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***Unofficial Motorola Shadow Thread***

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Amu, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. Amu

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    Hey guys and gals, just wanted to start a Motorola Shadow thread to pump up people, and also get some more info into this. Just to let you know, the Shadow != Droid 2, as the Shadow does not have a keyboard, while the Droid 2 does (so far).

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    Thank you DbagDbag :D

    Confirmed as of 03/29/10 (through sources, so not official thus Unofficial Thread):
    - 4.1" [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

    Unconfirmed:
    - AMOLED/OLED/TFT...
    - ROM / Storage
    - External storage (ie card slot)
    - LED notification light
    - Ambient light sensor
    - Accelerometer
     

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    do you think it will come out on at&t, if it does it is definitely my phone
     
  3. Amu

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    It's heading for Verizon, but I'm not sure if it will be sold with AT&T 3G like the Doid/Milestone.
     
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    Any idea when it will be released or announced?
     
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    motoblur = puke.
     
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    I agree, but you can turn it off. So you would have stock at that point, but be waiting for Moto to update you at their Blur speed.
     
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    Just FYI the screen is probably 854x480 (Moto seems to like that resolution more than 800x480). Also the initial leak mentioned some sort of 1080p feature (playback, recording, output, who knows), but it hasn't really been mentioned again so i think it may have been cut.
     
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    Honestly, I can't believe I'm the one who discovered this first.
    Enjoy:IHDT56LB1

    :)
     
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    Aha! I knew it. Wonderbread always finds the best stuff first.;)
     
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    Thanks for the heads up. Yeah, the phone won't playback 1080p, but the HDMI port will, thus 1080p output unless they did take away the 1080p from the HDMI port and gave it instead 720p.
     
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    im thinking this phone might be worth the wait over the incredible
     
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    I'm starting to think that myself...
     
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    So after reading through the thread, i saw this date, but i also saw one of the guys on there who seems to be claiming to be a tester or something say something about a sept/oct release. If it were a june release, I think i could wait, but october? no way. my stupid env2 needs to go.
     
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    Exactly what I was thinking. After the multitude of supposed Incredible release dates, I'm very skeptical of any June/Summer release dates for this.
     
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    Actually one of the insiders is a PM of Motorola I believe. He says June for the shadow, september/october for the droid2 (and it now hinting about LTE on the droid).
     
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    Sorry guys and gals, but you have to read more. The Shadow != Droid 2, two different devices. Shadow is slated for a June/July release. The Droid 2 is supposed to have LTE, thus launching maybe even into October.
     
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    people keep thinking that picture of the droid 2 is the shadow

    but it aintttt
     
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    Ah, after going back and reading those posts i see now that he was talking about the droid2, good catch. His posts were ridiculous to read, I felt like i had to decode half the stuff he said. Anyways, I suppose June is possible - do you guys think that the shadow would "replace" the droid, or that they would still offer the droid til the droid2 came out? (I ask because if the droid goes EOL, there's a much lower chance of it getting android updates)
     
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    So in a post over at HF a couple of weeks ago bill23 said:

    "The closest pic on the web is the gsm unit showing the mini hdmi/micro usb port. And the bump out on the back is going the opposite way. Thats the best i can tell you at this time"

    Does anyone know what phone he is referring to? At first I assumed he meant the Motorola Motoroi shown here but the "bump" on the Motoroi is off the side and not the back.

    I may be missing something but I was surprised it wasn't addressed more cause I for one am VERY curious as to what this phone really does look like.
     
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    not sure about the bump, the only picture i ever saw was the one in this thread at the top.

    and the only bump i see is right above the green checkmark
     
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    I'm also curious as to where the extra screen size comes in. Will this phone be wider like the HD2 and HTC EVO, or will the screen increase come in the form of length. It almost seems like it's going to be linger with the 854 x 480 screen.

    Could be interesting
     
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    found some more pics if you want to add it to the first post. I also brightened them up a little, they were so dark.

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    and i just read that it will have an 854 x 480 screen @ 4.3"...not confirmed, but once again another source saying the same thing
     
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    So, based on these new pictures it's nearly 9MM thick at the thin end ... I wonder how thick it is at the thick end ... And how long?
     

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