Verizon’s upcoming HTC world phone shows up at FCC
A few weeks ago we reported on a leak of an upcoming beast of an HTC smartphone coming to Verizon. Surprisingly this one, unlike almost all other leaked HTC devices over the years, didn’t sport a codename of any sort.
Well, it still doesn’t, but it has just hit the FCC. The impossibly named (for now) HTC PD42100 has CDMA EV-DO Rev.A, at least GSM 850 MHz, Bluetooth, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, a 4-inch screen and a removable battery.
The inclusion of both CDMA and GSM bands confirms that this is a ‘world phone’, or a ‘global roaming’ device. That means that aside from working on Verizon in the US (which is a CDMA network), it will also happily run where there’s a GSM network (which is almost everywhere in the world right now).
Previous rumors also suggested there’s a 1.2 GHz processor inside, Android is the OS chosen to power it, and it will be released in early 2011. This info hasn’t been confirmed yet, but it sounds plausible enough to at least be close to the truth.
And if early 2011 is indeed when we’ll be seeing this beast on the streets, get ready for many more leaks involving it between now and then.