Verizon Wireless and Motorola have announced the much-anticipated DROID 4, the fourth installment of Verizon’s original flagship device at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
In a nutshell, the Droid 4 has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB on-board memory (supports microSD cards of up to 32 GB) and comes with Android 2.3.5. Don’t freak out yet; Motorola is promising an update to Ice Cream Sandwich soon. Not only does the Motorola Droid 4 feature a big 4-inch qHD display, and access to Verizon’s swift 4G LTE network, it rocks a full 5-row backlit QWERTY keyboard, too. The DROID 4, which is just 0.5 inches thick.
There’s also a front camera, an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p Full HD video recording, along with Mirror Mode for outputting the display on a TV. Plug in that way, and you can access the full Firefox browser and use the multi-window WebTop app; you can also dock the DROID 4 with the Lapdock 100 or Lapdock 500 Pro.
A solid release date and pricing hasn’t been provided, but Verizon states that the Droid 4 will be available in the coming weeks, with what we’re guessing it’ll be available for $200-250 with a new, two-year agreement.
Additionally, Verizon announced the DROID RAZR Maxx along with Droid RAZR Purple edition, designed for customers who are looking to push things to the limit. The device features a larger battery with an estimated 21 hours on a single charge. As the longest-lasting smartphone available, the MAXX is still only 8.99 mm thick. The DROID RAZR MAXX comes equipped with 32 GB of total memory. The DROID RAZR Maxx will be sold for $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
On the other hand, Droid RAZR Purple is just a color edition, other specifications like Android 2.3, 1.2GHz dual core processor, 4.3 inchSuper AMOLED Advanced display and 1GB RAM, remain the same. Droid RAZR Purple will be sold for $199.99 with new two year contract.
Verizon, ZTE, and Novatel also announced Verizon Jetpacks, two global ready 4G LTE mobile hotspot. Both Jetpacks allow up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices to share Verizon’s blazing fast 4G LTE network and come with an OLED screen and interactive keypad to manage connection settings and to display data alerts. When using the Jetpack, international travelers will have access to the Web in more than 205 countries, including more than 125 with 3G speeds all from their Wi-Fi-connected devices.
All announced devices will be available with in the coming weeks.