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Motorola "touch computer" hits FCC, looks like an enterprise device

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A new device from Motorola has passed through the FCC, and it is surrounded with questions. The device isn't described as a smartphone, but rather as a "touch computer", although everything else seems to point to it being a mobile device of some sort. The only answer we have looks like an announcement from Motorola planned for September 17th.

Motorola "touch computer" hits FCC, looks like an enterprise device
The FCC filing is for the Motorola TC55AH. It is a phone-sized device at 138mm by 77mm (5.4-inches by 3-inches), which would put it a bit bigger than the Moto X. More specifically, it puts the device at about the same height as the LG G2 and the same width as the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. The device also includes an LTE radio as well as the WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC connections you would expect in a smartphone; and, it runs Android 4.1.2. 

The strange thing is that if you Google "Motorola TC55", the first result is a forum post of someone working with a developer-only smartphone under that name. And, there is mention on the Motorola Enterprise website which mentions the TC55 is planned for launch on September 17th. The only description is that the device is "built for business with a personal touch". 

None of this helps us figure out what the device could be. There have been theories floated that it could be a point-of-sale device, but we just don't know. Of course, we should find out next week. 

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posted on 09 Sep 2013, 20:01 1

1. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

What kind of sorcery could this be?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 22:46

2. Droidude (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Jul 2010)

Could it be the Droid 5?

posted on 09 Sep 2013, 23:26

3. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)

That's a bloody big Droid. Those measurments make it bigger than the newest set of Droids out now.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 00:03

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)

Not really. I think PA had a typo, the article said 77 mm wide, but the picture says 70 mm. Also, the Droid Maxx is 137 mm tall and 71 mm wide, making this about the same size as it. So it's safe to say this will have a 5" display, unless Motorola gives it larger bezels than the Ultra and Maxx. Maybe this is just a slight variant of the Maxx/Ultra with some business inclined features?

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 05:37

5. boosook (Posts: 1442; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)

YES! Android for business... finally! Microsoft, drown in your own slime!

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 11:29

6. SupermanayrB (Posts: 1029; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)

Can\'t wait to see what this is gonna be.

posted on 10 Sep 2013, 14:00

7. MarlonB (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)

This is a device from Motorola Solutions, a completely separate company from Motorola Mobility that doesn't make consumer grade products, only enterprise. The TC55 model number is similar to other rugged device model numbers from MS such as the MC55 and MC65, where MC = Mobile Computer.

This device likely has no relevance to the audience of this site.

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