Droid 3

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Motorola DROID 3, Motorola Milestone 3
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Manufacturer Motorola
Slogan "Droid Does"
Series Droid
Compatible networks

DROID 3: CDMA2000 800/1900, EV-DO Rev. A
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 UMTS
WCDMA 850/1900/2100

Milestone 3: quad-band GSM, UMTS 2100 MHz
Availability by country US: July 14, 2011; 3 years ago (2011-07-14)[1]
Discontinued No
Predecessor Motorola DROID 2 Global
Successor Motorola DROID 4
Form factor Slate slider smartphone
Dimensions 124 mm (4.9 in) H
64 mm (2.5 in) W
13 mm (0.51 in) D
Weight 169 g (6.0 oz)
Operating system Android 2.3.4 (Gingerbread)
CPU 1 GHz dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 SoC processor; TI OMAP4430
GPU PowerVR SGX540 @ 304 MHz
Memory 512 MB RAM DDR2
Storage 16 GB onboard phone, SD card up to 32 GB
Removable storage MicroSD, microSDHC, maximum 32 GB
Battery 1540 mAh internal rechargeable removable lithium-ion polymer battery
Data inputs Slide-out full QWERTY keyboard (approx. 7mm per key)
Display 960 × 540 px TFT LCD, 4 in (100 mm), 16:9 aspect ratio, qHD
Rear camera 8.0-megapixel, autofocus, LED flash, digital zoom, geotagging, 1080p video recording
Front camera VGA (0.3-megapixel) fixed-focus color camera
Connectivity 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
Other Virtual QWERTY keyboard (Swype)
Hearing aid compatibility M4/T3[2]

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.

Software updates[edit]

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.[3] 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[4] and 5.7.906[5] 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.[6] It has started rolling out as of March 9th.

The DROID 3 will not get an update to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).[7]

Features[edit]

The smartphone includes regular 3G network, Wi-Fi, HDMI output, 1GHz OMAP dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, a 4.0-inch 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.

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