Back at the beginning of August, a new HTC Android phone headed to Verizon leaked out and wowed us with its CDMA/GSM capabilities, sliding keyboard, 1.2 GHz processor, and 4-inch screen. The mystery phone has taken a while to pop up on our monitors again but, thanks to the FCC, it's here once again. Confirmed specs for this HTC slider, codenamed PD42100, include CDMA 2000 and GSM 850 radios along with EV-DO Rev. A for data, Bluetooth, and 802.11 b/g/n WiFi. After some clever sleuthing, the 4-inch screen has been nailed down, too. Still no word on a release date other than the rather large window of 2011, but let's close our eyes and hope that we'll be seeing this Android monster sooner rather than later.
The number of high-end Android phones with a QWERTY keyboard is pretty lacking, especially when you narrow your search down to one carrier. Hopefully this new HTC handset signals the beginning of a wave of QWERTY-ified Android phones to help even the ratio out. Do you readers prefer a physical keyboard with your handsets or have you moved on to a full-touch experience?