Shot of a set-up guide leaks the Motorola Droid Shadow?

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Shot of a set-up guide leaks the Motorola Droid Shadow?
Just when you thought that HTC has stolen most of Android's fire with the anticipated release of the HTC EVO 4G, it looks like Motorola is definitely hiding something in the shadows to regain the prominent status for Android. There was a shot of a set-up guide posted by a user at HowardForums which could potentially be the next big thing out of Motorola's camp since the DROID itself. Possibly going by the name Motorola Droid Shadow, this could be the next device that could prove to be a profitable hit for the company. For a decent period of time, both the Motorola DROID and MILESTONE have seemingly taken Android to the next level on a global basis. In addition, it could be sporting some kind of updated MOTOBLUR interface based on what we can see for right now. For those who may have forgotten some of the specs expected to accompany the handset, it's reported to feature an 8-megapixel camera, 720p video recording, 4.1” touchscreen, and we could see a launch as early as July. The Motorola DROID has been making its rounds for quite some time now on the market, as it continues to see some decent sales, but HTC's onslaught of high-end phones have saturated the market. With the Motorola Droid Shadow hopefully in the works, it could only be a short amount of time before Motorola retakes a decent amount of mind share in the mobile community once again.

*Update* It seems that the Shadow will have a 4.1" touchscreen and will lack a sliding QWERTY keyboard. Thanks for all the tips!

Motorola Droid Shadow Preliminary Specifications

source: HowardForums via Gizmodo


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33 Comments

1. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

im down to get this phone. its supose to have a keyboard rigth? if it dose im so gonna get this.

2. shynepo

Posts: 39; Member since: May 21, 2010

Do you mean A Qwerty Keyboard??

4. shynepo

Posts: 39; Member since: May 21, 2010

Never mind, i just seen the picture with the keyboard, but this locks very promising...........

11. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i doubt it'll have a physical qwerty with it's massive size...

21. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Seriously no body thinks this is a fake as I do? Its the HTC HD2 on a Droid Users manual with a Android Photo shopped. cmon any one else ACTUALLY leaking anything would show the pages inside, and the manual also would have the actual name of it on it...CMON!

24. BlackSirius16

Posts: 84; Member since: May 21, 2010

The skepticism in your comment is hilarious. anyway i probably wont buy this phone unless the processor reaches speeds of 1ghz at least and considering that the processor that everyone is saying it has only does like 720 mhz or something, it looks like I'll be in for a big wait till verizon gets something with the specs of the EVO.

30. cc16177

Posts: 312; Member since: May 09, 2010

The Incredible runs at 1ghz with the Snapdragon and you can easily overclock the Droid to upwards of 1ghz... mine has been running at 1.2ghz since December with absolutely no issues and I can still get an entire day out of my battery.

33. jd829

Posts: 155; Member since: Feb 24, 2010

I think you're on to something here...

3. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

This looks pretty nice. If this is released this summer I am definitely saying bye bye TMobile.

5. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

wow phonearena, getting info wrong once again. its a 4.1" screen. it also has an OMAP 3630 processor. no physical keyboard to the person asking.

6. shynepo

Posts: 39; Member since: May 21, 2010

where did u find this out ???

8. bng

Posts: 107; Member since: Feb 12, 2009

it dosent? then what about the first pic that was leaked about the Moto Shadow claming it was a Droid2 or the Nexus-One? isn it this one?

9. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

howard forums. sorry to say but phonearena is not the best site for phone info. there are better sites out there. motorola insiders that have been right before have been telling people this info for a while now

10. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

the phone in the picture above is the shadow. the droid 2 is a slightly different version of the droid. its a slight refresh, like going from a voyager to an env touch. "here is a few facts on droid2. it is slightly more rounded edges,the open chin on the current droid vs the droid2 is the same,but the face of the droid2 chin is equal lentgh.this means the exposed chin on the current droid is open vs the droid2 chin is now part of the face slider. also the 4 soft keys are moved around just a tad.same location but the menu button isnt the 4 dash's. its like the devours 4 squares. the 5 way nav is gone and replaced with 4 arrows in the keypad. this allowed the keypad to be biggerfor fat fingers like mine. the camera is 5mp HD and the phone looks nothing like the pic above. not even close. it looks very close to the current droid just evovled a tad.the power,volume,cam keys are now flusg soft touch and not so obvious like the current droid is. i cant speak on the guts yet.too soon.this is all i can say so please dont ask for more specifics yet." taken from howard forums, posted by bill23, 4-16-10 the droid 2 will be out possibly before july 4.

18. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

This is the Droid Shadow. You are correct, it is not the Droid 2. I work for Verizon and I talked with our Motorola representative. They have several new Android devices coming for us. The Droid 2, as you stated, will pretty much be a refresh of the Droid. Better keyboard, seperated a little bit to make it better to message off of. Smoother and rounder as you said. The Shadow though is showing Froyo and from my understanding, it is a Widget we are looking at on the bottom. It is suppose to be a 4.1 to 4.3 inch screen. The person was too specific on that. It is large though. From my understanding as well, is that Motorola may be getting rid of Motoblur altogether. In talking to the rep, they realize the problems it has been causing, the Devour and the Cliq are examples. One last thing too. The representative confirmed a Google Tablet being made by Motorola. The rep couldn't outright tell me, but the reps face got a big smile and seemed really happy I had brought it up. Can't wait for some more Android goodness to come to Verizon Wireless..... Keep it coming!!!!

7. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

I'll get it if it doesn't have motoblur

12. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

i don't think this is motoblur, i think it's something else...

16. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

it has the newest version of motoblur, you can tell by the pic that its a little different.

17. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

how can you tell if it's the same thing if it's a little different? it haz the same icons as on the homepage of the motoblur interface but that's it. i don't think Motorola will be skinning a possible hi-end Droid successor/counterpart with it's MOTOBLUR UI because it's more for younger consumers that want their social networking sources to jump when they say jump but don't need powerful chipsets or newer versions of Android (whoever knows what that is anymore o.O) to save a few bucks on their handset. i think this is only a minor tweak to fryo, nothing more.

13. jskrenes

Posts: 209; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I'll get either of these phones if I can easily root hack them.

14. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I highly doubt they will just slap on a few changes to the Droid 2. Most likely it will have nearly the same size screen and features as this phone.

15. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

it won't its like going from a lg voyager to envtouch.

20. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

I highly doubt that. Motorola is not going to just slap on minor improvements to a phone that saved their company and put them back on track. Do have a final product of the droid 2? No I doubt it

23. acquaz10

Posts: 28; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

no i don't but people who have been right before on different websites have been saying the same thing dumb ass. do a little research before you say shit. the droid shadow is going to be their new flagship.

26. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Rory, you're kind of a moron, aren't you? acquaz10 hit the nail on the head with the Voyager/Env Touch analogy. The Droid2 (working name) is a refresh. The Shadow is going to be the new flagship. Two seperate NEW models. Do some research is right.

19. BrokenImaege

Posts: 173; Member since: Jul 27, 2009

This is the Droid Shadow. You are correct, it is not the Droid 2. I work for Verizon and I talked with our Motorola representative. They have several new Android devices coming for us. The Droid 2, as you stated, will pretty much be a refresh of the Droid. Better keyboard, seperated a little bit to make it better to message off of. Smoother and rounder as you said. The Shadow though is showing Froyo and from my understanding, it is a Widget we are looking at on the bottom. It is suppose to be a 4.1 to 4.3 inch screen. The person was too specific on that. It is large though. From my understanding as well, is that Motorola may be getting rid of Motoblur altogether. In talking to the rep, they realize the problems it has been causing, the Devour and the Cliq are examples. One last thing too. The representative confirmed a Google Tablet being made by Motorola. The rep couldn't outright tell me, but the reps face got a big smile and seemed really happy I had brought it up. Can't wait for some more Android goodness to come to Verizon Wireless..... Keep it coming!!!!

22. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

wow, thats pretty nice!!

29. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

this couldn't be the rumored Motorola Xtreme (or Motorola DROID XTREME) from a week ago? i had assumed since word of the Motorola Shadow got out that it was a Google project for a potential Google phone successor and maybe i'm thinking into it too much but the name Xtreme (or Droid Xtreme) would kind of fit more if you think about it, it has an "Xtreme" sized display with real "Xtreme" specs compared to most available smartphones. i dunno.

25. Verizon

Posts: 22; Member since: May 14, 2010

Bring it on AT&T.

27. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Bring what? They got nothing. Apple forces them to dumb down competitors phones. So, unless you make whoopee to your iPhone, you're SOL.

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