Rumor Mill: Verizon launching global HTC Android phone

Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) is getting ready to launch a new, global HTC-made Android smartphone, according to FCC documents.

An FCC filing hints at the HTC device.The documents show an HTC device with a slide-out Qwerty keyboard that looks similar to both the Evo and the Nexus One, which were both made by HTC. The device, which has no codename, supports Verizon's CDMA EV-DO Rev. A network, as well as the GSM 850 MHz band, allowing for global roaming.

In August, the blog Boy Genius Report published what it said was Verizon's upcoming device roadmap, which included global Samsung and HTC Android phones.

A Verizon spokesman declined to comment.

Verizon has been busy on the Android front this summer, launching the Droid X and Droid 2, both from Motorola (NYSE:MOT). The nation's No. 1 carrier has not launched an HTC device since the Droid Incredible earlier this spring. The carrier experienced shortages of the Incredible, but the device is now in stock.

For more:
- see this CNet article
- see this Unwired View post
- see this Boy Genius Report post 

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