HTC Desire HD Spotted at FCC; Not for US 3G Networks

September 20, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The HTC Desire HD has been spotted at the FCC. The filings of the device, which were released after regulatory testing, show that it lacks the data bands for the North American 3G networks.

The Android-based device, which was officially announced during a recent press event in London, is listed as PD98100 in the FCC files. From the picture posted above, you get a glimpse of the battery compartment which reveals the European 900/2100 band instead of 850/1900 or 1700/2100 used stateside. What this means is that the device is not being tailored for production within the US market, but instead targeted towards a European release.

But the new information actually makes sense if you consider the features of the device. The specs of the Desire HD are nearly identical to the EVO 4G, with a 4.3-inch display, 8 megapixel camera, dual flash, 720p HD video recording and a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor. The only difference is in the 4G part.

The US already has the EVO and the Europeans can be happy that a powerful phone is headed their way. Since the Desire HD was only announced recently, more info on the device will be out soon. So stay tuned to this space for more updates.

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