone. If they add quad core and Android 4.0, they can use that as their marketing (Droid 4 with 4G, 4 cores, a 4″ screen, and Android 4.0)

    • Luis

      That’s a lot to ask for a 1 month delay.

    • Dan Letsch

      The phone would then be pushed to at least late 3rd quarter, as that is the absolute first time the next gen lte will be out, and then testing would probably push it into 4th quarter.  You add that to quad core and you are looking at 2013 probably.  While it would be nice to have all of that right now, it is just not technically possible.

    • Louis Dudley

      That is in no way going to happen.  Hardware changes take a long time to integrate.

    • Anonymous

      I would like Moto to have done some hardware changes as well. At least a more refined camera; HTC seems to have made this a point on selling the Rezound and Samsung SGII have great cameras. The Nexus was a bit of a let down, even with the instant shutter, I want more to replace a point and shoot.
      I was hoping for a more than incremental jump with the D4. I didn’t want the D3, b/c I was waiting for a dual-core, 1gb RAM, slider with 4G to make it more “future proof.” Hardware wise it is competitive with the Nexus. It has BT4.0 over the GN, and you can always get a NFC SD card.

      ……just waiting ICS and unlocked bootloaders. Maybe that “4” in the eye means 4 ever waiting. Lol

  • Litmus

    There should be more choices in the high end slider market. Maybe then an OEM will actually say no to Verizon’s demands. Right now, Motorola is saying yes to everything.

    • Most of the young & stupid that are more likely to run up the bill with stupid stuff prefer not to have keyboards.  At least with my nephew and his friends.  I prefer a phsycial keyboard because the touchscreen just isn’t good enough.  I can deal with the virtual keyboard with Iphone/Ipad but not android phones.  Plus I like having the actual screen real estate available and not hogged up by the virtual qwerty.

  • Anonymous

    Not liking the voice-over work here.  You think VZW could have gotten a better voice chick…

  • Mike

    Would be nice if any insiders could leak why the Droid 4 was pushed back.

  • Wrecker

    What is disconcerting is no mention of its global capabilities. I am beginning to doubt the initial rumors that this is a global-capable phone.

    • Lucas

      If that’s true then I won’t be getting the D4.

      • 99% sure it’s Global

      • Mitch

        Despite the FCC documents and that leaked specs sheet, I wouldn’t be surprised if Verizon disables it. That ‘s what happened to the Razr.

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  • Metroid

    Reminds me of Metroid.

  • 0_o

    I just noticed that there is a “4” in the wallpaper, in the eye

    • Hence the name Droid 4

      • hence the 4 in the wall paper and in they eye… doubt the named the phone after the wall paper and the eye… but they probably had the name than came up with the wall paper and they eye

      • Anonymous

        Or 4G, or 4″, or 4 real Mr Obvious? Ha

  • Mikel61101

    I just wonder if they decided to wait until feb. so they could put ICS on it???

  • Anonymous

    Ahh, the phone that should have been the DROID 3. Sounds nice, if you like Motorola’s software.

  • cd

    in reality its 1 month, if its feb……so quad core getting announced shouldnt really mean much, they probably wont be out until late 2012, and they probably wont make a slider right off the bat either 

  • Nerdy Desi

    Shame this dual-core slider is going to come out right when quad-core slab phones will be announced and will be overshadowed. Just like single-core sliders come out when dual-core slabs are the rage, such as the Stratosphere to the Bionic, Razr, Rezound and Nexus.   : (

    • Anonymous

      Its not going to matter to those that want the phone. My wife wants one because she likes the keyboard phones and not so concerned about other nonsense.

      It’s not the specs that matter, it is whether the phone meets your needs.

      For instance: I have the Galaxy Nexus and we all know its specs. I would not trade it for a 8 core phone that was locked down like Motorola phones. But I’m sure there are those that would.

      Besides I don’t think there is as much improvement from these specs as many think.

    • “Anounced” doesn’t mean that Quad core phones will be out next year, my guess is we will see quad core tabs in 2012, and phones early 2013.

      • Jac_White

        Quad core tabs at the end of 2012?   Have you heard of the Prime?

        • Anonymous

          he didn’t say the end of 2012, just in 2012.  Which we’re already there.   The Prime isn’t out yet, yes a few have slipped out, but I was just on Asus’ website and it only states pre-order available.

          • No they are out, check all retailers. They are selling them but are backordered. Asus is apparently having the same shortage problem they had last year. Mine was supposed to ship yesterday but they haven’t gotten a resupply in yet to ship more out.

          • Anonymous

            I stand corrected.  🙂

  • Nerdy Desi

    Can we please get more high-end sliders on Verizon? Especially those with a removable battery and unlocked bootloader unlike the D4?

    • JC

      I totally agree – I finally got tired of waiting for such a device and bought the G-Nex, but I really liked the physical keyboard on my OG Droid, and a touch-screen just isn’t the same. It seems like VZ is content to keep the sliders 1 gen behind for some reason…

      • Anonymous

        Props for being able to use the OG Droid’s keyboard.  That thing was terrible!

        • idk if this was a common problem but my OG keyboard keys came off… as in the glued on key covers came off so i was left with a pink board with buttons… just no letters or numbers 

      • Anonymous

        Coming from a LG Voyager, I got the OG Droid because of the physical keyboard on the device. I tried several phones onscreen keyboard and didn’t like it. I went ahead and got the OG Droid and when all was said and done I ended up using the physical keyboard just for one/two games just to press one single key on the OG Droid. I ended up using the onscreen keyboard over the physical keyboard. I Type faster on the onscreen and now with a better keyboard I type with alot less mistakes. Now I have the G-Nexus and I’m loving the upgrade. The keys are more spaced out and are biger thanks to the 4.65″ screen

    • If the Stratosphere was a GSII phone instead of GS it would have kicked the D4’s ass… but, oh well… I am still happy with my 1Ghz and 512MB RAM and unlocked-from-the-factory bootloader. 🙂

  • Tylerwatt12

    I hate the droid’s marketing style. It’s just plain cheesey..

    • Bewara2009

      I smell a apple fan-boy here…hmmm 

      • Ginosylum

        Im a TOTAL android fan… No plans on ever getting an iAnything.. I have been with verizon forever and im grandfathered in with unlimmited data.. And yes, verizons DROID gimmic is now old and cheesy..

        • All gimmicks are by default “gimmicky” and anything gimmicky by default is always cheesy, in my opinion. But here at droid-life, many of us are intelligent, well informed people who don’t go for something based on gimmicks. It goes deeper than that thanks to our understanding of technology.

          • Ginosylum

            100% agree.. I love the phones, the os and so on. I just wish they would put the energy that they put into the lame ads into actualy showing off what these phones can do.

          • I still miss the “In a world of doesn’t, droid does” hah

          • Lgreg64

            VZW is not trying sell to us here but to those who don’t follow phones.

      • I’ve had just about every top tier Android phone on Verizon to date and never plan on owning an Iphone in my life so I’m no fan boy but I do agree that this type of marketing is pretty stupid. The commercials of robotic women fighting then somehow turning into a cell phone advertisement is just plain retarded. Oh well, Motorola has pretty much fallen off anyways. Which is why, me and the majority of the Android power users refuse to buy these and only the normal consumers do. 

        • Motorola fallen off?  They just produced record profits!  They might not be anywhere as big as Samsung and Apple, but they are doing just find.  🙂

        • Travis Stanley

          The “normal consumers” don’t only buy the Droid branded phones. I’m also a Android Fanboy and stay up to date with all of the Android news. Just because it may have a retarded ad doesn’t mean it’s not a great phone.

  • Bewara2009

    I still haven’t upgraded my phone, I am waiting for the quad cores phones to come out…

    • Seriously???????? Dude, you’ll probably be waiting til 2013, honestly.

      • Lgreg64

        then he will say he waiting for the next thing he read here and will never upgrade all ways waiting on the next big thing

        • Bewara2009

          My brother said the same thing :d

        • this happened to my friend… he had the eris.  he finally broke down and got the bionic,  i got my G-nexus few weeks later and i let him play with if for a while the other day and now he is dying because he waited for years than got the bionic and now he says his perfect phone was only weeks away.

      • Bewara2009

        If that’s the case, I will upgrade my phone in March  and I will see what’s the best phone out…

    • yeah well plan on waiting until the 3rd quarter of next year at least. they will come for tablets soon but no way will you see that for phones for a long time. then when verizon finally does start getting them they’ll test it for another 6 months and it’ll get delayed and delayed and then delayed some more just like 90% of the rest of the LTE devices do that Verizon puts out.

  • Anyone else think it’s odd to hear how unclean the audio recordings are? You can hear the lady breath between sentences and even paper shuffling.

    • Seriously. They could have made it a lot more “artificial.” Her voice made everything more cheesy.

  • Anonymous

    This is going to launch when quad cores will be on the horizon.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t imagine why we still cant utilize dual core systems to it’s max without adding two more processors. IMO I think Google still has a long way with software optimization. Not to be a fan boy or whatever, even ICS lags quite a bit with it’s hardware acceleration. This should be fixed first before diving into quad cores or octo cores for that matter. 

      • Anonymous

         Do you own an ICS phone? I have not experienced any lag at all yet.

        • Anonymous

          Yes, in fact it’s sitting at my desk with no 4G or even 3G for that matter. 

          • GNEX(MOTOX)

            what phone? if u put a rom on…that doesn’t count… and on every count i have had no lag with the gnex at all…

          • Anonymous

            Sorry…I own a Samsung Galaxy Nexus 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless. The phone that all of sudden lost all 3g and 4g.  

          • GNEX(MOTOX)

            lol, well ics isn’t laggy at all unless what, ur running 100 apps in which any phone would lag…but yea, read the new post…regional outage…

          • Anonymous

            it’s not like i’m running a lot of apps at the same time. For example, flick quickly through your widgets window, it lags a little there. Browser is smooth most of the time, but still lags there as well. Look how much lag there is with live wallpapers…it’s horrendous. I just dont think that quad-core system is the answer to our prayers…that’s all im saying. 

            I’m simply saying there still needs work to be done. Remember when Honeycomb is released with Hardware Acceleration, and people jumped with joy? Look at the tablets now like galaxy tab and that god awful XY board, that thing lags like no other. Google still has some work IMHO. 

  • Bewara2009

    This baby will sell like cakes! 

  • Guest

    Rumor I heard was that there are still too many droid 3’s in stock.

    • Xfloggingkylex

      This will never change

      • Anonymous

        It will for those looking for a global phone. I see Moto/ Verizon keeping D3 until 2nd Gen LTE chips come out.