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HTC Vigor shows up listed on a retailer's website

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HTC Vigor shows up listed on a retailer's website
Boy, that HTC Vigor is sure shaping up to be one beast of a smartphone, if its rumored specs are to be believed, of course. With a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and a 4.3-inch display boasting the jaw-dropping resolution of 720 by 1280 pixels, this might very well be the next flagship handset in the company's broad portfolio. Unfortunately, as inspiring and impressive as all of the Vigor's alleged tech specs may sound, the rumor mill has not been very generous on images hinting what the device may actually look like when it finally sees the light of day.

However, the guys over at The Phone House, a popular Dutch online retailer, reportedly put the HTC Vigor on their website, albeit for only a short time, along with a photo and a brief specs sheet. We did a quick check and found out that the smartphone is not in the retailer's database right now, but a screenshot of the listing was taken and is already circulating the web. Could the image simply be a forgery? Certainly! But on the other hand, the device in the shot looks slightly different from all the other HTC models that we have seen before, so there is still a chance that we may be looking at the real deal.

HTC Vigor shows up listed on a retailer's website
The HTC Vigor hardware specs listed in the screenshot line up seamlessly with what the rumors have suggested, namely that the smartphone will pack not only the powerful silicon and the gorgeous display that we mentioned earlier, but also an 8-megapixel camera, a secondary front-facing shooter, and a dose of Beats audio for a more satisfying multimedia experience. In terms of software, we have Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread in charge running with a dash of HTC Sense 3.5 on top.

If that leaked Verizon roadmap is correct, the HTC Vigor is expected to land on Verizon's shelves no later than October 5.

Thanks, Eugen!

source: The Phone House via HTCInside.de (translated)

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posted on 15 Aug 2011, 05:11 1

1. osanilevich (Posts: 286; Member since: 29 Sep 2009)

that is one hell of a phone! and it doesn't look too bad either. definitely going to be my next one

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 05:13

2. xenover (Posts: 174; Member since: 27 May 2011)

beats by dr. dre technology!???
am I the only one who WTF'd after reading this ?

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 05:47 1

3. oldschool (unregistered)

its pretty old news already. i think they made the collaboration announcement around 8/12 ish.. i think.. but still so awesome

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 06:43 1

4. rex0422 (Posts: 30; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)

i think this will hv the dr. dre technology built-in. anyways, again, what a beast! beast, beast, beast!!! this will DEFINITELY be my next phone!!!

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 07:47

5. whydelilahwhy? (unregistered)

why do people get so excited over specs? there is almost nothing to do when you have the specs on android. the only thing is tegra zone which is pretty cool but ultimately android needs a better more professional development community aswell as a lot less fragmentation before i ever buy another android phone.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 14:13 2

12. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

Okay, enjoy some other OS then.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 08:20 1

6. tyger97 (Posts: 1; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

its ugly

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 09:06

7. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1237; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)

I think the screen is much more impressive than the processor. The screen is gonna be awesome from the moment you look at it while the processor probably won't be any noticeably faster than the sensation or other dual core phones.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 11:50 1

8. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

i think htc vs samsung will be the new apple vs rest of the pack in a couple of months...
cant imagine how a super amoled plus hd screen will look on the gs3 or how beautifull the sense ui will be on this one........!

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 12:18

9. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

I'd really only be interested if I could get it without Sense, or if there was a decent cooked ROM that updated regularly without it.

Sense worked well in the old WinMo days when it added a lot of functionality that wasn't present in WinMo 6.x, but now that I'm experiencing it on Droid, I find it annoying more than anything else.

I wish Sense could be optional out of the box. Right now, that puts me with Samsung or Moto for choices.

I'll probably get flamed for this, so flame on. :D

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 14:05

11. tshow84 (Posts: 65; Member since: 11 Jun 2009)

it is optional...there are many home screen alternatives in the market that completely cover sense, launcher pro for example...

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 19:25

17. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

I tried Launcher Pro. While it was better, it still left a lot of Sense in tact underneath in the apps. Just don't like the look and feel - personal preference.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 14:15

13. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)

If you like Moto or Samsung software then you have some issue.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 12:19

10. Thump3rDX17 (Posts: 2160; Member since: 10 May 2010)

it's a good looking successor to the Thunderbolt i suppose. o:

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 16:23

14. Sentenious (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Aug 2011)

this looks awesome! Definitely getting this once it comes out.

posted on 15 Aug 2011, 17:32

15. cnwwyo (Posts: 126; Member since: 26 May 2011)

confused about how "it looks awesome". most of them look alike just with a diff name and guts.

posted on 16 Aug 2011, 04:50

16. JD (unregistered)

is it just me or did the article realy say beats audio? =D

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