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HTC Desire HD Receives FCC Certification, No US 3G

Douglas Carter
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The HTC Desire HD was announced on Wednesday, and we were already hearing rumors of the US as a market, but now Engadget posted some pictures taken during their time at HTC's London event on Wednesday which, when coupled with the FCC database, reveal that the HTC Desire HD, in its current state, is not certified for North American 3G network access.

Phandroid writes that the FCC filing "matches up with the PDP98100 model number found on the Desire HD," leaving little doubt that a US launch is not imminent.

This doesn't mean that there is no future for the HTC Desire HD in North America, but it does seem to indicate that if it does come to the States, it will be some distance away, as they didn't show off a model compatible with North American 3G networks.

Gizmodo made it known that through contact with an HTC employee, word was mentioned for a future launch in North America.

Engadget also note that "there have been plenty of situations in the past where they've snuck in a second model code with 850 / 1900 on board."

The phone will still work in the US, as Android Central points out. They tell readers that if they do import the phone into the US "and run it on EDGE from T-Mobile or AT&T, you can do so legally."

Other Sources: Android Central, Engadget, Gizmodo, Phandroid

Image from Engadget