Motorola Sholes and Calgary appear on Verizon's internal screens

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Motorola Sholes and Calgary appear on Verizon's internal screens
Verizon reps use a machine called a Cellebrite to move customers information from one phone to another. Well what do you suppose showed up on the machine after the latest update? A screen shot obtained by BGR shows two Android phones made by Motorola on the Cellebrite display, of course. The Motorola A855 Sholes (looks like that will be the name, at least for now) and the Motorola A555 Calgary are now both listed on the Cellebrite device. Perhaps this means that we are very close to an introduction of the phones, but for now, this is the latest info we have that proves the existence of both models.

Motorola Sholes Preliminary Specifications

source: BGR



1. shaunieo

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

Whatever. It won't be out this year. I'd put $$$$ on it. I left VZW last month cuz I just got tired of waiting......and waiting.....and waiting for them to actually release handsets. They want to talk about their network, but by the end of 2011 every carrier will be on some sort of 4G anyways. All things being even, it will be all about price of plans and devices. And they are DEAD LAST in those 2 places....

8. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Please don't put money on anything because you will lose. If the Verizon CEO comes out and says Android devices will be coming in a few weeks than that means they will be out in a few weeks. No if ands buts. AT&T and Verizon are the same price so how are the dead last in the price category?

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

what carrier do you have now?

10. hakiki

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

This is defintely a sign that the phone is coming out soon. What happens is that these cellbrite machines get updated when new phones are soon to be realeased. So this last update which was this last weekend shows the two android phones. this is a clear indication that the phone will be out soon. Typically the update on cellbrite means that phone is just a few weeks from being realeased.

11. shaunieo

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

Sprint. And at least where I live (Nashville) they are equal on the coverage, especially if a phone has Wi-Fi (Another thing VZW is last to the party at). And their everything data with any mobile is $30 cheaper a month than the same plan on Verizon. I do NOT hate Verizon, I just think they are positioning themselves in a bad place for the future. They are LAST to everything b/c of the closed off network. Lest we all forget, they passed on the IPhone. Now that it's the #1 smartphone in the world, they want a piece. They are 1 year behind on Android. They have basically hitched their wagon to Blackberry, which is a bad idea. That's just what i think.

13. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

blackberries are awesome. they are not a toy like the iphone...and yes it is a toy because all the gay commercials are are about apps,apps,apps. verizon is not the last to do everything. as long as you have sprint where you are must, then sprint is the one for you. i personally know only 1 person who has sprint tho. everyone has verizon i know, which makes texting and calling a lot easier.

15. moss500a unregistered

i dont like blackberry but i agree with you vzw rocks, t-mobile sprint at&t are all GAY

18. Illyich

Posts: 167; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

The iPhone isn't a toy. It's just aimed at a different demographic... at least that's what I thought, up until the recent 'do what you love' line of advertisements from blackberry. The iPhone is as much an entertainment source as it is a phone.

22. trevor83

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Actually the Curve is the #1 selling smartphone. It was reported here on Phone Arena a while back.

2. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

everybody uses a fucking cellebrite machine, they are carrier agnostic, I bet if you look up samsung you will find the instinct. I call shenanigins on this. This is not an internal screen, as these machines have universal software............./!!!!!! this article seriously pisses me off. Report real news.

4. IndirectRep

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Wow dude lay off.. U guys whine and complain when they don't have info but when they don't get it right u guys wanna cry about every little detail.

14. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

how bout you lay off him, hes right ya know! This aritcle is WWWWWWWWRRRRRRRROOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGGGGG

16. narley

Posts: 357; Member since: May 14, 2009

and what other carrier offers the Motorola Barrage? moron.....

21. trevor83

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

You do realize that the Cellebrite has the iPhone in it too, right? What other carrier offers the iPhone? moron.....

3. livin4acti0n

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 04, 2009

I still dont think the Calgary is an Android phone.... I guess we'll see

6. cyberbullet

Posts: 12; Member since: Apr 27, 2009

Well motorla has announced it isnt going to release ANY windows mobile 6.5 phones and they plan to wait for windows mobile 7. And even motorola isnt dumb enough to release a win mo 6.1 phone now. (We will leave that up to Samsung :) ) And a comment about Shaunieo You remind me of the average misinformed customer who reads 4 threads on some forum somewhere that says VZW sucks and jump on board. But fact is. VZW is undoubtedly the 3g leader and will be the 4g supreme ruler. And bring all of the other carriers. including cable and landline companies to their knees. Dont be fooled!

7. shaunieo

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 04, 2009

Ur brainwashed dude. WAS with VZW from 2000 to Monday, so I'm not one of the thread reading suck-arses. Just can't take it anymore. They will not be the 4G ruler. They are ALWAYS last to the party on everything. It will catch up someday. Hardware and Software will exceed "the network" in importance before long. And in those 2 areas, they are DEAD LAST. And not even a VZW fan can argue that point.

19. fur123

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 14, 2009

Actually, VZW will be the 4G ruler. Check your facts. Verizon Wireless was able to obtain the best spectrum available for range and penetration for use with their LTE technology. Lower frequency means better penetration and the radio waves are going to travel farther... it's science. Oh, and you can forget the"license to broadcast in a particular area" argument because VZW got licenses for the entire continental USA. The whole darn thing. If you take a look at what AT&T and Sprint were able to obtain, it's not even worthy of being called swiss cheese coverage. VZW has also recently opened up WiFi abilities on a few handsets and more to come in the future I'm sure. But still, Why would you need WiFi with all the 3G and soon to be 4G coverage available through big red? With the different phones that I've had, I still find the phones runs just as fast on the VZW network as they do through WiFi which is probably due to the processing limits of the hardware. Oh, something else you'll be surprised to know when it comes to 4G with VZW is that you'll be able to use any phone with a SIM card slot because the 4G era is going to usher in the world of sim cards for VZW which means even if big red doesn't pick up the iPhone, you can still use it with them... eventually. You can keep your Sprint and their 4G (WIMAX) network. I'm sure their feeble attempts at a 4G network that will not have the ability to broadcast in far ranges or penetrate into buildings (due to the 2.5 ghz frequency it operates on) will not keep them from bleeding subscribers month to month. There's a reason I left Sprint and will not return.

20. dubracer223

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 16, 2009 copied my notes!! all jokes aside...well said!!

5. trevor83

Posts: 19; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

Too funny, Cellebrites aren't Verizon internal screens. I do have to hand it to Cellebrite though. They've been very proactive in having phones in their machine well before they are released this year. As opposed to last year when the phone would be out and no option for it in the Cellebrite until maybe a month later. The Moto Android phone will be out this year sometime but Cellebrite having it doesn't give any indication of the release date. They are ahead of the device release by up to month at times. I'm surprised this is the first time someone has noticed something like this..

12. dubracer223

Posts: 46; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

strange...i just tried to update our cellebrites and it says we are upto date...yet these phones dont appear on the list. fyi verizon has already started on the 4g LTE network with the 1st calls already tested as of last month so how are they last on this?

17. nustar84

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

i used to work for verizon, among other companies and several of them use celebrites so it doesnt mean that this is internal vzw info, but that doesnt really matter. The point is that the software was released on the machine which means the devices will be out within a couple of months. And for the last couple of comments about vzw, they do piss me off in how they pick and choose theyre devices then take forever to release, but the truth is they can afford to do that because customers will wait because its worth it. the coverage is unmatched and the devices preform better on vzw

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