The Motorola Droid 3 is now available for purchase online at Verizon, with in store availability on July 14th. The Droid 3 is a global ready 3G smartphone with a 5 row slide out keyboard. This marks the third iteration of the Motorola Droid and looks to offer a refined Droid experience.
The Motorola Droid 3 is a 3G smartphone with a 4″ qHD display and a dual core 1GHz mobile processor. The Droid 3 includes a 8 MP camera that can record 1080P HD video as well as a front facing video camera for video conferencing. The phone comes with 16GB of internal memory for storing apps, email and media.
The smartphone is running the latest Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system, which is great news considering many new phones are still launching with older versions of Android.
The 5 row physical keyboard is the defining feature of the Motorola Droid 3. Physical keyboards, specifically sliding keyboards are the exception these days on Android devices, so we expect to see a heavy demand from users determined to have a hard keyboard on their Android smartphone. The 5 row keyboard includes a dedicated number key at the top of the device, arrow keys and a large enter key.
The Droid 3 has a 4″ qHD Display which offers an amazing viewing experience with a 960 x 540 resolution. Additionally, the phone has support for Mirror Mode, which will stream content to your HDTV over the phone’s HDMI output. Smart Dock technology will change your device’s dock configuration based on where you have docked it, allowing you to customize your experience at work, home or in the car. MOTOPRINT enables wireless printing from the Droid 3 to networked printers, similar to the way AirPrint allows wireless printing on iOS devices.
Pricing and Availability
The Motorola Droid 3 is available online today for $199 with a 2 year contract and for $459 without a contract. The Droid 3 requires a data package to be used on Verizon. If you already have an unlimited plan you can use it with this new phone. If you are a new customer, or are upgrading to your first smartphone on Verizon you will need to choose a new tiered data plan, which start at $30 a month.
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Droid 3 Specs
|Networks:||3G CDMA, Global ready GSM 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS|
|Operatingsystem:||Android 2.3 Gingerbread|
|Display:||4-inch qHD display (540 x 960)|
|Camera:||8MP rear camera with dual-LED flash, VGA front facing camera|
|WLAN:||802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n Wi-Fi|
|Battery:||1540 mAH battery|
|Special features:||Speedy Processor/High-Res Display, Five-Row QWERTY Keyboard, 1080p Video Capture, HDMI Out, 16GB Memory|
|Processor:||TI OMAP 4430 1GHz dual-core processor|