HP Pre 3 Hits FCC, Now A World Phone

May 12, 2011
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The HP Pre 3 is the much anticipated second smartphone to be running the new WebOS, just after the recently launched HP Veer 4G. The last time the HP Pre 3 hit the FCC last month, the device looked like it would only be released for AT&T. But today, a new version of the HP Pre 3 has hit FCC, that suggests it will be a world phone with support for several additional bands.

The previous FCC filing indicated support for only GSM 850/1900 and WCDMA bands II and V. This new filing today indicates support for CDMA/EvDO bands 850/1900, GSM bands 850/900/1800/1900, and UMTS bands 900/2100. Speculation pins it to be a device headed for Verizon. However, the additional bands supported suggest that it will work anywhere in the world.

Verizon has not confirmed any news about an upcoming HP Pre 3 in their lineup. But the WebOS device, now also being a world phone, should be a welcome addition to the CDMA carrier. The FCC filing suggests that an unveiling should be coming soon.

[via WirelessGoodness]


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