Motorola Sholes Gets FCC Approval

Should come to Verizon in late October as Tao

Motorola Sholes is another handset that the mobile phone maker should soon introduce on the market running under Google's Android operating system. The phone has been spotted in the wild for quite some time now, and, although Motorola hasn't unveiled it officially at Mobilize 2009, the device is still on its way to the market, as it has just passed through FCC's courtyard.

The Motorola Sholes A855 that just received approval to be used in the United States is expected to become available for purchase on the airwaves of Verizon, where it should land as the Android-based Motorola Tao. Moreover, it seems that this might actually be the first mobile phone to sport Google's OS that will be put on sale through Big Red, and users might have the chance to purchase it from the carrier starting with late October, if rumors prove true.

The Motorola Sholes A855 that went through FCC included EVDO Rev A, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g and CDMA 800/1900 connectivity options, along with Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and aGPS capabilities. According to phandroid, it should be great to see the Motorola Sholes available in Verizon's lineup with Wi-Fi connectivity on board, especially since Verizon has been pulling the connectivity option out of its handsets so that they only use its network for data transfers.

No other details on the mobile phone are available at the moment, mostly given the fact that Motorola asked FCC not to go public with diagrams, manuals and other pieces of information that an FCC filing usually unveils. However, earlier reports brought to us a wide range of details on the handset, and, in case the Sholes / Tao that was just spotted at FCC is the same as the previously spotted device, you can learn more on what it should include here. Hopefully, Verizon and Motorola won't be late with introducing the phone officially, so stay tuned to learn more on this.

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