Droid 4 from Motorola Officially Announced on Verizon

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  1. NoBloatware

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    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.
     
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    There needs to be a program to allow for quicker updates on devices if this is the case of having 52 droids. I dont want them to slow progress, I want the 250 dollar device to be functional and working. And if its not doing what it says it does, I have the ability to exchange it longer then 15 days. If there is a lemon, there needs to be a way to get a newer phone for a reasonable amount of money.

    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.
     
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    OK, I see what you're saying. Your points about putting out devices that function properly and about abandoning phones without upgrades are definitely valid in my book so I now understand why 52 devices a year would not be a good move.

    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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    It's terrible! Can you return it or ask for warranty service?

    How long these problems started surfacing after owning the phone?


     
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    Yeah but it is the same with every phone I have gotten back from them. I'm going to keep trying to send it back....again.
    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.
     
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    In the pics it looks like there's a button SYM in the lower left hand corner. It probably brings up a symbol box on the screen.

    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.
     
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    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!


     
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    I will probably dump my bionic for this, even though it's .3 inches smaller on the screen the physical keyboard is WAY nice..... though that purple razr sounds pretty awesome, yes purple... I know I'd of bought the htc rhyme if it had been more powerful.
     
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    My question is if it is essentially a Razor with a slightly smaller screen and a slide out kdeyboard then why Moto did we have to wait for it's release!!? Why if we had to wait for it doesn't it have 32Gb and the 3,300mAh battery that the Maxx does!!!? Moto you bunch of marketing prostitutes stop back seating the Droid just to invigorate the Razor name! As I said before you are a bunch of idiots. Give us the best most advanced processor, a slide out keyboard, and a removable battery or at least the biggest one available, and release it so that it is the most advanced in the line and you will sell them hand over fist like you did the OG Droid! Simply put Moto! STOP backseating the Droid to push and build a market for the Razor!!! If I wanted thin crap I'd buy it for that reason alone! STOP sabotageing the Droid and treating it's loyal users/consumers as a third class second rate afterthought! Let's face facts Verizon, you are on top not because of the Razor, not for your faulty 4G network, but because of the impact of the OG Droid and it's loyal support! What other phone receives the attention and continued support like the OG! Verizon, you have the pull and the clout to demand that Moto changes it's ways and builds and provides this phone for your customers! Wake up and stop the denial of a formula that is and would continue to be a total success! Make a modern OG flagship phone!
     
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    Alright, well I have a few actually rational questions other than "is this gonna suck"? For all you D3 guys out there trashing on the Droid 4, I'm sorry, but I have the D2G, upgraded through insurance from the OG, and other than having a locked bootloader, I have not had a problem with the phone itself. I have had specific problems with specific phones, but over all, I love this phone. Which is why I'm leaning towards this phone.

    Does anyone know if this phone will follow suit with the locked bootloader, or if we will finally get a droid with an unlocked bootloader? That will be a deal killer, because I am exceedingly tired of having halfway ROMs for the D2G. If this is locked, I think I might call it a day with Moto, and take my business over to Samsung, or HTC, they seem to have their collective ingredients in a group.
     
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    Finally a nice 4" screen, with KB & lte. This is almost worthy to retire my D1. Unlocked bootloader is the only thing separating D4 from a true D1 successor worthy of the name.

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