UPDATED:HTC's Android powered Touch.B/Rome spotted in France?This article contains unofficial information.
So is there anything new on the HTC Passion/Dragon? According to a story in Android and Me, a web site with the URL htcpassion.com went live showing the Verizon logo followed by the word passion and then "coming holidays 2009". However, it appears as though that image has been taken down, replaced by nothing but a blank page. A check to see who owns the domain shows a Westchester California address and a poster on the web site did a check of the address and it turned up to be a seedy looking storefront location. Some claim that the true owner of the site is hiding behind a third party to hide the real identity of the owner. Regardless, time is ticking away from Big Red if they truly are planning a mid-December launch of this highly anticipated Android version of the HD2.
HTC Passion Preliminary Specifications
source: MobiFrance (translated) via unwiredview, AndroidandMe (Passion)
A good hard look at the htcpassion.com web site does reveal a very hard to see Verizon "V" logo and the word Passion along with the line "coming holidays 2009". It does require a long hard look, turning the lights off actually helps you see the image better. As for the question of who owns the domain name, it is being held by Whois Guard, a third party that is in business to hide the true identity of domain owners.