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The Motorola Sholes A855 passes the FCC, next stop Verizon as the Tao?

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The Motorola Sholes A855 passes the FCC, next stop Verizon as the Tao?
According to the FCC site, the Motorola Sholes A855 has passed testing. When going through the available files, we see that the Sholes A855 will not only support EVDO Rev A, but will also include Wi-Fi 802.11b/g for data use.  Unfortunately the rest of the documents, such as the photos, features, and user manuals have been locked tight for the next 180 days. We hope that this Android powered device lives up to the hype, as it's rumored to be released sometime in October. We have also heard that the "Sholes" test name will be dropped and the A855 will be call the Motorola Tao when it comes out.


Motorola Sholes A855 Preliminary Specifications


source: FCC


The Motorola Sholes A855 passes the FCC, next stop Verizon as the Tao?














The Motorola Sholes A855 passes the FCC, next stop Verizon as the Tao?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:43

1. T-Money3000 (unregistered)


Damn.......now i'm not sure if I want to wait for this or get the Storm 2.

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 11:51

10. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i'm getting the storm 2. :-)

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 14:38

12. Striker13084 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


dont forget about the Omnia II!

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 22:54

16. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


ok omnia II is better than storm 2.

posted on 27 Sep 2009, 23:11

2. Trobes05 (Posts: 106; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


Ohhh I want this phone....please come out

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 14:40

13. Striker13084 (Posts: 126; Member since: 30 Mar 2009)


Motorola equipment is garbage though.

posted on 18 Oct 2009, 17:27

18. josuearisty (Posts: 148; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


u just come here to say that stupid comment, go to your f***in brand, and comment there

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 00:18

3. xcalibur (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 May 2009)


i want more info, i bought the TP2 and i wanna see the specs and pics on ths sholes that way i'll know if i wanna jump ship from windows.

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 04:35

4. whitman5115 (Posts: 28; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


I might be ditching my 1st gen Storm for this. Goodbye BBM :(

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 05:58

5. WnnaFghtAboutIt (Posts: 149; Member since: 31 Aug 2009)


blackberry would be wise to just create a pay app for various platforms to do bbm....get like a virtual pin...charge like a one time $20 fee and let winmo and other users bbm

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 08:55

6. Domino (Posts: 6; Member since: 02 Feb 2008)


I for one am very excited about this phone. I think Android is really at the top of the game right now in terms of usability and every developer I've seen seems to love the crap outta Android. To me it's not so much Android as it is something new. I'm really tired of Windows Mobile and Palm's WebOS isn't exactly what I want. I love what MotoBlur has done with in-the-cloud syncing of all your online presences. That was the aspect of Palm's synergy that I liked the most and it seems Motorola took it a step further. I've currently got a Motorola Q9C and I can attest that Motorola makes sturdy handsets, so it's gonna be hard passing this one up. I am eager to see what a Google Phone can offer. My biggest fear is lag. I don't want a laggy interface and I don't want a slow phone that can't keep up with me. If it's not fluid and fast, It'll annoy me pretty quickly. So far from the videos I've seen, Motorola's MotoBlur seems pretty fast.

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 11:03

7. pauln (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)


I guess they didn't do a very thorough review of possible names.... S Holes? Really? The phone better be good, or the name might stick.

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 11:23

8. wimbet (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)


The phone is not launching till December. It has been delayed.

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 11:42

9. VZWfangirl (Posts: 71; Member since: 25 Jul 2009)


Say's who?

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 13:36

11. Sethdras (Posts: 61; Member since: 22 Jul 2009)


yes, please verfiy

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 14:46

14. xcalibur (Posts: 49; Member since: 18 May 2009)


well it does say "the rest of the documents, such as the photos, features, and user manuals have been locked tight for the next 180 days". if it was going to be released in october what would be the reason for them saying that? maybe that's why it was no mention of it at the android conference back in september. i'm sending my TP2 back in hopes this phone will be great on verizon.

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 18:04

15. Crypto (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Aug 2009)


@xcalibur, The 180 days is a standard period that Motorola always asks the FCC for secrecy when getting their approval. Even if it was released in a week they would still say 180 days, just in case if they changed the release date it would not get revealed by the FCC too soon. It is easier that way, so they can use a standard template for all their approval requests documents.

posted on 28 Sep 2009, 22:55

17. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


180days----meaning 6 months. does this mean 6 months to release?

posted on 21 Oct 2009, 09:08

19. elo28 (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Oct 2009)


Let me tell you all... this phone is awesome...I have seen it and It is as good if not better than the Iphone. I played around with this phone a month ago and it is great...it has a 5 mega pix camera....best of all it is a google phone.

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