HTC Cedar cropping up everywhere
A few weeks we reported on HTC's leaked lineup that included more devices than you could shake a stick at. And one of the devices listed on HTC's lineup has been making a few appearances. The phone codenamed "Cedar" is a front-facing QWERTY keyboard device that by all indications will be a Windows Mobile Standard phone.
Engadget Mobile is reporting that the Cedar has appeared on Bluetooth.org's certification list. While there is no mention of an official release date, we've also learned from the Boy Genius Report that the Cedar is rumored to hit Sprint's lineup sometime June. Strong indications are that the Cedar might be the Motorola Q9c's successor on Sprint.
These sightings might be a sign we'll see it at this month's Mobile World Congress and definitely lend credibility to HTC's leaked lineup. Maybe we'll start spotting the Tungsten, Whitestone, and Thoth as well.
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If the Cedar is a CDMA device and it's bound to replace the Motorola Q9C, why would HTC show this in the Mobile World Congress next week? Not to doubt WM Experts, but it makes no sense to me for HTC to show a CDMA device in Europe at MWC when the GSMA is behind this event. (unless the Cedar is going to be a dual-mode CDMA/GSM device)
"Cedar" is a general reference design for HTC. It looks just like the original Android devices floating around last year. So besides Android, it'll also be for GSM and a CDMA variant for Sprint: http://www.google-phone.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/android_htc_proto...