updated 04:30 pm EDT, Thu July 26, 2007
HTC Kaiser at FCC
HTC's Kaiser smartphone could end up in the US with two or even three verisions, based on new FCC filings. The Kaiser 100 would serve as the business-oriented model with no cameras at all to help it find customers in security-conscious offices; the Kaiser 110 would add the 3-megapixel camera for normal users while the global Kaiser 120 would add a front VGA camera for video chatting where supported, according to the government body. Wireless tests in the documents also confirm the presence of Bluetooth, a GPS receiver, an HSDPA modem for 3G wireless, and WiFi in every version of the device.
The filings so far contain only label info and so don't reveal any of the style changes and signs of intended carriers that often appear in late testing photos. However, the Kaiser 120 is known to be the origin of the MDA Vario III now in use with T-Mobile Germany and at least one of the models has recently been tapped as the candidate for becoming the AT&T 8925 for an American release. No other signs have been given as to when the HTC-made phone will be available outside of Europe.