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Motorola Droid 4 hitting Verizon stores Friday

February 07, 2012|By Nathan Olivarez-Giles
  • The Motorola Droid 4, an Android-based smartphone with a physical keyboard, is priced at $199 with a two-year contract.
The Motorola Droid 4, an Android-based smartphone with a physical keyboard,… (Motorola Mobility / Verizon…)

Looking for an Android with a physical keyboard? If so, you'll definitely want to look at Motorola's Droid 4, which hits Verizon on Friday.

Priced at $199.99 with a two-year service contract, the Droid 4 features a 4-inch touch screen with a full, slide-out keyboard underneath.

A 1.2-gigahertz dual-core processor, a gigabyte of RAM and 16 gigabytes of built-in storage are packed into the new phone's frame, which is less than 0.5 inches thick.

The Droid 4 has an eight-megapixel/1080p camera on the back, with a 1.3-megapixel/720p camera out front. On the left side is a mini-USB port for charging and a mini-HDMI port for connecting to an HDTV.

The Motorola phone will run Google'sAndroid Gingerbread operating system, with an upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich planned for a later date.

Let's hope it has battery life similar to that of Motorola's fantastic Droid Razr Maxx -- and not like that in the original Droid Razr.

We expect to receive a review unit of the Droid 4 any day now, so stay tuned for a full review.


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