updated 04:45 pm EST, Wed December 3, 2008
T-Mobile Shadow II at FCC
The previously leaked HTC Shadow II slider handset is that much closer to being available for purchase as it has just undergone testing at the FCC. The Shadow successor introduces the Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system along with a faster CPU and a softened up, more rounded design. The FCC papers reveal the quad-band handset has a separate battery rating for GSM and UMA, the latter of which is GSM-to-WiFi call bridging made possible via T-Mobile's HotSpot@Home service.
Apart from these differences from the original, specs are otherwise the same, with a 2.6-inch 320x240 display, Wi-Fi module, 2-megapixel camera and a microSD memory card slot. Previously believed to become available by October 15th, a current release date is not known. The T-Mobile Shadow II is expected to cost $150 on a two-year term when it does launch, however. [via Phonescoop]