I was recently diving through many older Droid Life posts — like, 2009 and 2010 posts — and came across a device that everyone seemed very hyped about. At the time, the OG DROID was still a very popular device among Android owners, but many of them were getting ready to find a worthy successor to their new-found Android love. The Motorola Shadow, as it was known among the blogs, seemed to be the phone many of us wanted. (more…)
The Motorola Droid X/Xtreme/Shadow is definitely turning into a must-have after seeing these latest pics. Look at that screen. It’s a thing of beauty.
So here is what our tipster gave us:
- Android 2.2
- 9 home screens
- No Motoblur
- Dedicated camera button
- “Very metal”
- HDMI out
One more sideview:
Thoughts? With that “metal” casing it’s really shaping into a device that has that original Droid 1 feel sans keyboard. The last thing we needed was another plastic Incredible which lasts all of one pocket drop.
Stay tuned for more details…
We posted tweets from @androidevicespy in early May to show everyone interested that the Droid 2 and Xtreme/Shadow are indeed different devices. Also included in that post was a notification that the Droid 2 had passed through wi-fi certification leading me to believe that these new tweets would suggest that other important release checks have been completed for both devices.
Anyone want some homework? Find out what these new tweets mean!
A new screenshot from Verizon’s inventory system has serviced showing a list of accessories for what can now be called the Motorola Droid Xtreme (previously the Shadow). While that listing doesn’t specifically say “Xtreme”, it does say “MOTDRDX” with the “X” being the key to us believing what has been rumored for weeks now.
Source: Phone Arena
Now that we’ve seen both the Motorola Droid 2 and Shadow hit Verizon’s inventory system, those rumors of a similar release date seem much more realistic. We’ve also been tipped off to some of the specs on these 2 new devices and we’re wondering what would happen should they both hit stores within a couple of weeks of each other? Which would you pick? The keyboard-less wonder aka the Shadow or a revamped and even more powerful version of the Droid?
Maybe these 2 devices will both appear in July as the WSJ stated earlier? I’m still going with my gut and saying Shadow in June and Droid 2 in Q4.
Thoughts? Which would you choose if they were to come out on the same day? (Ooh, that might be a good poll!)
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.
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.
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