Verizon to use Droid title for series of Android phones? AT&T to get the Sholes?

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Verizon to use Droid title for series of Android phones? AT&T to get the Sholes?
You can't tell the players without a scorecard at Verizon. Engadget Mobile has received some startling info from a tipster that Big Red plans on using the 'Droid' name for its' line of Android handsets. Now that you've fallen out of your chair, there is more. The Motorola phone we've called the Sholes, the Tao and the Droid, will be known as...drum roll, please...the Droid. So far, so good. Now, the HTC device we've called the Desire will now be called 'Droid Eris' (Eris was the Greek goddess of strife) and will be launched November 6th. Got it? Good.

Speaking of the Droid, a GSM version of the phone has made it past the FCC, with the radio bands needed for 3G service on AT&T. A GSM model had already been checked out by the Feds, but that version only had European 3G frequencies. Another interesting tidbit of info is that with the latest FCC documents, the GSM version of the phone is still referred to as the Sholes. So the million dollar question is, will a Motorola Sholes be coming to AT&T?

Motorola Droid A855 Preliminary Specifications

source: EngadgetMobile (Verizon), FCC via MobileCrunch (GSM Sholes)

Verizon to use Droid title for series of Android phones? AT&T to get the Sholes?

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13 Comments

1. Tagon42

Posts: 9; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

So based on this news and the one from yesterday it seems Verizon will launch The Droid and the Droid Eris on the same day, correct?

2. MrRihannaFenty

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 03, 2009

I HOPE THEY COME OUT WITH THE GSM VERSION cause i will love it on TMOBILE!!

3. Quemical

Posts: 162; Member since: Jul 14, 2009

The god of strife, how ironic.

4. scroffy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

The tmobile version can be called "brickus" after the god of crappy networks and no service.

5. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

well no its not the sholes because if at&t were to get the sholes it would be named "useless".

6. johnolesen

Posts: 20; Member since: Oct 17, 2009

i said the same thing on Engadget....This ISNT HAPPENING. The Moto Droid will be the Moto Droid and the HTC Eris will be the HTC Eris. There is no "Droid" Subdivision.

7. paradise1965

Posts: 3; Member since: Sep 11, 2009

i cant wait to get that phone.

8. scroffy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

kis android finally going to be worth a shit? The droid phones of the last year have sucked balls.

9. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

word on the street is this GSM variant is heading to latin america markets...

10. hmcougar09

Posts: 137; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

ATT needs to back off of Verizon's phones, until VZW gets the iPhone... they shouldn't any of Verizon's. That's totally unfair.

11. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, VZW is getting the iphone. and the exclusivity is something they have to pay extra for to the manufacturer. they are not gonna pay extra for every phone that cpomes out.

12. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

PA loves to do this..."blah blah blah is coming to AT&T?" this phone is a verizon exclusive...those gsm bands are for canada or latin america just like every other phone thats an exclusive(i remember just a month or two ago they said the i8000L also known as the omnia ii was coming to at&t and it ended up being for latin america)...look for the update tommorow

13. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

its the evasion of the droids eveyone rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn nnn

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