Motorola Droid 3 and Xoom LTE in Verizon MAP List; Release Round the Bend

June 20, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Verizon has ushered in a couple of new Android devices under its fold. A leaked document testifying that the Motorola Droid 3 and the Motorola Xoom LTE being added to Big Red’s minimum advertised price (MAP) list has surfaced. This also gives us an inkling of a possible release date of the two devices, as a MAP list addition usually indicates that the arrival isn’t too far away.

The Droid 3, which reared its head as the Milestone3 in China, is rumored to land on American soil on July 7th. To come with a thin form factor, the device packs Android 2.3 and runs on dual-core Tegra 2 processor. A 4-inch qHD screen and a 5-row slide-out keyboard promise stylish entertainment.

With its 16GB internal storage, memory hassles are not an issue. Other features include 8MP rear camera with flash (1080p video) and a front camera for video chatting. The specs make it an all out winner and may give a run for money to iPhone 4 and other phones including the HTC Sensation.

On the other hand, the Motorola Xoom LTE is a little out of our reach. Other than guess work regarding the device, nothing solid has been reported.  We are left to wonder whether this is a newer version of the Xoom or just the same old Xoom with an LTE radio incorporated. Nothing’s clear and it is a little disappointing in not having much info, but at least there’s confirmation to the device’s existence and rest assured, something Xoom related is on the horizon.

So be on your toes. Since both the devices have earned MAP designation at Verizon, we should be hearing more about them sooner rather than later.

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