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HTC Prime leaks out, a Windows Phone 7 device with a physical keyboard

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HTC Prime leaks out, a Windows Phone 7 device with a physical keyboard
After the HTC Ignite leaked yesterday, another Windows Phone 7 handset, HTC Prime, is making the rounds today. Obviously the second batch of WP7 devices is due now, a few months after the platform was announced, and HTC appears to be the most devoted to it.

It seems to have a metal shell, just like it looks on the Ignite, but this one adds a chiclet-style sliding QWERTY keyboard. The leaked specs are 3.7" display, 1GHz chipset, 512MB of RAM, and a 5MP camera with LED flash, the same as on the HTC Ignite.

While the specs are the basic ones for a WP7 phone, the handset looks very stylish, and might be unveiled by HTC as soon as next week at the CTIA 2011 show.

We'll be at the expo, and will make sure to have some hands-on time with the HTC Prime.

source: Xda.cn via Pocketnow

HTC Prime leaks out, a Windows Phone 7 device with a physical keyboard

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posted on 16 Mar 2011, 07:04 2

1. osanilevich (Posts: 228; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


Nicest looking WinPhone handset yet

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 08:50

2. asdf (unregistered)


why can't HTC bring out a phone with a keyboard like this to its Android line? TP, TP2, 7P, and now this all for Windows. what a waste...especially when WP7 can't even handle landscape properly.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 11:59 1

4. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)


i believe the Merge uses the exact same keyboard layout and it's Android.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 21:19 1

9. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Boom!

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 21:10 1

8. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 590; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


My TP2 running WinMo6.5 supports full landscape mode... So you really think that WP7 won't offer a solution?

Haters should really calm themselves and be a little more open minded. I don't even want to start on how many instances my old TP2 has outperformed Droids, Droid 2s, Incredibles...

I like Android, but I got rid of my Moto Droid and HTC Incredible, AND WENT BACK to my HTC TP2. Although Android was nice, WP is no waste. For you to even say that is ignorant.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 21:22 1

10. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Still using my TP2 also, and I will until a HTC or Samsung or Nokia 5 row querty slider WP7 phone is available to replace it.

posted on 17 May 2011, 16:21

13. Donovan (unregistered)


My sentiment exactly. holding out for a phone I actually want- touch pro for now. want WP7, Slider physical keybaord. tried Droid X, went back to touch pro for the very reasons - could not get used to touch screen, didnt have any need for 200 flashlight apps and 5000+ search for porn and stores apps. just want a good WP7 device.

posted on 10 Oct 2011, 01:28

15. jlott069 (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Oct 2011)


Maybe because Android sucks?

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 11:11 1

3. Jumbo (unregistered)


I do dig the physical keyboards but WP7 cant even use Landscape like asdf said. Why Have it? I say take that out and that would be one sexy Windows Phone.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 21:26 1

11. corps1089 (Posts: 492; Member since: 20 Jan 2010)


Microsoft has demonstrated that there will be updates and they will come fast to correct the issues. iOS too 4 years for cut &n paste and WP7 is taking 5 months to get it. Haters will harp on any given issue, but if it going to be corrected in 6 months, it is not a deal breaker for me even if it is true.

Full Disclosure: I am not jumping in the WP7 pool yet, I intend to but am waiting on my upgrade and for a dual core WP7 phone if I can hold out...

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 12:50

5. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


The HTC Arrive, Nokia E7, HTC Merge, And HTC Ignite/Prime have the best qwerty. Personally The Arrive and Nokia E7 are better. The merge and Ignite/prime keys look to flat and smooth which means no grip on keys.

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 13:46

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 2862; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Htc merge and evo shift both have same keyboard so is not that htc is picking favorites. The only thing I don't get is why not? The arrive just arrived after all!

posted on 16 Mar 2011, 21:06 2

7. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 590; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


People are acting like Windows will not accommodate landscape on WP7... I knwo that my Touch Pro 2, running WinMo6.5 (which runs like a champ might I add), supports FULL landscape when the keyboard slides out.

Only a matter of time until the WP7 OS becomes that much better, and these phones become that much more desirable, and haters become that much more quiet.

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