Android Phones

Motorola Sholes Android phone sneaks onto net

July 30, 2009 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Phones

Motorola Sholes Android phone sneaks onto net

Motorola CEO Sajay Jha says there will be two Android devices for sale in the United States this holiday season. We’ve already seen the Morrison set for release on T-Mobile, but could the Motorola Sholes be the device to complete the Moto Android Duo?

The Sholes is rumored to be heading to the United States on Verizon Wireless. According to renders and specs posted online, the Sholes is a touchscreen phone with a slide-out keyboard, much like the Morrison. However, the Sholes is decidely more grown-up in style and form factor. And what of the guts?

  • 3.7-inch (480 x 854) touchscreen
  • 512MB storage, 256 RAM
  • Expansion slot for up to 16gb microSD/microSDHC card
  • WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
  • CDMA and EVDO network support
  • 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus

Verizon has long said it would deliver an Android phone eventually but was never concrete on the date. That trend will continue as there are still no solid details about pricing or availability. The company also has a reputation of weakening, I mean tweaking, phones, but let’s hope they let the good parts of this phone in through the cracks.

It’ll be interesting to see how the Sholes and Morrisson help Motorola. The company announced today that it performed better than expected and actually made money this quarter. That came because of massive layoffs and cost-cutting, but I’m sure they’d rather smile about profits because of two successful products.


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