HTC confirms more tablets on the way, new WP7 handsets leaked

HTC confirms more tablets on the way, new WP7 handsets leaked

HTC has a reputation for being a highly prolific manufacturer, with no less than nineteen devices currently listed under its online Products section.

Earlier today, we heard HTC reiterate that it wasn’t deterred by the highly publicised Nokisoft romance, and there are several fresh WP-related rumours kicking around to back that up.

First up, we’ve got WMPoweruser bringing us news of the HTC Omega and Eternity. The latter is reported to boast a monstrous 4.7in AMOLED display, with an 8MP camera.

The HTC Omega is said to feature a significantly more modest 3.8in screen, again with an 8MP camera. Both are expected to rock Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) with 1.5GHz processors.

WMPoweruser is keen to point out that the HTC Omega and Eternity are merely rumoured at this stage, courtesy of an “anonymous tipster”.

Over to Pocketnow, and there’s more news on the rumoured 16MP HTC Windows Phone beast. It’ll seemingly be called the HTC Bresson, and is expected “beyond” September 2011, which suggests it’ll also rock Mango. Maybe.

Meanwhile, with regards to tablets, HTC Europe’s head honcho Florian Seiche tells Reuters: “I really believe that the tablet market is really going to be a big market in the future and this is just the start.”

Discussing the Flyer, Seiche explains: "It's early days but we feel very good about it." So not concerned that the 32GB Wi-Fi only iPad, Xoom and PlayBook cost the same as the 16GB Wi-Fi only Flyer?

Wow, that was a lot to take in. So we’ve got new Windows Phone 7(.5) handsets in the large-screened HTC Omega, modest-sounding Eternity and high-MP Bresson, and more tablets to come. Phew.

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blizzard7  May. 19, 2011 at 16:13

I'm guessing for some people, having a tablet is one too many devices so the larger their phone screen the better. Obviously 4.7" won't be a mainstream phone size though :p Wouldn't be surprised to see a WP7 version of the Sensation popping up in the next few months.

JanSt / MOD  May. 19, 2011 at 16:56

I really think HTC need to put on the breaks.

hotty1  May. 19, 2011 at 22:00


blizzard7  May. 19, 2011 at 22:18


They do make a lot of phones but they make it seem a lot worse with all the region-specific naming. The build quality is high on all phones though and you can't exactly say choice is a bad thing. It's no different to a PC manufacturer making several models of PC, car company making several car models blah blah blah. Try to hit as many price points for maximum reach as they say in business speak.

SjanUK  May. 20, 2011 at 11:39

Any chance there will be a Motorola Atrix, Phone/PC, with the Work& Play kit, plugs in to a dock, dispalys on an HDMI monitor/TV, has an external keyboard and mouse.

JanSt / MOD  May. 20, 2011 at 11:49

blizzard7 Agree with regards to the naming odyssee...
As to 'choice' - well, I'm beginning to think there really isn't all that much choice in the Android family. And I personally know a LOT of folks who feel similarly. It is time for some real innovations rather than the drip-feeding of little spec- and hardware-updates. That is my opinion, anyways.


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