The Motorola Droid 3 for Verizon has undoubtedly been one of the most leaked handsets in recent history. That’s thanks in no small part to the fact that the carrier still hasn’t bothered to even announce this smartphone. And the Droid 3 is, according to previous rumors, slated to go on sale on ‘Direct Fill’ channels in a few hours. It will presumably be available everywhere on July 14, in about a week. Still, Verizon is acting like this handset doesn’t exist.
Thankfully though we’ve had so many leaks about the Droid 3 that we know basically everything there is about it. Well, up until today we knew almost everything – since pricing was not something that was ever conclusively leaked so far.
But now, thanks to Droid Life receiving information about this from some of their sources, we have that too. Basically the only thing missing in the whole Droid 3 affair is an official acknowledgement of the device. That’s all.
Back to pricing. It will be an unsurprising $199 with a new two-year contract, and $459 if you’d rather get the phone without any long-term commitment. That’s interestingly $10 more than similar devices like the Droid X2, for reasons yet unknown. Perhaps the fact that it’s been leaked so much warranted a small price hike. Who knows. Anyway, this thing should be available tomorrow via Verizon’s sales number and possibly online. So if you’ve been waiting, and waiting, and waiting, perhaps give Big Red a call and ask for a Droid 3. Maybe you’ll get lucky.
Even if you won’t, we’re probably just one week away from the Droid 3 hitting stores, so you only need to have a bit more patience. We’re almost there, folks. Almost there.