What do you get when you take a Droid Bionic, slap a keyboard on it, and give it the bloat (physically - not bloatware) treatment? The Droid 4! This phone was originally said to be like the "Droid RAZR with a keyboard," but we see nothing RAZR about this behemoth. We'll start off gently - but brace yourself, it gets pretty ugly.

Update: Just realized that this is a dummy unit (not sure how I overlooked that the first time around), so that means it may not the exact size of the actual Droid 4. We'll just have to wait and find out.

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Those first ones aren't so bad... but let's put it into perspective now. This is where it really starts to get gruesome - those of you with weak stomachs may want to excuse yourself. We understand.

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Yeah. It's nearly twice the thickness of an iPhone 4 - definitely nothing RAZR going on here. A couple more shots of the cameras will round out this leak:

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To sum this up in one word, it's disappointing. All the talk of a keyboarded-RAZR really got the hopes up for a great, thin Droid with a keyboard; instead, all we're left with is a Sidekick on horse steroids (David gets the credit for that insult). It hurts my heart to see so much failed potential.

If you just can't live without the keyboard and are still interested in this little (big) guy, here are the rumored specs:

  • Android 2.3
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4-inch qHD screen
  • 16GB of built-in storage
  • microSD expansion
  • 8-megapixel camera with 1080p video recording capabilities
  • HD Front-facing camera for high quality video calls
  • HDMI-out
  • 1785 mAh battery

The latest word on the street is that we can expect to see the D4 hit shelves in February - let's hope it goes on a diet before then (but I wouldn't count on it).