At CES, we learned the what of the Droid 4, now we are wondering the who, how and when. The who will be answered by the reviewers who will provide the information on who should buy the Droid 4. The how will be decided by Verizon and users on how they will use the Droid 4 . The when will be the release date which could be soon because the price of Droid 3 has dropped to $99.99 from Verizon Wireless.
Here are some great hows for you to get ready if you are the "who" who will buy a Droid 4. Although Verizon has not announced a price, yet, the price is expected to around $249.99.
How to Reboot without Removing Battery (You can't remove it).
We combed through the Droid 4 user to manual to discover that like the well-reviewed Droid RAZR (named the top smartphone on the Verizon Wireless network and the number two smartphone in 2011), the Droid 4 does not have a removable battery. Therefore if you are battery juice junky, you won't be able to add a greater capacity battery.
Removing the battery is a great way to reset a smartphone, if you can't remove the battery, to do a forced reboot—press and hold both Power and the down volume key for up to 10 seconds.
How to Sync BlackBerrry Windows or Mac Stuff
You can transfer data from a BlackBerry, Windows or a Mac computer with the Mark/Space app for free. This service is by the "Missing Sync" company and makes it easy to transfer personal information contacts and email addresses, meetings/events, task lists notes, memos media, photos, albums, songs, playlists, iTunes media, Videos (MP4, Mov, AVI) and bookmarks.
How to Use Webtop App
To open the Webtop app, connect your Droid 4 to an HDTV or monitor using a dock accessory (sold separately). You can browse, or use web apps, on a large screen in a full Firefox browser. Create and share documents, spreadsheets, and presentations with online tools like Google Docs. When you find an interesting webpage in the Webtop application, you can send it to your smartphone to view after undocking. In the Firefox browser, select File > Send to phone. If prompted to complete the action, select Browser. The webpage opens in your smartphone browser.
Stream Media from Home or Work
MotoCast lets you pull content from your home or work computers at blazing fast 4G LTE speeds, providing secure, nearly instant remote access to your files. You can also use Use MotoCast to download documents and files from your computer to your smartphone.
Forget Unlocking Key?
You can touch Forgot pattern and enter the Gmail user name and password you set up as your main Gmail account when you registered your device. You will then be able to create a new pattern and unlock your device.
If you forget your PIN or password, contact your service provider to have your device factory reset. Warning: A factory reset will delete all data on your smartphone.
Remote Wipe Data in Case of Stolen or Lost Droid 4
If necessary, you can use your email account on a Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync 2007 server to clear the personal data from your Droid 4 and memory card.You need to be assigned permissions before you can remotely wipe data from your Droid 4 and memory card. Contact your IT system administrator for the information and permissions you need to perform the remote wipe procedure.
Warning: All downloaded apps and user data will be deleted.
The Droid 4 has a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, 1 GB of RAM and a five-row QWERTY keyboard with edge-lit keys and a 4" touchscreen. Droid 4 has an 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and Mirror Mode that can display images and video on an HDTV.
Software features include government-grade encryption MotoCast for remote access to media, Smart Actions app and Webtop application for a multi-window environment with full Firefox browser on a larger screen.
Motorola shows what's new in the Droid 4 in videos which is called the successor to Droid 3 with apps of Droid RAZR. The RAZR like features are Gorilla glass and nanocoating (to protect against water), Smart Actions app, Webtop app and Motocast.