HP Pre 3 for Verizon May Have Just Passed FCC Tests

Advertisement

A new Hewlett-Packard phone has just received its FCC clearance, with the agency publishing the documentation showing the phone’s compliance with testing. After examining the evidence made available through these publications, there’s a good chance that we’re looking at the Pre 3 as configured for a launch on Verizon Wireless.

According to the FCC documents, this HP phone carries model number F30CV, one we haven’t seen show up previously. Considering that the F30CN with AT&T frequency bands has already arrived at the FCC, presumably the Pre 3 on AT&T, it seems pretty clear that we’re dealing with the same phone with a different radio – this time with EV-DO Rev A.

WiFi capabilities show support for the 802.11n 5GHz band, one we don’t see all the time, and a spec backed-up by what we known of the HP Pre 3 hardware. The only oddity is the inclusion of a SIM insertion guide on the FCC label, considering this is a CDMA device, but we had already heard the rumor that the phone would have both GSM and CDMA modes for global roaming; this certainly tends to support those allegations.

The Pre 3 will improve on existing Pre models by bulking up its screen-size to 3.6 inches and getting a major processor upgrade to a 1.4GHz Snapdragon. No word yet on price or a tentative launch date.

Source: FCC

Share This Post
Advertisement
What's your reaction?
Love It
0%
Like It
0%
Want It
0%
Had It
0%
Hated It
0%
About The Author
Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!