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


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19 Comments

1. T-Money3000 unregistered

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

10. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i'm getting the storm 2. :-)

12. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

dont forget about the Omnia II!

16. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

ok omnia II is better than storm 2.

2. Trobes05

Posts: 106; Member since: Aug 01, 2009

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

13. Striker13084

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

Motorola equipment is garbage though.

18. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

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

3. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 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.

4. whitman5115

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

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

5. WnnaFghtAboutIt

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 31, 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

6. Domino

Posts: 6; Member since: Feb 02, 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.

7. pauln

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 28, 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.

8. wimbet

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 28, 2009

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

9. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Say's who?

11. Sethdras

Posts: 61; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

yes, please verfiy

14. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 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.

15. Crypto

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

17. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

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

19. elo28

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 21, 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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