Today is CES 2012 and if you’re not here, then you’re probably not cool enough to know all the latest in consumer electronics, trends and technological innovations. It’s just the first day and already, we’ve got exciting information to share!

First up: Motorola’s DROID 4, which was introduced to the public by both Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless earlier; is christened the tagline as the ‘thinnest and most powerful 4G LTE QWERTY smartphone.’ True enough, we got to witness just how factual that claim is—just half an inch thin! With regards to the most powerful claim, it did have a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. Well, it’s certainly not a quad-core processor we’ve been hearing about these past few days so we really can’t attest to that claim. On the plus side—we did like the fact that it resembled a computer’s layout because of its five-row QWERTY keyboard. It even had edge-lit keys that can help typing in the dark.

Other things we discovered from the latest DROID 4 is that it was Business Ready, a feature that promises to keep data secure with government-grade encryption. Other features of the device include the following:

  • MotoCast
  • Smart Actions
  • 16GB Memory
  • 8MP Camera
  • 1080p HD Video Capture
  • Download Speed: 5-12Mbps (within 4G LTE coverage)
  • Upload Speed: 2-5 Mbps (within 4G LTE coverage)
  • 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot up to 8 Wi-Fi Devices
  • Water-Repellent for splash resisitance

Because we’re on the verge of upgrades, the DROID 4 is currently powered by Gingerbread but Motorola promises it will be upgradable to the delicious Ice Cream Sandwich.

On the succeeding days of the CES, the DROID 4 can be seen on both booths by Verizon (Booth #30259) and Motorola (Booth #8644). It will be sold through both online and on-site Verizon stores in a few weeks.

Christine Torralba
Christine Torralba has been a freelance writer for the past couple of years. While most of her work has been ghostwritten, she has also contributed articles to magazines such as SPARK, Monday, Vault and Epic. In her spare time, she cooks, takes photos of food, and manages to write about it on her food blog.