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Motorola DROID 3: What we know so far

0. phoneArena posted on 21 Jun 2011, 06:14

The Motorola DROID 3 follows the footsteps of previous DROIDs and expectations are as high as it gets. Outside the States, in China, the phone has already been released as the Motorola Milestone 3…

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posted on 21 Jun 2011, 07:01 3

1. gemmabba (Posts: 51; Member since: 09 May 2011)

either this, the bionic, or photon 4g....decision decision decision

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 07:10 2

2. texasboylaw (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)

hey should i return my charge and wait on this to come out and use my new member discount on this? or just keep the charge?

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 08:47 3

5. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

Easy decision- What is more important? 4G and a bigger screen with a Super AMOLED Plus? Or a dual core which should provide a slightly better future proof device and one would guess quicker UI and OS experience, and a physical keyboard? (From your screen name, I am guessing your are in the Lone Star State, and if you live in a 4G area, the quicker experience from dual core may be a wash next to LTE single core.)

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 19:15

21. texasboylaw (Posts: 7; Member since: 18 Apr 2010)

thanks bro ur right. but im in Va where there is no 4g yet so im going with the dual core ..i hope it comes out july 7th

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 05:17

26. bobcatdroid (unregistered)

Do not do that. It is a mistake. The UI experience is not any better on the Droid X2 (dual-core) over the Droid X (single-sore) that I have. Who uses keyboards anymore anyways? The droid Charge will be the better phone over time because of 4G LTE. Until the dual core starts processing RAM at a higher output the technology is kinda pointless. Especially when in this article it talks about this phone having to work harder to get the same fps. Trust me I work for these guys. If you want the keyboard or the 1080p video get it. If those are not big deals for you then forget it. You have a better device.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 07:32

3. ivanprskalo (Posts: 123; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

I've owned Droid 1 and it was one of best, if not best, handsets I have ever used and held in my hand - and I held it a lot!
Droid 3 will be definitely one on my primary targets for next phone, along with SE ARC, neo or (rumored one) SE DUO, or HTC Sensation...
Just, I will have to go for global version now because of region I live in now.
So it will be Milestone 3 or Droid 3 global.
p.s. I think specs are impressive enough and it has sexy looks!

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 08:17 2

4. Donothan (unregistered)

Man, I think I'm going to get this phone regardless of the LTE network. I've used the LTE network before and it is fast but I think the value of this phone outweighs the benefits of the network. I've had my Incredible after dropping the Droid 1 early. I could not stand how slow the Droid 1 was and my girlfriend had the Incredible and it was "incredibly snappy". So I ditched it. But I must admit, I truly miss having a physical keyboard. I think I'm going to get this on that alone. Like typing texts on a touchscreen is such a major annoyance. This will bring me back to text-entry nirvana along with the overall performance.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 08:59 1

6. broot79 (unregistered)

No LTE...that was stupid to omit on a brand new device.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 09:25

7. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)

Living in a rural area that was one of the last to get 3G, the absence of 4G for me is a moot point. Currently a Droid 2 owner, I don't know if the subtle differences are worth the upgrade. I have a line eligible for upgrade and was hoping to use it on a 4G device(hopefully my area would be 4G in less than 2 years), but I do not like all the giant 4.3" screens, really don't want anything bigger than my current device. I have a feeling it most likely won't be until this time next year that we start seeing a plethora of 4G devices and I'm not sure I want to wait that long. A Droid 2 like device(screen size, keyboard, etc) with 4G is really what I would like to see

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 09:35

8. Blades (unregistered)

Been using my TouchPro2 for 2 years now, eligible for the upgrade and this looks like the perfect upgrade..physical keyboard, 8MP camera and a nice new faster phone. Yup..this is the one for me.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 09:35 1

9. anon38742893 (unregistered)

all about that iPHONE. have fun with your norton antivirus and malware on your android.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 09:56 1

10. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Thanks! Those of us that like Android will do just that.

Have a nice day.. ;)

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 10:59 1

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

because I have had SO many viruses on my phone!! NOT!! get a life kid.. at least when my phone needs any sort of update, I dont have to run like the wind to a computer and put my phone on a leash connected to my lap top to do updates.. push updates are so nice! even better, I can install it anywhere, even when i am on the road.. and whats better.. they never fail and cause me to have to send my phone to the manufacturer. shall I continue on why android is better..?

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 16:08 1

18. derp (unregistered)

no instead, you install it, then cry because your phone was bricked. android is pathetic when it comes to updates.

i wonder if this phone will be as poorly built as the horrible, horrible droid 2....

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 19:14 3

20. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

Yea....I'm sure the millions of Android users out there are all upset about Android updates.

If it is poorly built, good thing there is more choices to choose from.

Thanks for the info... :)

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 11:07 1

28. derp (unregistered)

your right, millions of people are pissed about their botched updates everyday just like you. keep fuming at your keyboard over my comments. it makes me laugh...idiot.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 21:09 1

22. doubleD (Posts: 78; Member since: 13 Dec 2010)

The droid 2 is a great phone, never had any problems with it, met all of my needs, exceeded my expectations

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 21:53

23. Nafon (unregistered)

Yes you should continue. iOS 5 brings everything you mentioned

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 17:13 3

19. andrewgarza (Posts: 4; Member since: 18 Jun 2011)

you're cool. and anon38742893 is exactly what you look like to apple. you're just a number on jobs' paycheck, have fun with your garbage updates and if your phone freezes better make an appointment for 3 days from then with a genius so they can look at it and reset it for you, douche.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 10:01

11. Jeimuzu34 (unregistered)

this might be a stupid question but what is LTE ?

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 10:20 2

12. jkeskel (Posts: 52; Member since: 23 May 2009)

Stands for Long Term Evolution. It's one of the network technologies considered to be 4G, along with WiMax and HSPA+.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 11:27

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

it's the fastest yet most inconsistent! ;D

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 10:56

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

The more I use all these phones, the more brand loyal I am becoming to HTC devises. I do not really care for my droid x2, given an option, I would have a droid x, so I could have gingerbread (I do not root, nor do I know how to for that matter, so I cant get it on my droid x2) I also do not live in a 4G LTE area, and from what I am told, this is one of the last areas that will get it.. with that in mind, I like a larger screen, 4-4.5" is good, and wish I would have kept my incredible2 and not exchanged it for this dual core droid x2, which, for me, is running slower than the incredible 2 was. I was hoping for faster, hence why I exchanged devises.

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 11:32

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

TI processors seem to be consistently better than the rest of the processors used in Android devices out there so i'm sure i'd be satisfied with an OMAP4. i'll still get this phone but if only it had more RAM...

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 15:22

17. AZCorvette (unregistered)

Referring to the first post above, is the Photon even going to be available on Verizon? Except for the Incredible 2, Verizon doesn't have a candy-bar global phone. I wish!

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 22:45

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

mmm..nope! not that i know of. i know the Trophy is a world phone but the only Android offerings will probably be the Incredible 2 and the Droid Pro for a while. o:

posted on 21 Jun 2011, 23:44 2

25. Me (unregistered)

Yes, I will get the Droid3. My Droid2 has major-league issues, but like the Droid setup. Keyboard sounds wonderful. Couldn't care less about any of the touch-screen phones. You couldn't give me a droid charge.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 08:15

27. fredisdead (unregistered)

Blackberry Curve is getting retired and hello Droid 3

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 11:13 1

29. OriginalDroidOwner (unregistered)

I'm now happily seeing rumors now that Droid 3 is going to get 1GB and not 512MB. If it does have 1GB, I'll be upgrading on the first day. If not, I'm going to hold on to my OG Droid and wait and see what the general feedback is on the Droid 3. I really want the QWERTY keyboard, so the other phones aren't really an option.

posted on 22 Jun 2011, 13:48

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

i saw that too, it really brought my hopes up.

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