Motorola Droid Shadow: HTC Evo 4G for Verizon

By Peter Chubb - May 25, 2010

We have known about the Motorola Droid Shadow for almost two months now, which as we know will become the successor to the current Motorola Droid model. It is no secret that the current model is already looking old and has been compared to a slim brick – one of our readers suggested that this latest model will become the HTC EVO 4G for Verizon.

You have to admit this does make perfect sense; even Andy Harrison from ozcarguide has weighed in on this by saying that the Motorola Droid Shadow would be the outcome if the HTC Droid Incredible and the EVO 4G were to get together for a one-night stand.

Sprint knows that they are on to a good thing with the EVO 4G, as is will become the first fully working 4G smartphone – as well as being able to handle the standard 3G network as well.

Motorola have realized the error of its ways when it went for a slide-out QWERTY keyboard – so have addressed this problem and removed this feature from the Shadow. This will do two things – reduce the weight and make the smartphone look much sexier.

Expect to see Verizon’s answer to the EVO 4G in July.

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  • M.D.

    I am a fan of the physical keyboard as well, but am really getting the hang of the on screen keyboard with haptic feedback. I think it makes for a good transition from the physical one and maybe once I'm more accustomed to typing on the screen, I can turn off the feedback and save some battery life. My main issue is sometimes while typing I accidentally hit the . or the caps button and the auto correct software doesn't recognize that so if I type as fast as I would like to I end up with weird typing errors. such as I hAte typing.errors.don't.you?
    Anyone know of an alternate keyboard app or something that would help?

  • Stephen

    I am also a fan of the physical keyboard I hope Motorola is bold enough to recognize the large fan base of the physical keyboard. I have The Droid and I could not imagine a phone being called it's successor without a physical keyboard. I also like the weight and metallic casing of the phone which to me makes it feel sturdy and more expensive.

  • kyle

    Because they lack the back bone to stop chasing apple. Just take a nexus one,slap on G1 style keyboard,larger battery,snap dragon duo core 1.5ghz,whatever. HTC are you listening!!! I’m still rockin my G1. I got the money, you got the sh!#.

    P.S.

    Overclocked to 528mhz,warrenty cost me $6 a month. This is my second one. DO THE MATH

    Kyle out.

  • Latham

    @tgimme I total agree! I am also a fan of the physical keyboard and been trying to find a smart phone for the last 6 months! Nothing seems to fit what i am after and all the phones that come close don't have specs close to touch only phones! Why is that?

  • tgimme

    hey, im a fan of physical keyboards. everyone has different taste and I hope that "superphones" dont take the one size fits all approach and leave physical keyboards out of the loop. This is true w/ most smartphones, those w/out keyboards tend to have higher specs (larger screens, higher MP cameras, faster processors, ect)