After a bevy of leaks revealed just about everything there is to know about the Motorola DROID 3, Verizon finally made the device official this morning. There aren't any surprises to be found here, so those of you hoping for a last-minute addition of 4G LTE are out of luck, but anyone jonesing for an Android phone with a QWERTY keyboard on Verizon can now order the DROID 3 online for $199.99 with a two-year contract or $459.99 full retail. Other specs include a 4-inch 540x960 display, dual-core 1GHz processor, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p video capture, front-facing camera, 16GB of storage, GSM capabilities for global use, and Mobile Hotspot functionality with support for up to five devices. If you prefer the instant gratification that the brick and mortar experience brings, you'll be able to pick up the DROID 3 in Verizon stores "by July 14th."
There you have it. It's kind of strange to see Verizon make the DROID 3 official without much fanfare, but all that matters now is that we can finally get our hands on that five-row keyboard after months of drooling from afar. So now that the D3 is finally up for grabs, anyone already plunked down the cash for one or plan to soon?
Verizon Wireless Introduces The Next Generation DROID Delivering Power And Performance: The DROID 3 By Motorola
Full Keyboard, No Compromises; DROID 3 by Motorola Available Online Today
BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the new Android™-powered DROID 3 by Motorola, a global smartphone that delivers power for work and play without making compromises.
DROID 3 by Motorola is the world’s thinnest full QWERTY smartphone, and still delivers the power of a dual-core 1 GHz processor for fast multi-tasking. Customers can take stunning photos with the 8-megapixel camera or capture the moment in 1080p HD video. Equipped with Android 2.3, the DROID 3 by Motorola features a brilliant 4-inch qHD display, a roomy 5-row QWERTY keyboard and 3G Mobile Hotspot capabilities, with the ability to connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. DROID 3 by Motorola delivers the power needed to conquer the day whether customers are at home, work or somewhere in between.
Powered by Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread
Mirror mode allows you to view and share photos, videos and movies on a larger TV via HDMI output (requires HDMI cable)
Global ready, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, including more than 125 with 3G speeds
Enterprise ready with advanced security policies, device and SD card encryption, complex password support, remote data wipe of device and SD card; document and presentation viewing and editing with Quickoffice®
Citrix® GoToMeeting® for Android, gives users the ability to attend online meetings while on-the-go, and Citrix Receiver® for Android, a universal software client that allows companies to deliver corporate apps, desktops and data to any corporate- or employee-owned device
ESP smart dock technology for a tailored experience based on whether DROID 3 is docked in home, office or car settings
Adobe® Flash® Player 10
Front-facing camera for still shots and video chat
Video playback in 1080p HD in mirror mode
Pricing and availability:
DROID 3 by Motorola is now available online at www.verizonwireless.com, and will be available in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores by July 14 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers that purchase a DROID 3 will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package. New Verizon Wireless customers will have the option of smartphone plans starting at $30 for 2GB of data. Current Verizon Wireless smartphone customers who are upgrading their smartphone can keep their current data plan.
For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.