Right at the start of the month we reported to you that the Android-powered HTC Desire may be heading to Verizon. The foundations of this news were based in the fact that PhoneArena received a leaked photo of the Verizon inventory system showing the device listed alongside others such as the BlackBerry Curve 8330 and similar devices.

Now, we can confirm that the HTC Desire has not only gained FCC approval but it has also obtained a Wi-Fi Interoperability Certification from the Wi-Fi Alliance. Things are certainly starting to point in the same direction. With that said, this doesn’t really tell us anything new about the possibility of the device arriving on Verizon in particular. Nonetheless, given the fact that the usual procedures for a new device entering US boarders are now complete, there is no reason to assume that the photo mentioned above is not legitimate. Will we be seeing the Desire for Verizon shoot up with this wave of Android devices they seem to be riding? We’ll let you know if any more news on this drops.

James Tromans
Contributing editor of AndroidAuthority.com, based in the U.K.