HTC’s party thing is going down in London tomorrow, so I figured I’d have a gaze into my crystal ball and have a quick rant about the various devices we might see.
Of course, we’ve had a few hints here and there, and there’s a freakin’ ton of HTC leaks floating around the cyberweb that have yet to be made official. Technically the HTC Evo 3D is the latest from the Taiwanese manufacturer; otherwise it’s all top secret. Pfft.
HTC itself isn’t giving much away. The invitation simply reads: “It’s been a while since we last met, so we thought that we’d invite you to come party - and most importantly see what’s next. There will be the usual food, drinks, music and a few phone treats for you to enjoy.”
“Phone treats,” you say? I wonder if that means we won’t see the HTC Puccini tablet, or am I reading too much into that? The HTC Puccini has been talked about since the beginning of May, almost four months ago. Since then we’ve had a series of leaked screenshots, and some juicy specs to mull over.
The HTC Puccini is said to have a 10.1in display (a good 3.1in bigger than the HTC Flyer), dual-core 1.5GHz processor, and an 8MP rear camera. Sounds good to us. C’mon, HTC. Make it official!
Sticking with Android, the phone we’ve been waiting months to hear more about is the HTC Holiday. It’s thought to break HTC’s current smartphone record with a meaty 4.5in qHD display.
Other suggested HTC Holiday specs include a dual-core 1.2GHz processor, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), 1GB RAM, and an 8MP rear camera. We like.
Some interesting HTC Holiday snaps were recently leaked, showing the mammoth smartphone with a seriously damaged screen, and a bizarre California sticker on the back. What the…?
However, the most likely candidates for attendance at tomorrow’s party, we reckon, are some of the rumoured Windows Phone 7 devices HTC has been working on.
The smart money is on the HTC Omega, as a press shot recently started doing the rounds. It’ll have a 3.8in display, 8MP camera, and 1.5GHz processor, and presumably will run Mango – Windows Phone 7.5.
Or how about the HTC Eternity? It’s much the same as the HTC Omega, ‘cept it stretches the display to – get this – 4.7in. Man, that’d be pretty awesome. Too big, perhaps?
Finally, there’s the HTC Bresson. Named after renowned French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, it’s said to be suitably high on the megapixelage. How high? Only 16MP. Cripes.
We’ll have loads more on this tomorrow. We won’t be surprised if networks “accidentally” start posting stuff before the official announcement. That seems to be par for the proverbial course these days.