Without going into super intense battery breakdown, let’s just say that from the picture above you can gather that the Droid Xtreme‘s battery is thinner than the Droid1′s and will have longer life.
Source: Howard Forums
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.
Cheers to everyone who sent this in!
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
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
There is your first real look at the Motorola Shadow which is slated to land on Verizon some time in the end of June or early July. Apparently it was left in a Verizon corporate gym and someone snapped a quick picture of before the phone was locked remotely. Awesome.
The gym employee who found the device even managed to get a little info out of the guy who shamefully returned after hitting the preacher bench…
Looks exactly like the leaked photo we posted on Saturday.
Oh, and this is another great opportunity to remind everyone that the Droid 2 and Shadow are DIFFERENT DEVICES. When you get the chance, make sure to spread that word to some of those…well…bigger sites.
Cheers Jose and Wes!