Motorola Sholes Looks Like A Morrison For Big Boys


Everyone is excited for Motorola’s first Android Phone, especially since the mere existence of Motorola is leaning on its Android hopes. We’ve already seen the Motorola Morrison, Motorola Calgary and Motorola Heron… now we’re hearing word (and seeing pictures) of a new Motorola Android… the Motorola Sholes:




Most discussion up to now has been about the Motorola Morrison, which the Android public has decided is targeted towards teen texters based on the shape, colors and plasticky look:


If the Morrison is for teens than the Sholes is for big boys (and girls) because this thing looks pretty bad (in the Michael Jackson sense). But if you take a look at our Rumored Android Phones in the Android Phone Guide you’ll see that the Motorola Sholes looks most like the Calgary:


The Motorola Calgary was rumored to be the first ever Motorola Android on Verizon Wireless but the article outing the Motorola Sholes is saying the exact same thing – that it will be the first ever Motorola Android on Verizon Wireless. Actually they don’t explicitly state that but they claim an October launch… and I don’t see another MotoDroid launching on VZW before then. So could the Sholes just be a re-designed version of the Calgary, made to look more sleek and sexy? Or are they really two different phones.

Time will tell ladies and gentlemen… in the meantime, speculate below.

Almost forgot, the rumor/leak came with a pretty detailed list of specs which we’re happy to share below:

  • 3.7 inch touch screen
  • 480×854 pixels resolution
  • QWERTY slider
  • Verizon bound
  • Standard CDMA, EVDO Rev A.
  • Dimensions: 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm
  • Weight 169g
  • Battery Li-ion 1400mAh.
  • 450 hours standby time
  • 420 minutes talk time
  • Memory (FLASH / RAM): 512MB/256MB
  • Memory card microSD / microSDHC up to 16 GB
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, E-Mail
  • Full HTML browser
  • 5 MP camera with autofocus
  • USB2.0
  • 3.5mm heaset jack
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR 1
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11g)
  • Audio: AMR-NB/WB, MP3, PCM / WAV, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA
  • Video: MPEG-4, H263, H264, WMV
  • Navigation: GPS
  • Package Contents: Phone Motorola Sholes, battery, charger, USB cable, memory card 8GB MicroSD and other literature.

For now we’ll take it these are two different phones and I’ll be creating a new phone in the guide. We’ve got some other ones to add as well, most notably the Click, Eve, A1, Ion, H7 and Fiesta. But guess what? They’ll be loaded up before the day ends so stay tuned and it’ll all be up to date in no time!

[Via MotoFan.ru (translated to English)]

Rob Jackson
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  1. this is totally the calgary all growed up!

    ladies and gentleman, i believe i’ve finally found the android phone for me. now all i have to do is get it for another provider besides vernozi, whoops, i mean verizon.

  2. WOW!! That looks much better than the Calgary, and they added another row to the keyboard!

    Kind of a weird name but I guess that’s not really that important…

    I can’t wait for October! (let’s just hope it’s actually released then…)

  3. The good:
    480×852 screen 3.7″ touch screen
    5 megapixel camera
    physical keyboard with dedicated number row

    The bad:
    CDMA/EVDO on Verizon, instead of being a GSM phone
    4 row keyboard instead of 5
    dpad is on the keyboard, not the face
    While the memory is better than the G1, it still seems a little anaemic to me.

    Still, it’s the first post-G1 android phone that has been interesting to me. If it turns out well, I might be willing to consider Verizon.

  4. that is one sexy looking phone and the screen size is great

  5. This is the first android phone since the G1 that has really piqued my interest. I like the beefier camera and look of the screen. Do we know if the screen is capacitive or resistive? Does it have a camera flash of any kind? is it multi touch? Will it be available on GSM networks? What are the odds an FM radio will be added before it releases? I might have to save my lunch money for this.

  6. Wow, I’ve been holding out for the Calgary, but if this replaces the Calgary I’ll still be happy. Any idea what that unlabeled key is in the lower left of the keyboard? It’d be cool if it were mappable.

  7. This all looks and sounds decent, but I’m bloody curious about the CPU. Why all these details, but nothing about the CPU? Ah well, as long as it’s 600 and up somewhere, I’ll very much welcome it.

  8. why the hell is there & sign on nr.6 and ^ sign on nr.7? its the other way around on a pc keyboard why not just stick to it?

  9. evdo? noooo!!!!

  10. “450 hours standby time”

    yeah… sure…

  11. i read re: sanjay jha the prez of moto or something, they are going to launch 2 phones in Q3/4 both in US and multiple carriers world wide, which means you can get this thing probably unlocked GSM. sweet. might be pricey tho, have to wait and see still.

  12. Well this WOULD be the phone I have been waiting on if it would come to T-Mo. I left verizon when the G1 came out and I’m not really interested in going back even if my contract was up.

  13. I think this is the best keborded android phone yet.
    No processer info in spcs…
    Keybord is not setup right
    D-pad VS trackball
    GSM should be “optional”


  14. Why do these Android phones come with such anemic storage?

    Without the possibility to run apps from SD storage or a larger built in app storage capacity (16 GB or more) these phones are SERIOUSLY crippled. Can’t the manufacturers see that one of the reasons the iPhone is so popular is that people can store “tons” of applications on the device?

    Android is a great OS but until they allows apps to run from the memory card or devices add memory of some significance (8 GB, 16 GB, 32 GB) then these phones will always be sub par.

  15. Let’s try that again…

    If these specs and the dimensions I found on BGR are correct this phone could really be a game changer.

    Keyboard.real…..virtual..matter of opinion

    I am not taking anything away from the iPhone, it is a phenomenal device. But a phone that is only 1.5mm thicker then the ultra thin iPhone with a real keyboard is outstanding. Finally real competition. If the performance is comparable this phone could be huge. Not an iPhone killer but it is the closest we have seen so far.

  16. Yo this phone looks so sick and sweet i cannot wait for htis to come out. First i was gonna get the htc hero then the motorola cliq but this has stolen the show with a 3.7 inch (rumored capacative touch screen.) GO CHRISTMAS!

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