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Both Motorola Shadow and Droid 2 Launching in July?

Someone needs to write a song about Motorola Shadow rumors because we get a new one from a new publication almost every day.  The most recent, from the Wall Street Journal, pegs July as the month we’ll see the Motorola Shadow and quite possibly the Droid 2 alongside it.  (What?!?)

Mr. Jha has bet heavily on phones powered by Google Inc.’s Android software and sold by Verizon Wireless, such as last fall’s Motorola Droid.

Verizon Wireless, which plans to add two Motorola smartphones in July, spent $100 million marketing the original Droid, helping to boost Motorola’s sales in the first quarter.

Now, this may be sinful to call out the WSJ, but Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha didn’t actually say July.  They pointed this out later in the article…

“We will introduce new Droid products in the Verizon franchise,” he said, but didn’t provide more details.

I think I’ll continue to stick to our Father’s Day prediction for now.

On a side note, you’ll be excited to hear what Jha had to say about Android 2.2 and Flash on Motorola Devices…

You’ve got to be precise. So 2.0 which is what Droid was, 2.0 to 2.1 I didn’t think there was a big change. 2.1 to 2.2, which was announced at Google I/O, I think there are some pretty important things there. But you’ll see us being very aggressive in introducing 2.2 product. After that, as I understand it, I think Google will decide. But I think there’s a 3.0 or a 2.5. I think that will be a fairly big rev. So 2.0 to 2.1 wasn’t a big thing. 2.2 I think you will see we will introduce flash, which I think is very important for Internet. Some don’t, I understand…I think if you could play flash 10.1, you could render 98% of the content of the web. That’s why it’s important I think.

Yay!  Thoughts?

Cheers to everyone who sent this in!

  • yeomandroid

    Yeah, love Motorola's CEO….. awesome dude. Much better than “that guy” from the fruit company.


    That sounds great looks like big money is coming to verizon jus wish i didnt hav to wait so long to upgrade. I would lov to hear more info bout the Droid 2 before i jump ships on it but from wat ive read on here n seen on here bout the shadow, Im likin it a lil but, like my name MELOVEMYDROID! lol

  • James

    Not related to the Droid 2, but is it possible for someone port the new froyo music app over to the Droid like people did with nexus' clock app?

  • D Magic

    Hey guys, I am exctited to hear about the new phones coming out! Is is just me or do u wish that the HTC HD2 was with Verizon. It is a great phone. I hope these new phones by Motorola top it. I want to give some of u a tip on how to get the lastest phones and spend half for them. All you have to do is spend a little money at first to have the most recent phone. When something new comes out and you are stuck with a contract, sell it on ebay and buy the newset one on ebay. That way you sell your old phone and get half or more for what its woth then buy the newer one on ebay. Most people buy the newest phones when their contract is renewable,sell it on ebay,take the money and get something esle. So when they sell the phone they get twice what they bought it for,pocket the money and get some other phone. Like now, i am on a floating contract and Verizon has been bugging the heck out of me to renew it. No, No! I just sell my most recent on ebay, buy the newest on ebay and be happy. You might have to put about 250.00 with what u make out of the sale, but that is better than spending 500.00 plus everytime u get a phone. Plus, when your contract is floating,Verizon offers u all kind of discounts on your bill. Just thought I would try to help!!

  • Octotron

    All I want is for someone to send me 600 dollars so I can buy a Droid 2 when it comes out. Is that too much to ask? 🙂

  • David M.

    Let me start getting a second mortgage on the house…. 😉

  • WhereIsTony

    While I think the successor to the Motorola Droid is going to be awesome, I still think Verizon will call it something else.

    Droid Omega, Droid Excelsior, Droid Paragon – all sound great
    Droid 2 – associates with model number and can be decptive (uninformed people “oh you got a 2, mine is 2.2”) its why windows stopped using years to name thier OS's

    • Me

      Verizon doesn't name Motorola's phone. Motorola does. And Droid 2 sounds good compared to the one you threw out, IMO.

      • WhereIsTony

        Normaly you would be right, but verizon is leasing rights to Droid from lucas and I am sure they have an exclucivity clause, that would prevent anyone else using the name on a phone without VZW's permission.

        As to Droid 2 sounding better…Different Strokes for Different folks. (RIP Gary Coleman)

        • Me

          Again, Motorola named their phone. Verizon rights from Lucas to advertise the name Droid because they have rights to it. But Motorola is the namer of their equipment. Verizon had absolutely no saying in the naming of the Motorola Droid.

          • WhereIsTony

            If verizon has the rights to the name, then motorala can't use it unless verizon lets them. Motorola may be able to get its own license from lucas, but I can't imagine verizon has not built exclucivity into thier licence. Motorola can't use droid without permission.
            Thats why HTC can;t call the Evo (over on sprint) the Droid Evo – though I am sure they would love to because the Droid brand would boost sales.

    • haha Droid Paragon…. +1

  • jhietter

    peed pants again

  • Robert

    The two phones rumored to be coming out in July are the motorola shadow and the motorola flip out, not the Droid 2.

  • Crezel C.

    I agree, Tim-O-tato. This mobile phone summer is gonna be sizzlin. I fell in love with Motorola's products, and i love my DROID, but i might have to check out the Shadow and DROID 2 once those drops. Keep up the superb worth, Motorola and Google/Android! Can't wait!

  • bonez w

    That is freaking hilarious

  • Chris

    What has me super frustrated about Android is all the versions of software and all the versions of phones. I think what was very successful for the iPhone was, there was only one and Generations came out every year or longer. It's getting out of hand how HTC, Motorola and all the other players are coming out with new and better phones on a monthly basis and of course we all want what's new and better. It's too much to keep up with and if Apple ever makes a phone for Verizon I will switch in a heartbeat…just for some sort of stability.

    Just my two cents.

    • machinegun68

      I hear those pay as you go, flip phones at Walmart are pretty stable. No upgrades there.

      • dominguez619


  • Ray

    If the droid 2 was coming in less than 2 months wouldn't it be smart to be advertising it by now!

    • Dy

      I think that would be good, but we just witnessed VZW say almost nothing of the INC before launch and they sold all 157K units in a few days. I waited to buy and now I'm probably just going to wait for Moto's offerings. Carriers now understand the buzz created on the forums sell phones big time. People are like zombies awaiting the EVO. Crazy..

  • kulz

    At this rate I think I'll be getting the droid3 by the time I'm eligible for an upgrade ;p

    • Same here. I'm just waiting on 4G to come, even though Verizon's taking about taking away unlimited data plans for 4G. {{-_-}}

    • machinegun68

      I hear ya!

  • jstell

    Wow. Look at all the workstations in their lab there! That's a lot of computers, especially when apparently, only two people work at Motorola.

  • gero

    Ok im confused is droid 2 the same as the motorola shadow ?

  • gero

    Ok im confused is droid 2 the same as the motorola shadow ?

  • mcdoogles

    Jha is the man! He might be the best thing to EVER happen to Motorola.

  • aarynk

    Excited to hear more on the Droid2!!!

  • I would sell my Incredible to my mother and get the Droid 2…..that's right, my own mother. I might give her a discount 🙂

    • Awe, you're too sweet! lol

      • what evil son would charge full price to their own mother?

        • Crezel C.

          I say, handle over to her at $0 cost. Maybe, a late Mother's Day gift or early birthday present from you to her. That is if and when you upgrade, of course :o)

    • Haha that's funny

  • Nice

  • If Droid2 is Announce its over. My wife will have a slightly used Droid 1 lol

  • Koop

    I agree with Tim!! Lots of “I think” in the article, he doesn't sound too sure about the facts!! Kellex has him beat!!
    On a side note, my son just got the LG Ally. Not sure about the specs, I really haven't taken the time to look into it. It is running 2.1 though. I finally got him off the “crackberry” train!! Personally, my contract is up, but I am holding out for Droid 2. I really like my Motorola. Had some LG stuff in the past and not a big fan!

  • Chris Nimon

    when are we gonna see some pics and speculations on the droid 2?

    • When someone leaves a prototype in a bathroom/bar/gym/playground 😛

      • Chris Nimon

        I was thinking someone would have “Left” one someplace for a small fee by now.

  • tim k

    So is there any rumors on 2.2 for motor Droid on the horizon

    • kellex

      Droid 2 stuff is pretty quiet.

  • This is good news. BUT, why does it seem like we have a better understanding of the way things are going for the Android then the CEO's of these companies? lol

  • This is good news. BUT, why does it seem like we have a better understanding of the way things are going for the Android then the CEO's of these companies? lol

    • kellex

      I thought the exact same thing.

      • These guys really need to know their own products. Maybe we should get them on this site and give them an education or sign them up for the forums 😛

        Either way, this summer is gonna rock!

        • Mrpicolas

          What I got from this is that the Droid will ser2.2 and gingerbread but after that they are gonna leave it to Google which with the cloud to device push coming would make sense ie.. remember what I said before with carriers being taken out of the equation: -) 😎