Verizon Wireless announced the Motorola Droid 4, the latest smartphone in the Droid family, at CES 2012.

The Droid 4 is the first in the family with a QWERTY keyboard to support Verizon's 4G LTE network, and it is powered by a speedy 1.2GHz dual-core processor. In addition to the five-row physical keyboard, which has edge-lit keys for easier typing in the dark, the Droid 4 also includes 1GB RAM.

Motorola says the entire Droid 4 is enclosed in a water-repellant nanocoating as well. There is the 8-megapixel camera on board with 1080p video recording, plus 16GB internal storage, a microSD memory card slot and a useful mirroring mode.

It will be launched with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, but Verizon says that it is upgradable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It will be available in the coming weeks for an undisclosed price.