Motorola DROID 3 makes appearance in Verizon's Device Management Pages
Like the Motorola DROID X2, the DROID 3 will not connect to Verizon's LTE pipelines. The honor of being Big Red's first Motorola manufactured dual-core phone with LTE connectivity might be reserved for the Motorola DROID Bionic.
Getting back to the DROID 3, Motorola has once again tried to improve the slide out physical QWERTY keyboard. This time, the manufacturer has added a 5th row in the form of dedicated number keys. Despite the lack of 4G speeds, the handset is expected to feature a 1.3MP front facing camera for video chat (and self-portraits, of course). On the back, the Motorola DROID 3 will apparently be upgraded to an 8MP shooter. Speculation is that the Motorola DROID 3 will launch next month. And with the phone showing up in Verizon's Device Management Pages, that speculation is looking like a good bet.
1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
ah yes, this is one i'm actually waiting for, i think i'd rather it not be LTE though, too many LTE kinks and stinky battery life would come with it and tarnish this lusty beauty. i'm glad it'll still have a front facing camera even though it's lacking faster data, it's something i'd probably only have time to use when i'm near a place with wi-fi anyway.
2. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'll give a thumbs up to Motorola for continuing to pay respect to the phone that started it all by keeping the Droid line going, and for not letting it stagnate entirely. I will call shenanigans, however, if after all this time and bitching about every Android phone that doesn't come to market with an LTE radio in reviews and otherwise, you don't do the same for the iPhone 4S/5.
8. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Why would you be upset if they don't bitch about the next iPhone not having it when Apple has all but said officially it won't have it. I'm not being a fanboy or anything here, I'm being impartial when I ask this. I'm just curious because it isnt expected.
11. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
I get thumbed down for asking a fair question? I'm actually more surprised that pa is bitching about no lte when they reported a while ago that the droid 3 and droid x will have no lte. They knew it was coming so why bitch?
13. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
For the exact reason you named: Motorola never claimed or set any expectation that the X and 3 would be LTE. That was reserved for the Targa and Etna. So if, after the same expectations are set for Android phones and the iPhone, and "no LTE" is a complaint about the Android phones but not the iPhone, that's when I'll call shenanigans. Have I explained more clearly?
16. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Good. I hate when I don't make myself clear. Thank you for speaking up. :)
3. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
PA should get over the fact that it isn't lte considering that they gave both the charge and revolution 7.5/8 scores really goes to show you that faster internet speeds don't make a phone great. Its nice to have but until they work out the lyrics issues, I am glad that it isn't lte. All of the lte phones have issues connecting to lte, connecting to 3g and have bad battery life. Not to mention the 250/300 dollar price tags.
I would love to see they take old school and just have stock gingerbread on it but I already know that's not going to happen. Based on the leaked photos it has the same menu, home, back, and search keys like blur phones have.
4. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Work out the Lte issues not lyrics* god auto correct is retarded never works when its suppose to.
5. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Definitely not worse than the iPhone's auto correct. I swear, from looking at Damnyouautocorrect, that Jobs had Apple program autocorrect to use the "dirtiest" words possible in every text. Not to mention that the phone doesn't autocorrect on a word to word basis, but on a sentence to sentence basis, which is why so many people miss autocorrect mistakes on the phone.
9. clevername (Posts: 1435; Member since: 11 Jul 2008)
Sorry bro totally incorrect. It has a built in spell check that checks words as you type. Underlines typos in red too. That's of course when you choose to disregard the autocorrects suggestion, which does pop up word by word as you make mistakes.
Don't mean to make it look like I'm picking on you in this article, I'm just setting the record straight.
12. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Sorry, I was going off of a dude's complaint in a damnyouautocorrect screenshot. I apologize for my mistake.
6. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i just turn it off and go old school with it. all of the auto-correcting with the exception of Swype drives me nuts. xD
7. Sniggly (Posts: 7227; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Lol, autocorrect can be a lifesaver for me. It only ever became a bother when I was using an instant messenger, because I was typing and posting faster than normal.
10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)
i'm telling you, Keyboards FTW! no processor telling you how fast you can type, no smudges, no small screen real estate, just you and the keys typing as fast as you are able, ahhhh, pure freedom. oh and i know typing on the Droid X is alright but i live the keyboard way of life my man. xD
14. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Yea as much aa I love touch screens for youtube, web browsing, etc
Testing has always been annoying at times. Sometimes its fine but others you just can't seem to type at all. I would love to have a 4+ inch display with a slide out keyboard. And since sprints network is horrible where I live. Finally Verizon is getting one of their own.
18. ChrisTheTechGuy (Posts: 85; Member since: 04 Nov 2010)
I have no doubt that the droid 3 is coming. but as for the screenshot, what search credentials were entered to find this device? either the search field should show, or the actual results and details screen would show....either a fake screen shot or exact information as to how this was found was removed
20. Whateverman (Posts: 3235; Member since: 17 May 2009)
This is no fake. That's the real deal, no need to enter a search to get to this screen.