Solano_Front_1, 3/8/11, 10:28 AM,  8C, 4200x2400 (832+2712), 100%, bent 6 adjuste,  1/15 s, R63.9, G48.0, B75.7

Yep, you read that right - you can pick up a DROID 3 right now from Verizon's online store, complete with free overnight shipping for $199 on a new 2-year agreement or eligible upgrade. If you're a new customer planning to switch to Verizon (or planning to add a line), it's worth noting that you'll be subject to Verizon's new tiered data plans as of today. You can also buy it off contract, and it's not too expensive, either - it'll cost you $460 commitment-free.

Solana_FrontHorOpen_1, 3/9/11, 9:48 AM,  8C, 3900x3300 (1147+2393), 100%, bent 6 adjuste,  1/15 s, R63.9, G48.0, B75.7

If you're getting the D3 on an eligible upgrade, there's no need to worry - you can keep your all-you-can-eat unlimited data, unless you're coming from a featurephone data plan, in which case you'll be forced into tiered data as well. But enough with all that, what's the DROID 3 packing? Let's do a quick refresher:

  • 4" QHD display (960x540)
  • Dual-core 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 processor (it's faster than a Tegra 2)
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1080P video capture, front and rear cameras
  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 5-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard

If you want to know even more about the DROID 3, check out the full press release, below:

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.

Additional features:

· 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 Communications 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.


David Ruddock
David's phone is whatever is currently sitting on his desk. He is an avid writer, and enjoys playing devil's advocate in editorials, and reviewing the latest phones and gadgets. He also doesn't usually write such boring sentences.

  • Emacore

    Is unlocked the bootloader?

  • turd

    Is second language the english?

  • Chris

    mmyess, locked the bootloader will be.

  • BOSS

    By the way, you are wrong. I just called the Verizon telesales at 10:25 A.M. and they said that Blackberry Plan is considered the same as the 3G unlimited data plan so I can still keep my unlimited data and I just ordered the Droid 3. Eat that and get your facts straight.

    • Chris

      Calm yourself, good sir. From what I've been reading on all these different posts and from different sites, people from Verizon have been giving different answers about most things, so it's not surprising.

      Although that is good news! Keep as many grandfathers as we can

    • David Ruddock

      There's no need to get nasty. From what I knew, Blackberry plans were not considered the same - I apparently was wrong.

      • BOSS

        It came out a little harsher than intended... just meant for you to change it... Srry bout that lol and I'm glad now because you changed it :)

  • Elvis

    Haha I KNEW they would release it when they did tiered data... locked bootloader? No thanks! And I was looking forward to following my line of droids :/ (had 1 found 2 which im using) GS2 here I come!

  • http://plus.google.com/113974181374058734489 Sherman

    Why can't Moto up the RAM a little...512 MB, seriously? It is funny that the Droid was the premier device for Moto and Verizon. Droid 2 doubled the RAM from the original (256 to 512). Now they add another processor core, yet leave the same amount of RAM for both cores to share. It really makes me curious to see how the D3 will perform. And then, of course, there is MotoBlur...I don't think I need to mention that at all, do I?

  • Zach

    look for it in a few weeks on Amazon Wireless. I bought my OG there for $65 brand new. They usually have a deal for a few days before bumping it back up to $200. Or wait till the Droid 5 is out then it will be 1 penny!

  • ocdtrekkie

    Is the OMAP 4430 the "OMAP4" which gets Netflix HD support?

  • Vince


    'Nuff said.