When we saw that HTC passed something through the FCC this week, we didn't really know what it was. The model number was "TOPA100", which doesn't sound too familiar. That is, until we saw this post from Engadget Mobile that suggested it might be a codeword for "Topaz" also known as the . This appears to be just the European version though, and not anything for the U.S. market. Still, it's a good sign that a quad-band unlocked version might be available.
Because the FCC has to certify every phone sold in the United States, not to mention test its SAR rating, the agency's online database offers a lot of sneak peeks to those who dig. And to save you the trouble, Crave has combed through the database for you. Here is a selection of filings from the past week on new and upcoming cell phones. Click through to read the full report.