The HTC Bravo rolls out earlier than expected?

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The HTC Bravo rolls out earlier than expected?
Do you remember the the plans of HTC for the first half of 2010 that got leaked on the Internet? One of the most technologically advanced handsets on the list is nicknamed the HTC Bravo and supposedly, it is an Android-based cell phone with pretty much the same hardware features as the Nexus One, namely 3.7-inch AMOLED display with WVGA native resolution, based on the growingly popular Snapdragon platform and equipped with 5-megapixel camera featuring the extremely pleasing 720p video capture capability. The rumor had it the device was coming this April, but it now seems things are different.

We were already counting the days until the official introduction of the cell phone when it turned out, earlier today, that we would probably not have to wait as long as previously expected and the much-anticipated device would roll out a month ahead of schedule. The information comes from the official Facebook page of the Swedish division of the carrier and the available details confirm the plans of the telecom to release the HTC Bravo this March. Unfortunately, no word has been breathed on the possible price-tag or the software the handset will be running.

The rumor has it the HTC Bravo will be based on Android 2.1 (like the Nexus One), but will utilize the HTC Sense interface instead, something that would probably make the device a whole lot more appealing than the Google Phone to, well, quite a few people. This looks like a probable assumption indeed, since we know HTC has been falling over backwards to equip as many cell phones with their personalized interface as possible these days (the same even applies to affordable models like the HTC Smart). Moreover, recently surfaced information goes that the HTC Hero will get updated to OS version 2.1 as soon as February, meaning the HTC Sense will have been prepared for deployment on the latest Android editions by the time we see the HTC Bravo officially released on the market.
The HTC Bravo rolls out earlier than expected?

HTC Bravo Preliminary Specifications

via Engadget


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12 Comments

1. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

verizon getting something like this or is the nexus one it? Is the HTC Incredible going to be like this?

2. Galen20K

Posts: 559; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Verizon is definitely getting the Nexus One Officially and actually T-Mobile is supposed to officially carry the Bravo in their stores since even tho they support the Nexus One, its not carried in store like the T-Mobile Bravo will be.

5. Kappy

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

Verizon isn't going to carry the Nexus One in store or online tho right? Just throughwww.google.com/phone? What else is Verizon gonna get? I am due for an upgrade. The Bravo looks like it is going to be a nice phone.

3. omac

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

OH YES! with this on its way and X10 I dnt see how nexus one is goin 2 mk the high sales they anticipated

4. jcoberg10

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 30, 2009

I really like HTC's android line. Some of the best IMO, I just wish they would give the eris a tech boost, like the rest of these. I love the design of that phone. Galen20k- How can you say VZW is getting nexus One officially? there haven't even been rumors of a CDMA version and it hasn't cleared the FCC(unless i missed something). They may be getting something like it, in the future, but nothing is Official.

6. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Go to Google's website (google.com/phone). "Nexus One with Verizon Wireless service......Spring 2010" - How much more official can you get?

7. jhnnyblze2000

Posts: 11; Member since: Jul 13, 2009

He can say they are getting it not only cause of the google website but also cause google officially announced it at their press release on the 5th that it will be releasing for verizon and that the following day verizon released a statement saying that they will be carrying it but not in stores only being sold by google.

8. ctytech

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 14, 2010

I know the HTC Sense is Pretty, but the phone (any android that runs sense) runs faster if you don't use it. I love HTC don't get me wrong, but the few times that Sense crashed I really needed the phone. I think Google was smart in leaving it out of their Rom. If you used your phone like I do, all day everyday, you will find a benefite to using the normal Android Home as opposed to the HTC Sense.

9. biggles

Posts: 269; Member since: Oct 15, 2009

Just when I thought PhoneArena had some new and interesting news, I realized they're just regurgitating info that's a day old.

10. thisisweaksauce

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 14, 2010

Hopefully it comes with 850/1900 bands, for AT&T 3G?

11. sonisoe

Posts: 440; Member since: May 06, 2009

this phone i want, i got a hero it works fantastic, but while the screen is 3 inch, its not big enough for an on-screen keyboard... safe to say that if you like a touch-screen phone, at least it should be 3.5" inch for you to type more accurately...

12. cansler

Posts: 136; Member since: Oct 07, 2009

WANT, PERIOD EDIT: Couldn't let that be my only comment. But this was the news I have been waiting for. I fanagled an earlier upgrade when I bought a couple phones at no commitment price but AT&T actually changed my commitment to 2yrs later anyway. Had to call to get it moved back but they moved it to this month and March on my line and one of my parents' lines respectively. Now I just need to see that 850/900 HSDPA band and we can do this like we knew this!

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