It looks like Verizon is going to let the Motorola DROID 3 go unannounced just like the DROID 2 Global. You can now order the DROID 3 online or over the phone for $199.99 on a new 2-year contract or $449.99 outright. You’ll be getting what looks to be one of the better phones on Verizon’s network right now, minus the missing LTE radio. This phone will be packing Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a 4″ qHD display, dual-core 1GHz OMAP4 processor, 16GB of on-board storage (no sd card though), and a redesigned 5-row keyboard. This will also be running a new version of Blur that we have seen recently, most notably the new lockscreen.
If you don’t want to wait for the phone to be sent to you, you can wait an extra week when the phone is expected to be in stores on July 14th. If you’re going to wait that long though, you might as well just get the phone now. Hit the source link to buy the phone online, or dial *611 to talk to a rep on the phone. We’re looking into getting a review unit shortly so stayed tuned for a full review on the next version of DROID.
Update: Verizon has just sent out an official press release announcing the DROID 3′s release. We’ve got the full announcement below.
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Full keyboard, no compromises; DROID 3 by Motorola available online today
BASKING RIDGE, N.J., and LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – July 7, 2011 – 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.
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