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DROID3 Available in Stores Today for $199 on 2-year Contract

If you have been waiting for the next big thing in slideout keyboarded phones, then look no further than the DROID3 by Motorola.  The device that has been leaked time and time again is now available in stores for $199 on 2-year contract or $459 at full retail.  It packs a dual-core OMAP4 processor, 4″ qHD screen, front and rear cameras, 1080p video capabilities, HDMI-out mirroring, and the latest and greatest Android OS, version 2.3.4.

I know that many of you ordered yours online last week, but there were some that had to get their hands on it before deciding to make a purchase this big.  We should have ours within a couple of hours, so if you were waiting for our initial impressions, they should be out shortly.

*Note – We’re hearing that some Best Buy stores will not have them today.  If you were planning on purchasing from BBY instead of Verizon, you may want to call ahead.

Who’s headed into a store today?

  • http://twitter.com/jerryallenrose Jerry Allen Rose

    You people are brain washed tech whores

  • Djstar2k2

    ok i have use slurr in all its forms and revisions and im still in love with stock.  my beef is not with blurr so much as with uncle googs.  i feel mr moto makes great hardware even in the razar days but software is lacking but thats ok to each its own.  for my hard earned money i just want stock and a keyboard and up to date specs but its in short supply when u consider how many android phones are in the world today.  now my beef with uncle googs where is the support for the end users that love your products and your wonderful ui?  clean,crisp,fluid,vanilla,stock ui?  that dont wanna root or have never used a launcher?  where is the support or love for us that early adopted the G1 and og Droid because it was pure and had a keyboard?  where is our freedom from skins and carrier bloat?  i know you got the nexus line but they dont come with keyboards.  i would never root stock the only reason i did was the og Droid would never see a gingerbread update(btw was extremely difficult,folks rooting doesnt always go smooth)by you or vrz.  thats why im upset about the new trend because everything that made android so anti icrap is disappearing.  but look at us for a change we are all tied in to all google products(waiting on a google+ invite [email protected])tablets and such to only get overlooked for believing in the pure google experience.  take a look at us the ones thats champion ur pure product over sense,touch wiz,blurr(motorola application platform), the true faithful that feel stock is flawless,sexy,free of lag(be honest it takes oems a months to get there skins to work on android updates)fluid.  the reason i left tmo for vrz was becuase of android not because of service and definitely not because of pricing.  i broke my contract with tmo to get my hands on the next android to slap icrap and brought many family,friends,co workers along for the ride only to be slapped with skins(many of my android selling or talking points only deal with pure google things not how skins make android better. FAIL!) and bloat.   so where is the love or the selling points from the i dont ads? keyboard, micro sd, vanilla android,color notification leds?  so yes im am little sensitive because after 3 years of waving the android banner,converting the minions,and sticking up for android from a wave of attacks from icrap fans i cant pay for the android phone i want.  wow! every phone site swears icrap is the utmost standard all smart phones should be judged by and for all my arguments uncle googs is sort of ditching me leaving me in the cold with all the things that made android stand on its own now it seems like a keyboard and stock android is for mid to low range phones.  so ill run my og into the ground and when my contract is up i hope there is an worthy option or i might have to give into the other platforms.  its a shame too because many people dont care about whats at the core of all android phones they just want a droid lol(not knowing that that means only vrz).  and lets all be honest there has never been another time in history were a gadget was so widely used for everything like in todays world.  hell my og droid is my daily planner keeps my apts,keeps all my media,tells me the weather,keeps all my people contacts, all social networks,and when i turn the screen off before bed its my alarm clock.  yes i love how stock android looks in dock mode at least in a landscape dock. 

  • MJ

    I just picked up my Droid3 in a store today in Northeastern Ohio… They are claiming that it will not be out for a few weeks, not knowing anything about today’s launch date. However after being persistant, I was able to have them call (and then subsequently go and pick one up from wherever had them). A Droid3 (and my significant other’s new Ally) have been acquired, and unlimited data secured on my phone, carried over from my unlimited data on my OG Droid… And let me say, the DROID3 may have some bloatware, but it is indeed a very nice phone!

  • Anonymous

    I’ve had it since July 8. I really like it! Way better than d2. Better resolution and colors than DX, despite DL’s piss poor review of the now infamous dX2 “pentile” screen. Thanks DL, you’ve poisened a lot of readers. I was skeptical because of the review, got my D3 anyway, screen is awesome! Maybe the DX2 screen is flawed, but this “PENTILE” or properly qHD screen is very beautiful and has low battery consumption on my D3.

  • Nick Moore

    I’ll probably get ripped for saying this given all the bionic lust found on the site, but i picked up a droid 3 this morning, and i love it. Im away at school for 75% of the year in a small town where 4g is unlikely to arrive for sometime, therefore i have no issues with a 3g phone. The keyboard, fantastic. (im coming from a droid 1)  And as far as the pentile screen goes, yes if you focus your eyes on the battery indicator you can make out pixel patterns, however when your plugging away at games on a 4inch screen being backed by a dual core, you soon realize this display is more than satisfactory.

    If you love having a keyboard, don’t hesitate.

  • Stephen D

    Played with one Tuesday night and absolutely loved it. I have an upgrade on the 27th. I live in a 4G area, but don’t care about 4G, so this is the phone I’m getting. The keyboard is probably one of the best I’ve used. And it was so unbelievably snappy and fast. TI did a great job on the OMAP4, because it almost matches the Exynos in speed and snappiness, something the Tegra 2 and Snapdragon fail to do. I just hope it is rooted before the 27th so that I can immediately remove all the bloat. The blur on it actually isn’t bad, and I’ll use it for a bit, but there are way too many pre-installed apps.

  • Bayberry29

    The battery life is horrible. Be aware of that. My wife got it and the battery is just bad

    • Anonymous

      Is this just in standby w/moderate use, or heavy use of apps and resources? This is one of my biggest concerns for any MOTO dual-core and the reason I’m still on the fence between the DROID 3 and Incredible 2.

    • Stephen D

      Go into mobile networks and set it to CDMA only. Then let the battery die and fully charge it a few times. The battery life is terrible until you let it go through a few charge cycles like that, at least that’s what I’ve heard.

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

        Along with this, it’s suggested that when you power up the phone that you cycle airplane mode. I had a day where I had horrible battery life but I just cycle the connection on boot and I haven’t had the weird drain problem since. Apparently this was also a problem/solution on the D1.

    • James_Ever

      My battery life has been so much better than any device I’ve had with no overheating battery. I got 12hrs with moderate to heavy usage Tuesday and 15% of battery left so I am really happy with battery life.

    • Immolate

      So you’re saying that when I got 24 hours on my battery the other day with 60% remaining, that was my imagination? Light usage, yes, but still quite good.

    • Anonymous

      I call BS! My battery is very good!

  • http://photo.katzmatt.com Matt Katzenberger

    Got my D3 a couple days ago and I love it.
    My two-cents on the pentile debate:
    The pixels are noticeable for sure, but I wouldn’t really say the screen looks pixalated.
    To me it almost looks like everything has an intentional texture to it (if you look closely enough), instead of looking pixalated (like some of the lesser android phones look).

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

      It’s not anywhere near as bad as the DX2 because of the slightly smaller screen. I’ll definitely give it that. I’d say that on a 3.7″ screen, it’d be virtually unnoticeable.

  • Benfiner

    I’m getting it! I love Droids that have physical keyboards.

  • Eric

    What about 1 year contracts, who gets 2 year contracts now?? Only people who like to suffer…

    • Anonymous

      First of all, welcome to 2011.
      Secondly, Verizon does not offer 1 year contracts anymore.

  • Calicrs

    Might be headed to look at one since they were nice enough to offer me an exrta $30 off!

  • Abc

    After experiencing   a complete lack of communication from Motorola to their customers after getting a Droid X on launch day, and then having them butcher the phone with their hacked up version of GB I will never purchase a Motorola device again.   They could be giving them away and I would still pass it up.   Motorola has proved to be untrustworthy.

  • CC

    Definitely heading to a store to check out the pentile in person today or tomorrow.

  • Kevinlkpark

    rather wait for Samsung Galaxy S 2…………. 
    there is no hope for bionic.

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

    Here’s my review:

    Hardware

    CPU: The TI OMAP4430 dual core 1ghz per core processor is arguably the most advanced processor out in the market right now. Webpages load quickly, and home screens swipe with ease. Moto’s blur seems to have an effect on going back to homescreen (more on that in a moment), but you can definitely tell that this beastly processor has power to spare.

    RAM: 512 of DDR2. Is it enough? Let’s just say you aren’t going to cry about it. Apps switch seamlessly unless they have been closed a while, but it will still stay in memory just enough to remember where you were, and the OMAP wastes little time in loading things back up quickly. Would be nice to have a bit more, but you’ll hardly notice. 

    3g. Not having LTE on here is an omission to be sure, but the OMAP4430 will really speed up your downloads. And you are guaranteed to NOT have the battery problems that the other LTE phone have suffered thus far. So honestly, I’ve not been missing LTE, and it’s probably a technology I’d like to see mature before I make the leap.

    Screen: Pentile display looks good. Better contrast and brightness than D1, and the Pentile tech saves battery better than D1. Pixels are juuuuust noticeable though, but only in a psycho-stickler sort of way, and only on certain colors (like pure green). Overall, without squinching your eyes and holding the phone right up to your face like a maniac, the screen IS an improvement over the D1 and pretty to look at with excellent viewing angles. 

    Keyboard: Physical keyboard is a VAST IMPROVEMENT. No more reaching around with thumbs. Keys feel good, solid, differentiate-able. Having a number row is the cat’s pajamas. Arrow keys instead of rocker is a definite improvement over OG Droid. I sort of miss having the “?” key NOT being an alt function, but this is such a minor niggle I can’t even believe I mentioned it. Thoroughly loving the physical keyboard. Little tough to get loose initially, but in the last week of use it has loosened up a bit to a level that I am comfortable with. Soft keyboard and swype included, and great too additions. 

    Camera: 1080p shooting and 8mp camera make this Droid vastly superior to its previous Droid installments. Shooting in 1080p can get a little choppy when shooting fast moving scenes, but nothing any worse than any other PHONE’s. Picture clarity for video is very reasonable, even when hooked up to your big screen through HDMI mirror mode. Lines are sharp and artifacting is minimal. The camera stills look good in daylight, but at night is when you can really tell that an improvement has been made. The light sensor is able to gather significantly more light that previous models, and you can really tell the difference. Definite upgrade from hardware and the camera software is very stylish and intuitive as well. Camera sometimes kills the home launcher though, but the OMAP4430 makes little time of getting everything back in order.

    HDMI: Mirror mode works effortlessly. Just plus it in and go. There is a minor glitch that may have not been completely thought out though. If you want to listen to music from your phone (assuming your big screen is HDMI’d to your receiver), everything works great until you set the phone down and the screen times out, thus cutting the audio. So unless you have the screen timeout to “never”, you will not have music playing. I have not found a setting to fix this. Hopefully this gets ironed out in an update.

    Battery: I have my apps on reasonable settings, aka I don’t have them to autoupdate every 15 minutes. With this phone I am able to get about 15-20 hours of battery life with moderate use. With lighter use I’m betting I could get through a day and a half at least. There are some battery saving options such as turning off 3g and wifi radios when not in use after 15 minutes, which would theoretically propel the battery even further, but I have mine set to “performance” which leaves everything on all the time and I have not had an issue. 

    Software

    Launcher: With the stock launcher I SOMETIMES notice a slight delay (honestly maybe like a half second versus instant for LauncherPro) when returning to the homescreens (which does not happen at all with the speedy LP), but the Moto widgets are so nice that it makes the stock launcher almost worth it. And the stock launcher is really stylish, nice screen transitions, a cool screens preview, but just simply is not as fast or customize-able as LP. If LP would come out with the ability to run some of these gorgeous widgets, or if stock was coded to be as speedy as LP, I’d be in Heaven. The stock launcher also does a cool lighting effect when you change screen, a subtle touch that just makes you feel good about yourself. If the stock launcher’s code would improve a smidgen, and offer the ability to scroll vertically (instead of swiping side to side like a cotton picking i*hone) through the app drawer then we’d have a surefire winner. For now, I’ve settled into LauncherPro, spruced up with the honeycomb theme from the market for some of the excellent LP widgets. I’ve been a happy camper.

    Widgets: Moto has included some outstanding widgets that really add to the wow factor of the phone. The Quick Contacts widget is my personal favorite. Swiping down on the widget produces a nifty 3D effects revealing all your favorite contacts. The problem with some of Moto’s widgets is that they don’t play nice with 3rd party launchers. Which puts you in a choice quandary. Why can’t we have out cake and eat it too??

    One minor omission in terms of widgets is the stock Google News widget. Moto includes a news widget to replace it, which looks better, and has a nifty 3D effect, but you can’t add custom topics like you can on Google’s offering can add custom RSS feeds from your favorite website. Maybe it’ll get updated for custom topics….maybe.

    Apps: The included gallery widget is a nice improvement over standard AOSP Android. It has the ability to pull in all your photos from your various accounts over the cloud (picasa, facebook, flickr, photobucket, etc) and all your friends facebook photos as well in addition to all the photos stored on your phone. 

    The business class apps included here are very forward thinking and a boon to business types. GoToMeeting and Citrix, Exchange, Citrix, Motoprint, Quickoffice, are all included here, and really advance this phone as one that should be in serious consideration for those that need to do business on the go.

    There are two music apps included. Moto’s music app, which is just a re-skinned AOSP music app, and ZumoCast, which is Motorola’s cloud based music solution. You must create an account and then you can access all your music, video, and picture files from your home computer (assuming it’s on) on the go. I would anticipate that you can upload some stuff to their servers in the cloud, but I have not verified this.

    Bloatware is upsetting. There is crap on here waking up and filling itself in memory that I’ve never even heard of. “Social Status?” Seriously??? Do I need a widget to update my FB status every 5 seconds??? Hundreds of megs of crapware, oceans of it really. The sooner we can get some sort of root access to get Tibu on here the better, and the better this phone will run, you know, assuming it’s be loading up apps you ACTUALLY USE into memory to make the apps you ACTUALLY USE quicker to get to. But what do I know, I’m just a random idiot. BUT, some of the pre-loaded apps like the business class apps are stellar. So you are certainly taking the good with the bad in this department. You can uninstall Let’s Golf 2 and Nova, but the rest is on there for the long haul. If they are too much of an eyesore you can make an app group through the stock launcher and only put apps that you use there. Or you can hide crapware through some 3rd party launchers, but the crapware still manages to load itself into RAM I’ve noticed. You can use the built in task manager to kill it off, but task managers generally do more harm than good, and it remains to be seen whether this one is an exception.

    Should you buy?

    If you like a keyboard this one is a no brainer. If you aren’t dead set on LTE this is a no brainer as it will certainly best any LTE handsets battery life thus far by a country mile. Otherwise the Bionic is around the corner, the Galaxy S II should be arriving sometime this summer, and of course there are the rumors of the mega-showstopping Nexus Primer this Christmas. I am in a family plan that has multiple upgrades coming up, so I will have some options, but even when those options come up, I will have a hard time giving up the D3. It is definitely a hot phone and is worthy of your bucks.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks for this. It’s only day one of the official launch, but I’m pining for reviews. My wife just got an Incredible 2 and I’m heavily debating between that device and this one. If anybody who has hands-on experience with both phones would weigh in, it would definitely help expedite my decision.

      • Tom Crews

        I have hands on with the Incredible 2 (my best friend and his wife….setting theirs up for them) and my Droid 3.

        Both phones are great…it really comes to wanting/needing a slider-keyboard or not.  The Droid 3 is faster (dual-core) but the Incredible 2 is lighter and slimmer.  I prefer having a keyboard and I like a solid feeling phone.

        Not a fan of Blur or Sense so that’s your call.  Blur on the Droid 3 is a big step up from the D2/DX from what I’m reading.

        • Anonymous

          To be honest, Blur doesn’t bother me at all because there are third-party apps I can download to avoid it if necessary. Currently, I use a D1 – but my wife had an Eris before that and my parents both have the DROID X, so I’m familiar with Sense, Blur, and nothing at all. Really, since both phones are loaded with bloatware, I’m really just looking for a good balance with speed and battery life. I’m really not sold on LTE yet and dual core is only important to me if the speed and battery life are drastic differences, for better or worse.

          I thought that I would need a slider-keyboard, but at this point I’m not really sold that it’s a necessity. Like you, lighter/slimmer isn’t a deal-breaker for me and the D3 has really similar specs to the D1 insofar as its dimensions and weight is concerned, so I’m not really worried about taking on a lot of extra phone.

          Thanks for the insight. Think I’ll check out the D3 in-store and make a decision after that.

    • Anonymous

      Thanks man for that great review. I enjoyed reading it. My friend just got his D3 and I agree with everything you said. You’re right this is a great devise. Personally i’m holding out for the Bionic but otherwise I would get the D3. Thanks again. 

    • Adam Smith

      Thanks here also – I bought DInc2 on upgrade to latch into the Unlim Data plan so I have about 48 hours to decide whether to trade back in on D3.  Guess I’m headed to the store to try one out.

    • Anonymous

      Nice write-up!  My Fiance has had this device since Monday, so I’ve had plenty of time to play with it.  My observations have been pretty much the same as yours.  This is a really nice device.

      Also, thank you for not dwelling on the “locked” bootloader issue.  It’s good to see an honest review of device without calling it a POS because of its bootloader.

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

        I had the OG.  I rooted for 3 reasons:

        1. overclock the cpu: just got tired of the lag
        2. remove bloat
        3. updates: I was so tired of playing the waiting game on getting updates out to the unrooted crowd.  Hoping this situation is resolved here in 2011.
        4. tether

        With the D3, the OMAP is plenty speedy so don’t need to OC, and the firmware is latest version of Android so updates isn’t a concern…yet.  I realize I can tether if I pay, or with some wired solutions from the market.  But the bloat remains, which means that when root is attained on this device, I will have a hard time saying no to having VZ Navigator NOT loading itself up and WASTING my RAM.

        • Anonymous

          I completely agree.  I still use the OG.  It’s been rooted for a long long time.  It’s had many ROMs and many kernels installed.  I love it…but, it still lags at times.  That lag has become even more obvious after playing with my Fiance’s Droid 3.

          Yes, the bloat sucks…but, I could definitely live with this phone even without root.  God I hate to say that, but it’s true.

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

            I feel ya.  I wouldn’t die immediately if I never rooted this device.  I’m nervous, cause I want root to remove the bloat, but if I root (from what I’ve read) that means that I can’t rent movies from the Android Market.  What a world!!!

          • Anonymous

            Screw Google movies, that’s why we have screen televisions or the theater.

  • Sparking22

     waiting till august. if the Bionic still has no release date then I am going ahead with the D3

  • Acruso

    I loved my og droid and a physical keyboard but hte lack of 4g im spoiled by my tbolts speed

  • Acruso

    I loved my og droid and a physical keyboard but hte lack of 4g im spoiled by my tbolts speed

  • Jcorf

    I’m definitely gonna stop by Verizon when I transfer buses on the way to school later this morning. Gotta check it out, but can’t buy it for a month or so till I have the cash.

  • Guest

    or you could buy a Charge or a TBolt..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25419359 James De Angelis

    i have this one since last friday and coming from the OG droid, im thinking of returning it soon and getting the bionic. I mean if im stuck with this phone for 2 years, i would rather be on the 4g side of things then 3g… this phone has an intense video/camera set up though… 

  • Cami K

    I want this phone but cant upgrade until tomorrow.  I am going to be bummed if they wont let me or if I have to order online and wait even LONGER.  If thats the case I am waiting for the Bionic.

  • SlickNick

    Before this posted I was at Verizon returning my Thunderbolt (I got it just to play with 4G for a couple weeks to see if the Bionic was worth the wait) and playing with the Droid3. This one had NovaHD out the box! Now that’s bloatware I can appreciate. I just had to see if there was an improvement in this pentile over the DroidX2. Side by side I think this is the best of the worst screen available. The main menu in Nova really let’s you notice the flaws in pentile (check out those dot matrix sunglasses). Movement in screens is a definate improvement as I don’t notice tracers like on DX3. We all know its fast with an awesome keyboard and the new blur is doable to me so my main concern was the pentile. Yes, it blows donkey d*** and I hope Moto will end this madness with the Bionic (they won’t). Still I think I’ll trade in my OG for the Bionic if there’s no word of SG2 release by August 4th.

  • J Dub

    $99 on letstalk.com but its backordered. Still worth it to lock in on that price.

  • John

    pull out qwerty phones need to go on a diet before I’ll consider one again.  this is less than 1mm thinner than the OG droid.. I know it’s asking a lot, but giterdone

    • Anonymous

      Is that all? It seemed thinner than that when I held it in the store, although I didn’t do a direct comparison.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25419359 James De Angelis

      its also heavier in the hand feeling, so even though its a lil thinner if feels thicker due to the heavyness of the phone

    • colby johnson

      I like the weight on it and also it’s flat on the sides compared to the droid 2.  Feels like something important and not just a kiddy toy. 

    • John

      size comparison:

      WIDTH
      D1: 60 mm
      D3: 64.1 mm

      HEIGHT
      D1: 115.8 mm
      D3: 123.3 mm

      THICKNESS
      D1: 13.7 mm
      D3: 12.9 mm

      WEIGHT
      D1: 169 g (6 oz)
      D3: 184 g (6.49 oz)

      So, you can see the D3 is taller, wider, and only .8mm thinner, which adds almost half an oz.

    • John

      size comparison:

      WIDTH
      D1: 60 mm
      D3: 64.1 mm

      HEIGHT
      D1: 115.8 mm
      D3: 123.3 mm

      THICKNESS
      D1: 13.7 mm
      D3: 12.9 mm

      WEIGHT
      D1: 169 g (6 oz)
      D3: 184 g (6.49 oz)

      So, you can see the D3 is taller, wider, and only .8mm thinner, which adds almost half an oz.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FCATSDDPJWT6ODZZNKHMWLLEYY Barry Morton

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, LiveCent.com

  • Pcob7

    I think everyone who wanted this phone ordered it a week ago.

    Now everyone is waiting for the Bionic or some version of the Galaxy S2 for VZ.

    • Anonymous

      Pretty much. I’m waiting to see what what the D3 and the Bionic are like IRL before I would consider them an option. If my D1 has a major hardware failure, I’ll probably get the D3 unless I really like the Bionic’s onscreen keyboard (unlikely). Otherwise I’m going to hold out and see if another keyboard slider comes out. I’d rather not get buy a phone that get EOL’d 3 months after it’s released like the D2.

  • NortonsLogic

    I got my D3 Last week and so far Im lovin it, the new version of blur isnt quite so bad altho I know Ill end up using launcher pro sooner or later for the simplicity of it.  Ive had both the OG and D2 and this is deffinatly a nice step in the right direction.  The device just feels nice in your hand and the 5 row keyboard is bigger and much more user friendly.  If you want a physical keyboard you cant go wrong with this phone.  Once the Devs get to work on this phone it will only get even better then it already is.

  • Anonymous

    Ehhh, Bump this, Next!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_FCATSDDPJWT6ODZZNKHMWLLEYY Barry Morton

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, LiveCent.com

  • Anonymous

    I paid $32.67 for a XBOX 360 and my mom got a 17 inch Toshiba laptop for $94.83 being delivered to our house tomorrow by FedEX. I will never again pay expensive retail prices at stores. I even sold a 46 inch HDTV to my boss for $650 and it only cost me $52.78 to get. Here is the website we using to get all this stuff, GrabPenny.com

    • tjhrulz

      Gizmodo, then Engadget and now here? Get out

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10215724 Raj Bhatt

    I’m gonna go check it out on my lunch hour to see what my Bionic screen is gonna be like!

  • DBK

    I will wait for Kellex’s hands on observations (and my own tomorrow) before making any decisions.

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

    its a bummer that i didnt win one of these for free from Motorola…sigh lol

  • Guest

    I got mine from my local store yesterday, Lovin it

    • Anonymous

      No you didn’t… Lol The guy above said you can’t.

  • nessa

     best buy website shows not available in store for me

  • EC8CH

    Does Verizon really need to put their logo on the front AND the back of the Droid 1,2,&3?

  • Angry Turd

    Oh….if only this had 4G…I’d be on my way to Verizon RIGHT NOW! I want a physical keyboard! Any rumors on the next device with all these great specs, 4G and a KB?

    • Anonymous

      My wife would get this for sure if it were 4g.

    • Anonymous

      Agreed, such a shame!

    • tjhrulz

      Wasn’t their the Bolt or Jet or something a while back?

  • Pfigurella

    First.

    OG Droid still rocks!

  • mojo pong

    I plan on getting mine today :) cant wait to upgrade my d1 , held me up pretty well until now with great roms thanks to the amazing dev’s out there.

    • Kal Ridley

      Better call ahead and see if your local stores have any Droid2 or Droid2 Global phones in stock. If they do, you won’t be picking up your Droid3 today. 

      • Anonymous

        Don’t listen to this… Its ridiculous.

        • Kal Ridley

          It’s not a fallacy, feel free to call the store I went to. 

          3120 West Ridge Road
          Greece Ridge
          Rochester, NY 14616
          (585) 453-9950

          • Anonymous

            Nah… We will go to all the other stores that will sell them.

          • Anonymous

             I’m in Rochester and the Jefferson rd store is selling them, perhaps your iroc z cant make it from Greece to the Jefferson but your info is wrong. That may have been harsh but eh i hate liars.

  • Anonymous

    If I click the G+ button will it send it to my stream on G+? Like Twitter? /noob

  • Bewara2009

    That’s old news, come on now we need some Bionic news! 

    • Anonymous

      i second that!

      • Mr. Joe

        I third that!

        • Anonymous

          I fourth that!

    • Anonymous

       Im with ya i need some bionic specs like a fat kid needs cake

    • Anonymous

      I fourth that!! 

  • Anonymous

    Next stop….Bionic

  • Kal Ridley

    You actually can’t buy these in store today due to the fact that Verizon is prohibiting the sales of these units until they sell out of their Droid2 and Droid2 Global stock first. 

    Just a FYI.

    • Na

      Not correct

      • Kal Ridley

        Actually it is correct, store manager told me straight to my face no less than an hour and a half ago.

        • steve

          I am in Rochester and I can confirm this.

          • Tesseract 3

            Sounds like Rochester has a bunch of Droid 2 varieties they still need to get rid of. 

    • Anonymous

      Who told you that?

      • Kal Ridley

        One of the local Verizon store managers here in Rochester, NY. They received a corporate e-mail last night, around 10pm, stating that they are not allowed to sell the Droid3 units until all inventory IN STORE of the Droid2 or Droid2 globals are sold. Only then, will they sell the Droid3 units in store.

        • Anonymous

          Some douche salesman was trying to sell one to my dad, but of course online. I think that just might be a policy of their store. Considering the regular droid 2 was out of commission after 3 months before the global one took it’s place. I think they are full of shit, they can’t do that!

          • Kal Ridley

            Well, they told me, the person after me, and the person after them all that at the same time… it apparently came down from corporate to them. I’m sure it’s not just at their store, for the fact that when I asked him about going to other stores,  he stated that: “Every other store in Rochester is being held to the same correspondence we’ve received.” I was just staggered. 

          • Anonymous

            LOL they might be doing you a favor from buying it, it will 6 months before Motorola discontinues it as sales will drop on a phone that lacks LTE. Believe it or not I am a Motorola Employee, but not for our mobility division. I can tell you, with all the poor decision Jha has been making, I can honestly see this thing going that same route. 

          • Kal Ridley

            Yeah it’s pretty crappy business ethics to be quite honest. Regardless, there’s been NO DISCLAIMER posted anywhere online, on their site or otherwise that reflects what I was informed of today.

          • James_Ever

            Why not call Verizon and tell them what the store told you because somethings not right.

          • Keeler

            Yeah, as I posted to @google-e2dee5d793c3c147931d5760448851cb:disqus ‘s original post, it must be isolated. Maybe they have a shortage or something else preventing them from selling them in his particular city/region. I know it’s pretty much available everywhere else that I’ve checked.

        • Apostrafee

          they tell you that cause they dont have it…..did they try to sell you onto something else after that?

          • Kal Ridley

            No, they did have it. I asked them to show me the boxes. They showed me 10 or so. 

          • Tesseract 3

            Makes sense, corporate policy to get rid of inventory. I wouldn’t doubt it’s a companywide policy, sounds like normal industry practice. However, like I stated in another post a minute ago, stores that are out of stock of Droid 2 varieties probably can sell the Droid 3 already (like the store in Denver, CO that someone else mentioned). 

    • Anonymous

      Lol that is silly.

    • Keeler

      Just posting to debunk this for other readers. I just called a Verizon store near me, (Denver, CO) and they said they just got them in stock today and they’re available. 

      This must be some bizarre policy specific to your location.

      • Tesseract 3

        I think I can make sense out of this. 

        The email seems the manager claims to have received says they are not to sell it until they run out of droid 2 and droid 2 global. However, that would probably be for each specific store. 

        In other words, any store that still has some droid 2’s is not to sell it yet, but any store that is out of droid 2’s, even if another store still has some, can sell the droid 3. 

        That would explain why the store near Keeler (Denver, CO), can sell it. Because they are out of droid 2 and droid 2 global. However, some of the local stores in Rochester, NY, must have extra left in their inventory, and corporate wants them to try to dump them on unsuspecting consumers before they start selling the Droid 3. 

  • Eric

    How much for a 1 year contract???

    • Anonymous

      No such thing anymore, VZW got rid of them a couple of months ago :(

    • T Hall

      No such thing…

  • Matt

    First!

  • Matt

    First!