Just three months after Verizon launched the Droid 3 last July, buyer's remorse set in: the Droid 4 would add a speedy Verizon LTE connection, a edge-lit keyboard and a slick RAZR-like design, it seemed, long before owners of the existing handset would see their two-year contract end.

Well, the Droid 4 took its sweet time getting here, but the phone is on sale this week, and as of today it's the only dual-core LTE smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard you'll find in the United States. If you need to touch-type on your cellular handset, churn through multithreaded apps, and browse the web at LTE speeds, the Droid 4 is the only game in town. But is it a good handset, period? Read on to find out.