Evidence shows Motorola duo DROID SHADOW and DROID 2 coming soon to Verizon

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Evidence shows Motorola duo DROID SHADOW and DROID 2 coming soon to Verizon
Just the other day we reported that Motorola and Verizon were teaming up to offer 2 Android handsets in July. We had figured that since the DROID SHADOW (MB810) had been caught in the weight room, that model would be one of the phones. The DROID SHADOW does not have a physical QWERTY keyboard according to the device's workout partners, one of whom is now collecting unemployment as we mentioned to you. That makes the picture of the new keyboard below very interesting. If it doesn't belong to the MB810, which phone does it belong to? Speculation is that it belongs to the DROID 2. Note the microphone key that brands it as an Android QWERTY. If it is for the sequel to the DROID, it looks much easier to type on than the current hardware, with some roundness to the keys.

Also discovered on Friday was a couple of screenshots from the Verizon inventory system. One photo showed model A955, also known as the Motorola DROID 2, found in Ontario,California. Looks like the sequel to one of Big Red's quickest selling phones will be ready sooner than expected. The other handset pictured in inventory is the MB810, also resting in Onario, California. That model number corresponds with the DROID SHADOW. So we have two Motorola Android models supposedly coming to Verizon in July and we have some evidence that the DROID SHADOW and DROID 2-both manufactured by the Schaumburg based firm-will soon be available for the carrier. You do the math.

Motorola DROID SHADOW Preliminary Specifications

source: AndroidandMe, droid-life








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28 Comments

1. T-Money3000 unregistered

really? THAT'S the keyboard??... fine... i'm going full touch......not sure what I was hoping for but i don't like the looks of the new one.

26. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Don't do it. Its not worth it.

2. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

If the droid 2 doesn't have the high end specs like the new phones do, I'm going with the droid shadow either way.

3. Phullofphil

Posts: 1762; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

what ssucks is that it looks a bit smaller. I hope the screen size got a little bigger. And no d pad i hope it had an optical mouse. I have a feeling that even though it may have some parts that are nicer i am guessing it is going to feel and be a cheaper version.

5. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

yeaaah uh..not including the larger screen of course but that's already out man. xD

4. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

ugh! the qwerty on the Droid looks much better and uniformed and i personally would welcome a better designed D-pad on the Droid2, i mean they could've made it shorter and put function keys over it and also offset the qwerty in the normal way like the Ally or they could make that odd chin part at the bottom concealed by the front screen so they could move the D-pad more to the right and have more room for a centered keyboard...well i can complain and fantasize about keyboard designs all night long but THAT OOGLY keyboard would be enough to make me go for this keyboard-less Droid beast that Motorola haz to offer and with a 4.1 (4,3 who cares?) screen then i don't think i'll complain about the ol virtual qwerty TOO bad. xD

6. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

From the looks of the keyboard, I'm guessing the screen will be the exact same size. Looks like they are going for a dark blue color insteaf of black. Which I'm also not too fond on. It almost appears they are trying to make the droid shadow the obvious choice to get. I have used the hd2 so even if its 4.1, the on screen keyboard should be large enough. I just hope the shadows screen is wider than droids, not just longer. If you compared the hd2 and droids screen, hd2 is so much wider too.

7. xtroid2k

Posts: 601; Member since: Jan 11, 2010

I think Motorola was afraid to copy LG or somebody like that. Lets face it Moto can't make keyboards.

8. Verizon

Posts: 22; Member since: May 14, 2010

False.

9. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

....Care to elaborate?

10. devesenw7

Posts: 7; Member since: May 29, 2010

This keyboard looks like a cheaper version of the current keyboard and if the phone only come's in a dark blue thats going to suck. I hope thats not the final keyboard. I was hoping for some button seperation.

11. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

First of all the new picture is at a different angle than the Droid I. No way to tell exact dimensions. It seems to be the same size. Second, I dont see a blue color anywhere. Its about the crappiest lighting and angle you could get in the picture. Lots of funky glare just makes it look blue. Besides if its metal like the original its going to have a different texture than the keyboard plastic. Take some time and actually study the picture.

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

ohhh okay! yeah, we all should have thought to think that just because the light reflecting off of it made it LOOK blue that the texture of the metal made it NOT blue! gosh we're so dumb! thank you for your input sir! yeah, bullshit aside, you should adjust the brightness on your screen and really take some time to study yourself gambino37, it's blue but it's probably just a not painted pre-production model. xD

14. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Gambino37 does have a point that apparently you didnt think of and seein as you are ok with callin yourself dumb ill go ahead and call you dumb too. Its a picture with light glare...but the bottom line is its a picture, so at this point we dont know what the ACTUAL color is...but you seem to be so sure as if you have one in your hand. Hopefully for your sake when these phones do release it is blue b/c otherwise you are goin to look pretty stupid...tryin to be a smart ass.

15. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

you know maybe you should have read my comment a little more carefully before you replied. now tell me would glare from what ever source of light that it's probably emanating from such as an over head lamp or desk light be reflecting blue light onto the device? no and this being a picture is irrelevant so don't even gimme that and if you'll just open your eyes you'll see that even the most mildly illuminated areas show the outer casing to be blue and that is what i see by the picture not by one in my hand but i'm not saying when this thing comes out it'll be blue which you would have already figured out if you finished reading the comment. it's probably just the pre-production color so i'm not telling you to look for a blue Droid in your future pal, i'm just giving an explanation as to why a Droid is such an odd color right now.

17. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Some ppl just dont listen...carry on "pal".

18. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Its not blue. Get some glasses.

19. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

...okay, you want something else? the number/symbol chracters on the keyboard..are blue. -_- if you can't see that then you guys must have some funky color settings on your monitors coz i've looked on my compooper and my phone and it's still blue.

21. jbroots3

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 29, 2010

DEFINETLY BLUE gambino- FAIL

24. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

yeah thats definitely blue with blue accents. and like he said its prob just pre-production... just like how we thought the droid had red accents not gold...

13. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Keyboard looks worthless. I'd take the current Droid versus the new one, maybe even an LG Ally, considering the useful keyboard. I'll wait to actually see it once it releases to pass any more judgement.

20. cris_mystery

Posts: 1; Member since: May 30, 2010

LG should stand for Loads of Garbage. They make cheap, low quality phones, out of cheap, low quality materials.

22. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

the amount of flash memory they put in the the ally is a joke, les than the eris! fail

23. zuno gyakusatsu

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 16, 2010

your comment is 100% correct, however, lg phones are a million times better than the polished excrement that motorola releases on a regular basis.

27. Dadler22

Posts: 241; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

He's right. I can only talk on my droid with my left hand because the light sensor goes past my ear on the right side. Good job moto.

16. ronaldramsayii

Posts: 4; Member since: Mar 12, 2010

Look at it this way guys. The Motorola Droid 2's keyboard is offset. Although they did remove the d-pad, it's still offset. Offsetting the keyboard means they had to expand the real estate of the keyboard. Chances are this phone will probably be similar is size to the Motorola Shadow. Motorola and Verizon may be giving the consumers the option of buying a Droid with a keyboard, or without. Now I know just as much as anyone else here, I can just express my opinion and see where it goes. The quality in picture does look cheap, but I seriously doubt Motorola will drop in quality going from Droid 1 to Droid 2. It's suppose to improve or Motorola won't make any sales from it. Me personally I prefer Motorola over HTC, so this may be the place where we actually get options....keyboard or not....

25. jdmdany

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

it better not have motoblur

28. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

we hope that

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