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HTC Paradise and Fiesta Bought On Craiglist

Douglas Carter
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Remember that black and blue HTC slider that went through the FCC not so long ago with the model number PC70110? For a while we thought it was the HTC Aria that was heading for AT&T, but it didn't pan out. Fast-forward to today, when CellPassion got ahold of some pictures of the phone in question, along with another HTC phone and a great story of how it happened.

Here is the juicy part from CellPassion:

One of our readers, DB, claims that he managed to snap up two unknown HTC Android smartphones that were AT&T samples on Craigslist and sought our help out to know what they were. Turns out that he had the HTC Fiesta and Paradise, both running Android.

The Paradise appears to be a variant of the Aria and has a slide-out QWERTY keypad. We were the first to write about the Paradise when we had the UA profile of seven unannounced HTC phones way back in January.

I have to disagree with CellPassion on their second point that the "Paradise" is a variant of the Aria, as there are lots of differences between the two handsets (including the trackpad, outer edges, and speaker port at the top. Then again, maybe it is very loosely based on the Aria.

As for the HTC Fiesta, Engadget notes that the Fiesta hasn't been mentioned for a long time:

That's not the only unreleased piece of hardware he managed to score, though: turns out he also got the Fiesta, a phone we haven't heard about in a full year and could very well have fallen on the scrap heap by now. The picture provided of the Fiesta isn't that great (check the Source link to see it), but from what we see and the fact that it's got a 3.2 megapixel camera, our guess is that it's been supplanted at retail by the Aria.

CellPassion also thinks that the phone was scrapped, but mentions that they "have seen stranger things happening and this might be one of them!"

Other Sources: Engadget

Image from CellPassion