Die-hard keyboard Droid fans rejoice, Droid 4 coming soon

Finally a worthy successor to the original Motorola Droid is in the works. The Motorola Droid 4 for Verizon boasts dual-core power, LTE 4G, and a full QWERTY keyboard.

LAS VEGAS--Loyal Motorola Droid owners, your wait for a replacement is over. Motorola has just announced the new Droid 4, a truly worthy upgrade.

Not only does the Motorola Droid 4 feature a big 4-inch qHD display, and access to Verizon's swift 4G LTE network, it rocks a full 5-row QWERTY keyboard, too. This is sure to bring a huge grin to the faces of avid Motorola Droid fans looking for a replacement device. That's because the Motorola Droid 3's lack of LTE was a massive disappointment.

Other treats onboard are a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU, 16GB of internal memory, plus a microSD card slot for extra expansion. An 8-megapixel camera stands ready to snap hi-res pics and shoot 1080p HD video. If that wasn't enough, the Droid 4 also sports what Motorola describes as a water-repellent nanocoating for splash resistance.

In true Atrix style, you'll be able to buy accessories to beef up the Droid 4's capabilities such as a 10.1-inch and 14-inch laptop docks. No word on price yet, but Verizon says we can expect the handset to arrive in the coming weeks. Check back soon for hands on images and video.

Read the full CNET Review

Motorola Droid 4 (Verizon Wireless)

The Bottom Line: Melding an excellent keyboard, swift LTE data, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor into one Android device, the Motorola Droid 4 is long overdue. Fans of the first Motorola Droid will find plenty to smile about here, but those who aren't married to a QWERTY keyboard may not enjoy carrying around such a massive phone. / Read full review

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Brian Bennett is senior editor for mobile phones at CNET and reviews a wide range of mobile communication products. These include smartphones and their myriad accessories. He has more than 12 years of experience in technology journalism and has put practically anything fun with a micro chip through its paces at some point.



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