There’s good news for people in the United States who are eager to get their hands on the HTC Touch Pro:a version this upcoming Windows Mobile smartphone has received FCC approval.
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The version that’s just been approved is for CDMA carriers, which is in-line with an earlier unconfirmed report that this device will be coming to Sprint. But there’s nothing in the FCC filing that specifies this carrier over the other CDMA-based carriers, like Verizon.
Today’s development doesn’t give any solid information on when the debut is going to happen. A wireless device can’t be released in the U.S. without FCC approval, but it can happen any time thereafter. Sprint hasn’t said anything official about this model, but the earlier leak said this carrier will release the HTC Touch Pro in September.
A confidentiality request filed with the FCC paperwork asks that no internal details on this device be revealed to the public until October 19.
A version of this smartphone for GSM carriers is also expected to be available later this year.
An Overview of the HTC Touch Pro
This Windows Mobile 6.1 device will have a 2.8-inch VGA touchscreen and TouchFLO 3D, HTC’s new alternate user interface that makes Windows Mobile devices easier to use with a fingertip.
The GSM version will have support for HSPA, including HSDPA (7.2 Mbps) and HSUPA, while the CDMA one will support EV-DO. One or more of these will add Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on top of that.
The Touch Pro will also include GPS, a microSD/SDHC card slot, and a 3.2 MPx camera.
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