Pure speculation here, no concrete confirmation, just a case of putting two and two together. Now that we have gotten the disclaimer out of the way, let’s see what we have uncovered about the much anticipated and much debated Verizon Wireless Touch Pro by HTC. A document leaked by Phone Arena in August shows that the Sprint Touch Pro will ship with the Qualcomm 7501A processor clocked at 528MHz, while the Verizon variant will have the slower Qualcomm 7500 processor clocked at 400MHz. This single document has set off a whirlwind of discussion about whether the Verizon Touch Pro has been neutered. Of course Verizon is well known for neutering its phones which makes the specs on this sheet somewhat believable. A few folks over at Howard Forums claim to have knowledge of the XV6850 and insist that the Verizon version does have the 528 MHz processor. They have not provided any concrete evidence presumably because they are under an NDA. While we wait for more sturdy reports or for Verizon to finally announce the phone, we have been busy doing our own sleuthing and may have unwittingly substantiated their claims. You see, there is another post over at PPC Geeks from a technician who works in a repair/order/design facility for HTC. According to PPC Geeks, he is a reliable source. He says, and we quote:
I hear the Verizon Touch Pro will be crippled…true?
Yes, will it be crippled SADLY yes, it will have a lower CPU and memory, but from the test model I honestly did not see a difference unless you use some serious programs. UPDATE: Verizon phone does show a 7501a chipset so its looking like it will be crippled
Did you see the light bulb turn on? He says the Verizon phone has the 7501a chipset, the SAME chipset the Sprint version supposedly has and it’s the chipset that clocks in at 528MHz. We know that most of this rests on both sources being accurate but it does offer just the faintest glimmer of hope for you Verizon customers out there. Stay tuned as our ninjas are hard at work trying to get to the bottom of this.
Read (Leaked Sprint Document)
Read (PPC Geeks Forum Thread)