The mysterious DROID 4 recently appeared in the wake of the Galaxy Nexus, and until now, little was known about the device other than a surprisingly close December 8th release date. DROID Life has uncovered a comparison chart, and judging by the specs, the handset will be very similar to the DROID RAZR (although not quite as massive). The 4″ qHD display is the same as its predecessor—but not quite as impressive as the four’s super AMOLED screen. It houses a 1.2GHz dual-core processer, which is now the smartphone standard, as well as a gig of RAM and 8MP camera.
The timing seems a little silly for Motorola, considering that the arguably superior Galaxy Nexus may be launched in the U.S. the day after the DROID 4, and that the device will ship with the stale Gingerbread, not Ice Cream Sandwich, so it’s already tripping out of the gate. But, if you’re a fan of hardware keyboards then this may be the best option for the time being.