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!