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HTC Pyramid to have 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon, heading to T-Mobile in Q2

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HTC Pyramid to have 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon, heading to T-Mobile in Q2
Two tech blogs have independently confirmed what is still a rumor, but a juicy one. HTC has lined up a 4G device for T-Mobile, under the codename Pyramid, which is supposed to land on Big Magenta May or June.

The HTC Pyramid will be an all-out 2011 phone. The chipset is supposed to be Qualcomm's MSM 8260, a third generation Snapdragon, which has a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU. While dual-core could be expected from a mid-2011 HTC flagship, the usual 4.3" screen size that the company uses for its high-end models, here receives the new and hip qHD resolution of 540x960 pixels, like the Motorola ATRIX 4G.

Thus the HTC Pyramid will carry the biggest screen with the highest resolution and the most powerful chipset in T-Mo's 4G lineup, if something else doesn't come up in the meantime. The MSM8260 chipset has the next generation Adreno 220 GPU, which will probably put Tegra 2 to shame. Watch a video of the chipset in action below, demoed by Qualcomm a few weeks ago at CES 2011. You can read all about the dual-core chipsets in our article here.

source: TmoNews

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posted on 03 Feb 2011, 08:57 2

1. Makapiapia (Posts: 26; Member since: 06 Dec 2010)

Sounds good to me, bye bye MT4G.

posted on 03 Feb 2011, 10:24

2. remixfa (Posts: 14605; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

wow, this article is like a week or so behind. this is a CES video.

This is good stuff. It still isnt going to have the power of the orion chipsets, but more power overall is always better.

posted on 03 Feb 2011, 12:10

3. calamazoo (unregistered)

Remix, i'm also really curious about Orion. What worries me is that Apple got the PowerVR licenses and Samsung went with the Mali GPU. Noone knows how fast exactly will Mali be, but something tells me that Adreno 220 will be as fast, if not more, as Orion's graphics...

We will see - the video is actually to demo the chipset that will go into the HTC Pyramid, it's not that the news is old, the rumor just came out today...

posted on 03 Feb 2011, 14:00

4. kanon (Posts: 36; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)

I will be getting this phone i am so stoked it cant come soon enough!!

posted on 04 Feb 2011, 14:24

5. technophobe (unregistered)

looks interesting, hmm when is it coming to the UK ? hopefully with f/f 1.5-2mp camera, 1500Mah (min) battery, running gingerbread, preloaded with skype & superb call quality

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