I don't think the D4 will hurt the Razr sales because it's a handset for other targets. Keyboard+average thickness. Only the design in the front that is similar.
Slimness+4g go razr. Phisical keyboard+4g go D4. Although I would like to see something differenciating specs wise. Something that would put a qwerty phone on the edge and make it extremely competitive like when the OG was introduced.
Last edited by HardBall; 11-24-2011 at 05:15 PM. Reason: double post
Which is complete non-sense, as I and a number of other people that I know, touch type on a daily basis when using a decent keyboard on a phone. I personally have done it almost as long as I have had a cell phone, period; from the time of my first smartphone, the htc Apache, to the current Droid 3; through a number of other good keyboard models, such as Sidekick 3, or Epic 4G. And a lot of my friends do it with the same facility if not more. In fact, of the people that I know who prefer a qwerty phone, the number one reason is to be able to type messages while not being able to look down at the phone all the time, such as when walking on the street, or in a small lecture room, etc.A hint you cannot do this on smartphones of any kind. Touch typing.
with my env touch (last phone i had with a keyboard), i could touch type no problem.. i would type in class with the phone underneath my desk and make very few errors, if any at all
i hate not having a keyboard now, especially on android. windows phone and iphone have much better keyboards
But it is a world phone...
"Fundamentally, there are only two ways of coordinating the economic activities of millions. One is central direction involving the use of coercion - the technique of the army and of the modern totalitarian state. The other is voluntary cooperation of individuals - the technique of the marketplace."
-- Milton Friedman
At first I tought it was a global phone but then I noticed it's a micro SIM card which is used for verizon's LTE, right? I think they just put the removable back cover for the micro SIM and the SD cards.
But then again if it supports gsm and hsdpa maybe we will have an international version
Also a bit on the heavy side? And fm radio!!
So it seems that the Droid 4 will be the first world phone on Verizon to also have LTE. Now all we need to know is if the LTE radio is limited to only working on Verizon, or if it will work on other 700MHz blocks used in other countries.
Phone looks great... I'm very excited... I'm between this and the Nexus now, but prefer a physical keyboard...
Yes but how can it support both lte and gsm radios if everyone says that this will be possible only with 2nd generation lte chips due to come next year? But I sure hope it's not a mistake or a misprint