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Mystery HTC Ice Cream Sandwich phone for Verizon surfaces

0. phoneArena 10 Feb 2012, 05:33 posted on

Looky what we have here – a brand new HTC Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone! What's that model we're dealing with here? Well, you might be surprised, but we actually don't have a clue...

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posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:37

50. asrr62 (Posts: 56; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


it would definitely be nice to have an option of a smaller android phone with good specs. if they made one, would many people buy it?

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 11:23 1

20. skymitch89 (Posts: 1307; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Looks like it could be the Rezound 2 or the Incredible 3. I'm leaning more towards the Incredible 3.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 11:54

23. EclipseGSX (Posts: 1719; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


I was thinking the same thing that its an incredible, either the 3 or a remix of the 2. The back and the buttons are almost identical

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 11:32

21. amkang (Posts: 6; Member since: 03 Dec 2011)


If you look at the last picture, you can see a "Beats Audio" toggle...

There aren't too many current or upcoming phones with this feature.
This should make it a little easier to narrow down.

I'm leaning towards it being the Rezound 2. Similar back design, the front looks the same including the "hardware buttons", and the Beats Audio as well.

I hope it still sports the 720p screen...

Although, I really don't see how this hardware is any different/better than the current Rezound.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 12:28

24. VZWuser76 (Posts: 4477; Member since: 04 Mar 2010)


I would say it's the Droid Incredible 3. The main reasons I say this is the 1.2GHz dual core cpu, VGA ffc, & the contoured backside. While the contoured back doesn't necessarily mean Inc series (Rezound has it), the other specs are less than what the Rezound carries.

I know some may say that the Inc2 was a 3G phone when they already had 4G LTE phones out, but remember Verizon's press release saying that smartphones will be LTE going forward, so this makes sense. Look at the Droid4 for example. The Droid series (I mean the Droid with the keyboard, not the DX series or any of the HTC Droids) were 3G phones up to the Droid3. So we'll probably be seeing a Droid X3 with LTE as well.

As far as Beats Audio, I believe most HTC phones (mid & top tier) will have this feature.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 14:02

28. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Personally i think its the HTC Dinc 3. the phone is WAY overdue for a new model. and the last one upset people for pretty much having the same specs as the Dinc 1 but with a slightly different body. I hope this is the Incredible 3. Those specs sound great for a mid range device.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 14:34

29. georgekn3mp (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


HTC Sensation (2) which could replace the Sensation XE and XL in the U.K/ Europe market...and the first Sensation in the U.S. market? Probably similar to the Rezound with iBeats since that is similar to the Sensations.

Especially since the "About" shows HTC Sensation 4.0?

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 09:25

41. CivicSi89 (Posts: 348; Member since: 23 Jul 2011)


Actually if you look at that closely. it would say HTC Sense Version 4.0 not Sensation 4.0

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 17:49 1

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


This phone looks amazing. I have no idea what you guys are talking about as far as ugly goes. Definitely a little re-used but still great looking. I'm a little disappointed by the specs though. Why 1.2ghz? Why snapdragon? Why capacitive buttons? Not sure I'm liking the aluminum/silver stuff on top where the ear piece is either. 2 colors are enough. And even then straight black is still good with me.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 17:57 1

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


maybe you should get a Rezound? xD

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 18:03

33. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


you want better than snapdragon, no physical buttons, black, non aluminium, and high end?

Order this man an SGS2!!

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 21:00 1

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


he's probably thinking Galaxy Nexus with a nice case.
i hope it comes to Verizon in the white version. 0-0

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 02:02

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


The Rezound is just a little to fat for me and I've never liked samsung's build quality. If I can only upgrade once every 2 years, you bet I'm gonna be picky. But yeah top pick right now is the Gnex with verizons extended battery. Just enough curve.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 19:45 1

34. codymws (Posts: 237; Member since: 17 Jun 2010)


GRR, HTC!!! Google is trying to get rid of the option buttons in favor of onscreen buttons.

posted on 10 Feb 2012, 23:30

36. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


that seems to be like a mid ranged phone. i hate the htc's sense running by ics it looks cheap i still prefer touchwiz ics version how i hope htc would fix that because sense 3.0 and 3.5 looks very good and lots of eye-candy but this one the icon looks worse!

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 01:57

38. untouchable (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Sep 2010)


A marriage between Incredible and Thunderbolt. HTC seriously needs some design changes. The back looks so much like the Incredible. Come on HTC no wonder you are in a hole and you will be in a even bigger one if you don't step it up in design and quality of the handsets.

posted on 11 Feb 2012, 04:37

40. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Finally no more ugly gray color. Wonder if gloss finish? Looks nice. Now considering android because of flash support. Though still love my HD7.

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 16:48 1

44. crysiswarmonger (Posts: 78; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


is this it?

http://www.mobiledia.com/news/126370.html

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 19:58

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


Psst...HTC is old news to me. same look, same style...Apple pulls off the look b/c the phone is rated as "sexy" but HTC is getting redundant. i'll pass bro...

posted on 12 Feb 2012, 20:16 1

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


actually HTC makes very sexy devices. if girls don't like iPhones it's HTC devices.

posted on 13 Feb 2012, 03:03

47. gfresh404 (Posts: 12; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)


Any word on battery life? I'm assuming since no mention was made of it, it's either standard 1500 - 1800 mAh or the spec isn't listed

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 01:57

48. evanlongo95 (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


i dont really like ics sense. . .

posted on 14 Feb 2012, 11:40

51. asrr62 (Posts: 56; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


it really does fail to put something new out there, however sense is definitely polished.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 08:32

54. georgekn3mp (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


So...is this the phone now known...as the HTC One S? In white black or gun-metal gray.

posted on 29 Feb 2012, 17:41

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


not the same thing. the only recently announced handset this bears a resemblance to is one of HTC's Dragon handsets.

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