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Leaked pics of upcoming Verizon world phone surface

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Aug 2010 17:12 User comments (8)

Leaked pics of upcoming Verizon world phone surface AndroidGuys has posted some photos this weekend of HTC's alleged "world phone," one that runs both GSM and CDMA bands.
The pictured prototype is for Verizon, and the site says they don't expect the phone to be released until 2011.

Showing off its dual-network capabilities, the smartphone had a Vodaphone SIM card, as well.

The other specs are up for interpretation but it appears to have a 4-inch mulitouch display, a 4-row QWERTY keypad and a 1.2 Ghz processor.

Furthermore, the device is expected to launch with at least Android 2.2.


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8 user comments

18.8.2010 22:45

Looks like a desire with a QWERTY keyboard added on.

29.8.2010 0:06

sure, looks cool now...but by 2011, 2.2 and a singlecore 1.2ghz processor will be outdated.

39.8.2010 0:54

Originally posted by KillerBug:
sure, looks cool now...but by 2011, 2.2 and a singlecore 1.2ghz processor will be outdated.
I second that

49.8.2010 14:12

but do we really need more than 1GHz?

(says me running a 1.2GHz phone)

510.8.2010 1:57

Originally posted by shaffaaf:
but do we really need more than 1GHz?

(says me running a 1.2GHz phone)
Yes, absolutely.

The DroidX and the Evo both have bluetooth keyboard support and HDMI out; they can actually replace computers for many users...and they are generally a great alternative for the users that don't need the capabilities of a full-sized computer, as these are the same people that have the most problems with spyware, virues, etc...as yet, Android is clean of all of these things. Sure, Android needs better printer support and a few other tweaks, but I really think that about 90% of people who buy a i3 laptop would be better off with a DroidX or an Evo.

610.8.2010 10:33
Daniel_1
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Originally posted by KillerBug:
Originally posted by shaffaaf:
but do we really need more than 1GHz?

(says me running a 1.2GHz phone)
Yes, absolutely.

The DroidX and the Evo both have bluetooth keyboard support and HDMI out; they can actually replace computers for many users...and they are generally a great alternative for the users that don't need the capabilities of a full-sized computer, as these are the same people that have the most problems with spyware, virues, etc...as yet, Android is clean of all of these things. Sure, Android needs better printer support and a few other tweaks, but I really think that about 90% of people who buy a i3 laptop would be better off with a DroidX or an Evo.
No we do not. This is a phone for crying out loud not a hand held computer with wifi access. You want that then feel free to buy a kindle or a notebook. This is getting completely out of hand here. A cellphone should make cell phone calls only. There is no need for stuff like this. Care to guess why numerous cities and states have now made it illegal to operate a cell phone while driving? Because no matter how you warn against it, some nimrod is going to try and text someone or find their phone when the car is in motion and some unlucky pedestrian or another driver is going to pay for this.

The ONLY thing they need do is place a loud ringer on it like the Nokia N95 had that was close to 105 decibles so you can hear it no matter where you are on in a factory during your break or an emergency call. There is no need for anything else.

710.8.2010 14:20

Quote:
A cellphone should make cell phone calls only.
Well you can keep yourself in 1999 and buy a nokia 3310 they still work. As for the rest of us we want phones that can do all these things.
Your reasoning is so faulty. People get killed by persons talking on cell phones while driving so why not ban them all together then...
Look if you don't like technological progression fine but KB & I are 21st Century. And I'm sure he's waiting for the 2 core 1.5ghz as much as I am.

*edited for typos*
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 10 Aug 2010 @ 14:21

812.8.2010 2:59
lissenup2
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Well well well.........nothin' like taking away from the Verizon business model by offering a phone that works for at&t and T-Mobile people. If cool enough, I'll just buy one and use with T-Mo but I'll never deal with arrogant Verizon ever again. 5 years with them is all I could handle.

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