Following the whirlwind week of HTC announcements, word on the street is that HTC's Diamond has hit the FCC, which is great news for those looking to get their grubby mitts on one.
Going through the documents (see how we sacrifice our sanity here for you folks?), there are a couple of interesting tidbits to found (and pictured after the jump) that have not been reported on the 'nets yet:
- GSM only
- 3 different versions
- 6 different batteries are being tested (including a larger 1340 mah variant)
- Optional front cameras for video conferencing
The battery part is interesting as clearly HTC is experimenting with what works the best and are evidently prepared to ship an extended 1340mah battery (over the stock and perhaps diminutive 900mah).
The different camera versions are to be expected as usually you get front-facing cameras/video on unlocked versions, whereas the carriers tend to ditch those (for whatever reason) and will offer just the 3.1mp rear camera/video.
When should we expect these devices to hit shelves? Hard to say. FCC clearance can take anywhere from weeks to a couple of months. Since these docs were just "submitted" on 5/8 and considering all the different versions and battery configurations, perhaps testing may take a bit longer than usual, but we wouldn't be surprised to see these in the next few months here in the States with possibly a full-priced (~$800) unlocked version first and carrier subsidized (and more limited) later on.
Hit the link to see some of the FCC screenshots (and here for all the FCC docs).