Motorola DROID 3, Motorola Milestone 3
DROID 3: CDMA2000 800/1900, EV-DO Rev. A
Milestone 3: quad-band GSM, UMTS 2100 MHz
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS
|Availability by country
||US: July 14, 2011
||Motorola DROID 2 Global
||Motorola DROID 4
||Slate slider smartphone
||124 mm (4.9 in) H
64 mm (2.5 in) W
13 mm (0.51 in) D
||169 g (6.0 oz)
||Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
||1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 SoC processor; TI OMAP4430
||PowerVR SGX540 @ 304 MHz
||512 MB RAM DDR2
||16 GB onboard phone, SD card up to 32 GB
||MicroSD, microSDHC, maximum 32 GB
||1540 mAh internal rechargeable removable lithium-ion polymer battery
||Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard
||960 × 540 px TFT LCD, 4 in (100 mm), 16:9 aspect ratio, qHD
||8.0 megapixel, autofocus, LED flash, digital zoom, geotagging, 1080p video recording
||VGA (0.3 megapixel) fixed focus color camera
||3.5 mm TRRS, Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), Micro USB 2.0, Micro HDMI, DLNA, WLAN, web browser, synchronization
||Virtual QWERTY keyboard (Swype)
|Hearing aid compatibility
The Motorola DROID 3 (GSM/UMTS version:Milestone 3) is a smartphone released on July 7, 2011, by Verizon Wireless running the Android 2.3 operating system by Google. It comes with 16 GB of internal storage. The smartphone does not ship with a microSD card. It has a 4 inch qHD display and an 8 megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p video. Unlike the DROID 2, the Motorola DROID 3 features a 5-row QWERTY keyboard, with a dedicated number row. It also has a VGA front-facing camera for video calls. The Droid 3 ships with Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread) with Motorola's updated proprietary Motoblur UI. Like other recent Motorola phones, it has a locked bootloader.
DROID 3 received its first OTA system-wide software update on September 30, 2011. A new update, version 5.7.894, leaked on November 6, 2011 and was made available for download. It has not been released as an OTA update. Other versions have leaked, but some were pulled after some phones were rendered unusable after installation. The version listed above is not one that rendered phones useless.
Through January and February, 3 more OTA updates leaked. Versions 5.7.902, 5.7.905 and 5.7.906 were released through January and February of 2012. On March 7, 2012, Motorola sent out emails to Motorola Feedback Network members to test a new software update. It has started rolling out as of March 9th.
The DROID 3 will not get an update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
The smartphone includes regular 3G network, Wi-Fi, HDMI output, 1GHz OMAP dual-core processor, 512MB of RAM, a 4.0" qHD (960 x 540) display, 3G mobile hotspot capability, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video capture and a VGA front-facing camera. The phone comes with Adobe Flash, as well as an HDMI output to an HDTV. The DROID 3 is a global phone, and is distributed by Verizon Wireless in the United States. Motorola DROID 3 was the second dual-core Android handset on Verizon.