Jul 01 AT 12:30 PM Edgar Cervantes 17 Comments

Verizon leak reveals Motorola Droid 3 specs, Droid 2 Gingerbread update details

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?

Via: Android Central

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  • Beryl 96

    Not impressed.

  • http://Website @neidlinger

    With the AT&T-Mobile merger moving closer and closer I’ve been looking at Sprint and VZW’s phone selection. This phone i’m semi-interested in. The lack of LTE might drive some away but i’m not desperate for it. Heck their 3G/CDMA is about as fast as my HSPA+ signal. If not faster…. if i want blazing speeds i’ll just use Wi-Fi.

    • http://Website alex

      same here, but i am waiting for the nexus on sprint, sadly t-mobile had to go :(

      • http://Website jbn

        If your speaking of the n3 its rumored to have lte an we all know who has or doesnt have lte.

    • http://Website TGeezy86

      If Verizon/Sprint’s CDMA is as fast as your HSPA+ signal, you can’t possibly have an HSPA+ capable device. Or maybe you’re not just on HSPA+ but even so, HSPA is of ANY variety is faster than 3G CDMA.

  • http://Website Joel

    I have the D2, I’m gonna wait for the Galaxy SII. The D3 isn’t impressive.

    • http://Website Adam

      It’s sooooo sad that the S2 isn’t going to be LTE either :( That thing would sell like hotcakes if it were. (The Droid 3 would sell really well as LTE too… I would possibly go against my better instincts of staying away from moto and buy it… I love physical keys too much)

  • http://maxtechnewz.blogspot.com/ Max

    im done buying into the droid series

  • http://Website Hans

    How much RAM?

  • http://Website Richard Yarrell

    One day the TRUTH will come out as to why there is NO LTE DUALCORE DEVICE ON VERIZON…..Wonder why?????….LTE DRAIN THAT BATTERY DEAD….LTE DOES NOT PLAY NICE WITH VERIZON DEVICES…..Don’t worry SPRINT will show them exactly how to do it RIGHT NEXT YEAR…Without those SILLY SIM CARDS FOR LTE……..

    • http://Website snowbdr89

      The moron dick has put in his worthless opinion!! Why put out phones before all the network glitches are worked out dick and do you even know anything about how lte works im pretty sure a sim card is needed dumbass!!

  • http://Website snowbdr89

    Dick has anyone ever told you you look like the nutty professor?

    • http://Website Richard Yarrell

      JUST SHUT UP and leave me alone snowboarder clown…

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  • http://www.giquegear.com GiqueGuy

    I waited as long as I could, but I jumped ship over to Sprint for the EVO 3d. I’m sure the Droid 3 will be a good phone, I loved my original Droid. But, the specs just aren’t quite there for me, and the screen isn’t quite big enough.

  • Deter

    Bionic all the way

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