Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Droid 4, Droid Razr Maxx Crowds Android Pack at CES

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2012-01-12
 
 
 

Droid 4

The handset continues the original Droid line, which put Android on the map as a mobile platform in 2009. This one has a 4-inch quarter-high-definition (qHD) display eWEEK can't wait to test soon on the Verizon network.

Droid 4

Droid 4 Keyboard

The Droid 4, which runs Gingerbread but will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) this year, features a vastly improved keyboard, with Chiclet-style keys that are edge-lit for easy typing, even in the dark. There is also an 8-megapixel camera with 1,080p high-definition video capture.

Droid 4 Keyboard

Droid 4 Side View

While the Droid 4 is half an inch thick, which seems fat compared with its Droid Razr cousin, it's the market's thinnest 4G LTE smartphone. It's also powered by a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. No pricing is available, but Motorola will start shipping the phone within weeks.

Droid 4 Side View

Droid Razr, Now in Purple

Motorola's Droid Razr became the thinnest smartphone, at a svelte 7.1mm, when the company unveiled it in November. The company went on to launch a white version in December. To appeal to women, Motorola added this purple version. Well, it's actually more like puce than purple.

Droid Razr, Now in Purple

Droid Razr Rear View

You have to flip the phone on its back to get a better sense of the color of the Razrs case. Let the viewer be the judge of whether its purple, puce or lavender. Here it is in all its 1.2 Ghz, dual-core chip-powered glory. Another highlight of the phone is the Smart Applications feature for power and other resource management.

Droid Razr Rear View

Razr Side View

This provides another view of the color and the device's thinness. Motorola will sell it for $199.99 on contract soon.

Razr Side View

Droid Razr Maxx

Last but not least is the Droid Razr Maxx, the thicker version of the Razr. This device has all the software features of its thinner brother.

Droid Razr Maxx

Razr Maxx Side View

The Razr Maxx is 8.99mm thick, but with good reason: The device holds a 3,300mAh battery to double the battery power of most smartphones on the market to some 21 hours of life. This device, powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core chip, will launch in weeks for $299.99 with a Verizon contract.

Razr Maxx Side View

Droid Xyboard 8.2

The Xyboard 8.2 was a featured Motorola tablet here at CES. Motorola said the slate, which is media-focused, and its more enterprise-friendly Xyboard 10.1 brother, will get the ICS bump this year.

Droid Xyboard 8.2

Droid Xyboard 8.2

The Xyboard 8.2 was a featured Motorola tablet here at CES. Motorola said the slate, which is media-focused, and its more enterprise-friendly Xyboard 10.1 brother, will get the ICS bump this year.

Droid Xyboard 8.2

Remote Control

The Xyboard also comes with this Dijit universal-remote-control app, which works with the tablet's IR blaster to let users control their TV, stereo systems and other gadgets with their tablet.

Remote Control

Keyboard Accessory

Consumers may also purchase a keyboard dock separately to do text-heavy work on the tablet. The keyboard enables faster typing for longer-form document composition.

Keyboard Accessory

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