Motorola DROID 3 to have dual-core OMAP 4 processor and 4 inch qHD display?

Motorola DROID 3 to have dual-core OMAP 4 processor and 4 inch qHD display?
The Motorola DROID 3 has been found on benchmarking website Nenamark. The site claims that the 3rd generation of the phone that kicked off Androidmania will have a PowerVR SGX540 GPU under the hood. That GPU is featured in Texas Instrument's new hardware which makes it likely that like the original DROID and the DROID 2, a TI CPU will be found inside the device. According to Nenamark, a TI dual-core OMAP4 clocked at 1GHz will be running the show. Other specs pointed out by the benchmarking web site include the qHD resolution of the 4 inch display and the great news that Android 2.3.3 will apparently be pre-loaded on the model.

It is expected that the landscape sliding QWERTY keyboard-a trademark of the DROID series- will be back, this time with a 5-row layout and speculation is that both a front and rear-facing camera will be on board. What is unknown is intriguing. Will the Motorola DROID 3 be an LTE enabled device like the DROID Bionic is expected to be, or will it be 3G only like the DROID X2? 

source: Nenamark via Droid-Life

Thanks to the Nenamark benchmark web site, we know that the Motorola DROID 3 will launch with a dual-core TI OMAP 4 CPU

Thanks to the Nenamark benchmark web site, we know that the Motorola DROID 3 will launch with a dual-core TI OMAP 4 CPU



The Motorola DROID 3 will offer a landscape sliding QWERTY keyboard with 5 rows of keys

The Motorola DROID 3 will offer a landscape sliding QWERTY keyboard with 5 rows of keys



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DROID 3
  • Display 4.0" 540 x 960 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor TI OMAP 4430, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(9.16h talk time)

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16 Comments

1. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Oooo nice, hopefully its not a flop like the atrix... and please!!!! Stock UI, no Motoblur!!!

6. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

its moto... they will find a way to screw it up

2. coria791

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 12, 2010

OMG I want this phone so bad when is Verizion getting it I want it so bad I want to get in JUNE thats when my upgrade comes I like how it has a front facing carmera, bigger touch screen then the first two and that it might have Android 2.3.3 Yes but I im still thinking Apple Iphone 4 or the Motorola DROID 3

10. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

I know I have a droid incredible and I miss the landscape keyboard on a smartphone

3. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

Sounds like a real update here. Unlike the droid 2 which was more like the droid 1.5

4. testman22

Posts: 339; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Nice to see a row for numeric keys... Unfortunately I already know this is going to be a 3G phone

5. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

yea, this looks great...the numeric keys will give more finger clearance for regular typing. Wouldn't it be nice to have a 4G, dual core, Gingerbread, with qwerty board?!

7. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

except this wont have 4g...

8. Fathead unregistered

Its 3G only.

9. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i'll get it even if it's 3G only, i haven't had a real need for 4G yet, definitely not more than i need my keyboard. i can wait for better LTE options, i know there'll always be better choices later on down the road but since we're only dealing with these first half baked LTE enabled devices right now it's worth the wait and besides having one of the first dual core phones in the states will make up for not having LTE.

13. edbdroid

Posts: 6; Member since: May 16, 2011

My concern, and the only reason I upgraded from the OG Droid to the TBolt - even though I am not in a 4G area either - is that the days of unlimited smartphone data may be numbered. Moving from a 3G to a 4G device gets you the unlimited 4G feature on the line so you can keep it if they decide to stop offering it. Since it's a different feature on 3G vs. 4G devices, if you wait until after the (theoretical) end of the unlimited 4G feature, your unlimited 3G won't move with you when you *do* upgrade to a 4G phone. I thought I would miss they keyboard terribly. And sometimes, I do. But the large screen combined with having installed Swype makes the lack of a keyboard less painful.

15. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i have a Droid X and a Droid Charge and i defiantly prefer using my Droid 2 over both of them and besides you can only grandfather yourself into unlimited data with one more 2 year contract and after that when you decide to upgrade you'll have to live with data caps. i don't care to use an upgrade just to have unlimited data on a phone i don't even like. whatever happens happens.

11. theluxscientific unregistered

If it's not 4g then forget it! Idk why everyone says they'll wait on 4g. It's currently the same price as 3g and it's super dope! Verizon's 4g network is sketchy, but it's super fast and noyce. But waiting for the Bionic is understandable.

12. FoxymomLI unregistered

Verizon is so slow on the releases......waiting since Feb. for an upgrade with a qwerty keyboard!!!! Having long nails prevents you from using heat censored touch screens!!! I bought a stylus at Best Buy....but carrying it around all day....just wouldn't cut it!!! When is the release date????

16. cthunder

Posts: 125; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

I hear ya! Well I don't have long nails, just big hands :-). I WISH Verizon would come out with a EVO Shift 4g for their network and I would be stoked. I can't seem myself getting the Droid3 I just can't stand their crappy kybds.

14. droidtokki unregistered

thank God there are numerical keys on top.. The hassle of pressing ALT and then a number was becoming quite tedious at times.. thank you for understanding our petty needs @ motorola

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