We were hoping to get a glimpse of the Motorola Sholes -along with an official announcement – at Mobilize 2009 where the Motorola CLIQ was announced. Afterall, it is rumored to be Verizon Wireless’ first Android Phone and Big Red is the most popular carrier in arguably the most important mobile market in the world. And while Moto and VZW still aren’t delivering the goods, Uncle Sam and friends are bringing us what little relief they can offer – FCC certification.
The only bits of official info we learn about the Motorola Sholes A855 are the it comes with EVDO Rev A, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, CDMA 800/1900, aGPS and Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. The Wi-Fi bit is an important one to note as Verizon has purposefully removed Wi-Fi in phones past just so their own network, and thus data plan, needs to be utilized for content.
The folks at Phone Arena seem to think it will be called the Motorola Tao when launched in late October. Seems more difficult than the code-name “Sholes” to pronounce – at least from an American English perspective – so I’m wondering the decision and authenticity of this rumor. Anyone want to weigh in?