When HTC officially presented its new Snap / S522 QWERTY smartphone, the Taiwanese company said the S522 would be released unlocked in the US.
However, some rumors appeared, saying the device will also be introduced by a US carrier, namely T-Mobile.
Now the T-Mobile release is almost confirmed, as the FCC has just approved the S522 with support for AWS 1700MHz bands (T-Mobile’s 3G frequency).
The Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphone appears as HTC MAPL100 in FCC’s documentation – it’s because it is also known under the codename HTC Maple.
It’s said that the S522 will be released by T-Mobile on July 1, but this info is not confirmed.
Anyway, until an official release date is given, you can check out our HTC S522 video preview from CTIA Wireless 2009.
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