In the U.S., the majority of Android devices have been on the Verizon
network, and although there have been plenty on Sprint's CDMA and T-Mobile and AT&T
networks, they've been dwarfed by the swarm of devices on Verizon's network. Yet there's been one thing missing: a dual-mode CDMA/GSM Android device. Now we see there's one coming, and to Verizon.
It's not as though dual-mode CDMA/GSM devices are that common, but among smartphones, there have been a few Windows Mobile devices on Verizon and Sprint
's networks. A dual-mode device makes it far easier for those sporting a CDMA
phone to travel.
This unnamed HTC
phone has a slide-out keyboard, EV-DO Rev. A, 802.11n wi-fi, and a 4-inch screen. The missing details, of course, include what type of processor, how much internal and external storage, and what type of screen. We'll assume all the normal niceties (BT, at least Android 2.2, etc. etc.), but we can hope
for the rumored Android 3.0 and perhaps that 1.2 GHz processor when this device first showed its face in early August. Also rumored: an early 2011 launch.