The popular DROID smartphone series from Motorola has a new version with the DROID 4 G and Amazon has a great deal on the new phone with the activation of a new 2-year contract. The Motorola DROID 4 4G Android Smartphone for Verizon Wireless is going for $49.99 with free 2-day shipping.

The phone features a powerful dual-core 1.2GHz dual-core processor and 1 GB of LP DDR2 RAM that slices through multiple tasks with ease. You’ll be able to enjoy brilliant optics with the 4-inch qHD (960×540) display that is tough with a Corning(R) Gorilla(R) Glass display and splash resistant nanocoating, while taking great pictures with its 8-megapixel rear-facing camera or its 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. You can also capture amazing video with its HD 720p video capture abilities. There’s also 16 GB of onboard storage, you’ll be able to keep loads of photos and videos directly on the device–and you can use optional microSD memory cards up to 32 GB for even more storage potential.

The DROID 4 also has amazing security features that keep the info on your phone safe like FIPS 140-2 government-grade encryption; PIN lock and password protection; device and SD card data encryption; and the ability to wipe the phone remotely if it’s ever lost or stolen. With Verizon’s 4G LTE Mobile Broadband network, you’ll get speeds up to 10 times faster than Verizon Wireless’ 3G network. With 4G LTE, you’ll enjoy simultaneous voice and data capabilities, allowing you to check e-mail, browse the web, download an app, and check directions on Google Maps while on a call.

Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.