The rumored release for the Droid 4 was to be for today, but there have been no announcements or press releases for this from Verizon and the conclusion is that it is not happening this week. Leaked information that was coming out showed that the release date for the Droid 4 was December 8th and there were many who were expecting that to take place for this great new phone from Motorola which included a slide out keyboard. That feature is one that many were looking for as they love the feeling of typing on an actual keyboard as opposed to the touch screen keyboards. The slide out keyboard can appeal to those Blackberry userswho are looking for a switch.
At this point, the release date is an unknown and there are no indications of when it might be. This is tied to the rumored release date for the Galaxy Nexus which is also slipping at Verizon as well. It seems that all the phones where were scheduled to be released by Verizon this week have been delayed and with the holiday season upon us now, they are going to miss a golden opportunity to sell phones, in particularly the Droid 4 with its slide out keyboard and 4G LTE services on Verizon’s expanding LTE network. Verizon is announcing an expanding LTE network covering 190 markets in the US for December 15th and that would be a great time to release the Droid 4.
The Motorola Droid 4 has cleared the FCC and here is the filing at the FCC for your review. It looks like it has very recently cleared the required FCC approval and that may account for the date slippage for the DROID 4 to arrive at Verizon.
In the past, Verizon has made advertising presentations for the Droid line of phones and with those presentations, they have set up a week for pre-orders for those who want to be able to get the phones first . There is no reason to believe that Verizon is going to change the marketing plans, so we need to watch for a press event from Verizon related to the Droid 4 to be able to determine the release date for the Droid 4.