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Mysterious HTC device is pictured with Windows Phone 7, but without Sense

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Mysterious HTC device is pictured with Windows Phone 7, but without Sense
Mysterious HTC device is pictured with Windows Phone 7, but without Sense
Time to rev up the Mystery Machine, gang, because we have something strange to look at. Don't forget the Scooby snacks. A picture of a mysterious HTC handset has leaked, and it is unlike any HTC device you have seen before-well, at least from the outside. Yes, it packs the usual 1GHz processor and a 3.7 inch display but the latter is not an AMOLED screen or even a Super AMOLED one. The screen is Sony's Super LCD display that HTC has promised to use instead of the rarer than diamonds Samsung manufactured screen. Other changes include the touch-sensitive buttons placed below the display that are laid out for Windows Phone 7 use, and HTC's Sense UI, which doesn't appear to be installed on the phone. Speculation is that this is the HTC Spark expected to launch this fall as part of the roll-out of Microsoft's new mobile OS.

source: electronista

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:47

1. timshady337 (Posts: 45; Member since: 19 Nov 2009)

4.3" display, faster or dual core cpu and i'm sold

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 09:02

2. arqjav (Posts: 54; Member since: 29 Dec 2009)

I'll wonder were're the star/end call buttons,still this is a phone right ,I now you have it on the screen but I'll still think physical buttons are better,not one of the new touchscreen phones out there have them any more,is quicker to make a call with the physical buttons.

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 09:14

3. jwl3429 (Posts: 36; Member since: 28 Sep 2009)

i agree, all i hear is app this app that, video call, and so on. mean while it take my 4 times as long to use my phone as a phone. sand to see the end of the call/end buttons

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 10:17

4. Gawain (Posts: 371; Member since: 15 Apr 2010)

And this is the conundrum of makers like RIM or other manufacturers, there's only so much you can do with a physical QWERTY form factor, yet it can accomplish some things faster (like execute a phone call). Notice there's been no talk or rumor of any traditional QWERTY Win Ph 7 devices... ?? ...one of a few trade-offs I suppose.

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 14:19

6. etownone (Posts: 40; Member since: 25 Jul 2010)

The upcoming Dell Lightning has a qwerty keyboard.

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 16:52

7. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

yeah, Lg and HTC have leaked images (could be false though) that have the qwerty keyboards. But, I thought I would miss using a physical send/end key on my phone when I purchased my HTC incredible, but i honestly don't have a problem making or ending calls. WP7 will allow you to make tile/shortcuts of favorite people you communicate with most on the home screen for quick calling and messaging, the people hub is a simple way to communicate and catch info. So far I am impressed and am waiting until one comes out so I may buy one. But only a true hands on experience will determine if I like it or not. You can't fear change, embrace it, or you will be left behind and have a harder time adapting to technology when you finally decide to catch up.

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 11:19

5. zerglisk (Posts: 544; Member since: 09 Feb 2010)

Damn... so hard to choose between Wp7 and android in the future xD In the picture, the phone looks like a Mozart to me, but I guess it's not 4.3" but only a 3.7".

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 19:36

8. som (Posts: 768; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)

windows 6.5 is suck freeze up all the time I have remove the battery to clear up and power up.

posted on 26 Jul 2010, 22:34

9. CRICKETownz (Posts: 980; Member since: 24 Oct 2009)

LOL what?

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 10:18

11. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

I'm right there with you, I have no idea what that guy just said. Maybe he thought he was on twitter or something and figured all of the 12 year olds on here would understand...

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 11:37

12. athiel021 (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Aug 2009)

........ -goes to Google Translate to see if there's a babel to English translator-

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 10:16

10. WKlingbeil (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Dec 2008)

I'm just curious as to why HTC would trade off the SAMOLED screens for Sony's SLED. I'm not sure just how good Sony's screens are, but Samsung's are amazing.

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 11:39

13. athiel021 (Posts: 33; Member since: 10 Aug 2009)

Super AMOLED screens are going to be Samsung exclusive for an 18 month period I've heard. As far as not going for AMOLED, can you blame them? Given the debacle of unavailability of the Incredible, I certainly wouldn't put my eggs in that basket again.

posted on 27 Jul 2010, 17:00

14. iHateCrapple (Posts: 734; Member since: 12 Feb 2010)

Exactly! If Samsung can't/won't meet demand then go somewhere else that doesn't have that problem.

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