New Droid 3 Specs Confirm 5-Row QWERTY, 4-inch qHD Display

Additional details for the Motorola Droid 3 have surfaced online, indicating a nice all-around bump is in store for Verizon’s iconic handset.  The touch screen has been rumored to be a 4-inch qHD  display, bigger and higher resolution than its predecessors.  This has been confirmed by a TechnoBuffalo source who also adds that Motorola has indeed managed to squeeze a fifth row into the keyboard, providing a dedicated number row.

Additional details for the Droid 3 include an 8-megapixel camera on the back with a front-facing camera for video chat. Resolution is unknown at this time, but we’re hoping for something around 2.0-megapixels.  One notably absent feature is the lack of 4G LTE support, something which Verizon is really pushing as of late. Maybe that’s something more appropriate for a Droid 4. Droid 4G. See what we did there?

The processor is expected to be a dual-core platform, however the exact brand and type is not yet known. Some are hearing NVIDIA Tegra 2, but it’s entirely possible that Motorola could stick with their friends at Texas Instruments, using the OMAP chipset.

TechnoBuffalo is hearing Verizon has the Droid 3 lined up with a release some time in June and we see no reason to argue here. This would put a few weeks space between the Droid Charge, Xperia PLAY and Droid X2, and give customers some breathing room after a string of excellent offerings.

 

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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5 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    May 24, 14:09 Reply

    If the phone is Global, that would explain the lack of LTE – any word on that?

  2. Shawn Williams
    May 24, 14:19 Reply

    verizon really pisses me off with this. they’ll release an exact replica of the D3 and load it with LTE.

  3. Shawn Williams
    May 24, 14:26 Reply

    Just put LTE on it! The Bionic doesnt have to be the first Moto device to pack dual-core/LTE. Besides the OG Droid was the jump off to Motorola’s comeback. But this is just a genius move by moto & verizon. Get everyone to “upgrade” to another 3g device before LTE becomes too widespread, guaranteeing atleast 60-70% of those same buyers will upgrade again within 18 months or so. 

  4. Skyman
    May 25, 07:14 Reply

    it seems that all Moto phones are familiar with each other

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