Motorola announced this week that the Droid 3 will soon make its way north of the border, arriving exclusively as the Bell Mobility XT860 4G. Save for the difference in network support, the specifications read identical to its Verizon Wireless counterpart and should make for a terrific addition to the carrier's lineup.
Features include Android 2.3 Gingerbread, a five-row sliding QWERTY keyboard, 4-inch qHD display, a dual-core 1GHz processor, and an 8-megapixel camera capable of recording 1080p HD video. If the model number wasn't a dead giveaway, the XT860 4G offers support for Bell's growing 4G HSDPA network. Rounding out the specs are 16GB internal storage, a front-facing VGA camera, and support for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS.
Neither Motorola nor the carrier have provided an exact timeline as to when to expect the XT860, but I'd look for it in the coming weeks. In terms of pricing, I would anticipate something in the $149.99 range with a three-year agreement. Bell recently began offering the similarly designed HTC Sensation 4G at that price.