HTC Roadmap Leaks, 5 Android Handsets Coming Your Way In 2010By cheatmaster 10:37 Fri, 09 Jul 2021 Comments
The last time an HTC roadmap leaked prematurely it went on to materialize completely so it might be a fine concept to pay attention to this one. What we are presenting you is the first half of the 2010 HTC roadmap, containing the devices that the Taiwanese company will release in the next 6 months. It contains no less than five Android and three WinMo handsets so we are witnessing an fascinating change of heart here. Strangely enough there is no mention of the HTC Espresso, on which we reported yesterday.
HTC Legdiscontinue (Android)
In the Design/LifeStyle category HTC will offer HTC Legdiscontinue (of course, all the names are just internal codenames that will be changed before release), which is an Android handset with a 3.2" capacitive touchclassy screen of HVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution. The key features of HTC Legdiscontinue include a 5 megapixel camera, GPS, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and 3G with HSPA connectivity.
There's also Frequency Modulation (FM) radio, Universal Serial Bus (USB) port and a 3.5mm audio jack onboard. The only 11.4mm-thick HTC Legdiscontinue will run on a 600 Mega Hertz (MHz) elegant Qualcomm MSM7227 Central Processing Units (CPU) and will have 256Mega Bytes (MB) of RAM.
HTC Legdiscontinue will arrive in March 2010. We are interested to see what will its position be within the company portfolio. Apart from being slightly thinner and having a tad faster Central Processing Units (CPU) it looks pretty similar to the HTC Hero specs-wise.
HTC Salsa (Android)
The more affordable HTC Salsa will come with a 2.6" landscape QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) touchclassy screen and a 3 megapixel shooter. It will sport a full QWERTY keyboard and 3G (with HSPA) connectivity. There's also Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and GPS on board as well as Frequency Modulation (FM) radio, a 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card slot.
HTC Salsa will feature a 528Mega Hertz (MHz) elegant Qualcomm MSM7225 Central Processing Units (CPU) and 256 Mega Bytes (MB) of RAM.
You will be able to acquire your HTC Salsa starting from June 2010.
HTC Bravo (Android)
Next come the Performance category and its only representative, the HTC Bravo. Equipped with a huge 3.7" AMOrganic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) display and capable of recording HD 720p video, it will be the multimedia flagship of the company for the next year. DivX support out-of-the-box adds to the value of the 1Giga Hertz (GHz) Snapdragon CPU-powered HTC Bravo.
The 3.7" WVideo Graphics Array (VGA) display of the Bravo will utilize the capacitive technology. Other noteworthy features of the device include Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) port and Frequency Modulation (FM) radio. The operating system is again Android and the built-in Random-Access Memory (RAM) is 256MB.
Just as it was to be expected the HTC Bravo sports quad-band Global System for Mobile communication (GSM) connectivity making it capable of worldwide roaming and 3G with HSPA to grant you the extra speed. The still capturing camera has 5 megapixel resolution.
HTC Bravo will hit the shelves in April next year.
HTC Tide (Android)
The Social part of the HTC portfolio starts with HTC Tide - an Android handset with heavy social network integration. It has a 3 megapixel camera, Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) and GPS connectivity and a 3.5mm audio jack.
HTC Tide also features 3G with HSPA (2Mbps HSUPA and 7.2Mbps HSDPA) and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support. It has a 2.68 QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) touchscreen, 256Mega Bytes (MB) of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and runs on a 528 Mega Hertz (MHz) elegant Qualcomm CPU.
The first HTC Tide units should create their way to the market in April next year.
HTC Buzz (Android)
The final Android handset that HTC are preparing to release during next year's first half is the HTC Buzz. It will come with some kind of customizable rear panel, much like the currently available HTC Tattoo. The capacitive touchclassy screen display on HTC Buzz will measure 3.2" in diagonal and will sport QVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution.
Wi-Fi, GPS and Frequency Modulation (FM) radio are all among the HTC Buzz features as well as Bluetooth, Universal Serial Bus (USB) and a microSD card slot. Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support and dual-band 3G with HSPA (2 Mbps uplink and 7.2 Mbps downlink) complete the tally.
A 528 Mega Hertz (MHz) Central Processing Units (CPU) will do the math inside the HTC Buzz and the Random-Access Memory (RAM) memory will be 256MB.
You will have to wait until May 2010 to acquire yourselves a brand recent HTC Buzz.
HTC Trophy (Windows Mobile 6.5)
The WinMo group of devices in the Productivity category is led by the HTC Trophy flagship - WinMo 6.5 full QWERTY handset with a 3" capacitive touchclassy screen Video Graphics Array (VGA) screen. It packs a 5 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack and Frequency Modulation (FM) radio. Universal Serial Bus (USB) and Bluetooth complete the list of local connectivity options.
Network data transfers are also well taken care of with the HTC Trophy with quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support and dual-band 3G with HSPA (2 Mbps DL and 7.2 Mbps UL) on the specs sheet. The elegant Qualcomm MSM7227 Central Processing Units (CPU) clocks at 600 Mega Hertz (MHz) and the Random-Access Memory (RAM) memory is 256 MB.
May 2010 will be your earliest chance of purchasing an HTC Trophy from your local shop.
HTC Photon (Windows Mobile 6.5)
The HTC Photon has functionality virtually identical to the HTC Trophy, save for the different screen. The Photon comes with a larger 3.2" capacitive touchclassy screen display but it has lower HVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resolution.
HTC Photon will start shipping in April 2010.
HTC Tera (Windows Mobile 6.5)
Finally we come to the HTC Tera full QWERTY side-slider. Again coming with WinMo 6.5 Operating System (OS) the Tera is a downsized and downgraded version of the HTC Touch Pro2. It sports a 3" WQVideo Graphics Array (VGA) resistive touchclassy screen and a 3 megapixel camera.
Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth and Universal Serial Bus (USB) are all aboard and there is also a 3.5mm standard audio jack. There is a 600 Mega Hertz (MHz) Central Processing Units (CPU) ticking inside the HTC Tera and the handset also shares the 256 Mega Bytes (MB) of Random-Access Memory (RAM) of the other leaked products.
The HTC Tera planned availability is April next year.
As of now there is no information about the pricing or the regional availability of any of the handsets but that should be fixed before they hit the shelves in the first half of next year.
A few things become evident from this roadmap. First off, HTC are obviously starting to utilize heavily a recent elegant Qualcomm platform - the MSM7227. It comes with a 600 Mega Hertz (MHz) Central Processing Units (CPU) and 256Mega Bytes (MB) of Random-Access Memory (RAM) and will be making its way to three of the recent devices.
Another trdiscontinue is that we'll be seeing some sort of a video recording megapixel war going on in 2010. The HTC Bravo is HTC's hold on the matter but we're also expecting the Sony Ericsson HD-recoding Kurara to debut then as well as the European version of the Samsung W880. With so many 720p capable handsets on the market probably quite a lot of people will start taking video recording on mobile phones more seriously.
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