Verizon released the keyboard-sporting Droid 4 late last week, so you know what the intrepid crew over at iFixit spent their weekend doing: tearing the bad boy apart to see what makes it tick. As it turns out, the battery -- which isn't supposed to be removable by users -- can definitely be removed, but it's a major pain in the butt. The keyboard and LCD screen held a few design surprises, too.
At long last, Motorola's Droid 4 smartphone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard is available at Verizon. Motroloa's newest smartphone runs $200 with a two-year service contract and includes free overnight shipping if ordered direct from Verizon, or $550 sans contract. It's been a long wait for those who've been holding out for this particular phone, which was first rumored to drop on December 8, 2011.
With such a steady clip of Droid devices marching into the smartphone marketplace, eventually you're bound to find the Droid you're looking for. Maybe it's Motorola's Droid 4 you've been holding out for, a 4G LTE smartphone with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, five-row QWERTY keyboard, and a 4-inch qHD display with scratch and scrape resistant glass. If so, you only have to wait a few more days.
Motorola's Droid 4 is an Android smartphone traditional typists can get excited about. It has a 5-row slideout QWERTY keyboard with LED edge lighting to help you see things in the dark, a 4-inch touchscreen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, and 1GB of RAM, among high-end bullet points. And perhaps best of all, all signs point to Motorola shipping the device next week.
When it launches, Motorola's Maserati will be known as the Droid 4, so that should alleviate any confusion as to whether Motorola's getting into the automobile business (it's not). Hardcore typists who want nothing to do with a virtual keyboard and prefer to pilot a physical plank will want to take the Droid 4 out for a spin, on 4G LTE highways, no less.