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HTC's monster 1080p mystery device gets Bluetooth certified

0. phoneArena 07 Sep 2012, 14:29 posted on

Verizon's quad-core Snapdragon S4 device with a 5" 1080p screen just secured Bluetooth certification, ahead of what should be a fall announcement...

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posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:35 12

1. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)


Hurry up and get released already.

I broke my Droid Charge over the weekend and don't have insurance! I want a phablet but the Intuition sucks balls, It kills me that I go without a phone until Oct when this or possibly the Note 2 gets released...

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:40 7

4. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4857; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)


Man that is crazy. You should always have insurance. Man you are going to be without a phone for almost 3 months. I am SO SORRY!

+1 because I feel bad!

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:41 4

7. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


Samsung + Insurance = Best of Friends.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:08 1

17. StringCheese01 (Posts: 64; Member since: 27 Jan 2012)


How could u go more than a week without a phone!!

i did the same thing and bought a temporary phone off craigslist and just sold the device when i upgraded from my carrier.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:40

23. JC557 (Posts: 1572; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Yup, I'd have to go with the temporary phone from Craigslist as well. Just make sure to meet up at a Verizon store or have an LTE SIM card ready to test the phone.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:25 2

21. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I have a DROID CHARGE and FYI, it came "broke" from the factory with that buggy single-core cpu. The good news is, even if you had TEC on your line, it would be a Total Equipment Waste because you. would get another CHARGE.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 16:01

27. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Why don't you have a backup at least? Gotta have a plan.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:36 6

2. tgtftw (Posts: 31; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


I want that...

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:21 1

19. AppleIsGod (Posts: 55; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Does more resolution use more battery or is it the same ?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:27 2

22. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


It uses more battery and puts strain on your graphics. As King stated below, anything over 320 ppi is unneccesary, and 1080p at 5 inches would be 440 ppi, way too much.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:51 6

25. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


I used to be of the same mindset, but when I got my Evo 4G LTE I had a change of heart. Don't get me wrong, I love my Evo's 312 ppi SLCD-2 screen, but I can definitely still make out individual pixels when I hold my phone close within about 12 inches of my face. This means that a 1080p screen could fit more legible information over the same amount of space as a 720p, and I'm all for it, battery-life be damned... as long as the graphics hold up, but the Adreno 320 shouldn't have a problem with that.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 16:02 1

28. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


meh, some people are just too funny about screen resolution. i care more about how long it lives than if i can make out any pixels on my screen when it's closer to my face than i use it at.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:23 2

34. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Some people are too funny about battery life. To each his own. All phones suck now in battery life. Plus or minus a couple of hours doesn't make that much difference, they still suck. Cell phones used to last more than a week on one charge. Now it's mere hours. But they're worth it doing what they do and looking so beautiful. I want more beautiful at the expence of a couple of hours, even if that! Hold to phones at their brightest setting with the same picture or video, and it's pretty sad if yours is definitely a loser. Hard to go back to that lower resolution screen.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:46 2

38. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i want to upgrade to a 720p device myself but when it comes to the point of getting all up in your phone's grill squinting trying to make out pixels is when i think it goes too far and you need to reevaluate your priorities. if a 720p and a 1080p screen look so similar in normal usage then i'd definitely take the lower resolution with the better battery life. remember there's not much out there that's even optimized for that many pixels so from an angle you're really not getting anything but poor battery life, it's all in your head i tell you.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:53 2

41. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


Let's just agree to disagree on that. I see the difference with my eyes, it's not just in my head. I choose to have a better looking screen.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:52 2

40. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


Question, are you actually seeing pixels, or is it just some sort of placebo effect (not sure if I used the term correctly) and your brain is making you think you see pixels? Just a thought...

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:39

3. Mightymack (Posts: 74; Member since: 16 Jul 2010)


If it comes out before my Galaxy Nexus gets Jelly Bean, I'll get it lol

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:40 10

5. Android4u (Posts: 456; Member since: 16 Aug 2012)


Maybe this could be a device that helps HTC rebound from their continued losses?

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:47 1

8. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


yes, their rebound from the rezound. *guffaws* ;D

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:50 2

10. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


That genuinely made me lol. You did good, King, you did good.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:00 1

15. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


YAY! I DID GOOD! :D

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:14 1

18. vandroid (Posts: 328; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I'm digging the pic of slendy

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:21 1

20. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


wai danku! c:

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:45 1

24. JC557 (Posts: 1572; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I gotta admit, my Rezound is a really good phone and battery life is pretty good considering.

Sadly that will be the last phone I can use an upgrade on as I will lose my Unlimited Data from here on out.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 15:57

26. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


I'm in the same boat as you (with Rezound and Unlimited Data), my next phone will be out-of-pocket (full retail). That's why, as much as I love HTC, I would want the GN2 with the extra half inch screen.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 16:04

29. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


research ways to upgrade without losing your unlimited data. i talked to a Verizon rep that said he could do it with certain prerequisites but i want to wait for the Razr HD's or the Note II before i decide to find out if i could go through with it.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 18:28

35. Owlet (Posts: 450; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)


What are those ways?

posted on 08 Sep 2012, 14:40 1

53. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


If there is a way, that rep is not being totally on the level with you. I manage an agent location, and there is no way to do an upgrade without dropping unlimited data. The computer system will not let it happen bro. Sounds really shady....

posted on 09 Sep 2012, 10:21 1

58. androiddownsouth (Posts: 598; Member since: 02 May 2012)


lol thumbs down for trying to inform someone about what the policy is. Don't like the policy all you want, but shoot the messenger too? That's pretty fail lol.

posted on 07 Sep 2012, 14:40

6. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i wonder where Wildmanfan is with his "i'm gonna jump ship to AT&T because Verizon has a trash line-up!" rants now. xD

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