Enormous HTC slider appears on FCC website with Verizon branding

Enormous HTC slider appears on FCC website with Verizon branding
Verizon certainly hasn't been wasting much time in getting new Android handsets launched over the past few months, and judging by a recent FCC filing by HTC, Big Red has no plans of slowing down any time soon. The new handset, which has just undergone testing by the FCC, seems to have "flagship" written all over it.

Details at this point are still pretty scarce, but we do know that the device sports a sliding QWERTY island keyboard and a 4" display. And thanks to the FCC documents, we've learned that the device supports CDMA 2000 and GSM 850, in addition to EV-DO Rev. A. Predictably, the phone also offers Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity.

Still no word yet on the phone's name, release date, or pricing - but you can bet Verizon will be working overtime to get this big red monster to market in time for the holidays.

source: FCC via Engadget


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23 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

looks like Verizons first windows phone 7 shows it is a windows phone in the second document maybe its the touch pro 3?!?!

2. josh10132

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

Not likely, if you look at the touch capacitive buttons, they all look like android

15. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

flag·ship   [flag-ship] Show IPA –noun 1. a ship carrying the flag officer or the commander of a fleet, squadron, or the like, and displaying the officer's flag. 2. the main vessel of a shipping line. 3. any of the best or largest ships or airplanes operated by a passenger line. 4. the best or most important one of a group or system: This store is the flagship of our retail chain.

17. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

if you read the FCC documents it states windows phone so ummmm yeah

23. DonkeyPunched

Posts: 321; Member since: Jan 10, 2010

But, I think those are bound to change because all the windows phones announced would have the windows symbol on it, just as every leaked windows phone 7 has show along with all their other windows mobile handsets.

3. Kartiel unregistered

Ya its a Android phone Windows 7 phones only got three capacitive buttons

16. whitman5115

Posts: 28; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

umm.. there is 4 capacitive buttons. The search button is red. back button, menu button, and home button.

4. cp hall unregistered

would a windows phone still be about to use the android market for apps? or is there something for windows?

10. david_the_gom

Posts: 114; Member since: Dec 20, 2008

wtf? i've never heard such thing like WP using android market for apps.. where were you at? mars?

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

I'm betting that this is the HTC Merge

6. avz unregistered

how reliable are HTC product? and i agree i also think this is the HTC Merge

9. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

HTC is reliable and their UI on Android is the best

7. jherz6

Posts: 217; Member since: May 23, 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen its an ANDROID phone or so the article says. Dee de dee.

18. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

yet the fcc douments says its a windows phone... and it does say when its a android phone correctly like on the evo the epic and the samsung transform...

8. froyd unregistered

so its a WM7 with android UI HTC body and 4g radio!..HA!

11. ksksksksks unregistered

It has no windows button. It's clearly not a W7 phone.

20. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

documents that are linked to it say other wise... could be the wrong picture but the fcc clearly state its a windows phone

12. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

droid pro? Its one of the only phones in verizon's lineup with GSM and a 4 inch screen. Since HTC made the DROID Incredible, I can't see why they shouldn't make the droid pro as well.

13. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

Verizon EVO with keyboard - though I can't tell anything about the camera and I think that red facing is ugly as sin

14. RobC unregistered

Definitely not WP7. Most likely the Merge. Maybe the Scorpion if there are still rumors about that floating about. Possibly the Scorpion will turn out to be the Merge. Who knows... Sooooo, if it's rocking the dual CDMA and GSM, would that mean that if (pretty big "if" here ) it did have a front facing camera that it would be able to make a call and use data for video calling at the same time? Or make a call and do other data tasks simultaneously? That's one thing I wouldn't mind Verizon addressing just to check it off the list.

19. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

go read the fcc documents states windows phone.

21. Mr. Spock unregistered

Android.

22. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

dude its an android phone for sure. I was asking the htc rep if we were ever to get a slider android phone like the did for tmobile and he said "yes, very soon" so i'll take it that this is what hes talking about. pretty dope phone if you ask me. im holding a samsung fascinate right now and i have to say that 4" is the perfect size for a smartphone screen. but ya, for the people doubting, fcc document might have a mix up or something cause thats the button layout for android. all windows phones have a windows button.

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