Picture of Verizon's Passion/Dragon appears?

Picture of Verizon's Passion/Dragon appears?
A picture of a handset screen is sending waves of excitement and anticipation throughout the rather large community of Verizon smartphone users. The photograph is certainly that of an HTC developed model that runs Android. The thinking is that this is the display of the Passion/Dragon, the super spec'd device that is the Android powered version of the drool forming HTC HD2. While the latter is a Windows Mobile 6.5 phone expected to be released in the States during the first quarter of 2010-most likely by T-Mobile-the Passion/Dragon should keep many of the HD2's features like a 4.3 inch screen, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor and a 5MP camera. Add Android 2.0 to the mix and you should have a device in high demand. A BGR tipster tells the site that this could be launched in time to participate in Black Friday. This is based on a previous tip to BGR that either the BlackBerry Curve2 or the HTC Dragon would be launched on Black Friday. Since the Curve2 is coming out on November 20th, that would leave the Dragon for Black Friday, and where there is a Dragon-there is Passion. The Android excitement at Verizon continues.

HTC Passion Preliminary Specifications
HTC HD2 Specifications

source: BGR



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27 Comments

1. JPURP

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

This phone looks amazing! Now the question is Motorola Droid, HTC Imagio, HTC Touch Pro 2, or HTC HD2?? Hmmm...

8. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Wait, what's the question!?

16. JPURP

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

ha sorry...I'm trying to decide which one to get!!

21. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Oh, I know :) I am still asking what the question is! haha! HTC HD2 is a no brainer for me... I was throwing in a bit of sarcasm, that's all.

25. MattCropley

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 11, 2009

hey, whats differnce between HTC dragon and HTC passion... i thought they were same, but they both have different expected dates..passion is near chrismas while dragon is near black friday?

2. meliahaha

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

I know everyone has this thing about believing everything on the internet, but how do you know this is the Dragon/Passion? It could be a screen shot of the Eris for all anyone knows. There is no frame of reference to tell this is a 4.3inch screen.

3. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

Not to be a dick or spoil anybodies party but, this clock is on pretty much all HTC devices, not to mention there is absolutley no branding that says it is for Verizon, People have been sucked into the black hole that is the Verizon rumor mill. Sprint is currently testing a 3g/4g wimax android device and they have publicly announced that they will be working with HTC to develop new Android devices in 2010, I would also like to point out that the city in the picture is Baltimore which is the first city to launch wimax, now I am not a doctor but you know what I am saying right??

5. SamTime

Posts: 253; Member since: Nov 07, 2009

I had to do a double take of the picture to figure out what you were talking about LOL

14. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Streeeeeetching, aren't you phoneguy? BGR broke the article and guess where he's located. I'm not a doctor either, but I do subscribe to the simpler explanation being the more probable.

4. redd214

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 01, 2009

how did you come to the conclusion this the dragon?!?! that pic tells us nothing. i could make a theme on my touch pro2 to look like that and you wouldnt be able to tell the difference. awesome "journalism"

7. darthray

Posts: 72; Member since: Nov 04, 2009

i agree with you. all this hype for one small pic that could be the droid eris.

6. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I believe the title of the article says: "Picture of Verizon's Passion/Dragon appears?" [notice the question mark] And then the first part of the paragraph says: "A picture of a handset screen is sending waves of excitement and anticipation throughout the rather large community of Verizon smartphone users. The photograph is certainly that of an HTC developed model that runs Android. The thinking is that this is the display of the Passion/Dragon, the super spec'd device that is the Android powered version of the drool forming HTC HD2." I know you guys have good reading comprehension, and I hope you guys are picking up that this article is just speculative talk, and that the only thing the article states is that this is a screen shot of an 'htc device', after that, everything is rumor talk. So why are some of you going crazy?

10. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

It's pretty ridiculous they are even eluding to it is why. The article could read - "New HTC RWANDA for Virgin Mobile??" It would be just as valid, er... irelevant, and unbelievable as this article. Would you believe it any more? Of course not. Point is, it shouldn't even be speculated to be with such scant proof. Poor news to say the least.

11. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

I'm just pointing out that the question mark in the title means whoever wrote the article doesn't know if it is or isn't, they're just sourcing that speculation from BGR, but if anyone actually reads the article, it doesn't say that the screen shot is anyting other than what it is-an htc device-and all that is in the first first couple or so sentences. The rest of the article is just info the Passion or w/e you would like to call it. Entertaining a stupid rumor or not entertaining a stupid rumor isn't the point here, the point is there's nothing wrong w/ the article, yet, everyone is acting like Phonearena is claiming w/ 100% proof that this is the Passion/Dragon...big ass android phone....but I digress...

12. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I see your point, but honestly, if they start reporting news like this all the time?? Prepare for tons of meaningless articles, and to me, that's not news.

22. hkphooey

Posts: 35; Member since: Oct 18, 2009

I agree with you Hova! More iPhone news! forget all the other drivel....who cares about other phones...rumored or otherwise....let's get on with the iPhonearena.com love!

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

I think its great verizon is releasing more andrfoid phones. They're awesome!

13. SilverPearl

Posts: 31; Member since: Jul 08, 2008

That looks like a screen shot of the HTC Droid Eris... I was just playing with one today and it looks exactly the same.

15. msb175

Posts: 14; Member since: Apr 09, 2008

actually, it looks like the lines under the numbers where the numbers change as the time changes is more pronounced than the eris. not saying it is the passion, just saying i don't think it's the eris.

17. TmoBumbo

Posts: 4; Member since: Oct 22, 2009

It would not make a lot of sense for Verizon to release this device within 30 days of the launch of the droid with their 30 day wfg. With the expected stats of the dragon/passion, could you imagine all the returns they would get for the eris and droid. Does not sound like a good idea to me but who knows! and i agree that could be a pic of any phone!

18. mulda71

Posts: 42; Member since: Jun 25, 2009

this is a mactheme http://macthemes2.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16800022&p=1 but i still think the passion is coming out by the end of the year

19. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Agreed. This is clearly not the HTC Sense weather widget. But one has nothing to do with the other. The Passion will be released in December.

20. awesomeguy69

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 08, 2009

HOLY **** A CLOCK! Sounds pretty sweet though...

23. wonderbread

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 02, 2009

IT'S A FAKE:http://macthemes2.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16800022&p=1 It's def not an Eris cause the Eris has enough res to display "mostly cloudy" forecast on a single line and not two:http://www.androidcentral.com/sites/androidcentral.com/files/articleimage/Dieter%20Bohn/2009/10/dro id-eris-gallery/droid-eris-01.jpg

24. MattCropley

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 11, 2009

Can someone please tell me the difference from the HTC dragon and HTC passion.....Some say dragons expected release date is near black friday while passion is near christmas??? i thought they were the same phone? lol I just got droid on 6th... i like it but i would rather have a htc device and that only gives me a month to return it.. so i was hopping for it to come out on BLACK FRIDAY

26. syscrash

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 12, 2009

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. Where do you people get your information. THIS IS NOT VERIZON!! It's a GSM phone, do your homework. I'm quite sure Verizon will eventually come out with one similar. You just got the Droid, cool your jets Verizon Fan boys. Why you use verizon and it's high rates beats me, but quit spreading poor facts around. It's already been proven on other sites that this phone is NOT verizon. Do you research better.

27. MattCropley

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 11, 2009

that is hD2 which ppassion will be equivalent too

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