Tutorial videos of Motorola DROID 3 are leaked

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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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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37 Comments

1. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

this delicious bar of keyboard sexiness is my next phone.

5. mr. droid

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 21, 2010

lol nice!

2. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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!

3. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

4. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

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

6. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 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

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

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!

22. Allday28

Posts: 335; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

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

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.

8. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

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

9. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

11. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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.

16. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

We will see.

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

13. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

15. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 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.

17. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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.

18. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

19. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 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.

20. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

21. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 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:

23. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

24. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

25. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

26. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i concurrr. o:

27. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

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

28. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

29. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

30. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I wonder if they upgraded the battery too

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