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HTC Pyramid breaks cover, some pictures and specs revealed

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HTC Pyramid breaks cover, some pictures and specs revealed
Prior to CTIA 2011 it was widely anticipated that the HTC Pyramid is scheduled to make an appearance during the mobile event, but for some reason this prospect didn't materialize. That was a bit disappointing - we were quite eager to see this upcoming smartphone heavyweight in flesh - but since that didn't happen, we were left with no other choice but to listen to the rumors and the leaks.

The good news is that the HTC Pyramid is not a shy beast - we hear of rumors and reports about this handset quite often, and now we have a massive leak to share with you.

The guys at XDA-Developers have received some pics that show the HTC Pyramid in all its glory, as well as its (probable) specs. These specs pretty much reiterate what we have heard from previous rumors - this handset is set to arrive with a 4.3-inch qHD resolution display, 1.2GHz processor, two cameras (the rear one may be able to record full HD videos) and 768MB of RAM.

It's anticipated that Android 2.3.2 will run the software side of things, while it's likely that the upcoming version of HTC's custom UI - HTC Sense - will also be on board.

With all these great phones that are on the horizon - like the Motorola DROID BIONIC, the HTC EVO 3D and the Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY just to name a few - do you believe this phone will be able to hold its ground against the competitors?

source: XDA-Developers via Engadget
HTC Pyramid breaks cover, some pictures and specs revealed
HTC Pyramid breaks cover, some pictures and specs revealed
HTC Pyramid breaks cover, some pictures and specs revealed

HTC Pyramid breaks cover, some pictures and specs revealed
HTC Pyramid breaks cover, some pictures and specs revealed
HTC Pyramid breaks cover, some pictures and specs revealed

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posted on 31 Mar 2011, 05:24 2

1. Kakarotto (Posts: 72; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


The question is: does it have Pen-Tile LCD same as Motorola Atrix?

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 06:36 1

2. Triage (Posts: 5; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


The first HTC device that actually looks good..

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 18:53 1

17. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


this one looks worse than the others...

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 06:14

22. oddmanout (Posts: 435; Member since: 22 May 2009)


The first htc device for t-mobile that isn't skinned with that crappy mysense ui! It shouldn't have taken them this long to come out with a phone with regular sense.

posted on 02 Apr 2011, 17:45

25. Eric (unregistered)


I think regular Sense UI is just as terrible as the mySense UI.

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 07:50 5

3. PhoneLuver (Posts: 463; Member since: 05 Jul 2010)


What has happened to the phone market??
All phones look pretty much the same and have similar specs!

Sometimes I miss the good old days, where when you would buy a Nokia, Samsung or Sony-Ericsson you'd actually have a different phone..

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 11:25 1

9. snowgator (Posts: 3197; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Actually, I don't disagree. But it seems with the new tech right now, it needs to be in a phone body that can allow for the room for all the top scale toys. It seems 4.0" or better size touch screens and the width and length of the phone body it affords allows for this right now. Give it a couple more quarters to a year, and hopefully the improvements will allow for more body styles and some different goodies to seperate the phone makers and give more variety.

Now, different color bodies wouldn't be hard. Do not know why EVERY phone needs to be black ..... just sayin.

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 08:07 6

4. Johnabis (Posts: 54; Member since: 17 Feb 2011)


Basically its an EVO 3D minus the 3D and 256mb of ram.

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 08:26 2

5. phbelov (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


agree

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 13:12 1

13. phbelov (Posts: 122; Member since: 25 Mar 2011)


and I prefer EVO 3D

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 08:40 1

6. Arman9953 (unregistered)


i agree to which should i buy evo 3d or pyramid

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 20:15

24. Thomastmo (unregistered)


I'd much rather have the pyramid just for the fact that tmo kicks the crap out sprints phantom 3.9G network.

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 09:20 2

8. Kakarotto (Posts: 72; Member since: 07 Dec 2010)


+ boosted resolution (if it's not PenTile)

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 12:45

11. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I wouldn't write off PenTile so quickly. Just because it doesn't use subpixels the same way as an LCD stripe display doesn't mean it's not high resolution. I've been using a 3.1" 800x480 PenTile AMOLED screen and to my eyes it's only slightly worse than the vaunted Retina Display. I have to look reaaaaally close to see the staggered subpixels. And if the RGBW screen really translates into less battery use, people should be happy with it.

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 18:55

18. Lucas777 (Posts: 2121; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


ya but an os like wp7, you can see the difference. And whenever there is a line it is clearly visible... maybe not on ur 3.1 inch but on a 4-4.3 u can easily see it

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 20:43

20. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I looked at a Galaxy S 4" screen and yes, it definitely looked crappy compared to my 3.1". There's a size limit to what does and doesn't work using Pentile. I compared an Atrix side by side with an iPhone and while the iPhone looked better, it wasn't a dramatic a difference to my eyes.

Still, why couldn't someone make a regular qHD LCD screen in 3.5-4.3" sizes?

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 08:48 1

7. blahblahmotoblah (unregistered)


My biggest question is.....


Cdma or gsm????? I would love to bring this thing over to verizon. Tired of motorola sucking up their superphone market

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 15:18

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


Sorry bud, but its T-Mobile (GSM) hopefully it will run HSPA+ 42

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 18:24

16. josh10132 (Posts: 30; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)


Then it'll be useless if AT&T takes over

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 12:20

10. macron2000 (Posts: 81; Member since: 07 Sep 2009)


The initial specs on this has it as a GSM device with HSPA+ support. Hopefully it will make it state side as it supports both TMO and AT&T bands. Looks like a pretty nice phone.

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 12:57

12. Seylan Naidoo (unregistered)


I used to like HTC's uni-body designs like on the Legend, but now there seems to be more plastic than metal...
So this is the successor to the Desire HD?
If only the desire S and incredible S had similar specs to this....

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 14:55 1

14. sourceunknown (unregistered)


Just wait until they pump out the kinect phone :)

posted on 31 Mar 2011, 20:25

19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6215; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


That's a sexy phone. just wish I haven't upgrade to my Atrix I WOULD PAY MY ETF AND MOVE RIGHT ALONG TO T-MOBILE.

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 02:41

21. dk001 (unregistered)


they should have made it 1gb ram

posted on 01 Apr 2011, 09:22

23. FREEPAT75014 (unregistered)


This is getting very confusing and HTC France should urgently clarify the situation. On one side an HTC France Tweet widely circulating on the Net said new HTC EVO 3D would come to Europe this time, understand to France, under the same EVO 3D name as in the US. No date given but since US date is # June, we expect it by this summer.
Then this HTC Pyramid is rumored to come to SFR/Voda France in May. Has been rumored with slightly lower specs (No 3D display nor 3D back-facing camera, seams ton have a lower battery vs 1750VA in EVO 3G, and a lower Qualcom Snapdragon MSM 8260 compared to EVO 3D MSM 8660, that will make Pyramid a Europe-only phone (GSM/UMTS up to HSPA+ but limited to European Bands) while EVO 3D could be a true World-Phone, adding to 8260 features the support CDMA/EVO up to HSPA+ on main US bands. Not sure of Sprint unique WiMax extra chip will be retained for European EVO 3D. Not required in my view since Sprint was quoted to allow no International rooming...).
On my side I'll wait for the MUCH BETTER EVO 3D to arrive to Europe and will skip the Pyramid, still considering the Motorola Atrix 4G as a possible good alternative depending when it arrives here and with what Networks supported (I travel a lot hence need a World-Phone. Moto remains very unclear on the networks supported here)

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