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Leaked HTC Opal Specs: Move Over Castro, Here Comes Castro

If the Opal is indeed set to be the successor to the HTC Touch’s throne, we are definitely looking at a Raúl vs. Fidel situation here. Seriously fellas, it looks like you just wrapped a rubber band around a Touch. Ok, lets not get crazy here. Once you get through the thick candy shell there must be a world of difference when it comes to the guts, right? A beefed up processor perhaps? Nope, same old 200 MHz TI OMAP 850 found in the Touch. Hmm, then we must be looking at a sweet new display on this puppy, yes? Nope, same old 2.8-inch QVGA screen. Well the crappy camera must have gotten a huge shot of roids, no? Nope, same old 2 megapixel shooter. Ok, but there will definitely be a huge memory upgrade on this sucker, right? Nope, you’re looking at 128 MB of RAM and 256 MB of ROM. WTF!? As far as we can tell, the only real upgrades from the Touch to the Opal are Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, the new TouchFLO 3D UI and a new d-pad. Considering two of those three “upgrades” could be achieved by simply updating the software on the Touch, we’re going to go ahead and give this one a resounding FAIL. Our only hope is that fact that this leaked spec document is from back in July so maybe they’ve scrapped it since then. If this is indeed going to be HTC’s Touch successor however, then move over Fidel because here comes Raúl.

[Via Engadget]

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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