Verizon Wireless is now selling the Motorola Droid 3 via its web site. The Droid 3 is a follow-up to the Droid and Droid 2, and sports the same sideways slider design of its predecessors. The Droid 3 runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and includes a 4-inch qHD display and an 8 megapixel camera with auto-focus, flash, and full 1080p HD video capture. The Droid 3 offers a five-row keyboard, including a row just for numbers. It includes support for Verizon's EVDO 3G network, and has Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and GPS radios, and is a world phone, supporting the 3G networks of select foreign countries. Other features include a 1GHz dual-core processor, user-facing camera for video chat, Skype, DLNA, and directional audio capture when shooting video to reduce background noise. The Droid 3 costs $199.99 with a new two-year contract.
One of my favorite things about the OG Droid and Droid 2 (and Droid X) are the physical, two-stage camera buttons that make it much easier to focus, line up your shot, and hold the phone steady while using the camera. I hate poking the screen to take a picture, especially because you cannot control focus and then have to wait while the camera focuses and takes the pic first, this is a huge step down in my opinion and without that and 4G I'll wait for the Droid 4, which I hope has both.
For you personally, it may be a fail. Some of us don't need 4G, and some of us won't have access to it anytime soon. Other specs look pretty slick, and as long as I can put a custom ROM on it to remove Blur, it will suit my needs pretty well.