FCC greenlights HTC Touch HD for US duty!

The HTC Touch HD is just about the most compelling device to come out of HTC’s Taiwanese manufacturing plants, and with that disgustingly huge (in a good way) 3.8-inch WVGA touchscreen display dominating its front-face, it’s not hard to see that HTC is going for smartphone-gold with the HTC Touch HD. The range-topping HTC Touch HD packs the biggest punch out of HTC’s new HTC Touch lineup (HTC Touch Viva, HTC Touch 3G, HTC Touch Diamond, HTC Touch Pro, HTC Touch HD) – the 5 megapixel camera, GPS, WiFi, and 3G (HSPA) data connection make for the kind of capable Windows Mobile smartphone that we’ve come to expect from HTC.

And, with its decidedly lower-end sibling, the HTC Touch 3G, having already been cleared by the FCC, it sure is good to see the FCC green-lighting the HTC Touch HD for the US. Unfortunately, the FCC didn’t get to play with a US-spec Touch HD (codenamed “Blackstone”). The FCC has approved the European variant of the HTC Touch HD – which gives the quad-band (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) GSM/EDGE radio the freedom to roam the US with 2.5G data speeds. The dual-band (900/2100Mhz) 3G radio, on the other hand, limits the HTC Touch HD to high-speed data-networks outside the US.

Still, we’re hoping that HTC pushed their European HTC Touch HD variant through the FCC as something of a warm-up run for their US-spec HTC Touch HD with full support for the WCDMA frequencies we Yanks like using so much.


  • ceze

    i sooooooo want one.

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