Oct 19 AT 6:38 PM Taylor Wimberly 2 Comments

Motorola Droid (Sholes) headed to Europe

Mr. Kumparak from MobileCrunch has confirmed an old rumor we posted back in August. The FCC has approved the Motorola Droid (Sholes) phone for 3G bands outside the United States. I’m not exactly sure why the FCC needs to approve devices not intended for the U.S., but it is still a cool find.

The device name was hidden in the FCC reports, but it can be found on page 7 of test report (PDF).

Sholes is the codename for the Motorola Droid.

Sholes is the codename for the Motorola Droid.

The issue of 3G bands is clarified in the supplemental response (PDF).

Look for the Sholes to appear in multiple countries.

Look for the Sholes to appear in multiple countries.

As far as we know, this could be the new Sholes tablet that was spotted last week. The tablet version of Sholes will lose the keyboard, get an 8 megapixel camera with xenon flash, and support 720p playback via HDMI.

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