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DROID3 Benchmarked, Looking Like Dual-core OMAP and qHD Screen

The Motorola DROID3 just popped up over at benchmarking site Nenamark and let slip a couple of details we had yet to fully confirm.  With a PowerVR SGX 540 GPU inside, we can basically throw out the idea that it will be powered by a Tegra 2 and instead assume that the OMAP4430 from Texas Instruments’ will be in it.  Yes that’s still dual-core, my friends.  We’re also seeing confirmation that the screen is qHD at 960×540, plus it’ll be running Gingerbread (or at least was during this benchmark).

This is essentially what the DROID2 should have been and are excited for it to finally arrive with its front-facing camera and sleek new black and silver exterior.  There is no reliable word on when this device might be out and we’re still almost 100% sure that it won’t be LTE, but it’s looking like a beast.  

Via:  Nenamark, Blog of Mobile

  • Anonymous

    Rizzidy, because I do medical transcription for a living I loved your comment!  JB

  • Katy

     How about 2 cameras?

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  • christian

    Pleaaaassseee be vanilla android and it’ll be my next phone for surrrrrrreeeeeee! Motoblur is what killed the droid 2!!

    • Anonymous

      It will be Blurred. 

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

    Why is Verizon still making non-4G phones again? {{-_-}}

    • Anonymous

      It makes perfect sense until their 4G coverage looks like their 3G coverage. In my area, LTE isn’t coming until next year “sometime” so why would I want to be forced to pay for a 4G network that I will never use.

      • http://thisisjohncoffey.com GRAND MASTER SEN$Ei {{-_-}}™

        Thanks to people like YOU, I now have to wait longer for a decent Motorola 4G phone with a keyboard from Verizon. I don’t care how their coverage is; I want my 4G.

        {{-_-}}

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp 

  • Anonymous

     this and the targa are my backup options if i stay on verizon in case they don’t get the nexus 3 and i decide verizon service is too good to pass for a nexus device…. its sad that moto is gonna crap this up with blur, the OG DROID is still king to me, it’s pure and wonderful… Moto f’d up.

  • HerroMoto

     I want this phone so bad. It has basically everything I want, besides a free bootloader, and 4G LTE. But I’m really bummed out about the 4G part because I’ve had it in my area for a while… NEED A KEYBOARD!

  • Mii

     Whats up with big red i get the marketing tactic kinda buy this dual core no lte or buy this lte no dual core phone so that youll have a reason to buy a dual core lte later … but wth wheres the dual core lte

  • Anonymous

     4″ screen correct?

    • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

      correct.

  • http://twitter.com/drudometkin David R.

    I have LTE in my area so I have to pass on this one..

  • Anonymous

    please be normal gingerbread…im sick and tired of skins!!!
    thats the only thing that stopsme from buying anything else.
    i may switch to sprint for the nexus S.

  • NovaeMeme

    Couldn’t help but notice the HDMI and USB ports in the exact same spot as the Atrix.  Looks like a phone that may receive its own lapdock as Moto said would happen with other models.

  • Anthonym152

    Is it global?

  • http://twitter.com/Chasemanhattan3 Chase Chick

     The only thing I want to know is root or no root.  This is the phone I have been eyeballing to replace my trusty OG.  But I just won’t budge if I can’t root the thing and take the crapware off.  And oh yeah UPDATE the phone.  The ONLY reason I have gingerbread (Pete’s GPA15 which by the way if you don’t have this ROM on your phone you need to stop by the psych hospital for an evaluation) is because I rooted the phone and installed the update myself.  The sad truth is the manufacturers stop updating the phones and move their efforts to the latest and greatest, which is fine, but DON’T make it IMPOSSIBLE to update the phone myself.  

    So please dear Lord let this phone be rootable.  If that is the case it WILL be my next phone.  I have an updgrade that went live on May 9th.  My phone still beats the pants off all other phones as far as I’m concerned. Battery life easily gets me through an 18 hour day with plenty to spare.  Usually I will play fruit ninja before I go to bed just to run the battery down to keep it properly conditioned.  

    • Anonymous

      Pretty much every phone is rootable, and the Droid 3 won’t be any different.  It might take time, but it will happen.  But that’s not what allows you to run custom roms.  You need to have an unlocked bootloader to do that.  For every phone after the original Droid, Motorola not only locks theirs, but they encrypt them as well, making them virtually impossible to unlock.  That’s what is needed for custom roms.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty much every phone is rootable, and the Droid 3 won’t be any different.  It might take time, but it will happen.  But that’s not what allows you to run custom roms.  You need to have an unlocked bootloader to do that.  For every phone after the original Droid, Motorola not only locks theirs, but they encrypt them as well, making them virtually impossible to unlock.  That’s what is needed for custom roms.

  • http://twitter.com/jdrch Judah Richardson

    Without LTE the Droid 3 is useless to me. Period. Next phone, please.

    • Drooooid

      Totally. Motorola could have made a huge splash by making the Droid 3 LTE. It would be the ultimate phone (albeit with Moto Blur). I would think a lot of original Droid users are now contemplating different brands or even switching carriers. I wonder which marketing genius decided to make the delayed ‘Bionic’ Moto’s next big phone, when the Droid 3 could have been IT. Now I’m gonna have to look at Samsung or HTC. Blah…

  • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

     Yeah, the new iphone after the summer won’t have LTE.

    I’ll take a guess and say it will sell really well, better than any LTE device.

    That’s how pathetic this world is.

    • Anonymous

      Most people don’t care about something that they won’t be able to use.. LTE won’t be rolled out to most places for a year or two..

  • Coveryourtracks

    Just so people know or are confused LTE doesn’t cost anymore than 3G does they didn’t change prices on it. My Mom has the Thunderbolt and we live in the heart of a LTE city as well.

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Just so you know the thunderbolt was 300 dollars because of lte

      • Ckochinsky0125

        No it wasn’t the charge is 300 the TB was 250 at launch.

    • Anonymous

      they’re talking about the hardware… the devices cost more… because they have to fit another antennae and because said new antennae is a new technology so it cost more

  • http://twitter.com/cforero83 Camilo Forero

    Any indication as to whether or not this phone will also be global like the D2G?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Howard-Brooke/1457958012 Darren Howard Brooke

      According to some Howard Forums insiders, it will be Global. Don’t hold it against me if that isn’t true.

  • Djstar2k2

     im gonna have to face the fact that the og droid will never have a pure successor so i might just have save some money and find a oem to build me one lol

    • xyzlene

      agreed. i am not rooted, i purchased a droid 2 extended battery and slapped it on my droid 1.. great battery life. vanilla as you can get. i have not seen a phone on the market that has tempted me for an upgrade.

      i wonder how many verizon droid customers qualify for an upgrade at this point of time? if the numbers are high maybe this is telling them something.

      if the nexus s had gorilla glass i would have went to sprint.

  • http://www.agrstech.com Zephaniah

     Nice specs, but I hate they keyboard. Number row and voice search button? Really? should have just made the keys a bit bigger.

  • Anonymous

    WANT!

  • Anonymous

     aren’t they suppose to release a phone with vanilla android? android?

    • Anonymous

       Not going to happen on verizon that is why they dont get a nexus they like screwing it up and loading it down with all their crap. I wish the manufacturers would do what apple did and tell them what they can and cant put on the phone or just stop selling phones on verizon. Maybe then verizon would learn.

      • Anonymous

        Sorry, but that has nothing to do with it. The OG Droid, iPhone, and XOOM have no Verizon crapware on them. I personally would be surprised if the next Nexus didn’t come to Verizon.

        • Anonymous

           Did you not read my post? I clearly said apple doesnt have any crapware on it and other manufacturers need to stand up and say no when verizon wants to bog up the phones. Not to mention tablets are a whole different thing. Next time read what I say before putting words into my mouth. The og droid did have some bloatware on it just not like what they put on now. I hope verizon does get a nexus but after they passed on the nexus one for the incredible(which they loaded with bloatware) I wont be surprised if they dont get the next nexus.

          • xyzlene

            Keep in mind the iphone was offered to verizon first.. Verizon wanted to put vcast and s.jobs was not pleased. Second time around verizon was smart enough to sign contract under apples terms.

            lets be realistic. There is more demand for an iphone for the average consumer than a nexus s… I’m sure google had offerd many nexus variants to verizon.  Verizon is aware of the fact the nexus s demand compared to the iphone is low, They (verizon) do not want to jeopardize profit over another free range phone.

            if the nexus s had the same demand in the market, damn sure it would be available in big reds inventory.

          • Ckochinsky0125

            Verizon is turning into the new at&t with giving android the cold shoulder I guarantee if apple wanted to release a buggy 4g iPhone Verizon would take it in a minute yet they continue to not release or delay phones to the Max. Don’t get away from what got you where u were when they didn’t have the iPhone.

          • Ckochinsky0125

            Verizon is turning into the new at&t with giving android the cold shoulder I guarantee if apple wanted to release a buggy 4g iPhone Verizon would take it in a minute yet they continue to not release or delay phones to the Max. Don’t get away from what got you where u were when they didn’t have the iPhone.

      • Anonymous

        He’s not asking about the Verizon bloatware, he’s talking about the UI overlay.  Vanilla Android means stock Android UI.  It can still have carrier bloatware, but it just doesn’t have anything like MotoBlur, Sense, or TouchWhiz that is manufacturer specific and has nothing to do with the carrier.  Manufacturers want to differentiate their phones and so they add stuff on top of the Android OS.

        So he’s talking about something completely different than what you’re referring to.  Sometimes vanilla Android devices, when touted as “Google Experience” devices (like the original Droid and the Xoom), come out, they won’t have any carrier bloatware because it’s meant to be set as standard for others to follow from Google.  That won’t be the case with the Droid 3.

  • Mr.Joe

     This has everything I want minus the LTE!

    Guess we’ll have to wait for the Droid 4G.

  • Mauricio Sanchez

     I’m gonna shed a couple tears when MotoBlur hits this thing… lol.

  • Josh F

    Too bad, Motorola. After Black Man X tweeted the other day that Motorola’s Droid 3 could have been good, but Motorola decided to “blur” the lines (get it? they decided to put Blur on the Droid 3) – I instantly decided against this phone. Blur is crap (as is Sense and Touchwiz, for that matter).

    Once CM7 is stable on the Thunderbolt, I’m not upgrading for a long time. AOSP+ experience with native (and the best) 4G on a 4.3″ screen with decent horsepower and 768Mb of RAM. Given that newer HTC devices (newer than the Thunderbolt) are even MORE locked down than Moto phones, I am about ready to mourn the death of Android on Verizon. Until then, I have my rooted and completely unlocked Thunderbolt. Maybe the Samsung Galaxy II will be less locked down…

    Enjoy being a slave to the OEMs/carriers if you buy Moto/NEW HTC phones. I would hate it if I were you…

    • Mr.Joe

      What kind of slaves do we get to be?  

      I’m hoping to be a sexy one! 

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Thunderbolt is a pos….

      • Anonymous

        Wow, very insightful. My Thunderbolt has behaved great since day one.

    • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

       99% of people don’t root their phones.

      • http://twitter.com/CamDroid CamDroid

        this is wrong. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/devanmc436 Devan Clements

         then why are they trying to make it nearly impressible for the few of us that do?

      • JoeAndDroid

        It’s my phone and I’ll root if I want to.  ;-)  

      • http://twitter.com/jsummersphd Jonathan Summers

        Source, please?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1603800094 Cody Clay

      Lol. Bye! Go have shitty service with another carrier. 

  • http://twitter.com/ByTheBook4 CrookByTheBook4

    I”m loving this phone, but why can’t they make LTE an option? You need a sim card for LTE to work. Their upgrading their network all over the place. Why keep releasing 3g only phones?

    • Rizzidy

      there
      their
      they’re

      Stay in school. 

      • http://twitter.com/ByTheBook4 CrookByTheBook4

        Go Troll someone else for grammar issues Mr. English teacher. We are talking phones here, if you haven’t noticed.

        • Mod Your Droid

           ah, what’s wrong with America

        • Anonymous

           I love how you people jump all over somebody for trying to point out obvious issues with spelling, grammar, etc. Maybe if more people paid attention to the advice, or made even some semblance of an attempt to conduct themselves properly, you wouldn’t have the so-called “trolls” making such comments. If a troll is someone who cares about how they appear and how they use the English language, then sign me up. of an attempt to conduct themselves properly, you wouldn’t have the so-called “trolls” making such comments. If a troll is someone who cares about how they appear and how they use the English language, then sign me up.

          • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

            MB you should just keep it to yourself…not everyone cares what you think over the internet to make a big deal over spelling shows just how ignorant you really are

          • Anonymous

            You’re funny.

          • Droidman101

             Thes es thee interwebz, wee kan spel howaevar wee waunt. (speling misteaks onn porpoise)

          • Anonymous

            Straight up you can. Same as anybody can point it out whenever they want. 

          • Sneakysolidbake

            free speech eh?
            Well I think I’m going to go over here and masterbate furiously to an image of a very dramatic prairie dog. 

            Why? Because I have a littlepecker.

            But its cool, stick up for the people who make use of their right to type like an a$shole. They’re free to do it and you’re free to stand up for them.

            America 1
            Mankind 0

            Awwww yeah.

          • Anonymous

            Arguing with those morons is a study in futility. Besides, allowing them to be assholes separates them from the normal fiber of society. Trouble is not their right to free speech, trouble is their right to breed and vote. Anyway, enough colon fill, this post is for the topic, not my disdain for dumb people or their propensity to bastardize constitutional rights. Back to droid. rights. Back to droid. It’s masturbate, btw. Master Bates was a character in “The Toy”.

          • Sneakysolidbake

            Why thank you for the correction. I’m surprised I didn’t catch that.Right then. I’m alright that LTE isn’t on board, my contract isn’t due up for a while anyway and I’m more than happy with my fascinate.

          • Anonymous

            +10 for civility and non douche-ness. :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Howard-Brooke/1457958012 Darren Howard Brooke

      It’s not like the Motorola engineers are thinking “LOLZ let’s make a really cool phone but release it without LTE capability to piss people off, that will be hilarious!”

      They can’t make LTE an option because the current LTE radio technology is less than stellar and it just would not work in this phone… at the very least it would not be the sleek device we are seeing here. I’ve got my own issues with Motorola, don’t get me wrong, but complaining that this phone isn’t LTE for the sake of complaining about something is an insult to the engineers who are the reason these devices even exist. A phone like this with LTE will come, all in good time. If you want to blow it off because it doesn’t have “teh 4GZ”, that’s your business. Sorry, not directed 100% at you, just the general “releasing a non-LTE phone is stupid” arguments I’ve been seeing. I’d rather see a lineup of high quality devices with a few LTE options than a large array of LTE options that all suck.

  • The Dave

     With all the 4G phone issues with battery and delays, and the fact the coverage area is poor, make this phone sound better all the time

  • Firelight

     I’m still loving that keyboard. I’m so used to my DX & Swype I don’t miss my OGD that much – but that row of number keys is what every keyboarded phone should have.

  • Anonymous

    WWhy are they still releasing non lte phones?!?!

    • Anonymous

      Not everyone knows about or cares about 4G LTE.. and also the price difference (at least $50 more than 3G phones.. upwards of $100 more) isn’t justified to them.

    • Anonymous

      Because a lot of folks won’t have 4g for at least another 2 years. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Darren-Howard-Brooke/1457958012 Darren Howard Brooke

      I’ve been following the D3 release thread over on Howard Forums…
      basically it comes down to the first generation of LTE radios just not
      being that great. Having an engineer’s perspective, you don’t just wave
      a wand and a phone becomes LTE capable. There are a lot of factors that
      installing that chip effects. For me, I would much rather have a nice
      slim phone with a 5 row keyboard, dual core, and all the other nice D3 features than LTE… and that’s coming from someone in the heart of an LTE city. The D3 is shaping up to be one damn nice looking phone, and honestly the only thing I’ve really been excited about since the release of the OG Droid back in the day. Sure I’ll want an LTE phone someday… when the technology improves. But in the meantime, I’m going to be perfectly happy with what should otherwise be a very solid device.

      As far as blur… best case scenario, we get a Xoom style bootloader and ROMs will be no big deal. Unfortunate case, it’s the older style bootloader, and it gets a recovery bootstrap and we still have a way of getting a vanilla build on it. Absolute worst case, well, I have heard more positives than negatives about the latest iteration of Blur.

      • Anonymous

         Darren, I agree with you on the level of non 4LTE and for folks that are waiting for that service as well as the point of LTE needing the bugs to be worked out.  On the other hand as a OGD faithful from day 1 and a Droid Life member since day 1. We have seen the Droid trilogy after the OG follow up devices go down in flames.  Thanks Moto!!!

        So far this device is looking really nice I just hope we see a final product that can really be a beast and give the OG Droid a MUCH NEEDED HEIR APPARENT to the Throne LOL  As Kellex has stated no 4LTE and probably will have that cheap sorry blur stuff with a locked bootloader. So far a nice device (Non LTE) but I would still like to see 4LTE and a beast of a phone with more than 768mb of Ram and 4LTE on board. .

        As an OGD owner, I feel the OGD family monacher deserves better than what Moto has shown so far :P 

        • http://profiles.google.com/frayserboy Mike Cunt

           also as an og droid owner from launch, ive been looking for a really great device to replace it with, come this summer since im eligible for an early upgrade, unfortunately the 3g service does not at all compare to the 4g service, and if you are hoping to avoid tiered data pricing from 4g lte, which verizon has confirmed they will rollout, you should get a 4g lte device this year. as much as i want this device, it would be plain foolish to pick this instead of the droid bionic (especially since the bionic may be using the same processor in this) based on the 4g radio in the targa

          • Anonymous

            You may be right about the Bionic, thats if Moto has done a good job of
            retooling the device to compete with the likes of HTC. My OG is down and
            it’s time for me to upgrade. The Thunderbolt is my only choice right now.
            I have to have my phone for work as well.

    • Anonymous

       Because I’m going to a college town for the next 4 years… a town that likely won’t be lte… and several other reasons but I think Darren has all of those covered except for the battery issues though that would likely fall under bad 1st gen radios

    • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

      Not to mention overpriced phones and 4g has caused nothing but problems for the pos thunderbolt

    • Anonymous

      I’m kinda glad they still are (and they probably will continue to release non-LTE phones until at least the end of 2011) cause LTE isn’t in my area and it probably won’t be for a year or two.

    • Anonymous

      I’m kinda glad they still are (and they probably will continue to release non-LTE phones until at least the end of 2011) cause LTE isn’t in my area and it probably won’t be for a year or two.

    • http://katysconservativecorner.com Katy

      I will not purchase another smart phone on Verizon unless it is LTE ready.  Though it is not in my area yet, I travel to many cities where it is available and I love it.  Perhaps Motorola is just testing this as a 3G phone and will release it as a 4G LTE device.  I certainly hope so!  

      And please Verizon, NO Bloatware!   

    • http://katysconservativecorner.com Katy

      I will not purchase another smart phone on Verizon unless it is LTE ready.  Though it is not in my area yet, I travel to many cities where it is available and I love it.  Perhaps Motorola is just testing this as a 3G phone and will release it as a 4G LTE device.  I certainly hope so!  

      And please Verizon, NO Bloatware!   

  • Patrick

    Not interested in a phone without a Tegra 2.

    • Anonymous

       Terga 2 is all hype. In case you didn’t notice, Terga 2 is the reason the Bionic is being canned and reworked. OMAP4 and Exynos wipe the floor with Nivdia’s T2. Don’t know about Qualcomm’s so much though.

      • Anonymous

          You are right, the new OMAP4 is ridiculously good.  The Tegra 2 was just first, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best by  any means.

      • Undertow39

         I had my hands on a Bionic yesterday. I tested it for about 2 minutes. They are @ many retail locations already. I doubt that they are going to be reworked. It’s a suit brought by Apple against Samsung.

        • Anonymous

           You are full of it.

          • http://profiles.google.com/atlbaird Evan Anderson

            he probably ment the charge lol 

        • Anonymous

          Not sure what phone you’re talkinga bout, but it’s not the Bionic… which IS being reworked and isn’t in any retail store yet.

          “Motorola’s DROID BIONIC LTE smartphone, first announced at this year’s International Consumer Electronics Show, will launch this summer with Verizon Wireless. Based on compelling feedback since the show, we are incorporating several enhancements to make this an even better consumer experience. This includes expanded features, functionality and an improved form factor. Motorola Mobility and Verizon Wireless are very excited about bringing the ‘new’ DROID BIONIC to market.”

        • jason w.s.

          Huh? You sure you didnt mean the Droid Charge is what you “tested”?

        • Gabe

           Samsung doesn’t even make the Bionic. It is/was a Motorola phone. SUPERTROLL.

      • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

        A5 also crushed the Tegra in all the benchmarks that everyone loves so much. Nvidia has no experience making CPUs for smartphones, if you thought the Tegra would be good you are not paying attention. 

    • Anonymous

      Why? Tegra 2 is not that special at this point. In many ways OMAP 4 is proving to be better, and Tegra 2 doesn’t play nice with LTE (see cancelled Bionic v1). Tegra 3 is different but you’ve got till at least Q4 to even have a remote chance at that.

  • Kierra

     This phone is looking nice, but I cant go back from my X and its 4.3 screens. 

  • Anonymous

    this is perfect…. I don’t even want 4g on my phone there is nothing that I would be doing that would require those speeds on a small screen when I have my Xoom sitting right next to it. This is a phone I will ride the hypebest train until it comes out.

  • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

    Looks like a winner. All benchmarks won’t be super groundbreaking because of the resolution. 

  • phrozen

    While the specs aren’t released it looks a lot better than the Droid 2.  That said I bought a Droid 2 last year and after having to deal with Motorola and their garbage policies for a year its skeptical I will ever buy another android phone from them.  Add to that that a lot of neat apps seem to be coming out as only tegra 2 and I am once again skeptical that this phone won’t obsolete itself in a matter of months again.  Honestly, I still feel like this phone isn’t going to be a massive upgrade and will probably just end up being minor.  The PowerVR graphics chips are simply underwhelming and can’t even hang with the comparable speed snapdragons.  While some benchmarks may do ok, I can run the same app as my friends have on htc and samsung phones and while my clock rates are actually higher the smoothness is worse.  *sigh* motorola…

    I think I’ll hold off a bit and wait to see what a phone is like for a few weeks before I ever upgrade an android phone again.  Hopefully the phones released this winter with ice cream sandwich under that handset upgrade alliance thing prove to be a bit better.

    • Anonymous

      You have no idea what you’re talking about.  The OMAP 4430 is faster than the Tegra 2 as well as the dual core Snapdragon.  The OMAP4 has a PowerVR SGX540 just like Samsung’s Hummingbird but clocked even higher and with more memory bandwidth.  It’s faster than both the Geforce ULP in the Tegra 2 and the Adreno 220 in the dual core Snapdragon.  Both the Blackberry Playbook and the Optimus 3D use an OMAP4430.

      Your Droid 2 (I’m guessing you have) uses an OMAP3630 with an SGX530, it is much slower than an SGX540 and yes, slower than a 2nd gen Snapdragon.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t get why a device like this won’t be an LTE device. This is the device I want, but I have to decide how important LTE is to me.

    • Anonymous

      Because if you haven’t noticed lte devices are HUGE. Imagine a keyboard added to a thuderbolt.

      Seems pretty obvious.

      Dual core+keyboard+lte=a phone the size of a speak and spell.

      • Anonymous

        This. It’ll be insane to fit LTE into such a device. And incase no one has noticed, Verizon’s new 4G LTE phones are unstable and pricey. This device makes PERFECT sense. Very smart move if you ask me.

      • http://about.me/jim.kenefick JimK

         Hmm. On the one hand, that sucks. On the other hand, do I even need LTE? Because this is looking like the device I want to succeed my faithful D1. If it gets rooted with the quickness, that is. :)

    • Anonymous

      Dual-core processors and 4G LTE hate each other.  Been wondering why the Bionic was delayed, that would be it.

      • Anonymous

        I was just thinking in perfect world scenarios. I love my D1, so naturally I’m drawn to this phone. I love the fact that it has a much faster processor and larger screen than the OG, but LTE would be great as well.

        Geez, thanks for waking me up from a good dream!

  • http://about.me/jim.kenefick JimK

    Why 100% sure no LTE? Would it even make sense to deliver a powerhouse phone without LTE anytime after say, this summer?

    • The Observer

      Because not everyone will have 4G coverage where they live. Heck, there are entire states that don’t have it. Also, some people just aren’t interested in having 4G. Add to that the prospect of tiered data plans, and some people would rather stick to their unlimited 3G service.

      • Anonymous

         if they go tiered 3g will be tiered also.

        • Anonymous

          Not necessarily. 

  • zdroid

    I wonder if they will be doing any special edition ones like they did with droid 2…maybe a droid 3d?? or maybe keeping the star wars theme going with droid3PO? or D3PO?? lol

    • Anonymous

      I hope not. Kellex would probably embarrass himself again, saying that all the special editions would sell out really fast and that they would be really popular. :P

    • Mr.Joe

      3PO?  Hell no. 

      • http://profiles.google.com/truemobius Jeremiah Bengtson

        4-LOM or IG-88 yes

        Eeep… my geek showed through.

        • Mr.Joe

          Here’s a towel to cover up! 

    • Granted

      I would like to see a Mad Max theme! Make it look like a Frankenstein phone with simulated barb wire all over it. But well, that’s just me :).

  • Lionel Y.

    I wonder when the Motorola Milestone 3 will be released then.
    Us tmobile user need some love too :p, time to drop the G2

  • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeff Bernard

     I know i am biased but i think the silver ring around the bezel is dumb looking. All black like the original Droid is much nicer looking.