HTC Fireball pops up in Verizon’s internal system: a mysterious LTE handset

HTC Fireball pops up in Verizon’s internal system: a mysterious LTE handset
Verizon is the undisputed king of 4G LTE with a vast network covering more than 200 million Americans. The network hasn’t been lacking heat, but now things are getting even hotter with this leaked document showing that the LTE-equipped HTC Fireball is on track to hitting Verizon shores.

Droid-life got this screenshot of Verizon’s internal system giving us a first glimpse at the HTC Fireball aka the ADR6410L. The Fireball is a brand new addition to the system - it’s been there since December 16th. 

Will it have a 720p high-res screen? A dual-core processor? Solely based on the model number the HTC Fireball should sit somewhere between the HTC Thunderbolt (ADR6400) and the HTC Rezound (ADR6425), but except for being new and 4G capable, there are no factual details whatsoever about this upcoming mysterious device.

We do expect however to hear more about it soon, and CES is kicking off in several weeks, so stay tuned.

source: Droid-life via Engadget


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22 Comments

1. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

its probably gonna be the same phone as the Rezound or Sensation in a different outer look and slightly different interiors.. come on HTC.. dont fool people by releasing the same exact phone with just a different name..

7. iamcc

Posts: 1319; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

Like the 4S?

11. Corpsemaker

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

lol that's funny

17. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

not completely...Apple sets the expectation of a minor update w/the 4S but HTC does the exact same thing yet advertises it as a totally different device.

18. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

sensation came out way before the rezound... on T-Mobile... since when do phone companies (other than Apple) use the same name for a phone across all carriers? anyone remember the Motorola Devour?

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Samsung is pretty close with their Galaxy S Line. remember it's ultimately up to the Carrier and their marketing divisions to have the final say on the name. the Rezound was code named the Vigor by HTC. oh what about the Devour?

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Hmmmm. I'm gonna go with Thunderbolt replacement, metal unibody, 4.5-4.7" qHD, S4 perhaps. Something between the Sensation XL and Edge. And keep the Fireball name, it's wicked.

10. Corpsemaker

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 10, 2010

qHD really? The rezound is 720p. Why would they go backwards?

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

to have a mid range LTE offering obviously.

3. fleanote

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 14, 2011

Maybe it's the Thunderbolt 2 we heard about last month?

4. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Most sites were reporting the Rezound would be the Thunderbolt 2, but the two are very different in design and marketing. Similarly before the Thunderbolt arrived it was referred to as the Incredible HD, but it looked and felt completely different. The Rezound succeeds the Incredible line, so there's still room for another phone to succeed the TBolt.

5. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

maybe it's the Droid Incredible 3. Verizon still needs an up to date, compact, global handset from HTC.

19. ILikeBubbles

Posts: 525; Member since: Jan 17, 2011

plz plz plz be right on compact. i LOVE the size of the Dinc2.. i just can't bring myself to get a phone any larger... i really don't care what size the screen is i just want a phone that will fit in my pants pocket. no matter how beautiful or fun to watch movies on a giant screen like in the Razr or even the Nexus is... its just not practical for me. i REALLY hope that there at least remains one or two smaller "actual size"' phones that can keep up with the specs of all the big boys.

21. mike1650

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 25, 2011

Absolutely agree!

22. bighandssmallpockets

Posts: 99; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

Amen! Please, someone make a high end phone not too much bigger than the iPhone. I would hate to have to buy an iPhone. I mean they are good but I want to stay android. I just think android is better.

6. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

uh uh.... droid fireball??? just how hot does a phone can get??

8. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Could be a Windows Phone 7 device?

9. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

that would be a nice turnabout but it has an ADR model number so it's probably Android.

13. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

I agree with King. No new gossip on a WP for Verizon, which insists on LTE from any future device from them. Not that I actually blame Verizon on this one. Their LTE service is their big selling point. By the time AT&T catches up and Sprint gets going, Verizon will start rolling out LTE+ and still be ahead.

12. bbstorm2435

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 21, 2009

I think that just as we have heard AT&T is getting the HTC Elite which is rumored to be quad-core ICS headset, I would guess this would be the Verizon version of that. If you remember this past year the Thunderbolt and Inspire were very similar devices except the fact that the Verizon Thunderbolt had LTE (this was before AT&T's LTE network). So, I think this will be very similar to the Elite for AT&T. I would think you are going to be looking for at least a 720p 4.7 inch display, quad-core, 1 GB of RAM (possibly even 2 GB given quad-core), and Beats audio.

14. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

THAT would be quite a phone.....

16. shawndog1

Posts: 34; Member since: May 21, 2011

If the battery was bigger than 1400 mAh

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