New info on Motorola Shules
posted by Alan F. / Aug 11, 2009, 9:33 PM
It has been a long time since Motorola had a device that was getting a positive buzz from the cellular community. Ever since the Razr (without an actual razor), the cellphone manufacturer from Schaumburg had hit dry wells. Now with a focus on Android powered devices, it could be that Motorola is gaining momentum, especially with the Shules (or Sholes). Some new rumors did come out this afternoon about the handset. First, it will launch with the Eclair build of Android. Also, the Shules is expected to offer up 3D graphics while optimized for ARMv7 which should make it a gaming handset with no challenger.
While later this year, Verizon will have an exclusive on the CDMA version, there are plans for a GSM model which is expected to be offered on T-Mobile or AT&T sometime next year. Speaking of 2010, Motorola still expects to drop the Android powered, sleek and sexy Motorola Flash onto Verizon for early next year.
Both the Shules and the Flash could have the Blur UI on top of the Android OS. Just the other day, we reported that Motorola was working on this customization for its Android devices. Yes, it looks like Motorola could really be back, but we still need to see a detailed list of specs on these two before we commit to getting that tatoo of the Motorola logo.
Motorola Shules Preliminary Specifications
source: AndroidandME via BGR
Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009
looks like an ok keyboard...but not staggered like a real one. why a d pad if u have a HUGE touchscreen...very nice AMOLED? the photo on the right looks pretty sick
posted on Aug 11, 2009, 10:35 PM 0
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"Ever since the Razr (without an actual razor)" where is that guy legion who keeps saying that!! lol
posted on Aug 11, 2009, 10:41 PM 0
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The second photo doesnt look like the same device, the buttons at the bottom dont match up. The second phone looks to have a windows button...any thoughts???
posted on Aug 11, 2009, 10:44 PM 0
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News: The "Flash" is a keyboardless verison of the "Shules" It is the exact same phone. Moto isn't releasing 3 different Android devices all looking the same. The Flash will be released after the Shules. They are doing a HTC version of the Touch Pro 2 and Diamond if you will but in Android.
posted on Aug 11, 2009, 11:14 PM 0
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just giving you a heads up phonearena...."tatoo" is spelled "Tattoo".....I dont want the douchebags of PA.com to come running to correct your spelling and say "OMG, doesnt phonearena EVER check their spelling!? This is so unprofessional!!" /rollseyes (personally, i dont care if there are spelling errors.)
posted on Aug 12, 2009, 10:16 AM 0
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I'm scared. Look at moto's first efforts at smartphones, the Q and Q9... Those phones wouldn't have been any better with Android. The OS, no matter how good, just can't compete if the hardware won't back it up. Let's see if they still put super-thin (and therefore super-short life.. Ahem razr/krzr ect) batteries in this puppy.
posted on Aug 12, 2009, 11:23 AM 0
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