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[Full Droid 3 Review] Officially launched in July 2011, Droid 3 is the next in Verizon's lineup of popular Droid smartphones. The Droid 3 comes running Google Android 2.3 with Motorola's Motoblur UI. Inside is a dual core 1GHz Texas Instruments OMAP 4430 processor coupled with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM. The Droid 3 smartphone sports a four-inch TFT display with a qHD (540x960) resolution. It also features a slide out QWERTY keyboard, a VGA front-facing camera and an eight-megapixel camera capable of taking videos in up to 1080p HD. Read on for the latest Droid 3 related news, reviews and videos:

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    As we prepare to say goodbye to the "Google-ified" Motorola we'd only just gotten to know, it bears remembering that the brand hasn't been issued a death warrant. Motorola under Lenovo may well flourish, after all, so it's premature to start planning the funeral. Still, two ownership changes in two years is a lot for any company, and from the inevitable brain drain of personnel losses to the unpredictable nature of marketing machinations, the future of the Motorola brand is anything but certain. So we thought it'd be nice, at this crossroads in Motorola's history, to take a look back at ...

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    We've recently heard and appreciated Motorola's effort to unlock phone bootloaders via its web page even though the only supported devices at the moment are the Photon Q 4G, RAZR Developer Edition, XOOM and XOOM WiFi. Everyone wished more phones will be added in the future but Motorola has some bad news for us (in the shape of no good news, a matter of perspective, really). Answering a legit question on Twitter (a Motorola phone owner wanted to know whether previous devices will be getting the same treatment) Motorola said that, simply, "that is not currently in the plan". Droid 3, ...

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    A little earlier today, we heard that a soak test was ramping-up for the Motorola Droid X2 and Droid 3 on Verizon, with e-mails going out to owners who had been invited to participate. Now, we get a better sense of what to expect from the new software for the Droid 3, at least, with Verizon updating its support pages for the phone to include the changelog for this new release. As Droid 3 owners are all-too-aware by now, despite being under a year old, the handset didn't make the cut for the official list Verizon has published of which phones on its network it expects to see upgraded to Ice ...

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    The Verizon Motorola Droid 3 was available for $199 from Verizon, with the two-year contract, that is until Motorola announced the Droid 4. If you've always wanted to grab a Droid 3 and you didn't manage, now is the perfect time. Instead of $199 you can now get the Motorola Droid 3 on Verizon for $99.99 -- still requires a two-year contract -- while the Droid 4's exact availability isn't known for sure yet. As a reminder, the Droid 3 features a dual-core 1GHz processor, four-inch qHD display, five-row slide-out QWERTY keyboard and an eight-megapixel main camera, but unfortunately no 4G LTE ...

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    When we first started seeing signs of Motorola's Droid 4 show up over the past few months, the timing seemed quite odd, considering that the Droid 3 had only landed on Verizon back in July. While the Droid 4's launch is apparently stalled for the moment, the latest rumors suggest it will arrive in about a month. If a new leak that surfaced this weekend is any indication, the Droid 3 could already be on its way out by then, with a Verizon document showing the smartphone taking on end-of-life status this month. The Droid 3 isn't the only Verizon Android to get the touch-of-death on this ...

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    Motorola is planning a Droid 3 soak test as phone owners received notification of an upcoming soak test to try out the update with a limited number of users. Up on Verizon's website, the update details are published which usually is a good indication of things to come (soon). The update will be 5.6.890.XT862.Verizon.en.US and will include numerous fixes and improvements in the following categories: call features, e-mail and messaging, applications and widgets, as well as additional features. The most notable among the above is the addition of the long-waited Google Talk with Video. For the ...

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    While taking a look at the just-beginning release of the Motorola Droid 2 Global's Gingerbread update, we noted how Motorola's luck seemed to be improving when it came to readying software updates for its phones on Verizon. It looks like the company's sights are now on the new Droid 3, with plans to get an update out sometime this month. Owners of the phone have reported receiving notification of an upcoming soak test to try out the update with a limited number of users. If everything goes smoothly, we should see the "Sept. 2011" update come out on-schedule. What would this new software ...

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    The Motorola Droid 3 has been rooted! What's even more impressive was that it was done without the developer ever having touched a Droid 3. While that is impressive, the process itself is even more so! After performing an audit of the platform, it was discovered that the contents of /data/local are group "shell" and group-writable. That means the contents of the directory can be modified using ADB. In Linux (and Android, by extension), you can replace a directory with a "symbolic link" (or "symlink"), essentially, a pointer to another location. Additionally, when you reboot the device, it ...

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    Some Android smartphones see procedures for obtaining root released within hours of the device's retail availability, while others stubbornly resist giving up their superuser permissions. The Motorola Droid 3 has been out for over a month now, and so far has been falling into the latter category. That's all changing now, though, with the release of a relatively simple technique for rooting the phone. The exploit relies on how the Droid 3 sets up some directory permissions. By replacing one of those with a symbolic link to a higher-level directory, we can trick the phone into making that ...

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    In 2009, Motorola and Verizon announced the original Droid -- a highly popular device which kicked off, thanks to Verizon's Droid campaign, a revolution in which not only geeks had Android phones. The Droid 3 is the latest model in the line, and we have the review for you. It still has the Motorola Droid "tail", and a slide out keyboard, but more has changed than has remained the same. How does it compare to its Droid siblings? Read on for the full review! BOX CONTENTS Other than the phone, the Droid 3 box contains very little in the way of accessories. Manuals, a sync cable, and a USB ...

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    Update: the Market comparison shown here turns out to be the new Google Market skin which, for some unknown reason, appeared on this device out of the box vs the original unboxed device. While Verizon still has some of it's bloatware installed, overall the Droid 3 from Motorola runs smoothly and efficiently. Bing has not been installed by default, and you can even remove some of the 3rd-party default apps. As for Motorola's mini-Blur? It's stable, easy to use, and snappy - which for basic Android users is going to be a big plus. The Motorola Droid 3 is available from Verizon for $199 with ...

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    If you somehow missed or didn't take advantage of Verizon's own BOGO deal on the Motorola Droid 3, worry not, as there might be an even better deal for you. This time it's coming from LetsTalk and you can get the smartphone for nothing. The offer is valid only for the weekend and if you decide to take advantage, you can grab a Verizon Motorola Droid 3 for free. Of course, the offer is valid if you sign a two-year contract but if you only want to upgrade your individual plan, the phone will go for $89.99. If you wanted this phone, now is the time to get it! Source: LetsTalk Via: PhoneArena

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    If you've got an eye on the sleek Droid 3, which has a qHD 960x540 display, dual-core TI OMAP CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a lot of other goodies, you'll be excited to know that there's a UMTS 850/1900 version of the device up for pre-order, allowing it to work over AT&T's 3G network. We don't expect that the Droid 3 will land on AT&T officially, and you know the drill: unlocked phones are expensive. You can grab a Droid 3 that works on AT&T for around $600 through Negri Electronics. Hit the source link for more info. Source: Negri Electronics

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    Even with a dual-core processor (allowing for even power-hungry applications to run more efficiently), dual-band and bright 4-inch qHD display, the Droid 3 has a very acceptable battery life (especially compared to 4G devices). While a little heavier than most keyboard phones, it is the slimmest we've seen thus far. Certainly a welcome upgrade in the Droid line. It isn't without problems, however. Even though it is easily viewable in bright sunlight, the PenTile display colors are washed out, and there is noticeable pixelation, especially with text and scrolling. Noticeably absent from the ...

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    In 2009, Motorola and Verizon announced the original Droid. A highly popular device which really kicked off, thanks to Verizon's Droid campaign, a revolution in which not only geeks had Android phones. The Droid 3 is the new successor to the line, and we have the unboxing for you. It still has the Motorola Droid "tail", and a slide out keyboard (which seems a little stiff), plus a dual-core processor. The Motorola Droid 3 is available from Verizon for $199 with a two year contract. First impressions - Feels comfortable in-hand (smoothed corners, soft-touch plastic back) - Pentile display ...

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