An image and details surrounding a purported new HTC smartphone code-named “Zeta” have been uncovered. Following BGR’s exclusive reports revealing two upcoming HTC phones set to be unveiled early next year at Mobile World Congress — the HTC Edge and HTC Ville — Engadget on Tuesday published a render of the HTC Zeta. Featuring a unique design and a near-edgeless 4.5-inch 720p display, the Zeta is rumored to sport a unibody aluminum case, quad-core 2.5GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, Beats Audio, Bluetooth 4.0, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera and a 1,830 mAh battery. The phone will run Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich according to the report, likely beneath a new version of HTC’s Sense UI. Pricing and a launch date are still mysteries, but the beefed up 2.5GHz quad-core chipset could mean this flagship Android phone will be announced later in the year while the Edge and Ville help lead HTC’s lineup in the first half. More →
A live image of HTC’s unannounced Pyramid Android smartphone, rumored to possibly land on T-Mobile, has been leaked — and it looks a bit different than earlier renders. The Pyramid is sitting next to a Desire HD in the shot above, and based on its size we assume the speculation around the device having a 4.3-inch qHD display to be correct. Unlike last week’s leaked shot, though, the live version here shows a camera with dual-LED flash. Other rumors have suggested it will be powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, and it will pack 768MB of RAM. It is suggested that the Pyramid could land sometime in May, so hopefully HTC will put and end to the rumors with an announcement during CTIA this week.
The leaks are flying out of xda.cn at a fast and furious pace today. The site has posted renderings of another leaked, HTC handset, the Android-based Pyramid. The site reports that the device will sport a 1.2GHz processor, 4.3-inch Super LCD, qHD display with 540 x 960 resolution; 768MB of RAM; front and rear facing cameras; along with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios. The site also lists Honeycomb (Android 3.0) as the operating system the device will run — which sort of calls the rest of the specs into question. Again, xda.cn has a mixed track record when it comes to leaked devices, and while the images look to be authentic, the specifications could simply be overzealous predictions made by the site. More →
According to site xda.cn, HTC will launch the above handset — the HTC Ignite — in mid-2011, complete with Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. The blog has a mixed record when it comes to predicting future hardware, but has acquired accurate, HTC-based information in the past. The listed specs include an 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 3.7-inch resistive touchscreen display, 512MB of RAM, and 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash. Something is — obviously — not right here, as 800MHz processors and resistive touchscreens have been strictly forbade by Microsoft’s Windows phone Chassis standards (also: we’re not sure HTC makes a phone, of any kind, with a resistive touchscreen). It’s extremely speculative, but an attractive looking handset nonetheless. Let’s hope that this one does indeed make its way to market with a different rap sheet. More →
As long as we’ve heard rumors of a Verizon iPhone, we’ve also heard rumors that a lighter, smaller, cheaper iPhone was in the works behind closed doors in Cupertino. Sticking to the theme of constantly rehashing rumors until they come true, The Wall Street Journal reported over the weekend that Apple is indeed working on a bite-sized iPhone that will soon become a reality. Codenamed “N97,” the new iPhone will be half the size of the current model and could be available for as little as $49 on contract. It may include a “voice navigation” feature as well, providing a more flushed-out catalog of voice commands. We’re also starting to see a variety of designers issue mockups of the device, which would certainly shake up the mobile industry and spell further trouble for Apple’s competition. If The Journal’s report is accurate, however, the mockups we’ve seen thus far are likely way off base considering the rumored new iPhone model is said to feature a screen that “goes to all of the edges” of the phone. Finally, it is worth noting that an iPhone of this size would likely have to do away with the iPhone’s current home button configuration, a sentiment in line with our exclusive report from last month. More →
Despite the fact that Apple’s white iPhone 4 is creeping ever closer to becoming a reality, some people have long since given up on the gadget. We don’t blame them either, what with a new iPhone set to be unveiled this summer. Those of you with white smartphone lust still have other options to consider, of course, and one of them will apparently soon be the Nexus S. According to enthusiast blog BestBoyZ, the mostly white version of the Nexus S pictured above will soon become available in the blog’s home market of Germany. While the site’s tipster had nothing to say about regions outside Germany, it’s a pretty safe bet that Google doesn’t intend to restrict its white Nexus S to just one country. So, if you’ve been pondering a Nexus S purchase but can’t seem to pull the trigger due to its dark complexion, your prayers will soon be answered — or at least half answered. We can’t say we’re fans of the two-tone black front/white back combo, but you know what they say about opinions… More →
It looks like the chaps over at PocketNow got their hands on the LG GW910 complete with Windows Phone 7. The device, which recently crossed the FCC’s desk, is a full-QWERTY slider that we don’t really know all that many details about. The PocketNow gang didn’t shed any additional light on the handsets spec sheet, although they did take the time to shoot a 10-minute video detailing and comparing what the browser experience will be like on a WP7 device. The video notes (several times) that the hardware and software on the GW910 is not final, but you can get a general feel of what Internet Explorer mobile will look and feel like. If you’re considering a Windows Phone 7 handset upon launch — or if you want to mindlessly flame on another handset, showing everyone just how big of a tool you actually are — hit the jump… we have the video all ready for you. More →
Ah the HTC Leo. It seems to have pretty much everything going for it: a 5 megapixel camera with auto focus and dual-LED flash, Wi-Fi, GPS, 512MB ROM and a 1GHz Snapdragon processor. The only unfortunate thing is that we’re not exactly sure what it looks like because pretty much every blog under the sun has posted some renders of what it claims to be the Leo. Up today is ai.rs blog which posted some pics that it swears are the real deal. We obviously can’t vouch for them but we hope they’re right as this is certainly the sexiest Leo yet. We do see some obvious albeit it slight differences between the two shots, but to be perfectly honest that doesn’t rule them out as authentic. It just means that HTC might need to hire some new graphic designers. Hit the jump to check out the rear.