FCC receives unknown GSM handset for testing

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FCC receives unknown GSM handset for testing
A unknown GSM quad band phone is about to go through the FCC testing process. Pictured in black and white, the handset resembles the HTC Hero (not the CDMA version) with a chin at the speaking end. We don't know the manufacturer, but we can assume that there will be many features on the phone. We can safely come to this comnclusion because of the 1600mAh battery that powers the device. There is 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and a TV tuner. Front and rear camera (with LED flash on the back shooter) are included and there is 512MB of RAM. The unit packs 1GB of internal storage. Now, there are a number of cellphone fans out there who have been checking out the FCC approvals each week to find the HTC Passion/Dragon. Since this is a GSM model, you can scratch this off the list. Heck, we don't even know if this is an HTC manufactured device despite the similarities to the Hero and the myTouch 3G, and we don't even know if the OS will be Android. Perhaps the old bamboo under the fingernails trick will get this handset to open up.

source: FCC via BGR



11. p_tr1ck

Posts: 8; Member since: Dec 04, 2009

Sorry for my ignorance, but I'm wondering why you say "Since this is a GSM model, you can scratch this off the list." From the Hero ROM discovery a few days ago which revealed all the future/present phone names, including "PassionC and "Passion", it would seem like HTC plans to have a CDMA version and a GSM version. Obviously this photo is not it, but just because it's not GSM doesn't mean it's not a Passion.

10. apos66

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 04, 2009

do you think it could be an other CECT Hero-like device?? CECT is a chinese manufacturer specialised in copying extisting phones like iPhone.... just have a look http://www.cectcellphone.com/856-king-series-wg3-wifi-java-tv-phone-white.html just Amazing!!

9. iberrystorm

Posts: 67; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

eww. fcc's diagram isnt the same as the phone showed. i dont know why everyone says it is ugly, i myself think its rather pretty good. looks the the original hero, and has some extra features on it. i was thinking htc improved the hero, and i was like nice, but then i saw the stylus and was like oh fudge. its a fake! dreams disappointed! no multitouch

8. prettyboy1974

Posts: 56; Member since: Mar 16, 2009

Curious, when you submit a handset to the FCC, does it have to be identical to what you will mass produce? In other words can HTC slip an oddball phone through with the guts of the Passion/Dragon but with this body to intentionally throw people off track. I mean seriously, what company would go through the trouble of making an exact clone of the hero and put it through the FCC. If it were fake they wouldn't even get FCC approval. Also HTC knows that no one would think twice about this being as it has already been seen so many times before. Just a thought.

7. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it is rather ugly and why does it say wifi on it?

6. deschats

Posts: 193; Member since: Jun 09, 2009

um. even though its an obvious rip off, i wouldnt have the audacity to think htc would design something so ugly.

5. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

lmao...this is a kirf, I saw it over on Engadget..

4. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

The phone's slanted end reminds me of Jay Leno's chin...this phone should remain unknown and whatever team created/chose this design should uninstall their life.

3. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

ehh. im not diggin this... if i want a hero i'd rather get a hero. not some cheap clone.

1. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

Has anyone noticed that the FCC picture doesn't resemble the phone in question at all?

2. Kiltlifter

Posts: 742; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yeah, I literally laughed out loud when i saw the FCC schematics. Good times.

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