HTC Vigor shows up listed on a retailer's website

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.

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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17 Comments

1. osanilevich

Posts: 287; Member since: Sep 29, 2009

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

2. xenover

Posts: 174; Member since: May 27, 2011

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

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

4. rex0422

Posts: 30; Member since: Aug 12, 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!!!

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.

12. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Okay, enjoy some other OS then.

6. tyger97

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

its ugly

7. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 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.

8. anirudhshirsat97

Posts: 408; Member since: May 24, 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........!

9. superguy

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 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

11. tshow84

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 11, 2009

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

17. superguy

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 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.

13. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

10. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

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

14. Sentenious

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

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

15. cnwwyo

Posts: 126; Member since: May 26, 2011

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

16. JD unregistered

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

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