Pictures develop of the Motorola Sholes/Droid

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Pictures develop of the Motorola Sholes/Droid
The Android powered Motorola Sholes/Droid is expected to launch October 30th, based on the last report we brought you that mentioned a release date. And while we really would like to see Motorola and Big Red come to a final decision on the name, or at least let us know the name they have decided on, we happen to have a couple of low resolution snap shots of the handset. BGR was able to obtain the pictures from a tipster and a second source told them that the ROM on the phone is moving at jackrabbit speeds with a new build out just about everyday. A decision on a final build will have to be made in the not too distant future if there is going to be a release this month.

Motorola Sholes Preliminary Specifications

source: BGR



1. saneok

Posts: 78; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

I hope they don't screw up this release... i want this to be a phone that i could buy and enjoy for a long time afterwards. I don't care how long it takes them to release it, as long as the final product is great. I am guessing that if its released on Oct 30th it won't have Android 2.0, so id rather wait till december but see it with the second version of Android on it..

2. thewoj

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

After playing around with an HTC Hero at a Sprint store today, my need for an Android phone on VZW is near astronomical. This, or the Hero, needs to hit VZW soon.

3. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 2009

it look's like they put no thought into the design of the phone. basic rectangle design throw in a keyboard and bam!!! the sholes. I sent my tp2 back in hopes of on jumping on the "Android Train" maybe the it will grow on my when it comes out.

4. thewoj

Posts: 6; Member since: Oct 01, 2009

Moto loves their rectangular shapes. I still think it looks pretty sleek though. Almost futuristic, even. I just hope it doesn't feel strange holding it in your hand, which is what worries me about the shape. Holding the Hero in my hand earlier, with the rounded edges and all, it was real comfortable. Sometimes rectangular phones (I'm looking at the Moto Q in particular) are weird to hold when actually using this thing as a phone.

5. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 2009

i agree with u on that, the other thing that would keep me from buying phone that i said many times before about other phones is the vibration if i can't feel when someone is calling on texting me i don't want it the tp2 had a weak vibration. but i really hope this phone turns out great and i would love to put sense ui or something similar to it on this phone.

6. C_H

Posts: 23; Member since: Oct 06, 2009

What kind of track record does Moto have with vibe strength? It'd also be handy to be able to dial down the vibe, so if you're in a quiet office environment, everyone around you doesn't have to hear the BUZZ every time you get a text (I imagine if any phone OS would have the ability to hack something this low-level, it would be Android)

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