With all the leaked details and alleged images of the Motorola Droid Shadow, it’s probably safe to assume that Verizon will launch the new smartphone in the coming months.
Well, according to the Wall Street Journal, the largest US carrier is actually readying two new Motorola Droid smartphones for the month of July. This is in line with some previous rumors, which had it that Verizon would introduce both the Shadow, and a similar smartphone (but with a QWERTY keyboard) dubbed Motorola Droid 2.
So these new Droids that the WSJ is talking about are likely the Shadow and the Droid 2. If the smartphones will be launched in July, they might both come with Android 2.2 Froyo from the start.
Although Motorola launched Verizon’s first high-end Droid, the Droid series also includes handsets made by HTC: the Droid Eris and the Droid Incredible – the latter having better features that Moto’s first Droid, and an arguably nicer look.
So Motorola needs to come with really nice handsets from now own, if it wants customers to associate the Droid brand with its name more than with HTC’s. From what we’ve seen and heard until now, the Moto Shadow won’t disappoint – but let’s not anticipate.
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