Late yesterday, we got a chance to spend some time with the Motorola DROID 4 over at the Verizon booth here at CES, and we have to say - It sure seems like Motorola has done it again. The DROID 4 will likely once again set the bar for QWERTY slider phones, and thanks to the addition of 4G LTE and a snappy TI OMAP 4430 dual-core processor (the same one found in the DROID RAZR), it's also going to be the fastest DROID yet.

Of course, the biggest feature on any DROID is the keyboard, and you can rest assured, the DROID 4's does not disappoint. Key spacing and action were both great, and the praise Motorola has received for its keyboards on previous iterations of the device obviously hasn't made them complacent.


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Availability remains, officially, unannounced at this point, but we're anticipating a Q1 release - this phone seems fully baked and ready for consumer hands. Check out our hands-on video below:

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David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Mgamerz

    Cue bootloader comments

    • xtcvapor

      Unlock the boot loader!

    • xtcvapor

      Unlock the bootloader! Oh wait... I have a gnex

  • powaydude

    Same shiite pentile bs?

    • Tarukai

      hopefully if it's pentile it'll be pentile like the Gnex is. that screen is goddamn beautiful.

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Gnex's resolution is superior (720p vs qHD), and while it also has a larger surface area, the Gnex's screen seemed better in comparison side-by-side with the Droid 4. But the Droid 4 was still very good.

  • Tomislav

    PenTile or TFT matrix?
    We're all dying to know and not 1 hands on tells us what it is.
    Goddammit guys, cmooooooon!

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      We think it's Pentile, but honestly with a qHD display, I had no problems with the screen. It's no SAMOLED, but I don't think it's such a big deal anymore. When we get a proper review unit, we'll dig into this deeper.

  • Jeff Tarman

    I read it has the PenTile from another site. Still a nice phone

  • davidtb

    Dunno Looks to become a pay-phone. Gingerbread, meh.


    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      What does that even mean?

      • Lau631

        I just peed my pants

  • Joe Mama

    for us keyboard enthusiasts, this phone seems to be on the top of my list when i renew my plan

  • Piet Eckhart

    dedicated number keys :)

  • GraveUypo

    at this pace my next phone will probably be droid 6, if the timing is right