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Last Updated: June 6th, 2010

It seems like almost every other day something new is leaked about the upcoming Droid Xtreme. This is fairly typical of any anticipated phone release so, while nothing new, it can get a bit confusing with so many sites reporting on every single leak regarding this phone. Here is a rundown of everything that is Motorola Shadow/Xtreme…

This phone was originally dubbed the Droid 2 before progressing into its second name, the Droid Shadow. It remained as the Shadow for a while, until leaks about its true name started to surface, and finally it has been all but officially confirmed as the Droid Xtreme. The Xtreme is rumored to have some pretty decent specs too.

Rumored Specs

  • 4.3” TFT FWVGA screen
  • 720 MHz OMAP 3630 Processor
  • 8 GB of internal storage (possibly 16GB)
  • 8 MP Camera
  • 720p Video Recording
  • mini-HDMI out
  • Wifi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • MicroSD support up to 32GB
  • 9mm at the bottom of the device flaring to 11mm at the top
  • Android 2.1 (possibly 2.2)
  • Dual LED Flash

While a majority of these specs are just rumors, some have been confirmed thanks to the leaked pictures that have been popping up.

Confirmed are the screen size, the camera being 8MP with dual LED Flash, and camera HD capabilities. Another item confirmed is Verizon as a carrier thanks to a nicely sized Verizon logo appearing on the back of a leak.

Speaking of Verizon, it has also been leaked out that they are already stocking up on the accessory end of things for the Droid Xtreme. You can expect the usual goodies to be available, such as extra batteries, case, docks, and so on.

The Droid Xtreme is also rumored to be coming with a keyboard, although for some odd reason no one has decided to photograph this.

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Other Information

So when does the Droid Xtreme become available for public consumption? According to the latest rumors, July-August seems to be the right range.

There is also a rumor running around that it will have some sort of MOTOBLUR (NinjaBlur?) flavor for a user interface. One such rumor is saying that it will run in the background without the user knowing it, which doesn't make a whole lot of sense right now.

Current leaks report an Android version that is not 2.2 but the final release may surprise us - only time will show. It's quite possible that Motorola doesn't have the Froyo cooked up just yet, but it is pretty likely that it will by the rumored July-August timeline.

No word on the pricing for the Xtreme either. Verizon/Motorola are also supposed to be releasing another phone in the summer/fall time along side the Xtreme, so there could very well be both the Shadow and the Xtreme available at which point one would feasibly have a keyboard.

Anything we missed? Don't hesitate to point out in the comments.

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Andrew Huff
Ever since he was old enough to walk, Andrew has been a computer geek and gaming fanatic. This took a turn for the worse after getting the G1 the moment it was released, becoming an Android addict, and eventually snagging a Nexus One.
When not reporting about Android gaming at www.DroidGamers.com and writing for Androidpolice, he spends his time with his wife and a newborn boy.
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  • humungus

    I think you're a bit muddled on a few details. The best info of which I know (from the people with the phones posting on Howard Forums) indicates a 4.1 inch screen. Also, the Shadow _is_ the Xtreme. It's keyboardless. The Droid 2 is a _different_ phone. It has a keyboard, and should be released around the same time as the Xtreme. The Xtreme runs a scaled down (at least visually) version of Motoblur. Furthermore, the pictures we've seen on Droid Life in the last few days aren't current. Supposedly, some change to the hardware was, or is in the process of being, made. Lastly, something is going to occur on Father's day. Perhaps an announcement? Perhaps a pre-order?

  • http://none Johnny5

    My opnion...there is a physical keyboard. If you study the lines on the face of the phone there is more than enough evidence that a physical keyboard exists under the screen. Just my thoughts of course..

  • Paul

    The "Droid 2" and "Droid Xtreme" are 2 DIFFERENT phones. The droid 2 has a keyboard. The Xtreme does not.

  • RED

    http://www.mobilecrunch.com/2010/05/28/is-this-the-droid-2s-keyboard/

    ??? just googled it, and saw it on a few other sites.

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