A trio of tutorial-style videos for the Motorola Milestone 3 (known as the Droid 3 in the US) have shown up online, prompting speculation that a launch date is not far off. So.
When we're notwe're watching leaked videos on YouTube instead. These look like professionally produced bite-sized instructional videos for the forthcoming phone -- which we found for last month.
The narrator kindly confirms the rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and 1080p high-definition video recording, the keyboard's fifth row of dedicated numeric buttons, plus micro USB and HDMI ports.
The videos cover the basics of the phone -- switching it on and off, using the touch buttons, searching, selecting keyboard input method, viewing contacts and so on. Motorola has still tacked MotoBlur on top of, which isn't surprising given its CEO's recent comments on using the software to .
We still can't tell whether the processor will be the Nvidia Tegra 2, as per the, or Texas Instruments' OMAP, as found in the . Without getting our mitts on it, we also don't know if it has improved upon the . It almost certainly won't have superfast LTE, which is likely to irritate our US friends, but is no bother for us laggards.
If you believe the calendar shown, these videos were filmed in early May. It's interesting to note the caveat at the bottom of each clip stating that the software shown isn't final.
Who are these videos aimed at? It might please Nvidia's CEO ifon using new devices. These could be intended for new users but recorded before Motorola had finished tweaking its software. Perhaps an official launch, at least in the US, isn't far off after all.