Whoa!  The WiFi Alliance certified the (likely Android) Motorola MB810 today for IEEE Standard 802.11 b/g/n.  Yes, that's the Shadow, and I know a lot of us have been waiting for more info about this screamer.  Still no concrete details or specs, but in case you forgot here's what we think we know:-

  • Full Qwerty landscape slider
  • 4.3-inch capacitive screen
  • 1080p playback
  • Android 2.2
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 8MP autofocus camera
  • microSD slot
  • AT&T 3G GSM radio

If you're an AT&T subscriber, start gathering up the change from your ashtray and from deep down in the couch.  This is one you don't wanna miss out on. [via Phonedog]


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Motorola Shadow gets its WiFi certification


This is what I was really waiting for but the ATT nonsense means Aloha for me. I going out on a limb and assuming the Nexus 2 would follow the lead of the N1 and be offered by all carriers...maybe Verizon will be a little more supportive this time.

Oh no after reading a few of the other comments I realised if it came to Verizon it would be quite close to the Aloha and we know what Verizon thinks of situations like that....

*Sigh* The major roadblock, it's going to At&t. This is a filler device for At&t, kinda like how News sites sometimes need fillers.

Insiders are saying this post is actually a mix of two different devices: The Motorola Shadow and the Droid 2. The Shadow is all touch, no keyboard, and the Droid 2 has a keyboard. Also, BOTH Shadow and Droid 2 will be CDMA and *not* GSM, so they will be going to Verizon and not AT&T.

Read the last few pages on this post for more info:

wasn't it "insiders" who said Jan 11 for the Droid 2.1 OTA? Or April 16 for the VZW N1? I'm starting to wonder exactly what it is they claim to be inside of ;)

i thought this was going to verizon?...oh well i guess i'll be getting the aloha instead, cuz theres no way im going to AT&T

I was reading through the specs, getting more and more excited, and then I saw AT&T and started crying ;p

does anyone know when we will be able to buy a phone and then pick a carrier? isnt that how they do it in europe? its so dumb to do it the way we do it now. no one will ever know what carrier will be best for them, but they do know what phone will be best for them. what if the best phone for them goes to the worst carrier for them, like in my case the EVO. this is dumb!!!!!! then you cant even travel out of country with the phone you spend all kinds of money on!!!

This is why we want the carriers to one 4G standard, LTE (to be more precise, LTE Advanced). Verizon and AT&T are building their new 4G networks around this technology standard, which is much faster than current 3G. T-Mobile is seriously considering using this standard for their future 4G network. This new standard is a GSM technology, which uses SIM cards. So hopefully, we'll have a future where most of the carriers are interchangeable, and you can pick based on the best network, not which carriers have which phone. The only large carrier left out? Sprint, which chose a different standard for their 4G network (called Wi-Max, which is not a GSM-based technology. So no SIM cards.). If anyone wants to add, or thinks I'm incorrect in the information I gave, go ahead and add. Thanks.

LMAO @ all the GayT&T bashing going on. Can't say I blame you guys. If this rumored phone actually does come out on Ma Bell, you can bet it'll come stock with Yahoo or Bing search and no option to change it.



Please,Please,Please,Please,Please,Please,Please,Please,Please,Please, come to Verizon, I was hoping to upgrade my Droid to this one when the time came.

What is the problem with AT&T?

Just wait few weeks for ROOT/Unlock codes. That how we are doing things here in Europe.

AT&T has some problem with their network and their 3G coverage is very small.

In US, AT&T and T-Mobile use GSM (use SIM card) while Verizon and Sprint use CDMA (No SIM card).

So, if it is for AT&T, that means that phone can only be used on AT&T and T-Mobile, but not T-Mobile's 3G.

Conclusion: VERY limited 3G with no other carrier option.

You have other problems with it being a Verizon or Sprint phone as well. While the 3G footprint is much larger, you can only use it on whichever network releases it. Additionally, you can forget about using a Sprint or Verizon phone in most other countries unless they happen to build a SIM slot into the phone.

Oh, and before the flame war starts, I'm a Verizon customer.