HTC Bravo is the HTC Passion, will launch in the US in January 2010?

December 8th at 7:30 AM

HTC Bravo is the HTC Passion, will launch in the US in January 2010?


The HTC Bravo made its appearance in HTC’s recently leaked roadmap with a launch date of April 2010. Rocking almost identical specifications, the Bravo is the European variant of our beloved HTC Passion. Now that the name game is out of the way, we can deliver some not so good news about the Passion. The latest rumor making the rounds suggests that the Passion is now on track for a January 2010 launch in the States while the Bravo will launch three months later with T-Mobile in Europe. As painful as it may be, you may want to cross that Passion off your holiday wish list and replace it with something that is “real” and not still just a rumor. To console yourself, you can gaze longingly at smooth curves and the sleek styling that appears in the latest leaked image of this Android handset and dream about what could have been.

[Via Digitimes and blog]


New HTC Android codenames discovered in leaked 2.1 ROM

December 3rd at 9:03 AM

New HTC Android codenames discovered in leaked 2.1 ROM


Remember that Android 2.1 ROM for the Hero that was leaked over at xda-developers ? Deeply embedded within the code of the ROM is supposedly a list of codenames for current and future HTC Android handsets. The list includes the Bahamas, Bravo, DesireC, Dragon, Dream, Espresso, Halo, HeroCT, HeroC, Hero, Huangshan, Incredible, Legend, Liberty, Memphis, Paradise, PassionC, Passion, Sapphire and Supersonic. Several of the names, like the Dream and Hero, are very recognizable while others, like the Huangshan and Espresso, have never been seen before. Worthy of note is the rumored upcoming Dragon/Passion, nice to see its name on the list. Despite the presence of some familiar names, this list generates more questions than answers. With descriptive codenames like “Incredible” and “Supersonic”, we can’t help but wonder what HTC has up their sleeve. More →


Picture of the HTC Passion / Dragon's screen?

November 10th at 10:03 AM

Picture of the HTC Passion / Dragon's screen?


Pardon us while we think out loud, but that high resolution screen with an HTC Sense UI-looking clock/weather widget looks like Android to us. We’ve also confirmed that this photo was taken of a Verizon handset, and with all signs pointing to an impending release, we’re just going to venture out on a limb and say that we believe this photo is of HTC’s next Android device for Verizon Wireless. In case you forgot, the rumored device we’re talking about is supposedly one bad ass piece of telephonery — 5 megapixel camera, Android 2.0, and much, much more. One of connects said this thing could be out as early as Black Friday, and while it seems a little far fetched, we’re slowly coming around to the possibility.

UPDATE: Actually, I meant to write mid-December. Our previous scoop said either the Curve2 or Dragon would come out around Black Friday, and we know that the Curve2 is being released on November 20th.