By Stephen Schenck | May 10, 2011 7:24 PM
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.