The Motorola Droid 3, while an incredible device, still had its flaws. The biggest of those is MOTOBLUR, Motorola's stupid Android skin. And until today, it seemingly had to stay on your device because Motorola Android phones were very, very hard to root.
XDA member djrbliss has apparently rooted the third iteration of the original Droid series. It's absolutely awesome news for Droid 3 owners, of course, but it also means that the fabled Droid Bionic, set to release next month, should be easily rootable, as well.
This obviously isn't a direct result of the Google-Motorola acquisition, but I have a feeling that it might be somewhat related. Sure, it was only announced last week, but purchasing a company for $12.5 billion can't just take a few hours to complete. That may be why Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha announced that Motorola phones would be rootable beginning early next year. That's probably when he thought the acquisition would be complete, but since it came last week, he decided to expedite the rooting process.[GottaBeMobile]