For those frustrated with Verizon Wireless' somewhat drab smartphone lineup, rest assured - help is on the way in the form of the Motorola Sholes A855. Recently approved by the FCC, the Android-powered device has been cleared for an imminent launch on the nation's largest wireless carrier. If you enjoy rummaging through the FCC website to obtain pictures, instruction manuals, and the like, you're going to be disappointed, as Motorola has asked the FCC to withhold most of the goodies from the internet. Known features include EVDO Rev. A, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g, A-GPS, and Bluetooth.
As the rumor stands, the Sholes is to debut sometime next month to compete with Sprint's HTC Hero and T-Mobile's Motorola CLIQ, and may be called the Motorola Tao upon launch. Pricing and availability is yet to be determined. With the device coming soon, what's the verdict - Hero, CLIQ, or Sholes?