Motorola finally raised the curtains on its Droid 4, Verizon’s premier Android offering, yesterday at CES. Packing 4G LTE and a QWERTY keyboard, it’s the thinnest phone of its kind, according to the parties involved.
The announcement confirms previous reports that the Droid 4 will pack a 1.2GHZ dual-core processor, 4-inch qHD display, 8MP camera, and 1080p video recording. New details to emerge yesterday are its water-repellent nanocoating and a mirroring mode allowing users to transmit photos or video onto a TV set.
The phone’s obvious shortcoming is that it’s set to run Android’s Gingerbread OS, as opposed to the newer Ice Cream Sandwich. The same criticism marks the Droid RAZR MAXX, also announced yesterday. Essentially identical to its predecessor, the MAXX improves on the Droid RAZR with a battery upgrade—to the tune of 21 hours of talk time on a single charge.
No definitive word yet on pricing and availability for the Droid 4, but the MAXX will arrive in stores in the coming weeks at $299.