Meet the Eternity, HTC's 4.7in Mango megaphone

Meet the Eternity, HTC's 4.7in Mango megaphoneMost of the recent talk about Windows Phone hardware has revolved around Nokia, and we can imagine the other WinPho hardware partners are starting to get a bit sick of it all by now.

And maybe that's part of the inspiration behind the HTC Eternity, a 4.7in Windows Phone bruiser that looks like it could paint the walls with anything that tries to get in its way.

We have German site HTC Inside [translated] to thank for this latest bit of leakage, which comprises your standard product pic and a fairly detailed spec.

And there's no question that the biggest talking point – quite literally – on the HTC Eternity is its super-size screen. At 4.7 inches across, the Eternity is in danger of being reclassified as a tablet, and is surely at the very upper end of what you can sensibly use as a phone.

According to HTC Inside, it's a WVGA panel, and we'll be interested to see if it gets away with that oversized screen size without any obvious loss of quality or sharpness.

Moving on, and the second important point here is that the Eternity comes with Windows Phone Mango on board, and as such it represents crunch time for Microsoft's mobile OS. Any early inroads Windows Phone 7 made on the smartphone market when it launched towards the tail end of last year have pretty much dried up, and the second wave of Mango-infused WinPho handsets can't arrive soon enough as far as Microsoft is concerned.

The Eternity will certainly give Microsoft reason to be hopeful, however, as aside from the huge screen and freshly rebooted WinPho OS, it also features a single-core 1.5GHz processor, and 8-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual LED flash, 720p video recording, 16GB of on-board storage, and all the main wired and wireless connectivity options.

The HTC Inside leak doesn't give any indication as to when the Eternity will show its face in the wild, but we reckon somewhere towards the end of the autumn would be a safe enough guess.

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Abvance  Jul. 1, 2011 at 11:39

I love the name Mango, so juicy.

lellie  Jul. 1, 2011 at 23:15

Sounds pretty cool. Have just been using the Visual Studio Win Phone edition for work and looking forward to playing with the real thing.


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