Motorola’s Droid 3 Android slider was released back in July 2011 for Verizon. However, at the time the Droid 3 only offered support for Verizon’s CDMA network, leaving those of us on GSM networks out of luck. Well that may soon change, according to an FCC filing by Motorola that was approved today. According to the filing, a GSM version of the Droid 3, described by its model XT682, is on it’s way. Test reports indicate that the device supports GSM 850/1900 bands, as well as WCDMA bands II and V – the same bands used by AT&T in the United States.
This doesn’t necessarily mean that the Droid 3 will be released by AT&T. However, today’s FCC filing is a good sign that Motorola plans to release a GSM version of the Droid 3 that works on AT&T’s US network.
Motorola’s Droid 3 first appeared on the FCC back in July and today internal photos of the device were finally released by the FCC. A look at the device’s main board reveals a Qualcomm MDM6200 processor which gives the Droid 3 HSPA+ and world phone capabilities. Also present is an Elpida SDRAM chip and Sandisk flash memory. The Droid 3 was released in July, and the next version of the device – the Droid 4 – is expected to be released soon.
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Motorola’s DROID 3 was just released yesterday, but Amazon already has a great deal on this phone for new Verizon activations. Amazon is currently offering the DROID 3 for $69.99 with a two year contract, much less than the $200 charged by Verizon. Amazon will also throw in $15 work of credit for Apps, MP3s or Kindle books. The device ships within 24 hours, and comes with free two day shipping.
Motorola released the DROID 3 today, the latest version of the company’s popular Android slider. The DROID 3 features a 4-inch qHD (960×540) screen, dual-core 1GHz processor, 16GB of internal storage, front (VGA) and rear (8MP) cameras, Bluetooth, WiFi and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The DROID 3 is also a global phone that supports both CDMA and 3G networks.
You can pick up the DROID 3 at Verizon for $200 with a two year contract, or you can surf on over to Amazon Wireless where the DROID 3 is available for $150 with a two year contract. Currently, Amazon is showing that the DROID 3 is backordered, so you’ll need to wait 8 to 9 days before the device ships.
The Motorola DROID 3 will launch on Verizon this Thursday, but AT&T customers need not worry…it looks like Motorola has a GSM version of the DROID 3 in the works. Today, what appears to be a GSM version of the DROID 3 made an appearance on the FCC, sporting support for GSM 850 and 1900 bands, as well as WCDMA bands II and V – the same bands uses by AT&T in the United States.
The device in question is known only by the FCC ID IHDT56MF2. Test reports for the device show that it has 16GB of internal storage, and a 960×540 qHD screen – the same specs of the Verizon Droid 3. Additionally, SAR reports for the IHDT56MF2 show that it uses an SNN5885A battery, which is also used by the DROID 3 / XT862. As far as we can tell the SNN5885A battery is not used by any other Motorola phones.
So what is the IHDT56MF2? It’s possible that the device is an AT&T version of the DROID 3, which is reasonable considering the device’s support for AT&T’s 3G bands in the United States. It’s also possible that the IHDT56MF2 is a non-US version of the device that will not make its way to the States.
We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
A phone from Motorola known only by the model number XT862 appeared on the Bluetooth SIG website on Monday. While the Bluetooth SIG site doesn’t disclose much information about the device other than its Bluetooth capabilities, there is a good chance that the XT862 is the highly anticipated Motorola Droid 3.
Rumored Droid 3 specs include a 4-inch qHD display, dual core TI OMAP 4 processor, HDMI out and the trademark landscape sliding keypad. Motorola hasn’t officially announced the Droid 3 yet, but many pics of the device have already made their way around the Internets.
If the XT862 is indeed the Droid 3, we may still have to wait for a few months before the device is released. For example, the Motorola XOOM hit the Bluetooth SIG site in December 2010, and was not released until February 24th. That time frame puts the XT862’s release in the July to August timeframe.