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The Evolution of Motorola Droid: Droid 3 vs. the Rest

By Brandon Miniman July 7, 2011, 8:18 am

The original Motorola Droid, released in the fall of 2009, was the first in a long line of Android-powered devices that helped Verizon create a brand that is now used, in some (frustrating) cases, as the generic word to describe any phone running Android (“Hey dude…is that a Droid?” “Uhm, it’s an Inspire 4G. It runs Android, so yes, it’s a Droid!”). The original Droid, much like its two successors (the Droid 2 and the recently announced Droid 3), have kept with the same form factor: side-sliding QWERTY. Each new generation of Droid has upped the ante in terms of specs, with the latest Droid packing a dual-core CPU, 1080p video capture, and lots of other goodies. Here’s a look at exactly how the Droid, Droid 2, and Droid 3 compare:

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