Verizon and Motorola have just released the next phone in the Droid line, the Droid 4. The Droid 4 is one of the few Android phones with a physical keyboard, and a great one it is. The Droid 4 is not the thinnest, lightest, or fastest Android phone, but it is a solid addition to the crowded Android field.
- Processor: Dual-core 1.2 GHz
- Memory: 16GB internal RAM, microSD slot (up to 32GB)
- Display: 4.0-inch (540×960)
- Cameras: 1.3MP front, 8MP rear, 720p HD video capture
- Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G/4G LTE
- Battery: 1785 mAh
- OS: Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
- Dimensions: 4.98 x 2.75 x 0.50 inches, 6.31 ounces
A look at the hardware specs show a smartphone with typical solid Motorola construction, with average components. The phone is actually thin for a keyboard phone, and is a little heavier than the thin phones common to today's market.
The story of the Droid 4 is the keyboard, easily the best keyboard I have used on any phone. The nicely rounded keys make thumb typing very easy with very few mistypes. There is a dedicated number key row and a set of arrow keys. Check out the video above to see the keyboard up close and personal.
The Droid 4 is available from Verizon for $199 with a 2-year contract. It works on the 4G LTE network and is not a world phone for international travelers.
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