By Chuong Nguyen | September 5, 2010 1:48 AM
It looks like the HTC Android slider that was seen before, sporting dual CDMA/GSM radios, has now passed through the FCC. The slider offers a sliding QWERTY keyboard in landscape mode with offset, individual island-style keys similar to the much loved HTC Touch Pro2 running on Windows Mobile. The offset key layout should offer a more natural typing experience similar to desktop keyboards, unlike the grid-like, individual key arrangements of the Epic 4G.
According to the FCC, the model number of this dual-mode Android slider is the HTC PD42100. The phone sports CDMA 2000 and GSM 850 radios plus Bluetooth and 802.11b/g/n WiFi at 2.4GHz. The U.S. regulatory agency did not mention what processor nor display size is on this one, but given the high-end specs on this HTC-made device, it may very well adopt the Droid moniker upon release on Verizon Wireless. The device was previously rumored to sport a 4-inch display along with a 1.2 GHz dual-core CPU.