Motorola Droid 4 brings back the slider, in style(Read article summary)
Motorola this week launched the Droid 4, a smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.
Over the past few years, Motorola has introduced a small army of Android phones, including the Droid Pro, the Droid 2, Droid Bionic, and the Droid RAZR. This week, the company took the wraps off the Droid 4, a handset with a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, a 4-inch HD screen, and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The Droid 4 sells for $200 with a two-year contract; Verizon Wireless has the device for sale starting this week.
And for the most part, reviewers have been kind. "[I]f you are married to the physical keyboard, the Droid 4 is still without a doubt the most compelling phone on the market, as the keyboard is amazing. If you type a lot of emails, texts, or chat a lot, the keyboard simply can't be beat," writes the team at Wired. ZDNet was plainer still, proclaiming that the Droid 4 has "the best keyboard on any phone" out today.