T-Mobile is one step closer to launching their first HSPA+ smartphone, as the HTC PC10100 has passed through the FCC. If that model number doesn’t sound familiar, it is most likely because we have only heard of this phone by its street name so far, and that name is the T-Mobile G2. The specs that we have heard on this one have mostly stayed within the pedestrian realm of what we expect from current top of the line phones. That is 1GHz processor, 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash, WiFi b/g/n, and so on and so forth.
What sets this phone apart is the inclusion of HSPA+ support for faster-than-your-average 3G speeds, a full QWERTY keyboard, and the inclusion of stock Android 2.2 firmware (though this hasn’t been all out confirmed). The images from the FCC filing don’t provide much excitement, but the phone is one step closer to a release rumored for the end of September.