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.