It looks like the HTC Hermes is going to cross the Atlantic to Cingular as the 8525. Seen here in the UK as the Orange SPV M3100, T-Mobile MDA Vario II and Vodafone v1605, XDA-Developers have news that it will land without it’s face-mounted camera but with the addition of a PTT or “Push To Talk” button.
Why the removal of the face-mounted camera? We’re guessing it’s due to the less-than-perfect 3G coverage, which is needed for reliable video calls where fall-back to GPRS or EDGE isn’t possible.
No release dates or prices as yet but, as ever, we’ll let you know when we hear something!
Links – XDA-Developers (Via MSMobiles)