Motorola Droid 3 specs revealed in leaked Verizon document

Summary:Verizon's upcoming Motorola Droid 3 seems to answer disgruntled Swype users' demand for a full QWERTY keyboard with a "dedicated number row," on an up-to-date Android phone.

The QWERTY slider Motorola Droid 3 is coming to America, according to an internal Verizon document obtained by AndroidCentral (pictured above).

Like the Motorola Milestone XT883 recently launched in China, Droid 3 will be one of the first Verizon phone to ship with Android Gingerbread (2.3), though it won't work on the speedy LTE/4G network. That said, it is a world phone designed for both GSM and CDMA; it even comes pre-installed with a GSM SIM card.

Droid 3 features a 4" display with qHD resolution touchscreen (540x960), a 1 GHz dual-core processor, 16 GB of internal storage, 8-megapixel rear camera with 1080p HD video recording and LED flash, a front-facing camera, and can double as a mobile hotspot for up to 5 devices. There is a microSD card slot that accepts up to a 32 GB card, but won't include a starter card. Of course, there is the slide-out QWERTY keyboard with a "5 row" design that includes a "dedicated number row," in addition to an on-screen keyboard with Swype and voice-to-text capabilities.

On the software front, the Droid 3 supports Flash and can download BlockBuster movies via Wi-Fi, has VZ Navigator, supports video conferencing and provides access to the Amazon MP3 store and Rhapsody.

According to InfoSync, an earlier rumor pegs the launch date of the Droid 3 as July 7 but Verizon has not indicated confirmed or denied. Pricing is also unavailable at this point.

Like I said in a post about T-Mobile's myTouch 4G Slide, there are plenty of smartphone users who hate virtual keyboards and are shopping for an Andriod phone with the latest OS and a full QWERTY, so bring on the Droid 3!

[Source: AndroidCentral, InfoSync]

Topics: Enterprise Software, Mobility


Gloria Sin is a New York-based freelance journalist who writes about the tech toys that you can't live without for ZDNet. She has little patience for poorly designed user experiences, and is not afraid of opening the guts of her own machines for repair or hacking her gadgets for new uses.She has written for, Popular Scienc... Full Bio

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