Droid's successor to be Verizon-exclusive "Shadow"

Posted by Mike Luttrell

Although Motorola's Droid continues to sell very well, the mobile phone maker has plans to roll out a successor to the device soon, code-named "Shadow."

According to Gizmodo, the Shadow will come packed with a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, an 8-megapixel camera, and 16 GB of built-in storage. It will also have a large 4.3-inch display and an HDMI out connection to play HD-captured video and stored media onto an HDTV. Shadow will of course most likely pack in Android 2.2, the most current version of Google's operating system. That means it can be used as a wireless tether for other devices to feed off its wireless data connection.

The phone will also reportedly be exclusive to Verizon, just like the Droid. The Droid has consistently been the second-best-selling phone on the market, well behind the iPhone but significantly ahead of the rest of the mobile pack.

No word yet on a release date or potential price for this device.

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