No official announcement has come out of Samsung, Google, or Verizon yet regarding the GALAXY Nexus release date, but Verizon insiders have been quick at leaking out unofficial word about the day the long-awaited GALAXY Nexus will finally land on Verizon. The latest morsel has the launch date pushed back from late November to December 8–and sources say the GALAXY Nexus is not arriving on Verizon’s doorsteps alone.
According to Droid Life sources, who seem to know stuff from within Verizon, the GALAXY Nexus will be arriving on December 8, along with the Motorola DROID 4, which has been sighted in leaked photos a few weeks ago. Sources claim that the Motorola DROID 4 launch date information comes straight from Verizon’s device management system.
The Motorola DROID 4 will be released under Verizon’s DROID series as the latest Android smartphone sporting a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Its reported specs takes the earlier Motorola DROID 3 to the next level with 4G LTE support. The DROID 3 was only 3G-capable (which was already fast, mind you), but the DROID 4 will reportedly bring QWERTY and LTE together.
Sources mention that the Motorola DROID 4 will still have the same screen size as the DROID 3, but this time, the latest DROID will be sporting a 4.0-inch Super AMOLED Advanced touchscreen. The full, 5-row, slide-out QWERTY keyboard will have illuminated keys.
The DROID 4 is also expected to carry over some of the style and design features currently appearing on the Motorola DROID RAZR. Sources mention 1080p video capture ability, which means that the main camera sports 8 megapixels.
The QWERTY smartphone is also expected to have a front-facing secondary camera, HDMI port, and support for MotoACTV syncing. Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread is also said to be on board, and the device will most likely get an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Are you a QWERTY slider fan? And, does this new LTE-equipped QWERTY smartphone make you shed tears of joy?