Mysterious HTC Fireball gains WiFi certification – still heading to Verizon
We really have not heard anything new about the HTC Fireball since it made its first debut in Verizon’s inventory system back in December, but a new Wi-Fi certification document listing the HTC PJ53 gives us a little hope that the phone is still under development. There are really no new details to share besides the fact that the mystery phone will feature 2.4 GHz and 5.0 GHz 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity.
As we’ve mentioned before, we have a feeling that the HTC Fireball and the mysterious contoured body handset (most likely the DROID Incredible 3) which was caught on camera a few weeks ago are one and the same. The new Android 4.0 handset for Verizon isn’t expected to be earth shattering, but it will most likely feature a 1.2 GHz dual-core Qualcomm S4 processor, 8 megapixel camera, qHD display with Android 4.0. A good replacement for last year’s DROID Incredible 2, but definitely not up to snuff with the HTC Ville (One S) which will be heading to T-Mobile stores this spring.
Since the HTC Fireball is a US specific device, we’re not expecting HTC to unveil it at Mobile World Congress. The original DROID Incredible made its debut at the 99% conference in 2010 and made its retail debut in late April. If Verizon keeps to the same schedule, the HTC Fireball/DROID Incredible 3 will not be officially announced for at least another month.