The Motorola Sholes has just jumped another mandatory hurdle after it was seen today flirting with Bluetooth 2.1+EDR over at the Bluetooth Special Interest Group. The design name is listed as Sholes CDMA so that means its Verizon destination is on track and the Model Number is A855 which we’ve seen before.
Speaking of Model Numbers, what is the only Motorola phone with a Model number beginning with A? Why of course it is the Motorola A455. Hmmmm tonly one digit off from the Sholes A855. The A455 is the Motorola Rival which is an exclusive to Verizon Wireless. And the form factor of the A455 Rival is very, very Sholes-like as you can see to the left.
So will the Motorola Sholes become the Motorola Rival 2 for Verizon Wireless? I have no clue… I merely pointed out some similarities between the two devices that COULD be a sign of things to come. Personally I like the name “Rival” but tacking on a “2” for a device as unique to Verizon as the Sholes would be a mistake in my opinion. But the name doesn’t matter much… either way it should be a smashing success.