HTC Golf scores a hole in one as entry-level Android 4.0 model

HTC Golf scores a hole in one as entry-level Android 4.0 model
We could make many jokes about the HTC Golf. For example, we could say that the phone is under par or over par or par for the course. But the Golf name on the phone is just a code name to be replaced with a permanent title later, so we won't waste the effort. Accepting that for now the model is the HTC Golf, this is an entry-level model that will come to market with Android 4.0 out of the box. The image accompanying this story is a test shot taken with the 3MP camera on the device and doesn't really tell us anything.

The HTC Golf features a 3.5 inch HVGA display, a single-core processor under 1GHz and 512MB of RAM. 4GB of native storage is on board which can be expanded using the microSD slot. The model offers 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity, fairly pedestrian by today's standards. While there is no precise launch date, HTC is aiming to have the phone released late in the second quarter in a variety of colors. No, this is not being aimed at the power user as the HTC One X takes care of that. This model sounds like it is for the first time smartphone user or the typical texting teenager.

source: PocketNow



1. Stuticus

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 05, 2012

So, HTC has a phone in the works NOW, that has less than a 1 GHz singlecore, yet they dont want to be seen any anything other than a company that only makes high end devices? Riiiiiiiiight.

3. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Where the f**k did you hear them say they dont want to be seen as a company that makes low end phones?

4. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

if they want to bee seen as a company that only makes high end devices, then why the hell they launched the Wildfire Series, or the One V, besides this? They did manufacture many so-called higher end devices with relatively premium prices and they are often related (by users and review sites) to being a higher end manufacturer, but i have yet to hear a statement that they only want to be seen as what you've said..

7. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Hey, dude. listen. If phone manufacturers don't wanna produce low end android smartphones, then what about people that has budget constrains? have you think about it? They always wanted a smartphone, but if manufacturers always make high end phones, they don't get a chance to use them, and will be force to use feature phones that are s**t. You see, phone manufacturers have to think for everybody, for the rich people, people with budget constrains, and even elderlys. Thats what i call a good phone manufacturer and that is HTC as they think about people from all walks of life, so they made phones such as Aria, Wildfire, Wildfire S, Chacha/status and the Salsa. Go and think about it.

2. nnaatthhaannx2

Posts: 820; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Man, I can really judge the quality of the phone's camera based on that pic!

5. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

HA! i can even judge the quality of the phone by only looking at the golf ball thumbnail! You lose! :P

8. Raymond_htc

Posts: 430; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

... thats just a prototype. and that photo may be fake. news now said it has a wildfire S similar 5mp camera. and that is good for low end devices. Lets wait for it to be released... and see who has the last laugh?

6. skymitch89

Posts: 1453; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

If a phone with these specs can run ICS, then I see no reason as to why devices like the Evo and Evo Shift cannot get ICS.

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