Multiple HTC devices are probably coming to Verizon over the coming weeks and months if online speculations are to be believed. A new HTC smartphone has reportedly just passed through the FCC, and could well be headed for Verizon in the recent future. The device bears the model number OPM9300 and its SKU ID happens to be HTCD200LVW, whereby the last two alphabets, VW, stand for Verizon Wireless. That hypothesis gets further credence from the image below, which shows that all of Verizon’s CDMA and GSM/WCDMA/LTE bands have been tested on the phone by the FCC. The device bears the FCC ID NM80PM9300, which is keeping in line with another HTC device that did its round of the regulator’s laboratories late last month for testing purposes. That particular device came with NM80PM9400 as its identifier. There was also a third HTC device which underwent FCC testing last month as NM80PM3100.
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Coming back to the device in question, while it does come with support for Wi-Fi b/g/n, support for Wi-Fi 802.11 ac seems to be missing, which might be an indicator that it is going to be at best a mid-range device, if not an entry-level one. The ‘D200’ in the name of the phone is probably yet another pointer that the model is going to be announced as the Desire 200 or something similar (seeing as HTC had already released a Desire 200 in 2013). It will be interesting to note whether the phone with NM80PM9400 as its FCC ID turns out to a variant of this very device or a completely different model altogether. Of course, everything is in the realms of speculation right now except for the fact that there will be at least one or two new HTC devices on Verizon sooner than later.
HTC has not exactly been having the best of times of late, with its smartphones and tablets failing to generate enough demand in mission-critical markets like China, the US and the European Union. The company recently declared massive losses in Q2 of this year, following which, the company’s stock took a huge battering yesterday. It remains to be seen whether the company can tide over its current difficulties with a shift in strategy, or if it has to merge with some other electronics company in order to avoid liquidation.