New @Androidevicespy Tweets for Droid 2 and Droid Xtreme

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.

We’ve now seen the Xtreme battery, an accessory list, and Verizon inventory info (Droid2 / Xtreme).  How can you not be excited for June?

Anyone want some homework?  Find out what these new tweets mean!

Shadow Officially Becomes Droid Xtreme? Releasing Soon?

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.

We broke the news over the weekend that the MB810 had landed in Big Red’s system, but after seeing accessories listed, you’ve got to think this device could drop any day.  Father’s day baby!

Source: Phone Arena

Sunday Poll: Motorola Shadow or Droid 2?

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?

Motorola Shadow Also Lands in Verizon Inventory

So we got a little pre-mature on the Motorola Shadow is “no where to be found” comment in the previous Droid 2 post.  It is definitely there.  MB810, CHECK.

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!)

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!

Motorola Shadow Benchmarked? Almost as Fast as 2.2 Nexus One?

The Motorola Shadow just seems to be popping up everywhere these days!  First it was the phone guide, then in a gym, again on the Howard Forums, and today in an app called Quadrant which is used for benchmarking devices.

If you take a look at the photo I just capped after benchmarking my Incredible, you’ll see the Shadow(MB810) clocking in just below a Nexus One running Android 2.2.  Crazy right?  We’ve been hearing all along that the Shadow would launch with 2.1 and Motoblur, but do these numbers make it look more like 2.2?  Maybe it’s just going to be more of a beast than we had imagined?

Via:  Howard Forums

Another Motorola Droid Shadow Photo Appears

The Motorola Shadow made another appearance last night and continues to match up to our “Father’s Day post” back on April 23rd…

  • 8MP Cam
  • 700 Mhz OMAP 3630 processor
  • HDMI output
  • Very slick design & thin. The back is thin from bottom then when it gets towards top of phone, it bulges up to a thicker part (hard to describe)

There are reports that it is back in the shop in order to upgrade to some sort of 1.0Ghz processor, but I find that hard to believe with a rumored release date to be just a couple of weeks out.

Source: Howard Forums