HTC Desire HD and Desire Z Delayed By Google?
HTC may have delayed the shipping dates on its recently-announced Desire HD and Desire Z Android handsets, according to several online retailers. A thread over at XDA-Developers shows customers who have pre-ordered gradually reporting their anticipated ship dates slipping, with Amazon UK, for instance, now showing a November 15th release for the HD. The e-tailer had originally scheduled shipments for an October 13th delivery.
Expansys has also changed release dates, stating that the Desire HD is due on the 19th of October, while the Z isn’t expected until the 30th. Clove pre-orderers have reported a similar delay.
One poster was kind enough to publish the email he allegedly received from online shop SuperETrader, which states that both devices “have failed last minute Google TA (Type Approval) testing — a problem they claim also happened to the original Desire. According to Wikipedia, Type Approval can refer to a broad swath of regulatory and manufacturing standards, so this may simply be a case of the phones’ not meeting Google’s required criteria for becoming certified Android handsets.
More on these purported delays as we hear from HTC and/or other retailers.