Leaked Pics & Specs of the Motorola Droid 4 Surface

Discussion in 'Android News' started by dgstorm, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. Arkbird

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    No reason to get upset. Technology comes in steps, not in leaps. Most D3 owners knew what they were getting into when they bought the phone. Besides, no one knows when this is coming out. If it's anything like the Bionic or Thunderbolt, we'll be seeing pics now but it won't be released until at least January or February of next year.
     
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    I got the D3 because it was a vast improvement over the D1. This in no way upsets me, this is a prototype and might not be released for months. The D2 came out less than a year after the D1 so not concerned about a new phone coming out shortly after mine. This is a nice looking device, not sure if I like the non-removable battery though. This is a nice progression of the Droid line. If you look at it from a casual user standpoint this will be a good phone. We can't always look at things from a hackers standpoint. Bootloaders, bloat and Blur aren't of concern to most customers.

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    I agree. I know how the game works. I know companies sucker me into paying for a new phone every year (or less). But, I think the reason I'm upset with this is that it is such a blatant "Ha! Gotcha!". I know I'm a sucker, but this time, I feel like its getting rubbed in my face.

    If I was a Bionic owner, I would be pissed about the RAZR....
     
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    Yes. I like this.

    D1 came out in October 2009
    D2 in August 2010
    D3 in July 2011

    So this will probably come out in May or June of 2012. Perfect timing for me, I got my D1 in May of 2010.:biggrin:
     
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    I'm a Bionic owner who is NOT pissed about the RAZR. Sure it would be a nice phone to have but I'm content with the Pentile display, I'm content with the thickness, and I love the fact I have a removable battery! Nothing like going out for a day or two and not worrying about charging your phone. I keep the spare in my pocket and swap them out around 10%. When I get home, I just put the spare in the battery charger and that's it.

    It's all preference and about how you look at things. I knew the RAZR was coming before I bought the Bionic (saw the pics of it next to the Bionic on Droid Life back in August). I needed an upgrade and I love the Bionic. I knew exactly what I was getting into and accepted the consequences. There will always be something bigger and better around the corner.

    I'm sure D3 owners definitely saw this coming because the Bionic was around the corner when the D3 was released except the D3 didn't have LTE so D3 owners had to have known the next iteration of the Droid line would have LTE.


    But on a separate note, I think I might trade in my Bionic (Costco's 90 day exchange policy) for the GN if they get the GN in before my 90 days is up. But that's because I would love to have a larger screen, ICS, and I love Samsung products as much as I love Motorola products. Again, it's just a preference thing.
     
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    Im my situation I really need a physical keyboard. Ive already bought and returned the lapdock because it is very clumsy to use. Im waiting on a small bluetooth keyboard to be delivered and try that with my Bionic. I like the Bionic but having a keyboard is almost a necessity for me. Before I got the Bionic the VZW reps told me "there probably wont ever be a 4g slider...." :icon_ nono2:
     
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    for really extended typing on my phone, i use the moto keyboard intended for the xoom. works great on my d3. can have a bluetooth mouse connected at the same time. so my phone straight replaces my laptop for most things now. and most hotels are getting hdtvs with hdmi, so thats my monitor....

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    this is the main reason for sealed batteries, to get the phones out of circulation after 2 years so you don't have to support it.
     
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    As it was mentioned a couple of times in this thread people who bought the D3 knew what they were getting into when they they purchased it. I was one of those people. I HAD to be on Verizon's network, I HAD to have a phone with a dual-core processor. I also HAD to have 4G...so I bought a Samsung 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot so that wouldn't be a problem; others may have just needed a keyboard.

    The question still remains on why Verizon called for a 3G smartphone in a 4G era. Verizon is the one to blame. They only tap Motorola on the shoulder to make them a phone. Motorola can only make what Verizon asks, or else Verizon can just get someone else to make the phone, and Motorola has to pay it's staff so go figure. One could speculate that they (Verizon) wanted the D3 to be a thin slider, and the LTE radios, which made the phone thicker, didn't make the cut. This would only prove to be true if the Droid 4 is found to contain a next-generation (smaller) LTE chip whenever it's released, and that's assuming that it gets released before the end of this year (which I've read was speculated to be true). According to a couple of articles I've read, next-generation LTE chips were speculated to not be available until mid next year, thus the need for the non-removable battery would be a great solution to meet for the demand for a thin 4G LTE slider with a dual-core processor hence the greater than expected D3 sales, which were backordered all over for quite a while.

    Personally, I could careless how thin a phone is as long as it has what I want on it. IMO it's ridiculous when it's required to shave features off a phone design just to get it to have a "razr-thin" profile. Buying a phone simply because it's thinner? Really???

    As always my thoughts and ideas on these matters are purely subjective.

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    If the bootloader is unlocked, I'm sold - otherwise Motorola can kiss my :icon_ devil:

    Like a Droid RAZR with a keyboard - best of both worlds :biggrin: I gotta have a physical keyboard. I Wish I could afford a new phone.
     
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    Well Verizon can say they want ___ in a phone but a lot of times, it's the companies who offer a design and the wireless carrier says yes or no. Also, no one really knows anything about the LTE chips. People always say next generation but the chips won't work like that. It's going to be a gradual process but if you really want an idea of their size, look at the schematics from the FCC files. The Droid RAZR has a smaller LTE radio than the Bionic (or so it seems) so maybe the manufacturers are figuring out how to make LTE either smaller or use less power.
     
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    Gingerbread? I always liked that the DROID DROID line had the latest version of android available.

    OG=2.0
    D2=2.2
    D3=2.3

    D4 should have ICS.

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