HTC's monster 1080p mystery device gets Bluetooth certified

HTC's monster 1080p mystery device gets Bluetooth certified
We were all a bit shook up back in July when we found a GLBenchmark for an HTC device with a quad-core Snapdragon CPU. Naturally the device crushed everything else on benchmark database, but the surprises didn't stop there, as the System Information entry listed the device as a 5" Full HD (1080p) phablet headed to Verizon. The device teased us with some blurrycam shots earlier this week, were it was all decked out in Verizon's red accents. Now we can add Bluetooth certification to the list of boxes the device has checked ahead of a presumed fall announcement. Below is a screen cap from the official Bluetooth Special Interest Group’s website, which lists all such certifications:



As you can see, device HTC6435LVW just got approved yesterday, a couple of weeks after being submitted for approval in mid-August. For those of you who just saw a random string of numbers and letters, we can break it down for you by inserting two spaces into HTC6435LVW:

HTC 6435L VW

In other words, it’s HTC model 6435L for Verizon Wireless; of course that's also the same designation we saw in GLBenchmark database back in the summer. Will the 5" phablet rear its head at HTC’s press event later this month, or will it have to wait for a joint Verizon announcement at a later date? Obviously we won’t know for a little while yet, but we’ll be sure to bring you the latest on HTC’s Full HD device as it becomes available.

source: Bluetooth SIG via Droid-Life

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58 Comments

1. daddysbeenabadgirl

Posts: 157; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Hurry up and get released already. I broke my Droid Charge over the weekend and don't have insurance! I want a phablet but the Intuition sucks balls, It kills me that I go without a phone until Oct when this or possibly the Note 2 gets released...

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

Man that is crazy. You should always have insurance. Man you are going to be without a phone for almost 3 months. I am SO SORRY! +1 because I feel bad!

7. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Samsung + Insurance = Best of Friends.

17. StringCheese01

Posts: 64; Member since: Jan 27, 2012

How could u go more than a week without a phone!! i did the same thing and bought a temporary phone off craigslist and just sold the device when i upgraded from my carrier.

23. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Yup, I'd have to go with the temporary phone from Craigslist as well. Just make sure to meet up at a Verizon store or have an LTE SIM card ready to test the phone.

21. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I have a DROID CHARGE and FYI, it came "broke" from the factory with that buggy single-core cpu. The good news is, even if you had TEC on your line, it would be a Total Equipment Waste because you. would get another CHARGE.

27. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Why don't you have a backup at least? Gotta have a plan.

2. tgtftw

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

I want that...

19. AppleIsGod

Posts: 56; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

Does more resolution use more battery or is it the same ?

22. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It uses more battery and puts strain on your graphics. As King stated below, anything over 320 ppi is unneccesary, and 1080p at 5 inches would be 440 ppi, way too much.

25. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

I used to be of the same mindset, but when I got my Evo 4G LTE I had a change of heart. Don't get me wrong, I love my Evo's 312 ppi SLCD-2 screen, but I can definitely still make out individual pixels when I hold my phone close within about 12 inches of my face. This means that a 1080p screen could fit more legible information over the same amount of space as a 720p, and I'm all for it, battery-life be damned... as long as the graphics hold up, but the Adreno 320 shouldn't have a problem with that.

28. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

meh, some people are just too funny about screen resolution. i care more about how long it lives than if i can make out any pixels on my screen when it's closer to my face than i use it at.

34. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Some people are too funny about battery life. To each his own. All phones suck now in battery life. Plus or minus a couple of hours doesn't make that much difference, they still suck. Cell phones used to last more than a week on one charge. Now it's mere hours. But they're worth it doing what they do and looking so beautiful. I want more beautiful at the expence of a couple of hours, even if that! Hold to phones at their brightest setting with the same picture or video, and it's pretty sad if yours is definitely a loser. Hard to go back to that lower resolution screen.

38. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i want to upgrade to a 720p device myself but when it comes to the point of getting all up in your phone's grill squinting trying to make out pixels is when i think it goes too far and you need to reevaluate your priorities. if a 720p and a 1080p screen look so similar in normal usage then i'd definitely take the lower resolution with the better battery life. remember there's not much out there that's even optimized for that many pixels so from an angle you're really not getting anything but poor battery life, it's all in your head i tell you.

41. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Let's just agree to disagree on that. I see the difference with my eyes, it's not just in my head. I choose to have a better looking screen.

40. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Question, are you actually seeing pixels, or is it just some sort of placebo effect (not sure if I used the term correctly) and your brain is making you think you see pixels? Just a thought...

3. Mightymack

Posts: 74; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

If it comes out before my Galaxy Nexus gets Jelly Bean, I'll get it lol

5. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

Maybe this could be a device that helps HTC rebound from their continued losses?

8. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

yes, their rebound from the rezound. *guffaws* ;D

10. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

That genuinely made me lol. You did good, King, you did good.

15. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

YAY! I DID GOOD! :D

18. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I'm digging the pic of slendy

20. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

wai danku! c:

24. JC557

Posts: 1918; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I gotta admit, my Rezound is a really good phone and battery life is pretty good considering. Sadly that will be the last phone I can use an upgrade on as I will lose my Unlimited Data from here on out.

26. PAPINYC

Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

I'm in the same boat as you (with Rezound and Unlimited Data), my next phone will be out-of-pocket (full retail). That's why, as much as I love HTC, I would want the GN2 with the extra half inch screen.

29. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

research ways to upgrade without losing your unlimited data. i talked to a Verizon rep that said he could do it with certain prerequisites but i want to wait for the Razr HD's or the Note II before i decide to find out if i could go through with it.

35. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

What are those ways?

53. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

If there is a way, that rep is not being totally on the level with you. I manage an agent location, and there is no way to do an upgrade without dropping unlimited data. The computer system will not let it happen bro. Sounds really shady....

58. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

lol thumbs down for trying to inform someone about what the policy is. Don't like the policy all you want, but shoot the messenger too? That's pretty fail lol.

6. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i wonder where Wildmanfan is with his "i'm gonna jump ship to AT&T because Verizon has a trash line-up!" rants now. xD

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