The Motorola Droid 4 handset – which is available in the US from Verizon Wireless on the carrier’s 4GLTE network - is Motorola’s most recent offering in its keyboard-toting Droid lineup; and marks the company’s notably ambitious attempt at creating an adjunct desktop-in-the-pocket with its beefy hardware.
One of the key selling points of the new Droid 4 – priced at $200 with a two-year contract on Verizon – is what Motorola has described as the handset’s “anywhere office" connectivity which would enable the users to carry their work with them.
Some of the lost impressive features of the Droid 4 include a dual-core 1.2-GHz TI OMAP processor; a 4-inch 940-pixel-by-540-pixel screen; an illuminated slide-out full-QWERTY keyboard; 16 GB of internal storage; support for microSD cards with up to 32 GB; an 8-megapixel rear camera; and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
In addition, the Droid 4 – which runs the Android 2.3.5 ‘Gingerbread’ version, alongside Motorola's custom overlay – also boasts HDMI; Bluetooth; 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi; CDMA 800/1900 and LTE band 13 radios; autonomous GPS; a 1785 mAH battery; as well as docking hardware which is sold separately.
The user interface of the Droid 4 is the same as the one which comes aboard Motorola’s Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx handsets; and provides access to some handy software like MotoCast and Smart Actions. Moreover, the Droid 4 also has a fairly good number of pre-installed apps; and is an exceptionally good handset for playing games and HD movies.