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Yesterday an employee at a corporate Verizon gym found an unreleased Motorola Droid Shadow. The device’s owner eventually returned to pick it up, but a photo and specs were still emailed to us. Hours later the gym employee was fired. More »

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Motorola Shadow glimpsed in the wild: 4.1-inch screen, 8MP camera, OMAP3630 processor?

Leave it to the very same poster who teased the Motorola Shadow’s Getting Started manual, wnrussell of Howard Forums, to provide a pretty clear shot of the device itself — yep, that’s a HDMI out port — and reveal some purported specs. Here’s the claimed technical details: 4.1-inch screen, TI OMAP 3630 processor (a 720MHz ARM Cortex A8), 8GB internal storage, 8 megapixel camera. Yeah, we can buy all that, especially since he’s clearly got the device in hand — so now it’s up to Verizon to let us know when we can do the same.

[Thanks, Erik]

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Motorola i1 now available on SouthernLinc, coming to Boost Mobile

The Motorola i1, the first push to talk Android-powered phone, is now available on SouthernLinc Wireless. We had expected Sprint to be the first carrierto carry the Motorola i1 but we guess a little carrier no one’s heard about beat them to the punch. And it looks like Boost Mobile is hot on its heels, with MobileCrunch scoring confirmation that the i1 is on the way to the MVNO.The Motorola i1 is actually a rather decent phone for those in the iDEN market — it packs a 5-megapixel camera, gorilla glass screen, and is Military Spec 810F certified for blowing rain, dust, shock, vibration, temperature extremes, low pressure, salt fog, humidity and solar radiation. Now that’s a spec list for you. The i1 also comes preloaded with Opera Mini 5 ( and the native browser too) and Swype, so in all, a pretty decent option for those looking for a rugged handset. [via southernlincand MobileCrunch] Thanks for the tip Adam!This is a post by Android Central. It is sponsored by the Android Central Accessories Store androidcentral?d=yIl2AUoC8zA androidcentral?i=gV2mzf4UR9U:FxzvimYqV0w:V_sGLiPBpWU androidcentral?d=qj6IDK7rITsgV2mzf4UR9U

Motorola Milestone ready for overclocking

Before today, overclocking a Motorola Milestone was mostly just a dream, because of the way the boot partition is locked up. But no more. Thanks to some pure genius (something we’re getting used to when talking Android), you can now rev up your RPMs (erm, or clock cycles) on the Milestone, and all you need is to make sure your phone is rooted. Additionally, you’ll be able to overclock the Milestone to 1.2GHz, just like the Droid, which should provide a significant speed boost. This method works by actually changing the structures in the kernel’s memory runtime via an injected kernel module, which means you could turn up your CPU before playing a game, or turn it down to save battery life; all without having to reboot the system. Be sure to check out the in-depth instructions. [Milestone Overclock code page via XDA Developers] Thanks, Tiago!

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T-Mobile Motorola Motoroi rumors still afloat

Remember those Sholes tablet rumors we have been reporting on since last year? Motorola finally launched their Droid-minus-keyboard overseas as the Motoroi XT720 in South Korea and the XT701 in China, but the form factor has yet to make it to the United States.

Our sources told us this device was supposed to launch on T-Mobile USA earlier this year, but it failed to materialize and it looks like Motorola went back to the drawing board to beef up the specs.

Now Pocket-lint is reporting that Motorola has confirmed a variant of the Motoroi design will be coming to the UK this year, but with even better features. The new handset should include Android 2.1 with Motoblur, 8 megapixel camera with xenon flash, play back and record 720p video, mini HDMI connector, and an unnamed processor.

Motorola has been using a 550 MHz Texas Instruments OMAP3430 in all their high-end Android phones so far. This processor might not have the higher clock speeds of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon, but it’s still based on the same ARM Cortex-A8 core.

At this time, it is unclear which platform Motorola will use next. They could opt for the next generation OMAP4 which features a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9, but it might be too soon to see those CPUs in a smartphone this year. Motorola currently uses Qualcomm chips in their mid-range Android lineup, so a more likely successor could be something from the Snapdragon family.

Motorola plans to launch at least 20 smartphones this year and expects to ship 12 million to 14 million units, so they still have a lot of ground to make up. Verizon is expected to get a follow up to the Droid this Christmas, but look for T-Mobile USA to get their own exclusive high-end Android phone from Moto later this year.

What processor and features would you like to see Motorola use in their next high-end Android device?

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