The Motorola Droid 3 has been poking its head out here and there. We’ve seen some benchmarks and some tutorial videos from Verizon. We even saw details being posted about the Milestone 3 (non-US version). While some of these are credible sources, we hadn’t seen anything on print from Big Red. Our friends from Android Central have just received this leaked document, which seems to give us a rundown of the specs as well as some details about the Droid 2 Gingerbread update.
As we’ve heard before, the Droid 3 will come with a 1GHz dual-core Texas Instrument OMAP 4430 processor, a 4-inch qHD display and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Other details from this new spec sheet include an 8 MP rear-facing camera, a front-facing camera, 16 GB of internal storage and WiFi hotspot for up to 5 devices.
As you can see in the document (and as we expected), this device is not 4G LTE capable. But it is a Global device, which means you can use it to roam overseas with GSM carriers. It seems it’s not possible for devices to have 4G LTE and global capabilities simultaneously, as they both require a SIM card. I’m not exactly an expert on that topic, though, so if you know anything about the possibilities of having both features in a single device, please do let us know.
On a side note, those who were careful enough to take a look at the rest of the information have probably found a bit more to drool over! Details about the Droid 2 Gingerbread update are also revealed. If you take a look at the Droid 2 specs, the Operating System section states “Android 2.2″ with a superscript “1,” implying there’s more info on the footnotes. Scroll down and you’ll find the first footnote states the following: “Android 2.3 expected to be available soon after DROID 3 launch.”
Droid 2 users have been expecting this update for a while. And while it’s been through delays and discrepancies, we’d like more concrete information from Verizon/Motorola. If this leak proves to be legit, you won’t be seeing Gingerbread until the new member of the Motorola Droid family comes around. Although that may not seem like great news (especially if you were planning on upgrading to the Droid 3), at least now there’s some info to speculate on. What do you guys say? Waiting for the Droid 2 Gingerbread update? Jumping on the Droid 3 bandwagon instead? What do you think about the Droid 3 specs?