Verizon Announces Droid 3 $199 July 14

droid 3Today Verizon has announced the addition of the Motorola Droid 3 to their network. You can get a hold of the Droid 3 for $199.99 with a 2-year contract and will be in stores July 14th.

If you are a new customer you will be paired with a tiered data plan starting at $30 a month for 2GB of data. If you already have unlimited data and would like to upgrade, that should carry over assuming you are upgrade eligible.

Rumors were correct in indicating that this phone does not have 4G LTE support but only 3G, sorry folks we don’t know what Motorola was thinking. Check out the features and press release below for more details.

Features include:

  • full qwerty keyboard
  • 4-inch display
  • Dual-Core 1 GHz processor
  • Front-facing camera
  • Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
  • 3G mobile hotspot
  • HDMI output

[spoiler]BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and LIBERTYVILLE, IL — Verizon Wireless and Motorola Mobility, Inc. (NYSE: MMI), today announced the new Android™-powered DROID 3 by Motorola, a global smartphone that delivers power for work and play without making compromises.

DROID 3 by Motorola is the world’s thinnest full QWERTY smartphone, and still delivers the power of a dual-core 1 GHz processor for fast multi-tasking. Customers can take stunning photos with the 8-megapixel camera or capture the moment in 1080p HD video. Equipped with Android 2.3, the DROID 3 by Motorola features a brilliant 4-inch qHD display, a roomy 5-row QWERTY keyboard and 3G Mobile Hotspot capabilities, with the ability to connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices. DROID 3 by Motorola delivers the power needed to conquer the day whether customers are at home, work or somewhere in between.

Additional features:

Powered by Android™ 2.3 Gingerbread
Mirror mode allows you to view and share photos, videos and movies on a larger TV via HDMI output (requires HDMI cable)
Global ready, allowing customers to enjoy wireless voice and data service in more than 200 countries, including more than 125 with 3G speeds
Enterprise ready with advanced security policies, device and SD card encryption, complex password support, remote data wipe of device and SD card; document and presentation viewing and editing with Quickoffice®
Citrix® GoToMeeting® for Android, gives users the ability to attend online meetings while on-the-go, and Citrix Receiver® for Android, a universal software client that allows companies to deliver corporate apps, desktops and data to any corporate- or employee-owned device
ESP smart dock technology for a tailored experience based on whether DROID 3 is docked in home, office or car settings
Adobe® Flash® Player 10
Front-facing camera for still shots and video chat
Video playback in 1080p HD in mirror mode

Pricing and availability:

DROID 3 by Motorola is now available online at, and will be available in Verizon Wireless Communication Stores by July 14 for $199.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
Customers that purchase a DROID 3 will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan and a smartphone data package. New Verizon Wireless customers will have the option of smartphone plans starting at $30 for 2GB of data. Current Verizon Wireless smartphone customers who are upgrading their smartphone can keep their current data plan.[/spoiler]

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