Sep 30 AT 3:00 PM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

Verizon to unveil Motorola Tao next week

TheStreet.com is reporting that Verizon will finally unveil the Motorola Tao (Sholes) next week. This coincides with the CTIA show in San Diego that we will be attending. Motorola had previously said they would be making an announcement in the coming weeks and is also holding their Motodev Summit in San Diego to coincide with CTIA.

We reported this week in our rumor report that more developers units of the Tao/Sholes were rolling out and it appears this was true. Someone over at HowardForums got his hand on a sample unit and posted some pics.

Another weird tip just came in related to Motorola. I was talking with one of our friends from Moto and he happened to mention that the Android 1.6 video we posted last week actually featured one of Moto’s phones. Pay special attention to the speed of the phone because the videos are in real time. You can also see a silver lining around the display which is not something found on either HTC phone that is currently available.

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  • http://codeshogun.com lordhong

    all i can say is that: i’m ready to purchase it when it comes out

  • http://www.android.com sunghu

    I created the Android 1.6 video. That was a HTC Magic.

  • Luiz

    There is a keyboard or only virtual one? What about the specs?

    • Tree.

      There is a slide out QWERTY keyboard as well as a soft keyboard. It also *may* come with Android 2.0 (Eclair) which may also include multitouch support, but it is obviously still not official.

      Here are some specs that have been leaked:

      * OMAP3430 — 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 + PowerVR SGX 530 GPU + 430MHz C64x+ DSP + ISP (Image Signal Processor)
      * Dimensions 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm
      * Weight 169 g
      * Battery Li-ion 1400 mAh.
      * Standby 450 hours, talk time 420 minutes
      * 3.7-inch touch-sensitive display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels, 16 million color depth. Physical screen size is 45.72 mm by 81.34 mm.
      * 512MB/256MB ROM/RAM
      * microSD / microSDHC expansion slot
      * Camera: 5.0 megapixel with autofocus and video recorder
      * Connectivity: USB2.0, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, Wi-Fi
      * Supported audio formats: AMR-NB/WB, MP3, PCM / WAV, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA
      * Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, WMV
      * GPS navigation
      * Package Contents: Phone Motorola Sholes, battery, charger, USB cable, 8GB MicroSD memory card and other literature.

  • http://www.andrudes.com Todd A

    Bring on the shiny goodness !

  • Quickster357

    @Luiz
    Both hard and soft QWERTY & Android 2.0 “Eclair”.

    * OMAP3430 — 600 MHz ARM Cortex A8 + PowerVR SGX 530 GPU + 430MHz C64x+ DSP + ISP (Image Signal Processor)
    * Dimensions 60.00 x 115.80 x 13.70 mm
    * Weight 169 g
    * Battery Li-ion 1400 mAh.
    * Standby 450 hours, talk time 420 minutes
    * 3.7-inch touch-sensitive display with a resolution of 854×480 pixels, 16 million color depth. Physical screen size is 45.72 mm by 81.34 mm.
    * 512MB/256MB ROM/RAM
    * microSD / microSDHC expansion slot
    * Camera: 5.0 megapixel with autofocus and video recorder
    * Connectivity: USB2.0, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR, Wi-Fi
    * Supported audio formats: AMR-NB/WB, MP3, PCM / WAV, AAC, AAC +, eAAC +, WMA
    * Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.263, H.264, WMV
    * GPS navigation
    * Package Contents: Phone Motorola Sholes, battery, charger, USB cable, 8GB MicroSD memory card and other literature.

    This phone is sick. Gonna get pre-order it when it first hits verizonwireless.com since my NE2 is up for grabs! :D

  • Quickster357

    OH! and it also has a flash for the camera that is supposedly “very bright”