is working on a
new smartphone that will have one of the largest displays we've seen to date.
Code-named Shadow, the smartphone is said to have a 4.3-inch WVGA+ touch screen
with a resolution of 850 x 484 and run on the Android
Considering most smartphones today have a 3.7-inch or
smaller screen, the Shadow's screen is a definite step up from current models.
Currently the Windows Mobile-based HTC HD2 is the only other smartphone on the
market that has a 4.3-inch screen. In terms of Android-powered models, the
closest competition is the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, which will sport a
Information about the Shadow is still very sparse, but based
on the single leaked picture, we expect the phone to have a tablet shape. Other
reports claim the Shadow will have an 8MP camera and an HDMI video-out port.
Additional details for the phone including the version of
Android it will run, its processor speed, and the amount of storage it will
offer, are unknown at this point. Given that this phone appears to be targeted
at the very high-end segment of the market, however, we would expect the Shadow
to have some pretty impressive specs.
In recent weeks, there have been other rumors that suggest Motorola
has additional Android-based phones in the works. Most of the reports claim the
upcoming models will have a tablet shape like the Shadow but with smaller
displays. Many times, these phones are described as versions of the popular DROID
, but without a sliding