It’s looking like the Droid family may soon have another member! Leaked images of the alleged Motorola Droid 3 have been rampant on the internet as of late. There has been a lot of speculation that the Droid 3 is soon coming into existence. The images we’ve tracked down resemble a phone just like the original Droid and its sequel, the Droid 2 and the Droid 2 Global, but with some significant enhancements. The device portrayed has a 4-inch display compared to the preceding Droids’ 3.7-inch displays. It also gains a front-facing camera and a cutting-edge design, with a smoother and more even facade.
If this is indeed the Motorola Droid 3, when can we expect its debut? As of the moment, the bottom line is that this is all just speculation and neither Motorola nor Verizon has yet to make any sort of official announcement. However, there are many enticing clues that support these speculations.
As we reported previously, the first leak came via a very generous poster on Howard Forums (a popular mobile user community) that were said to be the Droid 3. Those images look so alike when compare to the recent ones found today. One of them shows an overhauled QWERTY keyboard with five rows, with one row devoted solely to numbers.
Back in February, there were tipsters that informed Phandroid.com that the speculated Droid 3 would feature a 4-inch display with a 960×540 resolution. They reported that the smartphone would debut sometime in the Q2 of 2011. Meaning to say, it would be within the next two months.
As of the present time, there are some questions that remain. Will the Droid 3 feature a dual core processor? Will it have some Gingerbread goodness? Or will it be the first device to taste the sweet and refreshing Android 2.4 Ice Cream?
Source: Yahoo News, Global Direct Parts
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My OG Droid’s camera just died after taking a bath (thank god the battery was dead when this happened or it could’ve been a lot worse). I’m upgrade-eligible but I’ve been holding out for a qwerty badass like the D1 was (was? really, it still is. I love this thing). If Motorola doesn’t lock this one’s bootloader down, I have found my phone. If they do…well, the D1 can be had on craigslist for as low as 80$ now and I’m comfortable enough with this guy to wait it out. After experiencing a qwerty phone paired with ConnectBot, I really just can’t go back to a touch-only device and root is essential to me if for no other reason than sheer principle. I can’t have someone sell me a portable Linux box and tell me I can’t switch distros at will. Sad thing is, I’m pretty sure this is VZW’s doing, at Apple’s behest, and if Motorola could do anything about this, I’m sure they would, being as root was the single strongest thing the D1 had and still has going for it. Hopefully I’m proven wrong, but I’m betting on being a D1 owner for at least another year.