Motorola Droid 4

Carrier/Release Date: Verizon, Feb/March '12

Leaked images and retail ads led us to believe the Droid 4 was hitting store shelves around Christmas. Obviously, that never came into fruition as Moto chose to keep its next-gen powerhouse in the box, finally making it official at this year’s CES. The hardware department is pretty much a carbon copy of the Droid RAZR (1.2GHz dual-core, 16GB memory, 1GB RAM), with the exception of the Droid 4’s smaller 4-inch qHD screen. The big news lies in the improved slide-out QWERTY, which molds perfectly with the phone’s noticeably slimmer profile and offers better tactility feedback. Let's see if the Droid 4 can make a bigger impression than its ill-faded forerunner.