HTC Desire S Pops Up At The FCC, Sans 3G


The FCC continues to make this a busy week for smartphone fans, publishing more RF testing results for some upcoming handsets. Today we’ve got a new HTC model, number PG88100, which we understand to be the Desire S.

HTC announced the Desire S at last month’s MWC, playing the role of successor to the original Desire with some upgraded hardware specs. The phone is already up for pre-orders in Europe, expected to arrive at the end of March.

Japanese site Blog of Mobile!! identified the PG88100 as the Desire S. Looking through the FCC documents, you’ll notice the striking absence of certification for any sort of 3G operation; HTC only provided testing results for the 850 and 1900MHz GSM bands, with EDGE for data. Don’t forget, though, that this is the Desire S as intended for European wireless networks, with its WCDMA functionality on the 900 and 2100MHz UMTS bands that are unsupported by North American carriers. We haven’t heard anything yet about the possibility for a release over here, though the original Desire did end up being offered by some of the smaller US carriers.

The Desire S will have a 3.7″ WVGA Super LCD screen, a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, and 768MB of RAM. Pre-orders for the phone are going for the equivalent of about $650.

Source: FCC

Via: Blog of Mobile!! (Google translate)

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