With the Motorola Photon Q for Sprint, Motorola Atrix HD for AT&T, and Razr HD for Verizon on shelves and those phones being more advanced and updated than the Droid 4 for Verizon, many people I know are seeing the Droid 4 as dated, add known issues with the crackling speaker on some phones [Google Droid 4 speaker], many people I know will not buy the Droid 4 due to the speaker issue and are wondering if Motorola will design a newer and improved model of the Droid 4, perhaps the DROID 5, a phone with the best of breed features from the Photon Q, Atrix HD, Razr HD, and Razr Maxx HD and others with a high end QWERTY Keyboard.
With this in mind. I have written to Motorola hoping to make contact with their Product Manager for the Droid 4. I have not gotten a response, and this update to my post in late December 2012, it's time for Motorola to let their customers know what their plans are for their next smart phone with a QWERTY keyboard. Never mind that virtual keyboards on displays have improved, virtual keyboards just don't cut it for those of us with larger fingers, and those of us who want the left, right, up, down arrow keys to navigate those microscopic tabs within web pages on small displays.
I'm asking readers to add additional posts of what they would like to see in an updated version of the Droid 4 for Verizon, Perhaps a DROID 5, with the same mechanical qwerty keyboard.
Here are my suggestions which I've separately sent to Motorola / Google.
I would like to know if Motorola has upgrade plans for the Droid 4 for Verizon market to include the newer and better features of the Photon Q and Atirx HD, Droid Razr HD and Razr Maxx HD, notably an upgraded Razr for Verizon with the same qwerty keyboard and updated hardware and software as follows:
Photon Q best of breed features.
HD display (not too large! Same size as is on Photon Q or Razr HD)
Quad Processor => 1.5 GHz
32 GB of internal
external micro-SD card slot
external mechanical button to invoke voice command while driving
Latest battery capacity and power management with removeable battery
WCDMA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
CDMA 850 / 1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
All other Razr best of breed features
Hopefully a very high quality microphone and speakers, similar to those found on the Motorola mil-spec and PTT phones that are better than current models and no speaker crackle.
And the same qwerty Keyboard that's on the Droid 4 and Photon Q
All to run on Verizon
I know Motorola does not usually announce new phone models far in advance, however I won't buy the Droid 4 and I prefer a phone with a qwerty KB so a phone with the above features would be a killer phone and run on one of the best LTE networks, I think would be a great product for Motorola and Google.
With all this, please forward my Email and comments to the Product Manager for the Droid 4.
Please add your comments to this post.
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