Motorola is reportedly working on a device that will have one of the largest displays of any smartphone. Code-named the Shadow, it will sport a 4.3-inch WVGA+ touchscreen, Google’s Android OS, and a range of other high-end features.
When it comes to screen size, the Shadow will be equaled only by the Windows Mobile-based HTC HD2. The closest Android-powered model will be the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, which will sport a 4.0-inch display. Most other models, like the Motorola Droid and Google Nexus One, have 3.7-inch screens.
Other High-End Features
Information on the Shadow is still sketchy, but it will supposedly have a tablet shape, as seen in the single, not very revealing picture of it that has leaked out.
This upcoming Motorola smartphone will reportedly have an 8 MPx camera, a resolution that is becoming the new standard for very high-end models. Another cutting edge feature will be an HDMI video-out port.
It is not known what version of Google’s Android OS this model will offer — and this largely depends on when it will be released.
Its processor speed and amount of internal storage, as well as all other details, are equally unknown.
When and where the Motorola Shadow will be released — if it’s released — has also not yet been revealed.
One of Several
In recent weeks, there have been several unconfirmed reports on a number of upcoming Android-based models being developed by Motorola.
Several of these have a tablet shape like the Shadow will supposedly have, but with smaller displays. These are generally described as versions of the Motorola Droid, but without the sliding keyboard.