The Motorola DROID 4 is now available from Verizon Wireless for $199.99 on contract. The sleek QWERTY slider features a 4-inch qHD display, a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 4G LTE connectivity, 1GB of RAM and an 8-megapixel rear camera, and it is being billed as the “thinnest and most powerful 4G QWERTY smartphone.” Thanks to upcoming network enhancements, the DROID 4 will also be able to roam overseas, making it Verizon’s first 4G LTE device with global roaming capabilities. The handset is also eligible for double data, offering subscribers 4GB of data each month for $30. More →
A new connect has come forward and provided us with some details on LG’s future phone plans that we thought we would share. According to our source, the LG enV Touch 2 that we heard about yesterday is actually to be called the enV G. Our source does confirm that the device has a hinged, dual touch-screen display and added that it will have a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. Our tipster continues, and lets us know that LG will be releasing a mid-range, Android 2.1, all touch-screen device around the holidays that is being referred to internally as the “Thunder” (given recent events we’re sure the name will change upon release). Our source claims that the Thunder will be released on Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T, and MetroPCS. This would make the Thunder one phone with three different 3G radios (unless they drop a pentaband UMTS 3G radio in two of them). Finally, the last bit of information we were given indicates that LG’s first Windows Phone 7 device will be a full-QWERTY slider and will be available right when WP7 goes live. There you have it. Think the enV G and this sliding WP7 device can give LG some momentum in the U.S. smartphone market? What do you think of LG hardware in general (the phones, not the washing machines)?
UPDATE: Our source clarified that there will be three Windows Phone 7 devices launching right when the OS is officially announced. One will be from Samsung, one will be from HTC, and one will be from LG. The LG device will be the only handset with a full slide-out QWERTY keypad.
UPDATE 2: It looks like Engadget has been sent in an image of the full-QWERTY slider device. Hit the break to check it out. More →
Hot on the heels of a thoroughly-previewed 5730 XpressMusic, new images of the luscious upcoming Nokia E75 have surfaced along with some new details on its guts. It looks like Nokia might have found a new form factor du jour – the E75 is one of three unreleased handsets that feature the new slim side-sliding QWERTY design. We’re not complaining, mind you, but so far the N97 is our favorite of the bunch in terms of design. Having the 0-9 keypad is nice but we prefer more screen real estate on a side slider rather than a tinier display that sits way off center while typing. Moving along; the E75 pictured above is the Germanized version featuring a QWERTZ keyboard but the core specs that have been confirmed will apply to all versions. Confirmed items: 2.4 inch screen, 3.2 megapixel camera, HSDPA and Wi-Fi. It’s not much but it’s enough to whet your appetite for now. The timing of this leak makes us wonder if the E75 is destined for an official announcement at Mobile World Congress – Nokia would surely want to steer clear of any big Nseries news that may detract from its coming flagship N97 so it makes sense. Whether or not MWC is the target, expect more E75 news to come around well before the show kicks off. Hit the jump for more pics.