Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Droid 3 Weds Gingerbread with Citrix Android Apps
Motorola July 14 launched the third iteration of its seminal Motorola Droid QWERTY slider smartphone for the standard $199.99 price on Verizon Wireless. The Droid 3 offers users a slightly overhauled device with an 8-megapixel camera (the Droid 2 employs a 5MP shutter), encased in a soft, black-matte finish that is pleasing to the touch. This device also runs the Android 2.3 "Gingerbread" operating system compared to the Droid 2's Android 2.2 "Froyo" platform. It is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor. The Droid 3 also uses a new and improved QWERTY keyboard, adding a fifth row of small keys dedicated to numbers. That means less work for Droid 3 users' thumbs. Moreover, the touch-screen is an upgrade, boasting 4 inches of qHD (quarter-high-definition) viewing at 960 by 540 resolution with a TFT (thin-film transistor) LCD sporting 16 million colors. Aside from the speed and aesthetic boosts, the Droid 3 is clearly targeted toward the business user, as it's delivered global-ready: Customers can enjoy wireless voice and data access in over 200 countries worldwide. Moreover, the handset is equipped with Citrix GoToMeeting and Citrix Receiver for Android applications, which are great perks for business travelers who need to conduct audio chats and access their desktop software via Receiver. There are plenty of photos and more details about the Droid 3 in this eWEEK slide show.