Surpriiiise! After three months of radio silence, the Motorola Shadow — a phone that, according to the shakiest rumors in all of Rumorville, might be the Google Nexus Two — is still alive.
At least, a phone that could be the Motorola Shadow is alive. It’s all a bit confusing; you see, a few days ago, we started hearing rumblings that the Motorola Shadow’s model number was “MB810″. Yesterday evening, Japanese phone site ameblo claimed it as a fact, citing their own sources — and then, whatd’ya know, a Motorola phone going by that very same model number cruised right on through the WiFi Alliance’s interoperability certification labs.
On the upside, it proves that the Motorola Shadow (probably) isn’t dead. On the downside, it.. doesn’t really tell us anything new. Rumored specs for the shadow are all over the place, but the most concrete stuff we’ve heard so far:
- 4.3″ capacitive screen
- Android 2.1 or 2.2
- 8 megapixel camera
- Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
The operating system is still up in the air, given that we don’t know when/how this thing is landing. If it is set to be the Nexus Two, expect it to run 2.2 — and don’t be surprised if it’s announced at Google’s I/O conference on May 19th.