Don’t pull the trigger on that new DROID RAZR just yet, at least if you’re a fan of the original DROID’s slide-out keyboard. Spy shots of the inevitable DROID 4 have just surfaced, with the newfangled tapered look that Motorola’s been favoring lately. The device features a 4-inch screen, like the DROID 3, but considering the timing, it might just have the newer Super AMOLED standard, again, like the DROID RAZR.

Underneath the hood you get a 5-row keyboard with backlit keys, a Verizon 4G LTE connection (a first for the primary DROID line), and Gingerbread 2.3.5. The facade isn’t the only thing the new DROID is sharing with the RAZR: it also has the controversial non-removable battery. There’s no word on which procesor, how much RAM or internal storage the device will feature, but it’ll probably be at or just below the flagship DROID RAZR. Front and rear cameras, the latter with 1080p video recording, round out the package.

Availability is a mystery, but considering that it’s running a slightly outdated version of Gingerbread, we could see this before the end of the year or just afterwards. With the history of the DROID line, a $200 price tag would fit the bill, giving Verizon some much-needed new blood at that price point. We’ll be keeping a sharp eye out for news on this one.

[via Droid-Life]


  1. Non-removable battery, like the iPhone? What is Motorola thinking? What if the phone is acting up and needs a battery pull? Batteries wear out over the months of use. Can Motorola guarantee that this non-removable battery will last the entire course of the contract?

    • I haven’t had a motorola PHONE last the entire course of the contract — the battery alone seems hardly an issue.  But 4G LTE and a keyboard (in a phone that isn’t as ‘meh’ as the Stratosphere) makes me think I might keep returning to the abusive relationship I have with Moto…

  2. I don’t know if I want this phone or not. I wanted the Droid 3 but came to find out there was no LTE. So I got the Bionic instead. I’m looking forward to it but then again I don’t know about a non removal battery. Maybe I will stick to my Bionic. ;(


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