By Stephen Schenck | August 12, 2011 12:34 PM
When we first heard the rumor that HTC was making a smartphone specifically catered towards women, we were a little bit skeptical; aren’t smartphones gender-neutral? Would such a thing even be necessary? Sure enough, though, signs started arriving that this project, the HTC Bliss, was very much real, with pics the in-development phone managed to snap showing up, followed by accessories for it.More recently, we’ve heard some possible hardware specs for the Bliss. Today the smartphone has taken the step of showing up in FCC documentation, here as the HTC PI46110.
The FCC docs show the frequency support we’d expect for the Bliss on Verizon, with CDMA voice, EVDO data, and no LTE; considering the specs we’ve heard, with an 800MHz processor, the Bliss having LTE would have been a huge surprise. Model number PI46110 showed up in WiFi certifications earlier this month, where it also got tied to the ID ADR6330VW. That one you might recognize from when it recently showed up on a leaked Verizon pre-MAP notice.
Though the smartphone’s processor may be a little underpowered by today’s standards, it does look like the Bliss will have some decent software support, including shipping with Gingerbread and the very latest version 3.5 of HTC’s Sense UI. As for a release date, we’re still looking.