Motorola Droid 4 release date clues pre-CES 2012

By Posted 9 Jan 2012, 06:33

Just like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Verizon and Motorola are trying to keep the Droid 4 a secret for as long as possible. Everyone knows it is coming however, with a debut at this week’s CES event in Las Vegas looking very likely to happen.

We have been keeping you updated with all the recent rumors regarding the handset prior to release, and now it looks like we have further evidence that the handset will be arriving sooner rather than later.

The device has now appeared on the DLNA certification website and for those of you that are unfamiliar with such listings for other handsets, aside from confirming DLNA support for the Droid 4, it is usually a solid indication that the device will be arriving soon, as noted by Phandroid.

Recent rumors are circulating towards a release on February 2nd, but given what happened with the now-infamous launch of the Galaxy Nexus, it goes without saying that you should approach this date with a huge element of caution. Don’t forget though that this is a handset that was perceived amongst consumers to be launching alongside the Galaxy Nexus in December, so there’s going to be a good amount of you who chose not to pick up the first Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone, in favor of Motorola’s first 4G LTE slider on Verizon Wireless.

With this in mind, Verizon will not want to keep consumers waiting much longer. CES 2012 kicks off properly in the next 24 hours, so let’s wait and see if Motorola decide to announce this on the first day of the event, or keep fans until the event finale. After turning heads at CES 2011 with the Droid Bionic, Motorola are no strangers to the odd CES reveal – it has to be the Droid 4 surely?

Are you still planning to get this, or has another smartphone caught your eye – one of HTC’s upcoming quad-core smartphones for example.