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)


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