It’s now officially official. We posted internal docs yesterday that showed both Rogers and Bell getting ready to release the LTE-capable HTC Raider. Both companies and HTC have confirmed this Android to be “coming soon” by issuing a press release stating “The HTC Raider will be available in Canada from Bell and Rogers”. However, Bell says this is “coming soon” on their site and Rogers noted on their company blog that they “will begin shipping today and the device will begin arriving in stores tomorrow”. Also missing in the release were price points, our tipsters noted that Bell will release this for $169.95 on a 3-year and $499.95 outright, while Rogers has this marked for a $149.99 3-year price point and $574.99 no-term.
As we’ve stated before, the specs of the Raider come with a 4.5-inch qHD touchscreen display with a resolution of 540 x 960, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread (probably will be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich), HTC Sense 3.0, HTC Watch, 1GB of RAM, 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, 1,620mAh battery, Wi-Fi and can create a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to 5 devices.
Update: Bell has posted a pic on their site that says the Raider is coming November 1st.