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Tutorial videos of Motorola DROID 3 are leaked

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Tutorial videos of Motorola DROID 3 are leaked
The original Motorola DROID sold many units for Verizon as the carrier's first handset that at the time, could not only compete with the Apple iPhone, but also surpassed it in many ways. The first Android 2.0 device has now been upgraded to Android 2.2, but that looks like the end of the line and as many DROID owners have their 2 year contract soon expiring, the upcoming Motorola DROID 3 is going to be seen as a natural replacement.

With that in mind, Motorola is upping the ante with the DROID 3. According to a leaked tutorial video of the device, the physical QWERTY keyboard has indeed been improved to a 5-row format with a dedicated row of numbers. An 8MP camera is on back with the ability to capture video at 1080p HD. Other changes include a pair of volume controls instead of the usual volume rocker. And like the just launched Motorola DROID X2, there is no camera shutter button aboard.

It still looks like the DROID 3 will come to market without LTE connectivity, and it is still unclear which version of the Android OS will be installed on the phone. Oh yeah, pricing and a launch date are both still unknown at this point.

source: PhonePads via Engadget





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posted on 05 Jun 2011, 14:54 3

1. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


this delicious bar of keyboard sexiness is my next phone.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 16:07 1

5. mr. droid (Posts: 278; Member since: 21 Aug 2010)


lol nice!

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 15:08 6

2. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Very nice phone! But I was really shocked to see PA admitt that the DROID was a" handset that at the time, could not only compete with the Apple iPhone, but also surpassed it in many ways." Wow! I know some ios fans who are gonna be pissed when they read that! Excellent reporting PhoneArena!

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 16:00 2

3. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the time of the original Droid was indeed a very exciting time.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 16:02 1

4. xenover (Posts: 171; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Slide-out keyboards are not my thing.
Phone looks kind of ugly.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 16:52

6. osanilevich (Posts: 228; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


I pity all those who just bought the droid 2. Seeing the almost yearly refresh rate for this model, I predict there is a droid 4 in the works as we speak

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 18:07

10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it might very well be the once leaked Motorola "Jet" in fact.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 16:59

7. donewithmoto (unregistered)


is it me or is everyone underwhelmed by this phone. ive had the droid 1, and now the droid 2. i think its galaxys s 2 time for me soon. this phone is ugly as hell. I think motorola is just asking to go bankrupt again? their phones suck!

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:25 1

22. Allday28 (Posts: 273; Member since: 19 Nov 2010)


If they suck so bad then why did you buy 2 of them??

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 07:53

37. Ian (unregistered)


I can't speak for the Droid 2 but I bought my Droid1 because there weren't many good choices back then and I really did enjoy the keyboard but I too am thinking it's galaxy S2 time.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 17:25 2

8. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 787; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)


Again with the removal of the camera button? When are these manufacturers going to learn that people like to have options.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 17:43

9. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I wish so badly thid phone had stock gingerbread on it. One of the reasons people loved the Droid over the droid 2.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 18:11

11. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


dude, the revamped version of revamped blur on this thing looks fantastic and it looks real snappy to boot, it totally rectifies itself from lacking stock gingerbread.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 20:01 1

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


We will see.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 18:12

12. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i wonder if it'll be compatible with the Laptop Dock...

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 18:17

13. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the back kind of reminds me of the EVO 3D's back.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 19:58

15. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Judging based on the new lock screen and I hope its actually that fast and responsive this phone is indeed running 2.3. Can any confirm of the x2 has this same lock screen? I don't think it does tho.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 20:28

17. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


it doesn't now but it only has Froyo. it will probably be quite similar to the Droid 3's interface when it gets updated.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 20:35 1

18. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I can't wait to see this phone in action.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:02 2

19. jroc74 (Posts: 3952; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


All I know is the new version of Blur on the Droid X with GB and the DX2 is alot better. If this is an improvement on that, Blur might have less haters this time around.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:12

20. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I also hope they upgraded the RAM on the Droid 3.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:18

21. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


didn't they bump it up to 768MB in the X2? i imagine they will for the 3 if that's the case. o:

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:29

23. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


They did? I thought I heard that it was still at 512mb

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:37

24. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


you know what, i'm not seeing anything with any solid intel, your guess is as good as mine. o:

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:40

25. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Well if the phone operates as fast as it does on that video I'm pretty sure it has been.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:45

26. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i concurrr. o:

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:51

27. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The upgraded screen size and slide out keyboard are the real awesomeness. Having a dual core just makes it that much better.

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:56

28. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


the dual-core really matters to me but yeah, those things are defiantly more than just the sugar on top. (:

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 22:57

29. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i really like that back too, it looks so smooooooth.. 0.0

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 23:00

30. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


I wonder if they upgraded the battery too

posted on 05 Jun 2011, 23:48

31. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Also do the Motorola Widgets look like you can scroll down them?

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 00:16

32. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i'm not sure if they have support for that but i know there's some more useful ones like an actual, much needed bookmarks widget.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 01:08

33. messiah (Posts: 433; Member since: 19 Feb 2010)


Seriously..... Its a brick.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 01:31 1

34. Sniggly (Posts: 6471; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


This phone looks rockin'. A truly good refresh, one that I'm excited to see in peoples' hands.

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 11:19 1

38. foxymomli (unregistered)


Where is the front camera for skype....that we were told would be there???? Why wasn't the keyboard opened to show us???? I am disappointed...all this waiting and nothing exciting!!!!

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 12:22

40. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


FF Camera is in the top right corner you just can't see it and the last video showed the keyboard. xD

posted on 06 Jun 2011, 21:56

42. codymws (Posts: 236; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


YouTube pulled the videos... would PhoneArena happen to have a copy? ;)

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