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DROID3 Added to Gameloft’s Device List, July 7th a Possible Launch Date

The Motorola DROID3 is getting closer and closer to a release even if Verizon isn’t ready to acknowledge its existence yet.  One company that’s ready though is Gameloft, who has added the phone as the “Motorola XT862 Droid 3” to their list of compatible devices.  While this doesn’t necessarily signal an imminent release, it is usually a pretty good sign that they expect people to be using the device to download some of their games in the very near future.

And to throw a date at you – we’re hearing from close friends that Big Red is currently targeting July 7 to make this phone official.  We had been hearing end of June/early July for some time now, but things are starting to get a little more specific.

So what do we know about the next edition of this famous Android handset?  We’ve seen it pop up in Verizon (here too) and Best Buy systems, in leaked tutorial videos, and over at Nenamark in a benchmark which has led us to believe that it will run a TI OMAP dual-core processor.  It should have a front facing camera, 8MP rear camera, 5-row slideout keyboard, 4″ qHD screen, global radios, no LTE, HDMI-out, and Android 2.3.3 with Motorola’s new Blur.

This is the first device of the year on Verizon that will actually sport some 2011 technology, so we’re excited even if it isn’t LTE-ready.  Who wants some D3?

Cheers Eric!

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