HTC to solve slump with Tegra 3 smartphones at MWC

HTC to solve slump with Tegra 3 smartphones at MWCHTC had a pretty poor run at the tail end of 2011, and the general feeling around here – if you ask the regular Mobotniks – is that the once mighty HTC has dropped the proverbial ball.

But analyst Alvin Kwok reckons that’s all set to change come Mobile World Congress next month. With an arsenal of spanking new Tegra 3-powered smartphones, HTC will win us all over again.

If HTC does indeed opt for quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 action, it’ll mark the end of the Taiwanese manufacturer’s lengthy run with Qualcomm. The problem is that Qualcomm’s quad-core chips are built around LTE technology, which is obviously no use to us.

Recent quad-core High Tech Computer rumours have detailed the HTC Edge and HTC Zeta smartphones, and there are also whispers of a quad-core tablet – perhaps the HTC Quattro – being lined up for Mobile World Congress.

HTC’s Mobile World Congress stall will almost certainly be more interesting than last year’s. It turned up in Barcelona with the HTC Desire S, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Incredible S, HTC Salsa, HTC ChaCha and HTC Flyer. Meh.

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blizzard7  Jan. 5, 2012 at 12:09

We need a REAL HTC Desire follow-up this time. A proper 3.7" phone to swallow up the mid-range.

Treab  Jan. 5, 2012 at 12:20

Yep. And a proper quad core mobile with built in memory (and shocker i know htc) EXTERNAL sd card... kinda like the rezound HTC. love you guys but seriously????

Stelph  Jan. 5, 2012 at 12:20

I dont think just changing the chip will help solve your slump HTC, the other manuacturers (like Samsung, Motorola etc) have caught up with your early lead so you really need to come up with something a bit more exciting!

Take the Mozilla concept mobile phone for example, bring something new to the table please

BananaMannn  Jan. 5, 2012 at 14:32

The edge looks dam sexy

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 15:09

What HTC needs IMO:

1) To stop using Qualcomm chips, they're crap. Both the CPU and GPU on the current Qualcomm S3 chips are terrible, quite possibly the weakest on the market. The Tegra 2 was also a pretty weak dual-core chip so maybe the Tegra 3 isn't a great choice either, I suppose we'll have to wait and see on that front though.

2) 32GB+ of internal memory on the flagship phone.

3) More RAM to deal with the beautiful but laggy Sense.

4) AMOLED based screens, a la first production run HTC Desires.

5) Thinner phones, HTCs are a of late.

6) A UK bound 720p+ display phone.

If they managed all of those, I'd be queuing up to give HTC my money again, hopefully 2012 is a repeat of 2010 for HTC :).

blizzard7  Jan. 5, 2012 at 15:49

What HTC needs IMO:
3) More RAM to deal with the beautiful but laggy Sense.

Maybe on the low-end, but I haven't had any lag on my Sensation. Homescreens are buttery smooth no matter what I'm doing.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 16:16

Blizz, I just like having copious amounts of RAM free for gaming/keeping about 10 web pages open at once :p....yeah, I'm lazy like that haha :D. Of the things I listed more RAM is one of the least important though, the numbers of my list were just as I thought of them not level of importance to me :p.

I'd say my top three priorities for HTC to fix (number 1 being most important) would be:

1) Internal memory size, there's just no excuse for that being so tiny on HTC phones nowadays. 1gb on the Sensation is a bit pathetic compared to the 16gb+ on the S2/iPhone/some WP7 devices (even HTC ones haha :p)...

2) SoCs, Qualcomm chips with Adreno GPUs are awful, end of.

3) Display technology, S-LCD isn't very good IMO. 720p AMOLED with an RGB sub-pixel layout is the way forwards in life (though that means HTC having Samsung not Sony make their displays again).

blizzard7  Jan. 5, 2012 at 16:24

Fair enough, I meant to write "I agree with everything you say except..." but that bit got left out. D'oh!

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 5, 2012 at 19:08

It's cool, I agree with you on the RAM front for everyday use :p. I'm just a lazy sod and never bother closing my Apps when I'm done with them. As long as the high end 2012 HTCs have 1GB of RAM, I'll be happy enough with that.


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