HTC teases new device on eve of announcement

HTC has taken to Facebook and Twitter to begin teasing a new product less than 24 hours before its debut.

Is it a phone? Is it a tablet? Is it even Android? Oh HTC, you're so 'quietly brilliant.'
(Credit: HTC)

To tease its followers, HTC paired the above image with the phrase "When beautiful hardware meets stunning software." Looks great, right, but what is it? At last check, it could be one of a number of devices, including an Android smartphone or two Android-based tablets.

On the handset front, HTC has been tied to whispers of a 5-inch device with a 1080p HD display. Possibly arriving as a Verizon exclusive, one name that is getting tossed around as of late is Droid Incredible X. Additional details point to 1.5GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and a quad-core Snapdragon processor. In terms of software, the Droid Incredible X is said to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with a slightly tweaked Sense 4.5 user interface.

Moving over to tablets, it's possible that HTC has been prepping both a new 7-inch and a 10-inch Android experience. The smaller device would likely be considered a successor to the Flyer and may include support for the Scribe digital pen. Rumoured to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the specs are listed as including a 7-inch 1,280x768-pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 3-megapixel camera on the rear, and a 1-megapixel front-facing camera. Reportedly packed into a slim 7.1mm thin anodised aluminium body, the presumed Flyer 2 could feature a dual-core or quad-core chipset.

The 10-inch HTC tablet recently saw its share of photo leaks, however the hardware details remain a mystery. Looking somewhat Apple-esque in its form factor, the unnamed model could be the rumored quad-core Quattro. Should that prove true, consumers may anticipate a Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, and Beats Audio.

While all of this Android stuff sounds great, it's not a certainty that HTC will be announcing something with Google's platform. There's the off-chance that HTC simply announces some new Windows Phone products, leaving Android for another day. Whatever the case may be, CNET will be on the ground tonight, live blogging HTC's next new thing.

Via CNET.com



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StefEBear posted a comment   
Australia

So all your Fandroid talk went out the window didn't it.
This was ALL about the one line comment that you thought you better put in.
"There's the off-chance that HTC simply announces some new Windows Phone products, leaving Android for another day."

 

trebor83 posted a comment   
Australia

You didn't think it worth mentioning that it is widely expected that this event will feature the unveiling of HTC's new range of Windows Phones?

 

DamienC1 posted a reply   
Australia

To quote above article. 'There's the off-chance that HTC simply announces some new Windows Phone products, leaving Android for another day.'

 

trebor83 posted a reply   
Australia

So a single throw away line right at the end some how makes up for the 4 paragraphs before it raving about Android rumors?




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