Is This the Droid Heir Apparent?

Hi there!  We noticed you staring at that picture up above.  You like?  Yeah, that is presumably the follow up to the Motorola Droid from Verizon.  It looks great, doesn’t it?  Would you like to hear the rumored specs?  They’re just about the nicest we’ve seen on an Android phone to date.  Okay, here goes…

As we looked around a bunch of posts within Howard Forums, the best we can piece together is this:

  • 4.1″ TFT FWVGA screen
  • Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 Processor
  • 2GB -8GB internal memory
  • Android 2.1 (Eclair), possibly 2.2 (Froyo) upon launch
  • MOTOBLUR (BLUR community chat)
  • 8 MP camera with 720p video recording
  • 1080p output via HDMI port
  • Roughly 9mm in thickness

We’ve seen July listed a few times as the release time frame so Android 2.2 could make the cut.  However, based on Motorola‘s history, we’re guessing it’s Android 2.1 at launch.  As for the name of this thing, you guess is as good as ours at this point.  We’ve heard Droid 2, Droid Xtreme, Shadow, Droid Shadow, and a couple others.  Of all the names we’ve seen tossed around, Shadow seems to stick the best. On the other hand, the “Droid” label is clearly marked in the picture.   Guess we’ll just have to wait to find out, won’t we?

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  • Where's the keyboard?

  • motoblur oh no!

  • Goob

    Motoblur is bad news. I rather enjoy stock android and the fact that I don't have to wait for updates because moto needs to rebuild the UI for every release. It's not like WinMo which was mostly junk and needed better UIs. Moto is obviously free to do what it wants with their devices, but please, leave my android alone.

  • TareX

    I’m not a fan of the small narrow buttons. I think priority shouldn’t have been given to the large verizon logo above it.

    Also, why is the screen TFT? After seeing and reading about Samsung’s Super AMOLED screen, I can’t picture myself holding anything other than that… Too bad Samsung butchered its own Galaxy S with a plasticy build and awful camera.

  • Droid_Fan

    Noooo not motoblur! Owner of a milestone and been eagerly waiting on the follow up to this awsome phone, but if its going to have motoblur then that's a no no for me, we all know what moto can be like with the firware updates :-/

    Here's hoping they release it with stock android and a physical keyboard.

  • I do not think it is very surprising to other people. While I listing this news I am not very happy. Motorola never haven't a good result in mobile function.

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  • There are so many functions provided here which makes this Droid fantastically fabulous.

  • 4.1″ TFT FWVGA screen, Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 Processor, 2GB -8GB internal memory, Android 2.1 (Eclair), possibly 2.2 (Froyo) upon launch, MOTOBLUR (BLUR community chat), 8 MP camera with 720p video recording. So many awesome features in it force me to grab it as soon as possible.