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Review: Motorola Droid 3

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The Droid 3 offers several ways for users to enjoy music. First, you can side-load tunes to the stock Android music player application. This app is bare bones, but can interact with MP3s, AACs, and so on. Thankfully, Motorola has at least included some of the basic equalizer tools so you can shape the sound to suit your tastes.

The Droid 3 also includes Slacker for those of you who prefer to stream music to their handset. Slacker allows users to cache stations for offline use, which can come in handy when you're on an airplane.

Last, the Droid has access to Verizon's V CAST Music store, Media Manager software, and Tones. The Music Store and Tones Store offer music and ringtones for download at a cost of $1.29 per track for songs and $2.99 per ringtone (usury!).

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You're welcome to download tons of other music apps/services from the Android Market.


Video that has been captured by the Droid 3 or sideloaded to it is played back in the gallery application. I wish the Droid 3 has a stand-alone video player, because the Gallery isn't an obvious choice, but you can download a separate video player if you want.

The Droid also has the BlockBuster application for renting/buying movies, and the stock Android YouTibe application.

The Droid 3 includes DLNA sharing software, so content (images, video, etc.) can be shared via Wi-Fi with other DLNA devices, like you TV. You can also use the microHDMI port to attach the Droid 3 directly to an HDTV.

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