A user over at Howard Forums has leaked what appears to be a ‘Getting Started’ manual for an as of yet unknown Motorola phone. Rumor has it that this is the Motorola Shadow/MB810, a phone that we’ve seen in random leaks here and there for the last few months.
Apparently it’s an ultra-thin slider, which has some speculating that it will be Verizon’s follow up the original Droid. If this is in fact the MB810, then we know a little bit about the expected specs:
- 4.3 inch screen
- HDMI port
- 8 Megapixel camera
- 1080P Video Recording
- 802.11 b/g/n
You can certainly see similarities in shape between this photo and the one on the ‘Getting Started’ guide, but we’re still not able to confirm 100% that the images are of the same phone.
It will be interesting to see, at this point, what version of Android the phone ships with. While the phone clearly has a revamped interface (new version of Blur?), you can tell that the device is not running Froyo. How can you tell? Well, take a look at the notifications bar in the picture, and then take a look at the notification bar of a phone running Froyo.
Froyo’s notification bar:
The notification bar from the manual (I know the size/quality is significantly less, but you can still see what I’m getting at):
Notice anything different? Probably not. Take a look at the time. Notice how ‘PM’ is formatted in the Froyo screenshot? It’s a bit smaller than the time itself. This is something that they’ve only started doing in Froyo, so it seems that, at least at the time the picture was taken for the manual, the phone is running something less than 2.2.
This doesn’t mean that they can’t flash the phones with Froyo before they ship, but I figured it’d be interesting to point out none the less.
So what do you think? Do you think this phone is the Shadow/MB810/Droid 2? Sound off in the comments.
Source: Howard Forums