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Droid 4, LG Spectrum to add GSM, Droid 4 to cost $249

updated 01:20 pm EST, Thu January 12, 2012

Global roaming coming during 1st half of year

Earlier this week at CES, LG and Motorola unveiled two new phones destined for Verizon's 4G LTE network. Phone Scoop has learned that the two phones, the Motorola Droid 4 and LG Spectrum, will be able to roam globally using GSM as well as CDMA, Verizon's core wireless technology. This capability should be available sometime during the first half of this year.

Currently, none of Verizon's LTE phones support access to GSM networks. That limits them to about 40 countries where CDMA works, Verizon spokeswoman Brenda Raney said. Some "network enhancements" are needed to make the switch.

The LG Spectrum integrates a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and a 4.5-inch, 720p IPS touchscreen. It will get ESPN streaming video as one of its Verizon-specific touches. Pricing for the Spectrum will be $200 with a two-year contract.

The Motorola Droid 4 sports a four-inch, 540x960 display protected by a scratch-resistant Gorilla Glass layer. It comes powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP processor. Although Verizon hasn't officially announced pricing, Droid Life has posted an internal Verizon promotional roadmap showing the price as $250 with a contract.

LG Spectrum

Motorola Droid 4

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