Verizon Motorola Droid 3 Release Date Confirmed as July 7

Just in case you needed the physical evidence to convince you that the rumored July 7th release date for the Motorola Droid 3 was the real deal, Droid-Life has dug up some up that makes the 7th all but certain to be launch day for Verizon’s latest Droid-branded device. Unfortunately not everyone will have access to the new Droid 3 initially. The Gingerbread smarphone will be available via direct fill on July 7, and, a week later, on July 14, it will be launched via all channels. As you can see today we’re looking at leaked screenshots from Verizon that assure us the phone is coming soon, just as expected.

The good news is that the Droid 3 has been shown, via leaked documents, to have a dual-core processor, a 5-row QWERTY keyboard, that it will be a Global World Phone, and it will be released soon.  The bad news is that it will be launched without 4G LTE connectivity.

We’ve compiled all the specs of the Droid 3 that include a 4″ 960 x 540 qHD touchscreen, an 8MP camera (1080p video capture), a 5-row QWERTY keyboard, HDMI-out port, a front-facing camera, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, MotoBlur, GPS, 16GB of storage on board, mobile hotspots (up to 5) and a microSD card slot.

The Droid 3 does not come with a preinstalled microSD card. BlockBuster video, via Wi-Fi and Swype software, are preinstalled.

Speaking about pricing details, the Droid 3, even if not yet confirmed, will most likely sell for $199.99 with new two-year contracts. Verizon can’t really price it any higher considering that the Droid 3 lacks 4G LTE support. So far the only Android handsets that were more expensive with Verizon this year were the LTE-enabled ones, with the HTC Thunderbolt and LG Revolution retailing at $249.99 and the Samsung Droid Charge selling for $299.99; all with new two-year contracts, of course.

Motorola Droid Bionic is also expected to appear in the stores in the same period. Both the Motorola smartphones will have to survive challenges from a number of forthcoming devices like Galaxy S2 and Apple iPhone 5.