March 31, 2015

Motorola Shadow/Droid 2/Whatever Unveiled iPhone Style

First Gizmodo acquired an iPhone that was “left” in a bar. Now, Gizmodo decides to post a picture of the Verizon branded Motorola Shadow, or whatever they’re gonna end up calling it, which was apparently, “left” in a gym. Since when do prototypes get lost and found so frequenty? And more importantly, when did smartphones start going to bars and working out? Maybe these phones are so “super” that they’ve learned to sprout legs and flee their masters. Or, perhaps lost phones are just becoming the new blurry-cam leak.

Either way, this phone is a beast. I was surprised that there doesn’t seem to be a hardware keyboard. Motorola really seems to be pushing into HTC territory with this bad boy. Here’s what we’ve now confirmed about it:

  • 4.3″ screen
  • 8MP camera capable of 720p video
  • Probably running Froyo 2.2 at release with new MotoBlur (much sleeker than old UI)
  • 16GB internal storage
  • 1GHz Snapdragon processor
  • HDMI out port

I ‘m gonna go out on a limb and assume that the screen will not be of AMOLED origin. The picture seen above makes it seem a bit washed out and back-lit (but this could just be due to the lighting or camera). We’ve also yet to see a 4.3″ AMOLED screen put on a phone, leading me to assume there’s a technical reason behind it that we’re just not aware of. For now, everyone seems to be sticking with LCDs for these super-sized phones (aside from the 4″ Super AMOLED found on the Samsung Galaxy S). However, in this case, I’d love to be wrong.

Verizon customers can expect this device to launch around June or July time. Anyone interested?

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  1. Ben

    If Verizon doesn't get greedy like Sprint and slap us in the face with an extra $10 fee on this phone, they will have me for 2 more years.

    • CuNa

      This device isn't 4G capable, so I don't think Verizon can justify that charge. Looks like Verizon's me too EVO knockoff without a major asterisk*

      * = 4G

  2. Jesse

    Yawn. Where are all the phones with hardware keyboards? They better not call this the Droid 2 without one.

  3. The_Omega_Man

    Do we know if this Phone will have a 4G capable chip set or a real keyboard yet?…. Anybody?

  4. Droid_Fan

    Throw in a hardware keyboard and i'd be on that like white on rice, the lack of one is a huge dealbreaker for moi. Gonnna take more than this to make me part with my milestone moto!

  5. Kevin

    This is how finding phones in places should work. You find it, take some pictures and give it back. There's no need for the Turtle Neck Squad to kick in your door like with the iPhone.


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