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Verizon To Expand Droid Franchise

1/10/2012 01:52:35 AM Eastern

Las Vegas -
Verizon Wireless is expanding its Droid franchise with three new Motorola-made
4G LTE models, including a model promoted as the thinnest 4G LTE QWERTY
smartphone announced to date.

 That model is the Droid 4.

 The other two Droids include a purple-colored
version of the current 4G LTE Droid Razr, which is already available in black
and white, and the new 8.99mm-thick Razr Maxx, which is slightly larger than
the svelte 7.1mm-thick
Razr but extends talk time to 21 hours and is equipped with 32GB of memory
compared to the Razr's 16GB.

 All three will be available in the coming
weeks, and all are upgradable to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

 The Droid 4 offers Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread
OS, 4-inch qHD display, dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM, and five-row
QWERTY keyboard with a PC-like layout and edge-lit keys for typing in the dark.
It's enterprise-ready with government-grade encryption, and it allows for
remote access to music, pictures, documents, and videos stored on home or work
computers. Other Droid 4 features include 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD
video capture, HDMI Mirror Mode to display images and video on an HDTV, 4G LTE
Mobile Hotspot supporting up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices, 16 GB on-board
memory, and 32GB MicroSD Card slot.

  Accessories compatible with Droid 4 include
the laptop-looking 10.1-inch Lapdock 100 and 14-inch Lapdock 500 Pro with
built-in webcam. The Droid 4 docks with these keyboard-equipped devices to
power the devices and allow for web access and app use on a larger screen.

  Droid 4 pricing wasn't announced, but the purple Droid Razr will be $199.99,
and the Droid Razr Maxx will be $299.

 
Both the purple 16GB Razr and 32GB Razr Maxx run on the Android 2.3.5
Gingerbread OS and will be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

Additional Maxx specifications
weren't revealed.

The purple Razr and Razr Maxx are
also  compatible with the 10.1-inch and 14-inch
Lapdocks.