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Motorola Shules (or Sholes) to be first Android phone for Verizon
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source: Motofan.ru (translated) via EngadgetMobile
1. iiLexus (Posts: 1; Member since: 30 Jul 2009)
Looks like a sexier version of the G1 with out the chin. I would definitely get this if it was on AT&T.
2. livin4acti0n (Posts: 22; Member since: 04 Apr 2009)
Motorola is finally ready to slay! LMAO this and the Calgary are going to be big hits for Verizon
4. Arielnyc2006 (unregistered)
I am excited about the resolution!
22. Blaz (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Oct 2009)
This is the Calgary.... or actually it's called the Tao now coming out on December 1st
3. bng (Posts: 107; Member since: 12 Feb 2009)
i have a question since this is an Android phone do u have to pay extra money like the windows mobile phones?
5. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I would say yes, as Android is supposed to be a smartphone, and vzw and att require all smartphones to have data plans now. I understand the logic behind forcing a data plan to recoupe the price cut, but some people just want it for the functionality and the wifi... i think there should be an option to pay more for the device if you want to forego the data plan... 30*12= 360 and most ohones require a 2 year contract... assuming you would get interst on a loan, I would say paying an extra 200.00 for the device should eliminate the need of a data plan. But that's me. In fact, the US should disband contacts for cellular service and start forcing the idiots to pay full retail for the device... if you really want/need a smartphone you would be willing to dump the $500-900 for it. That's my opinion anyways.
6. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)
I can tell you with 100% certainty that this indeed a Smartphone. I will also say, that the name you see will not be the name of the device at launch. Each time it has crossed my desk it has a different name to it. What will stick is the model number - Motorola A855.
7. facts&truth (Posts: 42; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)
Well, most smartphones don't cost that much unless its unlocked in which Verizon doesn't have that luxury. AT&T does not require you to have a data plan on a smartphone. Their is 1 exception, the Iphone, and thats it. Why? No other smartphone uses that much data. I'm sorry, one more exception, if U want the rebate, you have to get a data plan and keep for 1 month. Thats it, and its your decision. I don't agree with mandatory data plans, because you can get in trouble with dumb phone with data use. This is America where we have choices and not demands. If the economy worsens, that crap will go out the window. Now with AT&T, can turn off data features if needed. Now me, I have wifi 90% of the time, 10% I don't use it.
9. BrokenImaege (Posts: 173; Member since: 27 Jul 2009)
What is the point in having a device that you do not use all the functions for it? People wifi. But what happens in locations you can't and what happens, due to the econonmy, when people dump free wifi? I don't see how $1 a day to have unlimited data is really all that bad. Plus, on top of that, when 4G LTE rolls out, you aren't going to want to wifi because it will be so much faster you will want that speed instead. People need to stop being so cheap about these things and use the device with the features how the device is intended. Not just buy something just to look or be cool......
11. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
I am not talkign about being cheap... i am suggesting pay more to levy againsht the cheaper price of the phone if you choose not to use data service. My wife has the same phone as me, the vx6900/touch-cdma/vogue. She used to have teh 29.99 data plan, of which she used maybe 100mb/month... I on the other hand use nearly 3gb/month. For me the 29.99 is worth it, but not for her... She uses the phone as a pda for storing word, xcel and ppt files to xfer from her work to home pc. She sits at a computer with internet access 9 hours/day and we have 3 computers (1 desktop, 1 laptop, and the HP touchsmart in the kitchen for tv/internet for food recipes and browsing while cooking)... needless to say, she doesn't need a data plan she is surrounded by computers. So I am able to remove it from her phone, becuase it is an old phone that doesn't require a data plan.. and with Pay per use data she uses less than 4.00/month of access... So tell me again why am I being cheap for taking it off of her phone?
12. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
And if we travel for vacation, I have the option to turn the data on and she is more than happy to take advantage of the service that VZW offers.. but she doesn't need it all the time.
13. brikz4real (Posts: 173; Member since: 24 Dec 2008)
@facts&lies..... ALL phones cost a lot of money; don't let the cheap prices you pay when you upgrade or get new service fool you ... they are subsidized prices that the company gives you that will be recouped during the tenure of your contract. That's why you pay FULL RETAIL when you decide to "DIS" honor that contract and want to switch phones out of the blue. AT&T is currently debating on whether to make data plans mandatory as we speak. Just debating ...nothing concrete yet. Sprint's Simply Evertything plan is simply a mandatory data plan engrained into the overall plan. It makes good business sense and that's what all these cellco's are ... BUSINESSES. Don't you think Verizon got tired of issuing credits to every bufoon who called about data charges on their PDAs even though they KNEW they were on the web and checking email, and sending pix and video messages? So they said, " HEY, let's just make it mandatory to have a data plan on it...". Makes sense to me. Yes, you can get in trouble with a dumbphone too but it's iintent is make calls and send and receive messages. Even the accidental "bump" of the wrong direction can be changed in your phone's settings; as well as having Web Access, App Download, and National Access BLOCKED. Doing so on a smartphone is pointless since it was intended for web and email access. It's ironic that you speak of "choices" we have in America. Well, I think one of those "choices" is whether or not to purchase a smartphone knowing that it requires a data plan. Sounds good to me. If there was a phone with a plan I did NOT want to pay for, I would look for something else, or look someWHERE else. See? CHOICES.
14. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)
Well I will go into some detail why Verizon requires the data plan and no do not do what you describe. 2 years ago or so all PDAs were priced about $100 dollars more than what they are now and customers who signed up for a data plan would get $100 off and those who didnt would pay the regular price. As a result of this two things happened... 1) customers would buy the data plan and take it off after one month and verizon had no recourse for the money 2) customers who had to pay the regular price were getting pissed off and made complaints to the BBB
19. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
yes u do. my sis n mom were both lookin at gettin the G1 and they were all like HELL NO after the store guy n my friend mentioned that it costs around 40 bucks extra a month. the G1 is an open source phone. therefore, it is constantly downloading the network internet AND REQUIRES THE NET TO WORK. good phone if u have the money.....
8. VZWfangirl (Posts: 71; Member since: 25 Jul 2009)
6. Which one do you feel is better this one or the Calgary?
10. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)
Wow!!..I might reconsider getting the o2. I just want to know which one you liked most vzproductestr while testing it the storm 2, this phone, or the o2? Also should I wait till wm7 or what
15. VZWProductTestr (Posts: 56; Member since: 03 Jul 2009)
I will take the Motorola A855 hands down! All types of users will love this phone. And I am far from a Motorola fan
17. vzw fanman (Posts: 1975; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
should i return my storm for this phone?
16. kjack628 (Posts: 49; Member since: 19 Jul 2009)
thanks it looks better than the o2, but the o2 has slightly better specs though...is it touch screen and do it have some of the camera features as the o2 or more? sorry for all the questions just trying to get some answers here
18. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)
so comparing the HTC Touch Pro 2 and this one, which one is better?
20. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)
i say tp 2 cuz its prob smaller and has some color to its UI the vz has andoid which is a big plus but andriod doesnt exactly have colorful UI phones.
21. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)
gotcha, that was my feeling originally. I really was impressed by the TP2, lets hope Verizon doesnt do too much to slow it down or make it worse.