FCC clearance for both HP iPAQ 900 and HTC Touch Dual

A couple of upcoming smartphones, the HP iPAQ 900 and HTC Touch Dual, have received clearance from the FCC. We’ve known about both for a while but it’s good to see that both are on their way to North America at last.

The HP iPAQ 900 Series Business Messenger was announced last September. The user manual on the FCC site confirms that it will run Windows Mobile 6.1. It will be powered by a 420MHz Intel processor and will come with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE and tri-band HSDPA connectivity, 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM, a 2.46-inch QVGA touchscreen display, 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0, a 3MP camera with auto-focus and 4x digital zoom, and a microSDHC expansion slot.

The HTC Touch Dual is also not a new device but unlike the iPAQ 900, it has been available in Europe for a while now. And now, the announcement earlier that it was coming to North America has received the FCC’s green light. Powered by a 400MHz processor and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, it packs quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (850/900/1800/1900Mhz) and dual-band HSDPA (850/1900Mhz) connectivity, 128MB RAM and 256MB ROM, Bluetooth 2.0, a 2MP camera, and a slide-out 20-key thumb keyboard (rather than the 12-key version).

As usual with FCC information, there are no details as to availability dates, carriers and pricing.