1. Castor Troy's Avatar
    Technobuffalo just reported that a tipster sent them a tip saying that the Droid 3 will be released sometime in June sans LTE. Yes quite disappointing to those who were hanging onto the possibility that it may ship as an LTE compatible device.

    No additional details were given in regards to specs or actual release dates.

    So there you have it. Looks like a June release.....

    Check out the full article on Techno Buffalo
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    05-20-2011 06:47 PM
  2. DNicolasL's Avatar
    Looks like a worthy upgrade from the OG Droid. Droid 2 just wasn't that impressive. qhd is a must going forward with any phone.
    05-22-2011 04:18 PM
  3. patfactorx's Avatar
    I predict Droid 3 Global in November and LTE is world capable so ima wait for that

    Droid 3 details leaked: dual-core processor, 4-inch qHD screen, no LTE? -- Engadget
    05-23-2011 02:13 PM
  4. Jalarm's Avatar
    I don't see why it wouldn't be LTE, I mean Verizon puts a lot into their droid lineup.
    05-23-2011 03:38 PM
  5. nfalbo's Avatar
    Lets face it the D2 was an internal copy of the DX do if the DX2 didn't have LTE why would the D3? LTE at this point in the game is not a decision maker for me. I live in a LTE area but as soon as I head off to work I loose it and when I go many of the places I go on a daily basis. Battery life is also a big issue. I actually want a 3G phone for now.
    05-24-2011 08:59 AM
  6. nerdydesi's Avatar
    Its all but certain the Droid 3 will only be 3G. At VZW, we had a recent meeting with our call center director. He was showing us a slideshow of our results, performance and whatnot. Near the end, he showed a few slides of our recent and upcoming lineup, one slide for 3G phones, the other for 4G. The Droid 3 was in the 3G phone slide, the 4G slide had the Thunderbolt, Bionic, Revolution and Charge.

    I can hold out faint hope that the Droid 3 may be upgradable to LTE in the future (like the current Xoom), or they'll launch a 4G version shortly afterwards.
    05-24-2011 12:44 PM
  7. Droid800's Avatar
    I predict Droid 3 Global in November and LTE is world capable so ima wait for that

    Droid 3 details leaked: dual-core processor, 4-inch qHD screen, no LTE? -- Engadget
    Absolutely not. You will NOT see an LTE capable Droid 3 ever. The radio technology is not mature enough.

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    05-24-2011 03:55 PM
  8. Droid800's Avatar
    I don't see why it wouldn't be LTE, I mean Verizon puts a lot into their droid lineup.
    Because the device would be a ridiculous looking brick. Have you ever wondered why ALL of the LTE handsets announced have been 4.3 inch giants and still been thick? It would simply be impossible to fit in the necessary technology without making the phone absurdly proportioned.

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    05-24-2011 03:57 PM
  9. Jalarm's Avatar
    Because the device would be a ridiculous looking brick. Have you ever wondered why ALL of the LTE handsets announced have been 4.3 inch giants and still been thick? It would simply be impossible to fit in the necessary technology without making the phone absurdly proportioned.

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    The original Droid was kinda ridiculous brick looking.
    05-24-2011 05:34 PM
  10. Pierpoint's Avatar
    And the T-Bolt, imo, isn't too brickish.
    05-24-2011 06:17 PM
  11. Droid800's Avatar
    The original Droid was kinda ridiculous brick looking.
    Having owned one, it really wasn't. It was heavy but not outrageously thick. Think 50% thicker (at least) added if you want LTE on a device like the Droid.

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    05-24-2011 06:54 PM
  12. Droid800's Avatar
    And the T-Bolt, imo, isn't too brickish.
    I'll disagree with that. The thunderbolt is thick and heavy. A slider would be even thicker and heavier.

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    05-24-2011 06:55 PM
  13. djstar2k2's Avatar
    i think a point everyone is missing is that lte and dual core dont work together. all lte phones are single core. and the only spec i really need to know if this thing gonna be slurred up as the captive buttons suggest or if mr moto will pull a lg gx2 and keep it vanilla. i certainly hope its vanilla cuz im gonna upgrade for another this and the incredible 2 for moms
    05-24-2011 10:38 PM
  14. Astrodroid's Avatar
    Verizon insider BlackmanX tweeted a while back that until LTE radio revisions were approved, we wouldn't see any 4" LTE devices because to cram LTE in that small a package led to overheating issues.
    05-24-2011 10:41 PM
  15. Droid800's Avatar
    i think a point everyone is missing is that lte and dual core dont work together.
    That's not correct. LTE and TEGRA do not work together. The OMAP 4 or Snapdragon dual core work just fine with it.
    05-24-2011 10:52 PM
  16. sagreen2005's Avatar
    i dont like it
    05-25-2011 12:11 AM
  17. MisterObvious#AC's Avatar
    I'm actually excited for this phone and when my contract is up in Sept. I may consider either this or if there is a new iPhone out. I like the fact that it has a nice physical keyboard.
    05-25-2011 01:53 AM
  18. IceDree's Avatar
    If they manage to release a GSM version (Think : MileStone 3) before July\August
    I Might consider getting one instead of the Atrix , since everything leaked about it was tempting
    i.e. refreshed design , Dual-Core CPU , new screen (4" qHD) , New Keyboard (although it won't manner to me . since i only use the On-screen keyboard in my MileStone) , 8mp camera , HDMI out (to me its way better than the "HML*") & most importantly its BLACK !!! (Yes color is very important to me)

    Now 2 things left to find out :
    - RAM : 512MB , 768 MB or 1GB ? (how about 1.25GB , that will be a killer)
    - Internal Storage : 8GB (like the rest of the Motorola phones) or 16GB (like the Atrix)

    I just hope the MileStone 3 variant won't be freaking expensive

    Regarding the OS :
    I rather have a custom UI on top of it than a pure vanilla
    but thats just me




    * HML : I kinda forgot the real name , its like the one in the EVO 3D & the SGS II , but im too tired to google it
    05-25-2011 03:52 AM
  19. Nozzles Brewin's Avatar
    This actually makes me vert happy, I live in an area that isnt going to get 4G anytime soon and I have wifi @ home and @ the firehouse and 3G everywhere else I go, I've always been a big fan of physical keyboards so this just may be my next phone to replace my D2
    05-25-2011 07:30 AM
  20. gregba's Avatar
    Its all but certain the Droid 3 will only be 3G. At VZW, we had a recent meeting with our call center director. He was showing us a slideshow of our results, performance and whatnot. Near the end, he showed a few slides of our recent and upcoming lineup, one slide for 3G phones, the other for 4G. The Droid 3 was in the 3G phone slide, the 4G slide had the Thunderbolt, Bionic, Revolution and Charge.

    I can hold out faint hope that the Droid 3 may be upgradable to LTE in the future (like the current Xoom), or they'll launch a 4G version shortly afterwards.



    Was the Samsung Function shown? (Galaxy S2)
    05-25-2011 02:11 PM
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