Bigger Picture: Where does this phone fit in?


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  1. SprintFun

    SprintFun VIP Member VIP Member

    I mean within Verizon's current lineup. I wouldn't say its a successor to the original Droid, since it doesn't have a physical keyboard. It surely doesn't look like a successor to the Incredible (if it has a 720mhz processor). Maybe it will be an Evo competitor (since it has a 4.1" screen and HDMI out), but again lacks the processing power. A Galaxy S competitor? Hope that 4.1" screen is at least AMOLED then.

    Of course all of this is all speculation, and without knowing the final specs and pricepoint it's hard to tell, but it's interesting to me how heavy Verizon is loading up on new phones and how they'll all fit in without having some cannibalization within.

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  2. ylexot

    ylexot Well-Known Member

    Probably EVO competitor. I don't understand the processor differences, but some say that the MHz difference does not equate to faster/more powerful.

    I don't think it has AMOLED.
  3. MrDonBonJovi

    MrDonBonJovi Well-Known Member

    This fills the niche of a large screen phone. T-mobile has one, sprint will have one, not too sure about ATT yet... I believe there is a big area of smart phone users (my self included) that would love to have a gigantic screen.

    It won't compete too much with the incredible as someone who doesn't want such a big phone might like the smaller size of the incredible. No competition with the Droid 2 as the additional keyboard is a big factor to some people.

    On the processor, they are different manufacturers. You wouldn't compare a 2Ghz Intel and 2Ghz AMD would you?
  4. SprintFun

    SprintFun VIP Member VIP Member

    Great points. If the Galaxy S ever does end up going to AT&T (after making stops around the globe first, apparently), then I guess each of the big 4 would have a 4"+ device.
  5. The_Omega_Man

    The_Omega_Man Active Member

    I just hope that there really is a "Droid 2" coming. I would love to have a 4.3"-4.7" display, but I need the keyboard and D-Pad.

    The HDMI out is very nice but it is not a deal maker/breaker for me. What I need now is speed, memory and battery life.

    Hopefully this is just an HTC competitive phone, for those that do not need a keyboard.
  6. ylexot

    ylexot Well-Known Member

    I think you'll be disappointed...
    HowardForums: Your Mobile Phone Community & Resource - Motorola DROID 2 Pre-Release Thread
    "here is a few facts on droid2. it is slightly more rounded edges,the open chin on the current droid vs the droid2 is the same,but the face of the droid2 chin is equal lentgh.this means the exposed chin on the current droid is open vs the droid2 chin is now part of the face slider.
    also the 4 soft keys are moved around just a tad.same location but the menu button isnt the 4 dash's. its like the devours 4 squares.
    the 5 way nav is gone and replaced with 4 arrows in the keypad. this allowed the keypad to be biggerfor fat fingers like mine.
    the camera is 5mp HD and the phone looks nothing like the pic above. not even close. it looks very close to the current droid just evovled a tad.the power,volume,cam keys are now flusg soft touch and not so obvious like the current droid is.
    i cant speak on the guts yet.too soon.this is all i can say so please dont ask for more specifics yet."
  7. wankingweiner

    wankingweiner Well-Known Member

    The 1Gz Snapdragon processor is overrated in my opinion. The processor in the Shadow is more powerful i believe. Although it has a lower clock, the different structure/architecture makes it more optimized. It also has a dedicated GPU which rapes the snapdragon.

    I'll be looking forward to when HTC decides to use an OMAP processor as one of its components, but i fear it will never happen.
  8. stroths

    stroths Well-Known Member

    I read over in the Evo forum about the choice of processor on the Shadow. Supposedly, Moto has a contractual agreement with TI to use so many of their processors. It said they made this agreement with TI to get the a price break.
  9. tsanuri

    tsanuri Well-Known Member

    The bigger question should not be where the processor speed is set but will the bootloader be locked as it is on all other moto phones short of the Droid. If it is not then the underclocked processor will blow away the snapdragon once it gets going.
  10. Eazail70x7

    Eazail70x7 Well-Known Member

    How does the Motorola shadow's processor compare against the Galaxy S humming Bird? (I admit I've been drooling over the Galaxy S for the past week from every new bit of info that pops up.
  11. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Well-Known Member

    i'm not a fan of motorola phones. just from the design, i don't like the way they implemented the buttons on the bottom. but, i am interested in final specs. so far all i think it has going for it is 1080p out, and i'd never even use that (won't be using 720p out on Evo). oh, and FWVGA which is gonna be sooo nice!

    motorola is a dealbreaker for me, though. HTC FTW! =)
  12. Bernard337

    Bernard337 Member

    I can't wait for this to come out. I'm so sick of HTC and sense.
  13. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

    Sense has its good points, and for the average user it suits most if not all their needs. I just got bored with it.

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