Unlike previous devices in the Droid line, though, relatively little fanfare accompanied the release of this new smartphone.
"Where's the marketing support behind the Droid 3?" asked Ramon Llamas, a senior analyst at IDC.
Hardware-wise, the Droid 3 appears to offer only incremental improvements over its predecessor, the Droid 2.
It has an 8MP rear-facing camera that takes 1080p HD video, a 4-inch qHD display, a front-facing VGA camera for video chat, a five-row QWERTY keyboard, 3G mobile hotspot capabilities and HDMI output capability. It incorporates Motorola's ESP smart dock technology, first seen in the Motorola Atrix.
"You have the Smart Dock technology, so that's a new piece," IDC's Llamas said. "You'll pretty much find the rest of the specs on just about any other smartphone," he told TechNewsWorld.
"Droid represents the best of the best in the Android lineup from Verizon Wireless," Verizon spokesperson Brenda Boyd Raney told TechNewsWorld.