Soon after the original Motorola Droid, we saw the Motorola Milestone - an international version of the device. The trend continued with the Droid 2/Milestone 2, and folks overseas have undoubtedly be waiting for their Milestone 3. Now, a GSM Motorola Droid 3 (XT682) has hit the FCC, but isn't said to be headed overseas just yet, rather to AT&T instead.
In the FCC filing, this GSM version supports 850/1900 bands as well as WCDMA bands II and V. These are the same bands used by AT&T, but doesn't mean AT&T will launch the device. It's just possible for them to. It's odd to see the Droid 3 making a GSM appearance at all when you think about it; the Droid 4 has been out for a while, and the Droid 3 was released around 8 months ago. It may not seem that long, but in 8 months the standard for Android has increased tenfold.
This filing from the FCC makes its release makes it look like we'll definitely see this Droid 3 variant, but it's just too early to tell where. When more information leaks on this release, we'll be the first to let you know. But until then, expect this old QWERTY to arrive soon; if the release is prolonged too long, it will look ancient next to the many quad-core phones that are to be released soon.
[via Wireless Goodness]