Moto Napoleon - the phone that won't die

A bit of a fuss is being made today over the emergence of the Motorola A4500 at the Federal Communications Commission. But here's the thing: The new documents we're looking at – radio specs and a bunch of pretty pictures – were all submitted back in October and just made available today.

Now allow us to put on our tinfoil hats for a minute: We know the A4500 (or Napoleon, or Q9n – whatever) made its way into the wild after a brief production cycle for a government contract. Hmmmmm. Government contract, docs not made available until exactly six months after the first submission ... See where we're going here?

The long and the short of it is we're really not expecting to see this thing out on Verizon – or anywhere else – anytime soon, if ever. That said, we could also be dead wrong and so we reward you with more pictures after the break, just in case.

PhoneScoop via BGR

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  • From everything I've heard, this phone will never see the light of day (aside from all of the leaked devices).
  • I have had a Napoleon for a while and can say it is a great phone. Feels very solid; uses the "best of breed" Q9 keyboard; twice the system memory of the Q9C (a very good smartphone in its own right). Add in the GPS, wifi, CDMA & GSM radios, fingerprint scanner ... I am a fan.
  • whats the memory on it? i have the vzw q9c and the memory is no little its laughable....cant even load a decent internet page
  • RAM - 128 MB; ROM 128. A 2 different sizes for batteries: standard 1460 mAh, extended 2240 mAh
  • geez. they should dump the q9c for this. this would smoke a q9c anyday. my q9c is so bad on memory im getting an omnia in a week....wouldnt need to with that kind of RAM
  • After the Moto Q, Moto Q9c, and Moto Q9m, its probably it VZW's best interests not to release another phone in the Q family. They are terrible! This one is definately sexier than the others, but still, I couldn't comfortably sell a Q to anyone and be able to sleep at night.