Motorola Droid 3: Price & Official Release Date

The Motorola Droid 3 handset with its full Qwerty keyboard has been causing a fair amount of interest. Before we refresh you on its specs and today’s updated news of the price, we wanted to give you some additional links to other posts we’ve covered. For example, just at the start of this month, Debbie brought you information on carrier Verizon and a leaked MAP document which covered none other than the Droid 3.

Release dates were pointing to the 7th, that’s today or the 14th July, along with news of a manual and more available accessories, click here for more details. What we wanted to turn our attention to, was news via Slashgear, indicating that the Motorola has now shown up on their official website, with confirmed news that it will release on the 14th July.

As a stand-alone price, the Droid 3 can be bought for $459.99, and as advertised $199.99 on a new two-year tiered plan. This is something that Verizon have just introduced from today, which will do away with unlimited data. As kindly stated, data plans on Verizon will start at $30 per month for 2GB, but on saying this, existing customers before today, will benefit from an upgrade with peace of mind that their unlimited data will still be accessible. The 3G and 4G plans will run alongside each other with the 2GB (which is more than adequate) as mentioned costing $30 per month, 5GB $50, 10GB for $80 and for every 1GB of data after that, it will cost you $10.

If this seems a little too confusing for you, then it may be worth checking out Verizon’s new calculator, which enables you to work out how much data you actually use against which tiered plan you will need.

If you’re still in the dark as to what the Droid 3 includes, then we can tell you that the 4-inch qHD displayed handset will come with a 1GHz dual-core processor, 8MP rear camera and front-facing for video chat, Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, a slide out 5 row Qwerty keyboard (additional row of digits above letters), WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, 16GB of storage, unfortunately no 4G LTE support which may be a little disappointing to some.

Give us your thoughts on the new Motorola Droid 3? Are you tempted by it and the new price? If not, tell us which handset is getting your vote?