Motorola DROID 3 (Verizon Wireless)

The Motorola DROID 3 smartphone comes with Android 2.0 that lets you download unlimited applications. This Motorola Verizon smartphone is an elegant piece with a 3.7-inch touchscreen and a full slide-out QWERTY keypad. Get access to loads of Google mobile services such as Google maps with navigation, Gmail, Google talk, calendar and more with this Motorola smartphone. The Motorola DROID 3 smartphone supports Wi-Fi networking for surfing anywhere on the go.

Product Features

  • Released in July, 2011
  • Android Gingerbread 2.3-powered smartphone with 4-inch qHD multi-touch display for brilliant video playback; spacious 5-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Enabled for Verizon Wireless 3G network; can be used as a 3G Mobile Hotspot for up to five Wi-Fi connected devices; Skype Mobile capable
  • 8-MP camera; Full HD 1080p camcorder; 16 GB internal memory; microSD expansion; Bluetooth stereo music; access to personal and corporate e-mail; HDMI mirroring to external monitor
  • Up to 550 minutes (9.16 hours) of talk time, up to 300 hours (12.5 days) of standby time; released in July, 2011
  • What’s in the Box: handset, rechargeable battery, wall/USB charger, pre-installed global SIM card, quick start guide

3 thoughts on “Motorola DROID 3 (Verizon Wireless)

  1. Michael J. Literman
    Michael J. Literman says:

    Better than a lateral move from the original Droid I upgraded yesterday from the original Droid after having that tank of a phone for two years. With the exception of it filling up with apps, texts, and general data the last two months, it was without hesitation the best phone I have ever had. My plan was up and I was eligible for a new phone, just in time for the Droid 3.I scoped that phone out long and hard and yes, I did have reservations. I would have liked to see it have 1Gb of RAM like every other phone out now, but you know what? I can deal with it. I only had a slight issue with speed on the original Droid.Before I move on, I should let you know that I am a power user. I use the physical keyboard more than I use the virtual keyboard. I update servers, manage six different email accounts, deal with clients, and so on. I use the phone to its fullest extent and she was good to me. I love Android and would never think of going the way of Apple, Blackberry, or Windows, regardless of what the masses think I should do.So I’ve got the phone and one thing that I loved is that it has more memory for apps. The original Droid had something like 256mb allocated for apps and I was constantly moving things to the SD card or just deleting them to make room for more essential apps. It got to the point where I deleted Flash because it wasn’t as important as the other apps. So now I’ve got something like over a gigabyte of memory for apps and that should last me a while.Now I’ll get into the good, bad, and whatever of this phone:GOOD:This keyboard rules. It clicks and I don’t think that it’s going to soften up at all for the next few years of heavy use. A few things that you would never think of is that the keyboard doesn’t have a menu/list button which I miss and it also doesn’t have a designated “question mark” key. It’s just one ALT away, but I miss it. I will not have a problem getting used to it, though.Screen:Great. I don’t have a problem with the diagonal lines that people show through magnifying glasses, like that’s how we all use our phones. The screen is only a quarter inch taller than the original Droid so it’s not like you’ve got a lot to get re-situated with. The colors are great and the graphics are very crisp. Also, I read that it’s got Corning’s Gorilla Glass on it so it should be able to withstand some pocket related abuse.Speed:Good. I have only noticed a little bit of lag when I’m pulling open peoples contact info by clicking on their icons. It’s light years faster than the original Droid so that’s good enough for me. It’s probably comparable to most current phones.Case:I couldn’t find anywhere about the specs of the case. The original Droid was all metal and that ruled. The Droid 3 has a metal screen bezel and the bottom half, where the keyboard is, is a hard, rubberized plastic. I think that it will be fine. It is dense and feels sturdy. Nothing moves and everything is very mechanical, like the original. I wouldn’t mind finding an aftermarket metal back to replace the plastic one, but I’m nitpicky. You’ll be fine.LED Flash:Brightest LED ever. I tested it out at night and it’s so bright that you could easily light up a small room. Impressed.Hard Drive Storage:16Gb onboard. That is great. You don’t even need an SD card if you don’t want, but why the heck not? Use the SD card for music, videos, and pictures and leave everything else to the onboard memory.BAD:Blur, obviously. I think Motorola knows that it’s garbage. It’s better than it used to be and is still usable. Maybe I’ll go back to it but I’m currently using Go Launcher EX which is just what I had on my old phone. It’s like Blur isn’t there. No need to root.Pre-Installed Apps:Oh man, the bloatware. It’s absurd. Easily twenty applications that you can’t remove. Half of the reason that I installed a custom launcher so that I could hide all that junk. I’m not an idiot and don’t need all these dumb apps. Sports, six Verizon apps, music apps, games, etc. Ugh. Did not like seeing all those. They also locked a half dozen bookmarks into the browser like Verizon stuff so people who don’t know how to create bookmarks have then, but, once again, I’m no idiot and want them gone. Too bad. Who cares. Just install another browser if you’ve got a problem with it.Updated Apps:I dislike the new text messaging app layout. It’s bubbles like you see in the iPhone. I liked it the old way. An app could fix it if you’ve got a problem with it, though. New gallery? Garbage. Pretty unusable. It defaults to some dumb friend thread where it shows you pictures that your friends updated with Facebook. I want mine first and if I want to see other people’s stuff, I’ll do it on my own accord, thank you very much. I replaced it with someone’s copy of the gallery from 2.2 which I loved.MEDIOCRE/BONUS:…

  2. David Jeske "tech savvy"
    David Jeske "tech savvy" says:

    worthwhile upgrade for existing droid-1/2 users… 0

  3. Brandon Williams "~B*DUB~"
    Brandon Williams "~B*DUB~" says:

    Words do it no justice.. 0

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