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DROID3 Specs Revealed in Training Document, Nothing New to Report

Training has started for Verizon’s employees on the DROID3 and well, there are absolutely zero surprises to point out.  After being announced in China as the Milestone3, all of the specs you will see below were already known including its dual-core processor, 4″ qHD screen, and global capabilities.  It’ll have dual cameras as expected, a ton of bloatware, Swype, and Android 2.3.  Again, everything we’ve known for quite some time now.

If there was one surprise though, it would probably be the little note in there about it only having 16GB of internal storage and an empty SD card slot.  Of course, it will still support 32GB worth of removable storage, but this will be one of the first times that we have seen a U.S. device without an SD card of some sort pre-installed.  I say U.S., because my unlocked Galaxy S II from across the Atlantic only had internal storage until I slapped a card in it.

What do you guys think?  Were you hoping for a reference to an unlocked bootloader?  Confirmation on that will likely come much closer to release.   

Via:  Android Central

  • Theantt21

    Pentile seems to come synonymous with QHD enjoy seeing every pixel 

  • Djstar2k2

    does  anybody know how to start and summit a petition to get a stock version of this phone?  or at least a way for the end user to order one? i mean really mr moto? motorola application platform (m.a.p.)?   my grand ma used to say “just cuz u pour syrup on sh*t dont make it a pancake”. Blockbuster?  with no way to bill to your phone bill? vz nav? who the hell pays for this on an android device when google nav is free and way better? i know everybody is hunger and hoes gotta eat to but damn what happen to choce that android was built on?  what happened to android and keyboards on high end phones like the G1 and the og Droid?  imo there are tons of folks who wouldnt bother to root if these devices came with stock.  im sure a petition would at least raaise the end user feelings a little.  im sure there are tons of users that wont some give and take from carriers, hell verizon aint cheap and i dont mind paying my $230 for 2 phones(was paying $160 on tmo) but this stuff is getting tiresome, getting pissed on w/o the decency to call it rain!

  • Anonymous

    No 4G? but you can still make Video calls with it? I’m assuming wifi to but is Verizon going to at least improve their 3G power? POWERFUL phone but lacking 4G speed.

  • Anonymous
  • Stelv81

    512mb ram. Why? Does it really cost that much to bump it to 768.

    • Stelv81

      I think the Incredible 2 is a better phone than the droid 3

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • RW-1

    512 Ram, fail.

    Motorola Application Platform – Blur – FAIL.

    Without 4G, which I could care less about right now, still, not paying out for this.

  • PyroHoltz

    I was hoping for confirmation on how much RAM this thing will be rocking. If it’s only 512MB I might have to pass, if it’s 768 or 1GB, I will need to seriously consider it.

  • Anonymous

    I tried really hard to get myself to want this phone. I just don’t think I can bring myself to give Motorola money ever again though. Still rockin the D1 and plan to continue that until a real competitor comes to market. So far the SGSll is the only one I am even considering at this point. Moto can keep its WAY late to market, probably over hyped by the time it launches, complete let down of Atrix proportions, Bionic.

  • Anonymous

    No LTE and 512 MB ram is definitely a deal breaker for me.  It’s between the Bionic and the GSII now, plus the larger screens are nice. I don’t need a keyboard, never even use my Droid’s.

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  • Tuggy24g

    I would give this a thought if it had a min of 1GB of ram. O well lets hope the droid bionic does not disappoint us all.

  • http://hand-gadget.com Alex Nguyen

    Here are some initial thoughts on the rumored specs and design of the new Droid 3: http://wp.me/p1BlyQ-4b

  • Granted

    If this was nothing new…. why the hell did you report on it?

    You could have at least fabricated something, like it will come with a secret button like the pine from the movie “The Box”, that will allow you to randomly kill someone anywhere in the world at the press of said button.

  • http://profiles.google.com/gonnadie4thegov Jeremy Wray

    If only it had LTE it would be mine on launch day

  • Anonymous

    Now the question is, whether unlocking the GSM for foreign SIMs will be as tough as with D2G or not.

    Or maybe I should just wait for the Milestone 3 with its unlocked bootloader and USSD working.

  • Tnvprofen

    I feel so underwhelmed by moto products now. I like blur a lot better than what it use to be. Their software seems to be the furthest behind in terms of speed and eye appeal. I guess I was spoiled by my stock original droid. Would really love to get a stock Android OS on Verison LTE. The fragmentation needs to be controlled and it is not coming quick enough. You have to be careful what phone you buy bc it may work great for Netflix but then not have video chat on skype….. If you see what I am saying? I love Android and want to see if grow even more but def needs to be controlled by google. What would be idle is to make simple rules. Dont allow the OEM’s to change the software and mess with the OS. If we want a lay over then put it on the market for us to download. And make it so bloatware has to be removable. They can still use the OS on their hardware but cannot tamper with it as much. I am sure others have different opinions but thats mine.

  • Anonymous

    im getting it who else?

  • http://www.facebook.com/DCasper Dustin Casper

    I almost want to cry…

    The design is flawless and beautiful. Dual-Core? YES SIR… I have a 32GB SD-Card as it is so it doesn’t matter about external storage…just…WHY ISN’T THIS THING 4G!!!!!! That’s the only thing keeping me from getting a phone. I need dual-core & 4G. Damnit…

  • Anonymous

    LTE is so over rated, sure it is lightning fast, but if you use it a lot it will be expen$ive! Droid 3 here I come…. besides, no 4g here anyway probably not until 2012. This will hold me over if I change my mind. :D

  • http://twitter.com/tittlemanscrest Stephen Parker

    I’m sure I’m not the only one that’s wondering why the DX2 didn’t have dual cameras, but the D3 does. 
    Hmmm…Motorola is an interesting beast. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

      They wouldn’t want it competing with the Bionic on pretty much any level. The DX2 was a filler phone, not flagship.

  • Djstar2k2

    does  anybody know how to start and summit a petition to get a stock version of this phone?  or at least a way for the end user to order one? i mean really mr moto? motorola application platform (m.a.p.)?   my grand ma used to say “just cuz u pour syrup on sh*t dont make it a pancake”. Blockbuster?  with no way to bill to your phone bill? vz nav? who the hell pays for this on an android device when google nav is free and way better? i know everybody is hunger and hoes gotta eat to but damn what happen to choce that android was built on?  what happened to android and keyboards on high end phones like the G1 and the og Droid?  imo there are tons of folks who wouldnt bother to root if these devices came with stock.  im sure a petition would at least raaise the end user feelings a little.  im sure there are tons of users that wont some give and take from carriers, hell verizon aint cheap and i dont mind paying my $230 for 2 phones(was paying $160 on tmo) but this stuff is getting tiresome, getting pissed on w/o the decency to call it rain!  

  • Raptor007

    I guess it was too much to ask Verizon or Moto to include a Class 10 MicroSD card since that is what you really need for 1080p video capture, right.

  • Raptor007

    So if the DX2 is $449.99 and comes with a 8GB microSD card installed then this should launch at $399.99 since it has no memory card at all.  I am sure Verizon will still charge far more than $449.99.  Why would anyone buy the DX for $50 less than a DX2 since they are still available on the Verizon site.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

      I liked my DX a lot more than my DX2.

  • FortitudineVincimus

    I am totally over physical keyboards.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

      I’m totally over virtual keyboards.

      • Pete

        I am totally with you: sent my DX2 back and using my OG Droid again.

    • Anonymous

      dude what happens if u crack ur screen…with no VIRTUAL KEYBOARD meas NO TEXT. saw a guy in best buy yesterday with that issue guess what he cudnt text lmbo

  • Anonymous

    For the love of God if your going to add bloatware please make it easy to remove without voiding our warranty. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

      Yes. They should put any non-stock apps in /data/app, not /system/app.

    • Anonymous

      lol it MAY void it  not a definite 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tobi-De-la-Cruz/1596547207 Tobi De la Cruz

    I was reading about this being a global phone in Android Central… anyone knows the validity on that?

  • yopete525

    If that screen remains pentile… that’ll have to be the smartphone release letdown of the year.  12 months of the Incredible’s just about done me in.  An otherwise flawless device in the current generation.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

      I haven’t seen an Atrix screen yet. With it being 0.3″ diagonal smaller, I’m “praying” that it makes the pentile a *little* less noticeable. Does the Atrix have the same saturation problems as the DX2?

      • hkklife

        I have used an Atrix and have a DX2.  From what I can tell, and the Atrix LCD may be sourced from a different supplier, it definitely looks a bit better.  Maybe it’s the smaller size, maybe it’s the supplier.  Either way, I’m sitting here looking at my DX2’s screen and it’s not horrible but is still pretty damn annoying. 

        Right now I am debating whether or not to go with the D3 or stick with my new DX2.  
        DX2 has the Tegra2 goodness (already bought a few THD games) and I have invested in several DX accessories and don’t want to have to re-buy those.  Also, I love the bigger screen & physical buttons & general formfactor.

        On the other hand, the D3 has a lot of smaller but desirable features: 1080p recording, inductive charging capable, physical keyboard, FFC and, most importantly, standard Gingerbread w/ the newer Blur.  I am also hoping D3 has better battery life too.  At this stage I am getting really worried the DX2 may never seen Gingerbread or it may not arrive until the phone is about to be EOL’d. 

        I think Moto & VZW are counting on a LOT of day 1 OG Droid customers buying the D3 so you can probably count on solid support for it going forward.  Not so sure you can say the same about the DX2 or the older models. 

  • Mounir El-sayed

    Wait so this is a GSM device and not a CDMA?

    • Anonymous

      It’s global, which means it has both a CDMA radio (for Verizon in the US) and a GSM radio (for use outside of the US).

  • stm^

    i love the idea of the droid 3. i HATE the pentile screen. after messing with up close on the dx2 (i have a dx1) i wouldn’t touch it again.

  • THEGOD

    IGHT IM A BALLER RIGHT SO I SHOULD GET THE LATEST 4G LT BULLCRAP, BUT I WANT A KEYBOARD

    GOT MY ORGINAL OG DROID ROOTED WIT CM, BUT PROBABLY GET THIS AND NEVER ROOT 

    P.S. ROFL@ ALL THE NERDS WHO ARE GONNA CRY ABOUT PENTILE SCREENS CAUSE IT BLINDS THERE BIFOCALS

    • ExplosiveBJ

      the all caps and lack of proper grammar makes you seem quite enthusiastic, also quite half-witted

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

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        • Pete

          Apparently didn’t do a good enough job… :/

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=716789798 Lonnie Kerchief

            If you don’t understand who I was referencing, that makes me very sad.

          • Jim Dandy

            Sam Jackson FTW!

          • Pete

            I did, and somehow he still gets work.  XD

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  • http://twitter.com/Siphyn Adam Newman

    This phone had win all over it, until you get to that all too important 4g LTE box….where it says NO :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/johncorfee John Corfee

    ohhhhhhh how I want.

    • James_Ever

      Again I say release the damn phone Verizon, at least do a pre order like you’ve done with all the other devices, I’ve worn the keyboard down to where I can barely tell the freaking letters anymore. So cut the crap and let’s get going.

      Glad its already coming with GB, and that size screen will be new for me but hell I’m ready. Maybe they’ll start pre orders over the weekend which would be sweet!!!! Do wish the battery was more than 1500:

  • Ckoch0125

    It says the global will get gb shortly after release of droid 3 yet has nothing about it for dx2 lol.

  • Anonymous

    Most important spec: Moto

    I guess George Strait got it right. All my X’s live in Texas, even my smartphone OEM.

    • Anonymous

      That was clever. +1

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    • http://twitter.com/PainProphet TeHJones

      Worst important spec: Blur

  • Anonymous

    Nothing will never touch the OG

    • Anonymous

      Well this is a first. Your double-negative actually makes your comment true.

      You were clever too. +1

      • Anonymous

        I just mind-fucked myself

    • Patrick Mahoney

      Got that OG running strong!

  • Anonymous

    Imo it’s the best looking of the Moto Droids yet released. Sadly, it’ll still be saddled down with MotoBlur which is a collosal deal breaker for me.

  • tjhrulz

    Where is the RAM listing, if 1gig would get for sure

  • Silksmooth12

    And I’d also like to know if anything about the screen has been improved upon.  The DX2 screen looks horrid in person.  

  • zack

    like this if your getting the droid 3 over the bionic

    • http://www.facebook.com/BlakeO Blake Power Surge Ourso

      Like this if this phone fails for coming out so far behind LTE and not having LTE yet it’s the flagship for the DROID line.

      • Lancer033

        like i keep posting over and over again…..LTE isn’t everywhere.  Those of us that don’t live in 4G cities and aren’t going to get it anytime soon don’t need (or want to pay more for) something we can’t use, so until 4G is all over the US, I hope the continue to release good 3G phones……now if the bootloader is unlockable….we might talk moto.  Otherwise, My DX is still going strong

        • Anonymous

          “LTE isn’t everywhere” No, but by the end of your 2 year contract it will be…

          • Ben

            I’d say that the folks who don’t live near the currently announced 4g markets would be just fine buying a 3g phone right now.  2 years from now they will be up for another upgrade, and the 4g should finally be to their area.

        • The350zWolf

          I agree, until 4G LTE is ubiquitous and pricewise competitive, no real need for it. Only a luxury. For me 3G is good enough.

      • Anonymous

        like this if u think the above is just to get likes, and the guy is a total tool. yes its a flag ship, yes its behind 4g lte, yes to all of the above, but it is 3gsm it will be able to be rooted it is a DROID it is apart of our family. does it make it any less of a phone no. the phone is pretty awesome and for those of us that dont want 4g lte or need it, its gonna be a pretty sweet phone

      • zack

        there’s no way they could fit a 4g LTE receptor in a phone this small and with a 4″ screen. for what it is its the best phone available even when comparing to the droid bionic.

      • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

        I personally don’t see the point. Verizon’s 3G is already pretty fast and reliable (not to mention unlimited) for its phones. Add Opera Mobile to that and you have all the speed you need (sort of). 

    • Anonymous

      amen

    • Anonymous

      amen

  • Silksmooth12

    And what about the RAM situation.  That will probably be the determiner for me.  Especially considering that the bootloader clearly has a workouround (see CM7 on DX).  SGSII, Bionic, or Droid 3 is the biggest question of my life!

  • Silksmooth12

    And what about the RAM situation.  That will probably be the determiner for me.  Especially considering that the bootloader clearly has a workouround (see CM7 on DX).  SGSII, Bionic, or Droid 3 is the biggest question of my life!

    • Anonymous

      Pretty sure just 512.

      • Silksmooth12

        Anandtech article mentioned a “possible” 1 gig a couple weeks ago.  IF this is the case then I’m on board. If not…

        • Pete

          I poked at the author of that Andandtech article — it was pure speculation with no sources reporting the 1 GB.  I hate, hate, hate it — but I’m pretty sure we’ll only see 512 MB on this device.  However, that said — it’s 333/266 Mhz LPDDR2 rather than the Tegra’s 133 Mhz DDR RAM, so it should be significantly faster by that right alone.

          • Silksmooth12

            I’d really like to have a lot of RAM for task switching.  Tired of watching my OG Droid close down apps I’m using with it’s measly 256ram.  Would really like to see an substantial increase from the joke that is the 256.  I can MAYBE get two apps going (being able to switch between them) but that’s about it.  And they BETTER be lights apps, like the stock messenger and maybe the stock browser looking at a light mobile website or else forget about it!

      • Anonymous

        If it only has 512MB of RAM and no WebTop, I may have to pass until the next slide-out qwerty comes out. I’m a bit disappointed that Moto doesn’t consider the Droid 3 one of their high-end devices.

  • nessa

    lol after verizon “rejected” the droid 2’s GB updates look at the reason why: AFTER droid 3 launch itll get it.

    • Anonymous

      Seems ridiculous…they already released it to the DX.

      • Anonymous

        sounds about right for verizon

  • http://twitter.com/A7XMcLovin Ray Knight

    Why no SD Card? First.

    • http://twitter.com/A7XMcLovin Ray Knight

      Just kidding ^

      • Pete

        It has 16 GB onboard that is partitioned to make it look like it has an internal SD card, just like the Droid X2 (I had one for a bit before returning it).  You don’t really need an SD card with it unless you like LOTS of extra storage… or porn.

  • Silksmooth12

    First!

  • Haskellgray3

    Blur? or whatever they want to call it?……pass

    • Pete

      MotoBlur Lite — I had a DX2 for a short while before returning it.  You can remove almost all of it (requires root) and the only thing noticeable that stays is the notification pull-down bar gets X’s next to individual notifications so you can clear them one at a time in addition to all at once.  I kinda miss that.