Sholes: About that Name

sholes_typewriterHow about a little light-hearted, interesting bit of triva to pass along today?  There’s a Motorola handset rumored to be landing on Verizon’s network later this year that goes by the codename/nickname of “Sholes”.  Strange name for a phone, isn’t it?  Well maybe there’s a reason for it.

According to Wikipedia: Christopher Latham Sholes (February 14, 1819 – February 17, 1890) was an American inventor who invented the first practical typewriter and the QWERTY keyboard still in use today.

The Sholes is a classy looking handset with a nice sized keyboard so it certainly seems feasible that this would be the reason for the name.

About author

AndroidGuys
AndroidGuys 4642 posts

Founded on November 5, 2007, we've enjoyed bringing you the latest in Android news and rumors. Updated daily, we strive to deliver reviews, opinions, and updates on all things related to Android.

You might also like

News and Rumors

Latest Gartner Report Has Android Closing in on Symbian for World Domination

Android is closing in on Symbian as the number one mobile operating system in the world. Whereas the third quarter of 2009 saw Android at 3.5 percent market share, today sees the platform at 25.5 percent of worldwide smartphone sales.

News and Rumors

An Open Letter to Droid Owners

Welcome Droid Owners. It’s great to have you here. You might be reading this on your home computer or possibly on your 3.7-inch touch-sensitive display with a resolution of 854×480

News and Rumors

Hand Toss Your Own Pie from Pizza Hut With Latest Update

MMMMMMM… No longer do we have to eat cold pizza (I know some of you prefer it cold) with the release of the latest Pizza Hut app for Android.  The

1 Comment

  1. eating for energy review
    September 04, 12:46 Reply

    It is exciting news about the Sholes which is a classy looking handset with a nice sized keyboard. So it certainly seems feasible that this would be the reason for the name. Thanks for the information.

Leave a Reply