Motorola Shadow is on the Internets again, who changed the CPU?

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Motorola Shadow is on the Internets again, who changed the CPU?
The recent influx of wacky leaks for the Motorola Shadow we reported strutting its stuff in gyms and manuals made us believe for a sweet second it is ticking with the speed of a 1GHz Snapdragon. The newest leak from the same bad boy who posted a snap from the manual however, treats us to a new photo of the prodigal phone and the information that it will actually sport a Texas Instrument OMAP 3630 CPU, which clocks at 720MHz. The villain also shrank the screen to 4.1” and the inbuilt memory to 8GB.

Now, obviously the gym tipster wasn't a good listener, but still some of the things heard in the previous leaks remain the same – the Motorola Shadow does 720p HD video with its 8MP camera (which is believable considering the CPU supports hardware accelerated video), runs a newer version of the MOTOBLUR UI, and is lighter than the original Motorola DROID. In addition, we can now clearly see that the Shadow has an HDMI port. Still, we are in the dark whether the 9mm thin device will have the DROID's hardware keyboard, or not, and the newest leaked snapshot isn't helping much in that respect.

Motorola Shadow Preliminary Specifications

source: Engadget via PhoneDog



1. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 2009

no hardware keyboard. it is a 1 ghz processor, that is clocked down in some test models and not in others...its being checked for performance...its 8gb internal and comes with an 8gb memory card...thats where the 16gb came from....its a 4.1 in screen... it will be released with 2.1 but ready to update to 2.2... theres also a couple of new apps being tested on it that are very cool and will give it a big differentiator when it goes to market...

5. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Is it better to have the TI 1Ghz or the Qualcom snapdragon? I have the incredible now, but the larger screen and HD video recording is nice additions that may make me reach for another upgrade, Dang Verizon always sucks me in, even still, I WORK HERE! Well I think its clear to say Android has officially saturated the market, and although iPhone still makes a sliver in the heel of these websites news blogs, it is undoubtidly NOT the cream of the crop any more.

6. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

annnnd who are you? o.O how do you know it's got a snapdragon tucked under there?

11. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

He invented the phone, wrote the Android OS, and owns Verizon Wireless... Give him a break... It's all rumors and people shoudl be confident when spreading rumors.

16. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Why did I get -2?

2. matrix2004

Posts: 5; Member since: Aug 17, 2008

what he said...

3. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

PHONEARENA YOU ARE DUMB. its always been a 4.1" screen!

8. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

How can you get 1 photo of the device up close and not take the time to give full 360 of the device...Its so stupid, your neck is already on the line , give us a face shot, and a shot of the back, or the battery inside, show us the model number!

9. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

i don't have the phone and i never said i did.

17. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Dude I was saying in general not serioously you....I was piggy backing on your rant about PA. Jesus you all are goofy.

22. jdmdany

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

i cant beleive ur getting thumbs down for that comment. i feel the way you do.... omg here come my thumbs down...

25. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

LMAO, This site is rediculous...acquaz10 has a complex...+1 for JDM

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

where did you hear that it didnt have a hardware keyboard wnna? If you look at the shot, you can clearly see above and below the screen that its on a seperate piece of hardware. It could just be a design thing, and it could quite easily be a slide out mechanism. If its a DROID replacement, its gonna have a keyboard. It wouldnt make sence otherwise.

12. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

It doesn't look like it has a keyboard... Doesn't look like there would be enough room for the battery, processor, etc... Pictures can be deceiving though.

13. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

No one ever said it was a "replacement"...could just be another motorola option. second gen. of the motorola droid may be in the works...

7. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

well if it is in fact MOTOBLUR...then i hope it's reworked from scratch to give it the same class of quality as Sense and i hope the update for the Devour brings it. ^^

10. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yar. My Cliq XT is 4 weeks old and is totally outdated. :) I bought it outdated, hell it launched outdated. All I can hope for is the 2.1 update. :) I guess I shouldn't say it launched outdated, I forgot there are mid-class android phones, they're not all high end phones.

14. greywolf447

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 11, 2010

Here is what I think. I think either VZW or motorola wanted some pics and info to leak. You have HTC EVO that is going to be released here shortly and the iphone shortly there after. So they are leaving bread crumbs so you will wait to see the phone that VZW has up there sleeves. My guess is that they are going to release it late June early July. I bet that there will be teaser commercials that launch during the NBA playoffs. Just like the DROID had commercials appear in the MLB playoffs. My guess is that Verizon will not release it with 2.1. There new ads will probably be centered around the fact that it will be the first phone to come out with 2.2. Just like the DROID was the first to boast about it having 2.0. Thats just my opinion.

15. FightForTheLost

Posts: 20; Member since: May 25, 2010

Sucks that it doesn't have a 1 GHz processor; I have the Incredible and was almost hoping that this thing would have the Snapdragon so I could restock the Incredible and get the Shadow...however, if the battery life on this thing sucks and/or its signal reading sucks (like the Incredible - it gets signal but it never shows an accurate bar count, etc)., then I'll know I made the right choice.

18. ILOVEIPHONE25 unregistered

How is the incredible with battery life? My Iphone sucks if I use Pandora,3g, and bluetooth stereo. I can get alittle over 7 hours.

19. 11mess

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 29, 2010

Good points and I agree/hope you are right. Had an Incredible but returned it cause of the battery, I use a Moto Droid now and I am due for a new phone. However one serious question. How many average people know what Android 2.2 is? I don't know if the average consumer knows what is out there other than a new iphone on a crappy carrier or what is commonly referred to a s a google phone.

24. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the reason the bars may be inaccurate is because the bars show the signal strength of the 3G network. When you go into settings>about phone>status>Signal strength. That number in dBm is the signal of the voice network. I wish it had 2 sets of bars like on verizon's dumbphones.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

As much as id love it, I doubt this phone will have a keyboard. It would completely kill off the Droid 2 if it did. Plus its too thin, yes there's seperation but I still don't think it will. Then again....the DROID is almost as thin as the iPhone. Guess we will have to see. Also the main problem with the Droid Incredible are weak signal strength and battery. Its battery is weak due to its 1GHz power, though you could always buy more chargers. So I hope they don't weaken this device because of the battery life.

21. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

pshh snapdragon is only what people tell you it is. hummingbird blows snapdragon out of the water. ghz means nothing, btw.


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

The more I look at that picture, the more I wonder. It just seems odd, it looks like it could have a keyboard. Much like the originial Droids but bigger and wider, spaced out more. I mean with how large device is, its very possible.


Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 27, 2009

For all you bitching about battery life on Incredible do some research they make extended batteries that won't make the phone thicker, I just got 1 and went 15 hours moderate to heavy use.Pandora for a couple hours too. I believe

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