Motorola Droid 2 Keyboard Picture Surfaces; Hits The Verizon Inventory As Well

As the Motorola Droid successor launch date is coming close, more and more information about the handset is popping up. Engadget got hold of the image shown below, which arguably shows the upgraded QWERTY keyboard of the Motorola Droid 2.

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The top part of the image shows the keyboard of the original Droid, while the bottom part of the image shows the keyboard of the upcoming Droid successor. From the image, it is clearly visible that the keys on the Droid successor are more protruding, which will provide a better feedback. Engadget also reports that the Droid successor has a 3.7-inch screen.

In other Droid 2 related news, Droid-life.com reports that Motorola Droid 2 (A955) has hit the Verizon inventory system. The MB810 a.k.a Motorola Shadow has also hit the Verizon inventory. As we reported yesterday, Motorola along with Verizon will launch two new droids in the month of July. The Shadow features a 4.3-inch screen, along with an 8MP camera. Not much info is available about the Motorola Droid successor, except for the updated QWERTY keyboard image shown above.

Verizon To Launch Two New Motorola Droid Phones in July

Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon will be releasing two new Motorola Droids in the month of July. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said, “We will introduce new Droid products in the Verizon franchise.” He also said that Verizon would be promoting the two new droids along with Motorola, similar to what they did for the original Motorola Droid/Milestone. The original Droid was heavily promoted by Verizon and Motorola in the US.

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The original Motorola Droid was a saviour for Motorola. It helped the company gain a respectable market share, and prevented the company from shutting down. The two handsets, which Motorola will launch along with Verizon, will be the Shadow and another handset about which no information is available. Hopefully, at least one of the phones will sport a physical QWERTY keyboard.

In other Motorola Shadow news, remember the Motorola Shadow prototype which was found in a gym? Apparently, the guy who found the phone has been fired from his job by the senior officials from Verizon. Luckily, the guy was an intern and his internship was going to end this week.

“Unreleased” Motorola Shadow Found Inside A Gym

First a bar, now it is a gym! Gizmodo received a picture of the Motorola Shadow, which was found in a Verizon gym, in Washington. Before the device was remotely locked, the guy who found the phone managed to read aclip_image001 text message on the device which said “unreleased”. The guy who found the phone, also managed to confirm a few things about the hardware specifications of the Shadow.

The still unannounced Motorola Shadow is powered by a Snapdragon processor. The screen size of the phone is 4.3 inch with WVGA resolution. The Shadow packs in 512MB of RAM, along with 16 GB of storage space. The phone has an 8MP camera, and will be able to record 720p HD videos. However, the guy who found the phone failed to confirm whether the Shadow features a slide out QWERTY keyboard or not. The phone is also expected to sport a mini-HDMI port. The guy could not also confirm which Android version the phone was running. We hope that the Shadow hits the retail market with the latest version of Android a.k.a Froyo.

The Motorola Shadow is expected to be the successor of the highly successful Motorola Droid. At the beginning stage, the phone will be launched exclusively under the Verizon network.

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