Oct 27 AT 1:05 PM Nick Gray 49 Comments

Leaked pictures give us first look at new Motorola DROID 4

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Verizon customers will soon have another high-end Android option to choose from: the Motorola DROID 4. The first few pictures of the device have leaked, giving us a nice look at what the external hardware will offer. The exterior styling of the Motorola DROID 4 takes a few cues from the upcoming Motorola RAZR with a slight hint of the DROID Bionic.

Just like its predecessors, the DROID 4 will feature a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. If you weren’t a fan of the previous keyboard iterations on the DROID, you’ll be happy to learn that Motorola has gone back to the drawing board. They’ve delivered a new layout, which features five rows of backlit keys.

The DROID 4 is expected to be powered by a 1.2 GHz OMAP4430 processor and should also include a 4-inch Super AMOLED Advanced display, 4G LTE, non-removable battery, Android 2.3.5, 1080p video capture, 8 megapixel camera, front-facing camera (resolution unknown), HDMI out, support for Webtop and possible compatibility with the LapDock 100 and 500.

Judging by the pictures and the pre-installed Verizon applications, the Motorola DROID 4 looks like it may soon be ready to launch. We’re not exactly sure when Verizon plans to release the QWERTY equipped phone, but we suspect it to be on store shelves sometime during the holiday season.

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We know most of you have your sights set on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0, but we have a feeling the DROID 4 will be a very appealing option for those who simply must have a physical keyboard. Just out of curiosity, how many of you prefer a physical over the virtual keyboard options available on Android?

Source: DROID-Life

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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