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Full Motorola DROID3 Accessory List, Inductive Charging and Extended Battery Included

The Motorola DROID3 is no longer a secret since we’ve seen a variety of pics, reviews and announcements for it as the Milestone3 in China, but we still weren’t sure about accessories.  Well, we are now.  According to our homies at Verizon, we should see all of the goodies you had hoped for including an inductive wireless battery door, an extended battery (1930mAh), multimedia dock and a window mount.

All signs are pointing to us being just a week or two away from a launch.  We were told a while back that July 7 would be a pretty good bet, but others are hearing the 14th.  Talk behind the scenes has definitely ramped up, so I wouldn’t doubt it if we see something official very soon.

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  • http://www.aktivtek.no/ aktivtek webdesign firma

    Finally someone thought about extended battery. It’s sad that almost all of the producers make nice smart phones with battery life below 2 days…

  • http://twitter.com/Energizer Energizer

    It’s great to see another new phone adopting inductive charging technology. The inductive battery door for the Droid3 will probably be based on the Qi (pronounced “chee”) standard that the Wireless Power Consortium created. Lots of manufacturers are jumping on board and we’re happy to be one of them. Our Energizer Inductive Charger will charge any Qi compatible device. Assuming the Droid3 uses the Qi standard in the battery door, it will work with our charger. Here’s a great article from Engadget about how inductive charging works: http://www.engadget.com/2011/06/24/engadget-primed-how-wireless-and-inductive-charging-works/. 

  • Mangamaster99

    well for now i am making a list and checking it twice.

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  • 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

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

    Why couldn’t they just put 4G in this? {{v_v}}

  • Raptor007

    I wish the screen shot had the motorola part #’s so we could start to scout for cheaper ones on eBay etc.

  • Anonymous

    What’s the consensus on wireless/inductive charging?  Nice to have? Gimmick? Useless? Awesome?  I’m intrigued and like the idea but not sure it’s worth loading up on the additional accy’s.

    • Anonymous

      It’s nice to have but nothing special, not worth the extra cost imo unless you can get the stuff cheap on sale or off ebay.

      • hkklife

        I would call it “moderately awesome” .  It’s not something I’d call a deal-breaker but it’s a really nice bonus feature to have. 

        I have an old Palm Pixi Plus here and I have to admit that it’s pretty awesome but I would not pay a huge premium for it. It’s definitely when it’s integrated into the device’s battery door (like the Palm phones) and not part of some wacky PowerMat add-on with a microUSB port pass-thru thing. 

    • Granted

      Nothing different from using a cord, it’s still tied to something. It’s just a great way to waste your money. The appearance of no cord on the phone must fool people into thinking it’s more advanced. And the only people who disagree are people who have buyers remorse but hide it, and our in the closet about how truly retarded it is. That or they just have to much disposable income that could be better utilized, like giving to those in need.

      • Anonymous

        Wow tell us how you really feel! :-)

        Sounds like I’ll probably skip it. Bring on the D3! My trusty OG is getting a little long in the tooth.

  • Unexpected62

    Don’t only 4G phones have extended batteries? maybe this thing has a chance.

    • Anonymous

      No.  A lot of 3G phones have an OEM extended battery that you can buy.  I have one in my Droid Pro, and I had one for my Droid X.  The Droid X2, Incredible, Incredible 2, Droid 2, and Droid 2 Global all have them as well (and I’m sure others do too).

    • Granted

      Hell my old dumb phones had extended batteries, they’ve been around forever, definitely not a 4G exclusive.

  • Djstar2k2

    im gonna past cuz of the slurr,  but i was willing to sacrifice lte,ram and screen for the keyboard and vanilla but mr moto n vrz ruined it so ill let my contracts run out and float,float on lol

  • nessa

    i got a thunderbolt to lock in the data, and im gonna return it for this on release date. i get 30 days at best buy. we just got 4G here but im sacrificing it for a keyboard and multi colored LED which i need

  • @Jaycity216

    Kind of disappointing that they have an extended life battery coming out already. Not saying that they shouldn’t but i WAS kinda hoping for better battery life…..and 4g……and…..*shrug*

    • @Jaycity216

      (*shrug* = more than 512 RAM)

    • Unexpected62

      maybe the extended battery is because it is 4G?

      • Raptor007

        Why would you be irritated about an extended battery at launch, I get pissed when they DON’T have them at launch.  I buy one and never use the stock batteries, why bother I like not having to find an outlet during the day.

        • Granted

          Absolutely, I’m always perturbed when they aren’t available at launch. I have one for my DROIDX and haven’t looked back since that rewarding purchase. Having to test a new game I’m building takes up massive amounts of battery power and being tied to my charger makes me feel claustrophobic.

    • Anonymous

      A lot of 3G phones have an extended battery at launch now.  It’s become an expected accessory for a lot of people.  It’s availability doesn’t necessarily speak to the battery life of the stock battery though.  The stock battery might be just fine, but they’re giving power users the option of more juice right out of the gate, which is nice.

  • Anonymous

    they should’ve done this with the Thunderbolt

    • http://twitter.com/Energizer Energizer

      The HTC Thunderbolt does have an inductive battery cover available at Verizon stores: http://www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/store/accessory?&action=accessoryDetails&accessoryId=47647
      It works great with the Energizer Inductive Charger because they are both built on the Qi inductive charging standard. Check it out on Amazon.com – http://www.amazon.com/Energizer-IC2B-US-Qi-Enabled-Position-Inductive/dp/B0041RRORA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297800753&sr=8-1

  • Double0droid

    I like the device, and yes I have one. :) 

    • Anonymous

      How do you already have a D3?

      • Double0droid

        I work with a very large company that has deep connections. 

        • Anonymous

          Pic please? Also, does it have a pentile screen like the Milestone 3?

          • Double0droid

            The videos and pics out there are correct. 

          • Double0droid

            I can not post a pic as I no longer have the device. I had to return it to its source. I will amend my original post, I had one.  

          • Eric

            how much ram?

          • Raptor007

            Yeah, lets the deets on the one you had.

          • ravenlore

            never mind about the microSD thing. i fail at reading comprehension.

        • Anonymous

          Then why did you delete your “joke” post about how long until someone says you don’t have one??? :D

    • ravenlore

      Why have you never mentioned the lack of MicroSD?

  • Raptor007

    I guess it isn’t the XT883 after all, that is the Milestone3 model # for China Mobile.  Now all of the blogs will need to update their articles to reflect XT882 aka Droid 3.

    • Double0droid

      How long do you think until someone say I don’t? hahah 

      • Raptor007

        Well my error was due to a few tech sites putting the Droid 3 in with the Milestone 3 and saying XT883 and no XT862.  Either case its no biggie.

    • Anonymous

      The XT882 model number for the Droid 3 has been known for quite some time now.

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  • Anonymous

    Well….I am a physical keyboard person.  I know I am in the minority, but I am going to wait for the SGS2 before I decide!  I think if I forced myself into not having a keyboard I would adjust.  I am just so used to having one…went from OG droid to Droid2!!  

    • Anonymous

      My OG Droid is serving as the steping stone to a keyboardless phone. Since I installed T9 last month I haven’t opened the keyboard on it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      I was also a keyboard person. Had an OG Droid and now a Thunderbolt. I have gotten used to not having a keyboard but would still like one. The problem is that phones with physical keyboards always get mid or low end specs. If a phone with a keyboard and top of the line specs comes out I would get it. Droid 3 almost had it right but only 512mb of RAM and no LTE was the dealbreaker.

      • Anonymous

        I was sort of thinking that if I just forced myself away I would get used to it.  I do see posts along the way of die hard keyboard people.  I always thought that way too.  I was on the fence on the 4g, but if we are grandfathered with the data package, I think it is mandatory!  If I had to pay more, I would just leave it at 3g.  I honestly don’t go online with my phone that much.  I really think a phone is not a great internet device.  For me personally, even a netbook is stretching it screen wise.  The Chromebooks caught my eye though…I think I could get by on a 12 inch screen, especially for travel etc.  There is something to be said for my 26″ LCD on my desktop…it is so much easier to multitask on there!!!

        • Myrtlewaves

          You mentioned the Chromebook and your LCD, I thought I’d point you to look at the Motorola Atrix. It has a mobile “Lapdock” and seems to fit your desire for bigger “computer like” screen and feel.

        • Myrtlewaves

          You mentioned the Chromebook and your LCD, I thought I’d point you to look at the Motorola Atrix. It has a mobile “Lapdock” and seems to fit your desire for bigger “computer like” screen and feel.

    • Rp780

      I’m a D1 owner & felt the same way till my phone “jammed” (that’s what they said at the store) and I couldn’t open it now the on screen keyboard is so easy

      • Granted

        Try using ShapeWriter on it, you’ll start to wonder how you used to get by without a slide keyboard.

        I have a link to the apk on my site, but it’s still around if you Google ShapeWriter 3.0.9 apk, I believe.

  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com/ max

    i have always had the droids. droid 1, droid 2 and they made me relize i dont need a physical keyboard

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

      I had an iPhone, Droid X1 and Droid X2, and they made me realize that I really want a physical keyboard.

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

      I had an iPhone, Droid X1 and Droid X2, and they made me realize that I really want a physical keyboard.

      • http://steamcommunity.com/id/cypherx82 cypherx82

        I had the OG Droid, and upgraded to the DX because I realized I never used the physical keyboard on my Droid.

        • Mbenson

          I also had and Orig Droid and in a year and a half used the Kdb once. I passed it down to my son and upgraded to and Inc2. With swype why would you ever need a physical keyboard? NO comparison although my son does like the keyboard.

        • Anonymous

          I only ever used the keyboard on the Droid1, until my keypad started getting really sticky and hardly register my key presses. So until I had the time to switch it in for warranty, I got use to the virtual keyboard.

          I use both now. Mainly virtual for casual typing. I slide out for precision typing i.e Filenames, websites, username/pws etc. Or simply b/c im in landscape mode and dont want my screen to suddenly be SWALLOWED by a virtual keypad just because I had to type sommething.

          example? CAPTCHA verifications.
          & it hasnt been an issue recently since I hardly ever plug in and use at the same time anymore, but sometimes the touchscreen goes out of wack when plugged in and doesnt register precisely or jitters. trusty physical keypad to the rescue.

  • James_Ever

    Just release the damn phone already Verizon, damn!!!

  • Brad_mlln

    I want…something better than this!

  • Carlito Pr787

    Moto Droid “HD” -_-

  • http://profiles.google.com/chasehammer Chase Johnson

    eh sorry the lack of support and locked down of my Droid 2 leads me to believe that HTC is where the future is. Sorry. Little too late to add some of these features. 

    • Anonymous

      And these pen tile displays are shit

  • Jcorf

    So if I want the droid 3 and I don’t currently have an android device, is my best option to buy a phone at Best Buy or somewhere that has a 30 day return period so I can swap it out for a droid3 when it comes out and still have unlimited data?

    • James_Ever

      JJust buy an android device cheap on ebay with a clean ESN and get unlimited data would’ve been my answer a couple of weeks ago but its only a week before the new data plans start so Best Buy may be a better option.

      • Anonymous

        That’s what I did a few months ago. Sitting pretty w/ unlimited data waiting for some dual core 4G

    • James_Ever

      JJust buy an android device cheap on ebay with a clean ESN and get unlimited data would’ve been my answer a couple of weeks ago but its only a week before the new data plans start so Best Buy may be a better option.

  • http://profiles.google.com/jeremy.sheehan Jeremy Sheehan

    Has this been confirmed to be a 3G phone?  I wonder why (at this point) they would release a 3G phone especially with big red having ‘the largest and fastest 4g network in the US’.  Just doesn’t make sense to get anything besides a 4G phone even if it’s not available in your area just yet.  

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

      So Motorola can liquidate parts.

      • Khollis33

        so those of us that don’t live next in a 4G city can get a good phone without having to pay for a carry around a 4G radio that we can’t use.

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

      So Motorola can liquidate parts.

    • Fd2blk78

      It’s gonna drop with a little 4g surprise.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_42GA6LYMXL4MI77PFNV7274EWY Luke

    While I was excited for this device, poor reception at home with my Droid 2 leaves me unenthusiastic about any benefit of upgrading.  I am now debating breaking contract and switching to Sprint when the Photon or the Galaxy S2 is released.

  • Austin

    1st

    • Rp780

      +1 on the Bionic I’m holding on to my D1 till it comes out

      • http://www.0800numberscost.com/ 0800 Numbers Cost

        BIONIC!

  • Godfrey2k9

    I WANT THE BIONIC!

  • Godfrey2k9

    I WANT THE BIONIC!

    • Anonymous

      yes, but only if they ditch that pentile screen

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501274274 Zachary Thomas

      Yes, Bionic please

      • Ckoch0125

        Agree hope more info leaks soon for the bionic.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501274274 Zachary Thomas

      Yes, Bionic please