What is the Motorola “touch computer” found at the FCC? [Update]

by: Chris SmithSeptember 9, 2013

Motorola Solutions

Motorola Solutions is apparently working on a new device, or a “touch computer,” which is what the gadget is described in recently discovered FCC documentation.

While it’s not clear whether this is a smartphone, tablet, or some sort of combination of the two, it certainly must run Android since Motorola is now a Google company it would make sense to run Android.

According to the available data, the touch computer will come with a variety of wireless connectivity options including LTE, GSM, NFC, Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. Furthermore, the handset will be available in two battery options, a 2940mAh one and a 4410mAh model.

When it comes to size, the touch computer measures 138 x 70mm, and 153.8mm diagonally. As you can see in the schematic below, a camera is also included.

Motorola TC55

With all that in mind, the touch computer looks more likely to be a smartphone than a tablet.

The device has a model number listed – TC55AH – and appears to be a “Motorola Solutions” product.

Interestingly, the TC55 code name is mentioned on the Motorola Solutions website. Apparently the TC55 will be launched on September 17, and it’s “built for business with a personal touch” (see following image).

Motorola has already launched four new smartphones this year, the Moto X flagship and the Verizon-only Droid Ultra, Maxx and Mini.

Motorola TC55

The company is also working on a cheaper Moto X version and even rumored to make a Nexus handset. Not to mention that the company said repeatedly that it has other mobile devices in mind for the future.

We’ll be back with more details about the TC55 once we have them.

[Update:] Motorola Solutions is a standalone company, or what remained of Motorola after the mobile division became Motorola Mobility (which later Google acquired). This writer has forgotten about that particular event in Motorola’s history. The article has been updated accordingly to reflect that.

Motorola Solutions TC55

Also, thanks to our readers, we seem to have an image of the TC55, which appears to be indeed an Android-based device, as you can see in the image above that was found on Motorola Solution’s website.

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    • raj

      if not interested, please ignore the article. Comments section is not for posting ‘objectionable’ contents.

      • Spruce Cycle

        u have objectionable in quotes so ur not even sure what such things are.

        • raj

          i do not have to say anything, as there are 3 Dislikes already for the response
          All i want to say is that the ‘Yawn’ was unnecessary. let us keep it neat and clean

          • needa

            you could have ignored it yourself. in the same way as you expect the op to ignore the article. which makes no sense at all. how would he/she know to ignore it until he reads it. quite the conundrum id say.

          • Spruce Cycle

            “You have 3 dislikes” means what? Lemme guess ur whole worldview is derived from the like button, grow up dude lol

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  • Doug

    Motorola Solutions is a separate company than Motorola Mobility. While this product is interesting, it may have nothing to do with Google’s Motorola.

    • On a Clear Day

      Thanks for pointing that out.

  • raj

    Sounds interesting to me

  • Pat

    Some “authority”. Can’t even tell the difference between the two Motorolas.

    • On a Clear Day

      Did we get up on the wrong side of the bed Pat? Look at ourselves in the mirror; decide we did not like what we perceived and then decide to take out our displeasure with ourselves on someone else in an inane way that was as nasty as we felt about ourselves?

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  • Luka Mlinar

    It will probably have 2 cores and cost way to much.

  • needa

    so two motorola companies producing phones. thats not confusing at all to the average consumer.

    • raj

      That’s true :'(

    • Tom P

      Because this device is NOT intended for consumers, average or not. It’s targeted at the Enterprise & Public Safety Markets

      • needa

        it doesnt matter. say a business buys 500 of them for their employees. and of those employees 200 of them dont like it. that is 200 peeps that will tell people that motorola is making shitty phones. enterprise or not. it is the regular individual that ends up with them.