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HTC Slider Handset Gets Outed By FCC

Good news for anyone out there craving for a new QWERTY slider from HTC. PhoneDog dug around the FCC site and managed to find these pictures of their latest device (model number PC70110) to go through testing. The good news does come with some disappointing revelation, as the bands for the device coincide with AT&T's bands.

The layout of the buttons, the keyboard layout, optical trackpad, and the overall design of the phone point very strongly to it being an Android device. PhoneDog mentioned some of the specs of the device, saying:

The device, model number PC70110, looks to have an optical trackpad similar to that on the upcoming Desire but more oval than circular. Tests indicate that this device will support 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and it appears to be heading to AT&T and possibly some Canadian carriers based on its support for 3G bands II and V. A letter from HTC to FCC included in the filing states that the device will not support VoIP and that the it has not been rated for hearing aid compatibility with respect to the Wi-Fi capability.

UnwiredView thinks that this may be the device whose name was voted on earlier, which ended up with Wildfire as the winner. The "playful and full of youth" look of the device add to this conclusion as well. Is this the replacement for the G1 that so many have been waiting for and will it be a big hit with youths? I know I'd like a new slider from HTC, but the light blue is not my thing.

Other Sources: AndroidGuys, Phandroid, UnwiredView

Images from UnwiredView

Source: PhoneDog

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