No one knew what to think about the HTC Kingdom when it first leaked. After all, we didn’t get anything but a blurry picture that very well could have been a number of different phones HTC has already released. The folks at XDA got their hands on this device’s ROM dump, though, and it would appear that the Kingdom is the codename for what you might know as the HTC EVO 3D.
I questioned whether or not this could simply be the EVO 3D’s codename and wondered if the device would be headed for places beyond our shores, but further digging shows that there are some Sprint-related things sitting inside. One telling piece of hardware is WiMax – the software makes a lot of references to Sprint’s 4G radio. If this is indeed the EVO 3D’s ROM, we’re not sure how close it is to being final.
We originally heard of an “early summer” window for the device, and if the original EVO is anything to go by it’s entirely possible we’ll see it early June. The ROM is likely a test version, too, meaning HTC and Sprint are working out the kinks and will soon be putting these things into production.
The ROM is currently being ported to the EVO 4G, but we imagine the developers responsible for said port could use a hand. Be sure to head over to the thread on XDA if you have some assistance to offer. (Or if you just want to follow along.) [via XDA]