I love my D3 although I'm on my 4th one. (1st a dead pixel, then WIFI burned out/cameras stopped working/keyboard was insensitive on 2nd, then touchscreen didn't work on 3rd replacement right out of the box. A bit of a slog, but I finally got one without hardware issues. Stable and great.)
Back on topic, Motorola could put out an updated version every week and I wouldn't care. (Droid 52 rocks...) The smart phone industry has been moving so quickly lately and I don't see any valid criticisms for this type of rapid progress. You want Motorola to slow down/stagnate so you feel better about your purchase? Come on.
As for 4G, I'm not all that interested. I like having plenty of battery power and 4G is currently the enemy of battery power. Sure, once in a while it would be handy to turn on 4G but for me, for all practical purposes, 3G and/or WIFI are adequate.
Now, my only real question about the D4 is does it have symbols on the keyboard? In the leaked picks of the mockup phone there were hardly any symbols. That's a pretty big reason to reject the D4, at least for me.
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Not surprised...To be honest, I thought they should have waited and retooled the D3 for LTE access. That's essentially what they did here....in a new pretty packaging to look like the RAZR.
A larger fear is upgrades to the OS that leave behind a phone less then a year old. Not saying that is the case here, but this is still a big concern for me.
As far as the lemon, I've had my share of D3 hardware issues but it was ironed out rather quickly through Verizon's warranty program. As long as your phone hasn't gotten wet and is in good shape, they'll send you a like new replacement. I recommend it because I am now happy with my D3.
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The camcorder I noticed the day I got the phone. Same with the blue tint on the camera. Luckily camera 360 is much faster then the stock app. SO glad they finally got that app back on the android app market.
I'm not sure if I'm all that excited about it now as the Droid 4 is just the Razr with a keyboard and the Razr has been out since 11/11/11.
My D1 is okay. Still running stock. Had to factory reset, but it's fine now. So I may keep it until May when my NE2 is up and see what my other options are. Unless it dies on me.
I just got mine two weeks ago and LOVE it. Yes, the camera appears to be slow in action. Camcorder sometimes has difficulties to stay focused. However, it is a GREAT phone compared to D1.
I am not too bothered by D4's 4G capability due to its unremovable battery and battery demanding nature in 4G environment. The 1.2G cpu over 1G is just marginal IMO. The advantage of having 1G RAM over 512RAM is really subject to the user's requirement. Some may benefit more. To me at this point 1G appears to be indifferent.
I think by the time I reach my next upgrade (20 months from now), everything we see today would be so outdated. Therefore, relax and enjoy D3!