GSM Version of HTC Hero Seeks FCC Approval?
In Canada, you can choose to get in on the Android action via the HTC Hero on Telus Mobility. Over in the United States, you can nab a chin-free version of the HTC Hero through Sprint. For both of these devices, you are getting a CDMA-based connection. So, what do we see here through this FCC filing?
Looking at the handset from just about every which vantage point, we don’t see any specific branding, but I think we’d all agree that it looks an awful lot like the HTC Hero. The kicker is that this is a GSM phone, possibly pointing toward an heroic launch, so to speak, through AT&T.
Yes, there is already a GSM version of the HTC Hero available overseas, but that one doesn’t play friendly with our North American 3G airwaves. If this is indeed a GSM HTC Hero, we could be seeing a pending launch through more North American carriers.
The screen isn’t turned on, but we’re assuming that this gets the Android treatment. The spec sheet does make mention of quad-band GSM, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, TV tuner, dual cameras, LED flash, 1GB of internal memory, 512MB RAM, and a 1600mAh battery. Both a black and a white version are shown as well.
Speculate at will.