UPDATED 10/2: New images of the Motorola Droid (Tao, Sholes) running Android

UPDATED 10/2: New images of the Motorola Droid (Tao, Sholes) running Android
Over on HowardForums tonight some new pictures of the Motorola Tao (formally Sholes and Shules) were posting of it running Android with Google Maps and of the App section. It also appears that the Tao will come with a 1390 mAh battery. We wish we had more to go on at this point, but will update you with more pictures as they become available.

source: HowardForums (wnrussell)


Motorola Droid (Tao, Sholes) Preliminary Specifications

UPDATED October 1st: New images

UPDATED October 2nd: The name of the device has changed once again and is now labeled the Motorola Droid.
It also appears there will be a designated site for the phone at motoroladroid.com which is registered at Whois.Net.








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1. cj100570

Posts: 204; Member since: May 12, 2009

Motorola is back in the game!

11. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

No, no their not. This is moto they will find a way to mess this up!

2. whitman5115

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

i want it!

40. tonyc_42

Posts: 61; Member since: Aug 18, 2009

how can you possibly say "i want it!" about this device with such little info about it?? this is the perfect example of why phones get bad reputations when they come out because stupid people get it just because it looks cool and get pissed off as soon as it doesn't do every little thing they expect it to. do a little research before getting into devices that you probably can't handle people!!!!

3. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 2009

look's like it will be a great phone hope it support's multitouch, and the squared design makes it look like the touch pro from verizon which wasn't an attractive phone

4. jeffcrawford84

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Will it utilize the Moto UI?

7. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

No Moto Blur

5. techie123

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

Ditch the slide out keyboard (it just makes the device too thick) and it's a winner.

6. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

The phone is thin. Who told you it was thick?

8. 22ADin09

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 24, 2009

i'm wondering the same thing....the Tao seems thinner than most slide out qwerty phones to me..

13. traedmark

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I may be mistaken, but I thought preliminary specs showed this phone to be just slightly thicker than the iphone.

19. techie123

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

Anything more than .6 inches is too thick in my opinion. The T-Mo MyTouch is a much nicer phone to put in your pocket than the original G1. It only takes a couple of extra millimeters to make a phone too thick for my shirt pocket. The iPhone is just about as thick as I'd want.

9. becazican unregistered

when is it coming out, i want the slide out keyboard left, and it is thin. verizon relaease this damn phone

10. josuearisty

Posts: 148; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I wanna get this phone, seems to be a good competitor in phones market

12. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

I just hope it not pressure sensitive, they feel so cheap when they have pressure sensitivity. The Storm is seriously the only exception because the screen doesnt flex when you push it, its a solid piece of glass. I hope this is like that.

15. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I thought all Android handsets, besides the Tattoo have capacitive screens

14. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

so this is pretty much a grown-up CLIQ? I'm still iffy w/ the design, but should be pretty good.. Now, at&t, I'm waiting on you to get an Android handset...

16. mthoren68

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

I am thinking it is going to come down to this, the HTC Imagio and the Omnia 2. Assuming this is not too much thicker, this gets the nod for Android and the keyboard, Imagio gets the nod for being a little stronger on the business end, and Omnia 2 will be a little thinner and have the AMOLED screen plus probably the best camera of the bunch. This is gonna be a close one.

17. PhoneArena Team

Posts: 258; Member since: Jun 27, 2006

The Samsung Omnia 2, HTC Imagio, and Motorola Tao will all have a 5MP camera. We'll have to wait and see which one has the best quality pictures.

18. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

The Tao will. Picture quality is the best I've seen on any phone.

20. techie123

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 25, 2009

The best thing Android has going for it is that it's so tightly integrated with all Google services that I use: gmail, calendar, contacts, google voice. Although there is a sync app for WinMo, BB and iPhone - the sync is not nearly as good as Android's native integrated Google services.

32. lennydude

Posts: 23; Member since: Jun 06, 2009

I thought the "release" version of the Omnia 2 will have a 8 MP camera?

21. jeffcrawford84

Posts: 9; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Does anyone else think that the Back, Menu, Home, and Search keys look fairly cheap? I think they could make them look more professional or classy. They just look a little cartoonish to me, which fits some phones fine, but not a high-end Motorola PDA.

23. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

It's a prototype.

22. xcalibur

Posts: 49; Member since: May 18, 2009

looks like no imagination went into the design of the phone.

24. VZWfangirl

Posts: 71; Member since: Jul 25, 2009

Prototype dude. No one Was sent the final product. Only way you'll see the real deal is at the Motorola event.

25. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

ok um i think that this is kinda ugly and its gonna be a really expensive brick. its big and the sides cornered/ un-rounded :(

26. gemini6991

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 21, 2009

Lol.. this had better be a prototype, or its going to be one of the ugliest phones on the market...In my opinion. I have the G1 now and of all the Android devices, this one (at least right now) is the least appealing.

27. pathmarkpolice

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 05, 2009

Is that a gsm sim card bed in the back of the phone? If so, YEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHH BOYYYEEEEE!!!

28. Rampaj33

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 15, 2009

who really cares on how the phone looks its all about functionality and again ITS A PROTOTYPE peole so this is far from a finished product i do recieve from my inside recources and another thing is that a little birdie told me personally that motorola will launch a fake phone from time to time on the net to see what kind of respose it gets. So keep that in mind

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