Desire HD gets FCC approval, no U.S. 3G on board

The FCC loves to tear apart phones and other electronics (well, it is their job), and they seem to have done just that with the recently-announced HTC Desire HD. Engadget did some sleuthing and discovered that the device's internal product code "PD98100" appeared on both the phone debuted last week in London and recent filings from the FCC. Not surprisingly, there are no U.S. 3G radio bands. But with FCC approval, it means that if you have a burning desire (ahem) to import the phone and run it on EDGE from T-Mobile or AT&T, you can do so legally. Three cheers for trade law! [FCC via Engadget]

  • Well, it is the EVO for the rest of the world... but with better specs
  • and its my next phone baby!
  • mee too! I have been waiting so long for a worthy Nexus One(or Desire) successor for ages
  • Me three! Now the question is where do we get it?
  • Better specs? Did you miss the part about no 3G?
  • its no 3G for you americans ;) not US :P
  • Did you miss the part about "rest of the world"
  • I'm sure when he meant better specs, he meant processor-wise. :) MSM8255 > QSD8250. MSM8255 has Adreno 205, while QSD8250 has Adreno 200. Read it for yourself if you want to know more about Adren 205:
  • I love this phone but the lack of 3g is a deal breaker for me.
  • Since it's coming to T-Mobile, will it be hspa+ capable? If so then 3g isn't needed.
  • love this phone
  • No 3G for Canadians either, and 2 out of the big 3 carriers doesn't have GSM/EDGE/GPRS, so no dice.
  • Bell and Telus launched their shared GSM/HSPA+ network in December 2009. It covers over 90% of the Canadian population. I get 3G out in the Rocky Mountains. ;) However it does not cover the 3G bands for this phone. Isn't 2100 a 3G band? I wouldn't be surprised to see this show up at Bell though with 850/1900 bands on board. They are ending the Legend so you never know. I would think that would depend on the success of the SGS which I have so this would not be an option for me anyway. Looks though. XD
  • I'd be interested to see how much I would have to pay for one. I'm hardly interested in 3G considering that it has WiFi and there is hardly ever a time when I want the faster network but can't access WiFi.
  • Does it have a kickstand though? I'd love this with a side sliding qwerty too.
  • Actually it is coming to US. :) See:
  • You should read something fully before stating that. It says it's a rumor not confirmed fact.
  • does anyone know how the new gpu compares to sams glx s?
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