Hope everyone is having a great weekend and enjoying mobility. I thought I would through up my video unboxing on a special weekend edition of Mobility Digest Reviews. On the chopping block for today is the Motorola Droid 3 on Verizon Wireless. The folks at Verizon where nice enough to send this to me for a few days so that I could take a look at it and share some of what I thought about it with you. This will not be my complete review which I will post sometime next week, but just a video unboxing to show you a little more about the Droid 3.
So first off, the Motorola Droid 3 on the Verizon network takes an early strike for some reason not coming with 4G LTE. I am not quite sure as to why, perhaps it is not considered their flagship Android device, but more of a niche device because of the slide out keyboard. Perhaps is was some design issues with the slide out keyboard, I’m not sure at this point, but I will reach out to both Verizon and Motorola this week to see if I can get them to comment as to why they did not include 4G LTE in with Droid 3.
So after opening the package, the contents of the box are pretty simple, just an AC Adapter that is used in conjunction with the sync cable supplied. Other than that and some manuals, that is all you get. I think a really nice value added touch would have been to include a HDMI cable, but because of the crazy low subsidized pricing, it makes sense that the carrier is going to need to try to take some cost out of the product. Also, most people are changing phones a lot more frequently and to continue to add earphones, extra cables, and a case that most people don’t use, the added cost doesn’t make sense.
I always like to focus on the first thing that strikes me about a phone when I first pick it up and in the Droid 3’s case it is just how thin and solid it felt. The slide out keyboard is really well done with 5 rows of keys, and to make the thickness of this device 1/2 of an inch is amazing and still keep the solid feel and hinge strength.
The capacitive buttons are all laid out in typical Android fashion with four icons (menu, home, back, & search) stretching across the lower part of the screen section. It’s my personal opinion that I am not wild about the way the bottom portion of the device extends past the screen section on top. Verizon makes excellent marketing use of the space by putting their logo across it, but I prefer a squared off device.
The Verizon Motorola Droid 3 comes equipped with a 1GHz dual core processor, a 4 inch qHD (960 x 540) Screen, 16GB of internal Memory that is expandable to 48GB with a 32GB microSD card, 8 megapixel camera with LED Flash, 1080 HD Video Capture, and a 1540 mAh battery.
The Droid 3 is actually on backorder as of today and not available until 8/18 in case you are ready to go out and get this device. Currently the Droid 3 is $199.99 from Verizon Wireless with a two year contract or you can grab one from Wirefly for $119.99. Hope you enjoy the video: