Less than a month ago the Motorola Sholes passed through the FCC. Today, again, the Motorola Sholes passed through the FCC. Why twice you ask? Because the one that passed today is the GSM version of the Sholes/Droid!
This equipment is a GSM portable transceiver, which operates in the 850, 900,1800 and 1900 MHz PCS band. It also operates in WCDMA 900 and 2100 MHz and contains GPRS Class 12 and a 2.4 GHz Bluetooth function (Part 15.247). The unit may also be connected to a computer via a USB connection (Part 15 Class B Computing Device Peripheral).
Don’t get too excited Americans- the GSM frequencies don’t support AT&T or T-Mobile 3G bands and will more likely be used to launch on European networks. Perhaps Vodafone, whom owns half of Verizon Wireless, will get their exclusive shot at the Sholes much like the arrangement with the BlackBerry Storm.
The word “Sholes” is only mentioned once in the entire filling but that solitary inclusion is all folks digging deep needed. We were originally tipped by AndroPhones and the GSM info was pointed out by MobileCrunch – credit where credit is due!
So when and where do you think this GSM Droid will drop?