The first of two prospective BlackBerry devices powered by Android has made its way through the FCC for radios certification.
A look-up of the FCC ID as leaked gives us 17 entries owing to BlackBerry. Its model name, STH100-2, corresponds to previous leaks regarding the Hamburg model. The phone, as tested, supports two major GSM bands in the US and also supports LTE bands 2, 7, 38 and 41. Bluetooth 4.2 and Wi-Fi ac is supported. That’s the least we know, given FCC reporting requirements.
According to Wi-Fi Alliance documents, TCL is producing the phone.
As the commission published the data for the rumored Hamburg, CEO John Chen reiterated this week that he is preparing to discuss that phone as well as a possible “Rome” phone. According to Bloomberg, the company has a live stream event scheduled for July 26, though the agenda doesn’t explicitly have phones on it.
Chen has previously mentioned that a mid-range phone at a price of about $350 would launch before September.