The HTC Opal cruises its way through FCC testing

Finally! The day no one has been waiting for has come. It’s being reported the HTC Opal is currently being reviewed by the FCC. While some are speculating that this means it will be released in the US, don’t get your hopes up – HTC told us back in September that it’s only intended for emerging markets. As far as we know, the only reason the FCC’s taking a glance at it is for the sake of folks internationally roaming in the US.

Just look at the stats of this device; it has emerging markets written all over it. With its plastic screen and EDGE-only connection, it’s a little underpowered for the big markets unless it’s brought in as an ultra economy phone – but with other companies setting that bar fairly high at a pretty low price, even that could be tough.