HTC Passion also bound for T-Mobile?

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HTC Passion also bound for T-Mobile?
There are many good reasons that point to the HTC Passion hitting Verizon’s lineup in the very near future. Sure the recent news of the BOGO offer with the HTC DROID Eris may seem like a clear indication of Big Red unloading stock in preparation for the Passion’s entrance. Now there are some rumors that indicate that T-Mobile, who first kicked off Android’s launch, will also be graced with the HTC Passion’s presence in a matter of weeks according to a TmoNews credible source. After we reported about all the newly uncovered HTC codenames, the rumor may have some real validity with two specific codenames mentioned; the PassionC and Passion. Some say that the “C” in PassionC could be related to CDMA – which would make sense for a Verizon release. Then there’s just the Passion codename that may have ties to the so called “Google phone” – which we may see in the first two weeks of January.  Exciting rumors so far for the number four wireless carrier in the country – and adding the HTC Passion will really reinvigorate its Android offerings. Then again, it’s still just wishful thinking until concrete information is laid out and made official. Whichever way you want to think about it, the HTC Passion is fast approaching a super star following.

HTC Passion Preliminary Specifications

source: TmoNews via AndroidGuys

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9 Comments

9. Cali_E

Posts: 196; Member since: Sep 24, 2008

i asked the htc rep about it when she came in and she was limited on what she could tell me except that everything i'm hearing right now is just rumors and that the phone does exist but will most like release on a carrier other than verizon. i know right? not to happy about it myself

7. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

'V'

5. DonLouie

Posts: 594; Member since: Dec 22, 2008

biggles, you pretty much summed it up how things have been recently. HTC and Sprint were buddies until recently, Verizon was always the last one to get a device. I'm still waiting on the Sprint version of the Imagio and a Snap w/WiFi, won't discount the previous relationship

6. jamess661

Posts: 44; Member since: Sep 12, 2009

Man iam with you on this one iam waiting to sprint losing on this on oh well wait till next year.

1. tiolawa

Posts: 115; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Isn't it possible that the Passion is going to Sprint? The phones stlyle is similar to the sprint hero so the cdma version could go to sprint.. besides wouldn't it have the branding Droid Passion if it was going to Big Red?

2. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

If nothing is official yet, then why would it have the moniker of "Droid Passion"? Besides, Passion is just an HTC internal name, just like Sholes was the internal name for Droid; Onyx for Blackberry Bold 9700. Get it? As far as I've read, all rumors point to Verizon as the winner of the Passion sweepstakes. I highly doubt it would go to Sprint after hearing for months that Verizon will get it.

3. VDubb

Posts: 49; Member since: Dec 04, 2008

The rumors are nothing more than "Oh, CDMA Passion. Will see a Verizon release..." Similar to the numerous, "Oh, device X passed FCC with 850/1900MHz 3G. Will see AT&T release..." - VDubb

4. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

If the Passion exists as a GSM and CDMA counterpart, it's clear who the two carriers will be. AT&T has been pretty apparent about their lack of interest in Android, probably because of their iphone ties. Winner: T-Mobile. For the CDMA handset, well between Sprint and Verizon, one of these two companies had a big presser two months ago to announce a partnership with Google. Sorry, Sprint fans. It may get to you, but if so, count on later rather than sooner. Winner: Verizon. I don't think this is the google phone, but if it somehow is, all bets may be off. However, I don't think you'll be seeing the gphone come out as a subsidized carrier device. And it would be odd not to cram all the radios into one handset, which is feasible, so to minimize costs with a single build.

8. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

I agree with sam, if you look at verizon's upcoming list. It indicates htc passion since october 26th, I believe. Ive been waiting for a official release date.

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