Feb 07 AT 9:50 AM Anthony Domanico 13 Comments

Confirmed: Droid 4 launching February 10th for $199.99


In case there was any doubt to the rumored release date, Verizon has issued a press release this morning which confirms the February 10th availability of the slide-out QWERTY device. Starting this Friday, the Droid 4 will sell for $199.99 with a new 2-year agreement or eligible upgrade.

The spec sheet for the Droid 4 includes:

  • 1.2 GHz dual-core processor
  • 4.0″ qHD display
  • Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread with Motorola’s UI overlay
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with 1080p recording capabilities
  • 720p front facing camera
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB onboard storage (up to 48 GB with micro SD)
  • LTE

The Droid 4 will certainly become the best QWERTY device available to Verizon customers when it launches later this week. If the Droid 4 gives you a feeling a deja vu, that’s most certainly because the Droid 4 looks just like the Droid RAZR with a slide-out keyboard.

Anyone out there planning on picking up a Droid 4? Let us know by leaving a comment below.

Show Press Release


Power, Speed and Reliability Get the Job Done

BASKING RIDGE, N.J. — The award winning DROID 4 by Motorola will be available to handle even the most demanding lifestyles starting Feb. 10 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com. Introduced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the DROID 4 is the thinnest and most powerful 4G QWERTY smartphone measuring at less than half an inch thin. DROID 4 not only features a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, but also a five-row QWERTY keyboard with a PC-like layout and edge-lit keys for fast, precise typing, even in the dark. Powered by America’s fastest, most reliable 4G network, DROID 4 customers will have access to 4G LTE coverage in 195 markets covering more than 200 million people.

Additional features

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE — Customers can expect fast download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5 Mbps in 4G LTE Mobile Broadband coverage areas
Androidâ„¢ 2.3.5 Gingerbread, to be upgraded to Androidâ„¢ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
4.0-inch qHD display with scratch and scrape resistant glass
Government-grade encryption (FIPS 140-2) for email, calendar and contacts; preloaded with Citrix® Receiverâ„¢ for Android (available in webtop) for desktop virtualization and access
8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture
Front-facing camera for video chat
4G LTE Mobile Hotspot supporting up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices

Business Ready

DROID 4 is designed to help customers get more done. Business professionals can impress their audience by presenting to a conference room full of potential customers in a snap by plugging the DROID 4 into an HDTV and presenting directly from the phone. Professionals can also combine the DROID 4 with the Lapdock 500 and its 14-inch display to create a full-featured mobile office. They can download documents, make edits using Lapdock’s full keyboard and email the updated documents to colleagues or customers. The Lapdock even features a built-in webcam so customers can attend virtual meetings and manage their business face-to-face.

The Smart Actions app on the DROID 4 helps automate everyday tasks and optimizes battery efficiency by letting customers create rules, such as automatically setting the phone to vibrate during work hours or dimming the display at a specific battery level.

Business professionals can leave their laptops behind and use the MotoCastâ„¢ app to remotely stream documents, videos, music and pictures from their work or home computers to their handset. The remote access of MotoCast eliminates the need to store documents on the handset as everything is stored on their office laptop.

Pricing and availability

· DROID 4 by Motorola will be available on Feb. 10 in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.

· The Lapdock 500 is available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online for $299.97.

· Customers that purchase a DROID 4 will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data.

For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com. Follow @VZWnews on Twitter for the latest news on Verizon Wireless.

Via: Engadget

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  • Former-OG-Droid-owner

    Motorola lost a customer…
    I was interested in replacing my 2 year old OG Moto Droid with the Droid 4. I loved having the hardware keyboard because I could write complex notes with numerical data & part numbers very easily. I had figured the Droid 4 was based on the Droid Razr and the PDF manual confirmed it for me. A couple weeks back, the Droid 4 PDF manual was posted on either Moto’s or VZW’s website. So I peeked at it and found it has a non-user replaceable battery.

    What?!?! Why have a non-replaceable battery? Do they expect everyone to be AC power outlet tethered during the day? I frequently day trip and also use a spare battery for the OG Droid. I find that it can last the entire day with 2 batteries. Thats a whole days worth of GPS, google nav, browser, camera, photoshop, twitter, blog postings, phone calls, SMS, etc without plugging in to charge.

    After I had found that PDF manual, I immediately went to VZW & got the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. I do miss the hardware QUERTY keyboard, but the Galaxy Nexus so far is a great phone.

    Dear Motorola,
    Stop with the sealed battery. You claim it makes the phone waterproof. I claim you created a known limitation. Battery capacity degrades over time. Why would I want to buy a device that will degrade over time. And the Droid Razr Maxx is a band-aid on a bullet wound.
    Please just stop.


    • LukeT32

      I went from the OG Droid to tge GNex for that exact reason and no NFC.

    • Jeff Pan

      and no ICS!!!!

  • Andrew

    I’m in line for the Droid 4. Booyah b**ches!!
    I love my Droid 2 (R2D2), but want something newer, I’ll be rooting and installing ICS and everything right away. I want the Hardware Keyboard with the number pad. Sooooooo glad I didn’t get the Droid 3.

  • spazby

    I love that price point

  • KRS_Won

    I was confident this is the 4G slider I wanted (with at least dual core and 1GB of RAM.) But, the RAZR MAXX looks so tempting, especially with BOGO.


  • greeny42

    As a former OG Droid owner, I would have been interested a few months ago, but now I’m a Gnex convert.

  • Says The Obvious


  • Mustin

    I really wish they’d drop this Droid name. Too many people don’t know Droid from Android. I get tired of explaining it.

  • GeauxLSU

    Looks like it will be an interesting decision for me this weekend. Depending on what all has BOGO pricing.

  • MachaniCat

    This is th first device I’ve even considered replacing my OG Droid with. Two plus years now I’ve followed along reading th reviews & ALL th comments about th latest greatest whatever device or software. In my opinion & from reading what you’ve had to say nothing frm anyone comes even remotely close to th quality dependability & stability of what was offered over 2 years ago. This new juggernaut frm Motorola IS faster with more memory & improved KB so I’ll wait a lil bit while th dust settles & upgrade 4 another two years on Verizon th worlds most dependable & expensive network. ..peace

  • Max.Steel

    No replaceable battery = epic fail.

  • Hall Lo

    I once considered this as my next fone after the G2, but non-removable battery + lack of NFC chip = no go. Morotola please do us a flavour next time, put those things back in, I mean please.