The Motorola Droid 3 made its debut today on Verizon Wireless's website, and is now available for $199.99 with a two-year contract or $459.99 off contract.

Like the original Droid and Droid 2, the Droid 3 has a slide-out, five-row QWERTY ergonomic keyboard, but it features a larger and higher definition 4-inch qHD (960*540) touch screen. It is powered by the Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system with a dual-core processor, 16 GB of internal memory.

The 8 megapixel camera is equipped with 1080p HD video capture. It has auto focus and face recognition. The smartphone comes already wired with social networks, so the pictures you have just taken can travel to any corner of the world in real time: The photo gallery is connected to Facebook, Photobucket, Flikcr, Picasa and many more photo sharing websites.

There is also a front-facing camera for video chatting, and the handset comes preloaded with Skype mobile.

The web browser allows you to integrate contacts from your Google, Facebook, Exchange, Myspace, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts to your internal phone book.

The Droid 3 is global ready, but you must activate pre-installed SIM card and a Global Service Plan or feature to enable roaming outside of the US. All the standard wireless options are there as well--Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, aGPS, 3G, and mobile hot spot capabilities for up to five devices. However, it does not support Verizon's LTE 4G network.

The battery is a 1540 mAH Li-Ion one, and can provide power for approximately 550 minutes usage time.

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