Motorola has been recently telling us via their ad campaign for the Motorola Droid 4 that it allows you to “take the office with you”. I personally like to leave the office behind any chance I get, but it is frequently nice to be able to access your home or work computer and even print documents via any 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi wireless connection through their Motocast and Motoprint features. And for those of us who are less than vigilant at keeping a beverage a safe distance away from our mobile handset, this new Motorola Droid 4 is actually splash-proof, and that means that incidental contact with water and other basic liquids will not cause you to have to run off and make an expensive handset replacement purchase.
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But probably the most notable feature is the full 5 row physical QWERTY keyboard that slides from the side underneath the device. This does make the phone a couple of ounces heavier than the average 4G handset, but for those of us with big hands, those who love to text, and those smartphone shoppers who prefer a large physical keyboard over a cramped virtual version, the high visibility edge-lit keys on this side slider make for fewer errors and much quicker keyboard use.
The Motorola Droid 4 does compare favorably to the top 4G smartphones, has access to both 3G and 4G networks, is one of only 12 phones on the Verizon 4G LTE system, and because of that offers dual and simultaneous voice and data access capabilities. The processor on board is a dual core Cortex chip that has been clocked at 1.2 GHz, and joins the PowerVR SGX540 that handles the graphics processing duties in the Droid 4′s Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 chip set. The handset comes with 16 GB of storage built in and a microSD slot for storage engine, a rear facing 8.0 megapixel camcorder which provides video capture at 1080P HD resolution, and 1.0 GB of RAM memory.
The Motorola Droid 4 Android Gingerbread handset delivers a display that is true to its name, at 4.0 inches, and 16 million unique colors are rendered. That display is covered with a protective layer of scratch resistant Gorilla Glass, and has an overall screen resolution of 540 x 960 pixels delivered at an above average 275 pixels per inch. Talk time on the Droid 4 runs approximately 50% better than the 4G smartphone average, at 12.50 hours from a single charge of the 1785 mAh cell. Buy the Motorola Droid 4 starting at $99.