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Is HTC passing along misinformation?

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Is HTC passing along misinformation?
Mobile-Review's Eldar Murtazin has sent out a tweet passing along an interesting theory. He believes that HTC is intentionally passing along misleading information. He calls it a controlled leak of devices, mentioning that on some handsets, the specs are not true. One device that Murtazin points out specifically is the Halo. He says that while HTC has passed along info that the Halo is a phone, it actually is an Android tablet. The Halo was included as one of 7 Android phones that was leaked through the user profiles of the handsets.

Of the seven devices , three have a QWERTY keyboard and four have just a virtual QWERTY. Most have resolutions of 320 x 480 pixels although the Supersonic has a 480 x 800 resolution. The HTC Espresso has also been called the myTouch Slide or the myTouch 2. It has a slide out QWERTY, obviously. Another handset that we've discussed before is the HTC Huangshan. At the time, we simply were wondering out loud about the name of the handset. According to the user profile that was leaked, we now expect to see an Android device with 320 x 480 resolution and a virtual QWERTY keyboard. Huangshan? Still a funky name, though. The HTC Liberty is another model expected to have a virtual QWERTY and a 320 x 480 display, as is the HTC Legend. The Legend is the only handset that was on the HTC road map leaked late last year. The HTC Supersonic appears to be a high end Android model with a screen resolution of 480 x 800, with a virtual QWERTY. With a resolution of 200 x 400 pixels, the HTC Paradise does come with a physical QWERTY keyboard. The last device is the aforementioned Halo. The user profile says that this model is the already released HTC Tattoo with a physical QWERTY on board. Eldar Murtazin says that HTC is playing with the media and that this is actually an Android tablet. We should know a lot more after the MWC next month. For now, we have the model name, the resolution of the screen and the style of QWERTY on the device. Is HTC taking us for a ride? The only way to know is once the info becomes official.

HTC Legend Preliminary Specifications
HTC Tattoo Specifications | Review

source: Knowyourcell, Twitter via Engadget

Is HTC passing along misinformation?
Is HTC passing along misinformation?

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)

well the grammar on that tweet is so amazing I think I am going to stop believing in anything anymore except twitter because everything posted on twitter must be true!

posted on 23 Jan 2010, 17:57

2. theGodpapa (Posts: 181; Member since: 15 Dec 2009)

good for them, I am sick of the leaks that are so constant, it kills any surprise or competitve advantage manufacturers have now a days when kids know about these devices before the company distributing them. touche !!!

posted on 23 Jan 2010, 22:15

5. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)

Most of the time the companies themselves "leak" information and photos. And this phone looks incredibly like the iPhone. I thought this was a photo of the new model. Especially the back looks similar. Am I the only one? Maybe it's just me.

posted on 23 Jan 2010, 19:24

3. dadoo985 (Posts: 27; Member since: 30 Oct 2009)


posted on 23 Jan 2010, 19:48

4. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

Sprint wont. Switch. Sprint hardly has a network they (1x no data) roam off Verizon. Plus all Sprint phones have horrible battery life compared to Verizon and ATT counterparts...check it out for urself!

posted on 24 Jan 2010, 08:33

7. phoneguy (Posts: 193; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)

you are a douche troll.

posted on 23 Jan 2010, 22:58

6. htc_prep (Posts: 303; Member since: 09 Oct 2009)

they arent misleading the public theyre just lookin out for their ownselves. as hot as htc is right now of course others are watching what they put out to match or top. actually the supersonic is coming to sprint. and the battery depends on the device and if your phone is constantly connecting to the internet using cameras and music and screen brightness is at its highest which most smartphones are/do if you dont alter the settings your phone will die quickly, as far as carriers go IF and WHEN a carrier affects the battery its because the phone is off the network and is lookin for service. sprint and verizion both use CDMA tech which naturally has a much higher capacity for higher data speeds than most gsm network phones. so with that said faster speeds. more juice. more power. common knowledge. and sprint does have an extensive coverage area. if your in an area with no service maybe you should switch and allow others to decide for themselves what carrier phone and plan will satisfy their needs.

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