While Shadow 2 may not be the final name for the product, photos have leaked of the second-generation version of the T-Mobile Shadow, again made by HTC.
While the device looks largely unchanged on the outside, the device will at least feature a faster processor. That important change will enable UMA support, making the Shadow 2 the first Windows Mobile smartphone to include built-in Wi-Fi calling on a U.S. carrier. Along with built-in HotSpot@Home support. More surprising however, the device appears to lack UMTS (per FCC documentation on the device), leaving the Shadow 2 with the same lack of 3G that the original version currently has.
On the software front, it appears that T-Mobile will continue to use their custom, just-for-Shadow home screen, developed with Microsoft. Microsoft had previously stated that the home screen on the T-Mobile Shadow would be integrated into future Windows Mobile versions. However, upon the release of version 6.1, the Sliding Panel interface was revealed to be substantially different from the Shadow’s home screen.
Neither HTC or T-Mobile have commented on the device, as it has not been formally announced by either company. Click Read More to view additional photos of the Shadow 2.
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