Apr 30th, 2010

Right after the Wi-Fi Alliance certified the Motorola MB810, the handset that most likely will become the Motorola Shadow, we received a tip sending us to a series of pics and specs further detailing what they claim will be not one, but two new Android devices headed to Verizon from Motorola.

I don’t quite trust Google translate to give me the exact meaning of the posts on this foreign forum, but the important facts are right there in plain English. The Motorola Shadow and Droid 2 are claimed to be two separate devices, with the main difference being the inclusion of  a slide-out keyboard on the Droid 2.

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Here is what we MIGHT see from the Shadow:

  • 4.3 “FWVGA (854 x 480) screen
  • TI OMAP 3630, which has the PowerVR SGX530 GPU
  • 8MP camera with Dual LED
  • 720p recording
  • 512MB RAM
  • FM Radio
  • GPS
  • HDMI port
  • USB port
  • Android 2.1 running Moto Blur with 7 homescreens
  • Very thin and light
  • 4 physical buttons on front (Back, Menu, Home, Search)
  • Slated for a June release for Verizon if everything goes well

Word is the Droid 2 would have a similarly sized screen, but it is not clear if other specs would be shared between the two phones. Earlier reports indicated the Shadow would be outfitted for GSM. While neither CDMA or GSM is confirmed, it will definitely be interesting to see which way Motorola goes. It looks like this handset will compete pretty evenly with the latest and greatest phones from HTC and Samsung, though no indication of a second front-facing camera is given.

For now file this as rumor and take all of this with a big grain of salt, we’ll wait for further details to call this a confirmation.

[UPDATE]: Thanks to Zach in the comments for the heads up, look like this hefty chunk of unconfirmed info and speculation actually originates from our friends over at AndroidForums. Still nothing official, but head over to the Unofficial Motorola Shadow Thread to read more.

[thanks Vitala for the heads up!]

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