Verizon apparently to get EVO styled device with similar specs

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Verizon apparently to get EVO styled device with similar specs
What is that mysterious HTC device pictured below? With one source saying that this phone makes the DROID 2 look like a "kid's toy", that certainly piques our interest in this mysterious stranger. The brushed aluminum casing screams out "high-end" as does the 4.3 inch display. Let's not forget the 8MP shooter in the back and the front-facing camera, which would be a first for a Verizon branded model. The kickstand helps you watch videos comfortably at the right angle, and the 3.5 mm audio jack lets you enjoy multimedia programming without disturbing others. One person familiar with the phone said it is like an EVO placed in a bigger and more refined Nexus One body.

We recently reported on a leaked Verizon roadmap which included the HTC Merge, expected for a November launch. The Merge is expected to offer a 10MP camera, not an 8MP one, which rules out that model. We can't even asacertain which build of Google's open source OS will be under the hood, although we do know that the HTC Sense UI will be on board..

We can imagine that a number of Verizon customers are staring at the pictures, eyes glazed, drool dripping from each corner of the lips, and hands ready to open up the wallet to produce a credit card. All we can say is to keep checking for more news about this device, like the name, launch date, price and a broader look at the specifications.

HTC EVO 4G Specifications | Review

source: BGR




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51 Comments

1. ChineseMuscle

Posts: 47; Member since: Nov 15, 2008

What is the other device in the photograph that says "iPhone" ? And why is it even in the photograph to begin with?

2. ZaY

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 25, 2010

The other device is the iPhone 4, and they put it in the photo b/c its the biggest phone to be compared to

4. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

Biggest phone to be compared with? Are you retarded?

6. ZaY

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 25, 2010

Yes I am thank you. I hope you know thats sarcasm.

8. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

If that was sarcasm you need to learn how to use it.

18. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

but it is the most common phone to compare to.

44. bob123456789 unregistered

have any of you heard of the droid X???

49. derp unregistered

the droid x is a piece of useless android shit just like all the other force close giving, unreliable turds that motorola pumps out on a regular basis.

50. oxidant11 unregistered

um yeah i have the droid x, and have not had one force close, works perfectly, and its not mediocre and boring aka iphone.

3. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

How do we know this is a Verizon phone exactly? The Verizon logo isn't plastered all over like all the other Verizon phones. Even leaked pics of future Verizon phones have the logo on them.

5. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

You actually cant see the bottom part of the front face of the phone. Where the Verizon logo would be.

10. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

What about the back though? Nearly every Verizon smart phone has the logo on the back too.

12. Xman unregistered

Am I the only one here that think this HTC device is exactly like HTC ACE/Desire HD?!

14. sinfulta

Posts: 279; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

My incredible doesn't have a Verizon logo on the back. Just a small one on the front. I know for a fact the Eris doesn't either, neither did my HTC touch Diamond or the Touch Pro 2. So actually not many HTC's have them at least of recent. I'm willing to bet the Touch Pro (1) didn't have it either, but can't remember.

16. scvzw2

Posts: 32; Member since: Jun 20, 2010

normally they are branded on the back but my pre isnt! lol

25. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

They stopped branding them on the front and back a long time ago. Keep up guys.

38. brikz4real

Posts: 173; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

The Touch Pro 2 does, indeed, have the logo on the front at the top.

45. Schmao

Posts: 365; Member since: Jul 05, 2009

Yes you are.

7. SoCalAdam

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

This is either the Desire HD for ATT or the Scorpion for Verizon. By the looks of it, I'm going to say Scorpion, HOWEVER, ATT is due for a NEW Android phone and Verizon is already slated to get more from Motorola. So, I'm hoping for ATT, but odds are this will end up at Verizon. Only time will tell.

9. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

The article says Verizon. Why would it go to AT&T?

21. matistight

Posts: 1008; Member since: May 13, 2009

it cant be verizon, or there would be way too much branding. and theres no branding on it at all

26. gambino37

Posts: 146; Member since: Oct 16, 2009

As I said above. Verizons phones get branded on the bottom of the front side now. Which you cant see in any of these pics. Way too much branding? Thats a thing of the past anyway.

32. SoCalAdam

Posts: 13; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Reasons why I don't think this is a Verizon phone. 1) HTC Merge is said to come with 10MP camera, this phone is 8 2) Verizon is slated by leaked docs to get a BUNCH of Motorola android phones, this is HTC. No where in the leaked docs is HTC mentioned 3) Leaked pictures of the HTC ACE (Desire HD) has extremely similiar specs and looks. Dual LED flash, large speaker on top, 4 button control on the bottom. Even the back looks the same. 4) ATT currently has a very low number of Android phones and since we all know android pwns the ifail, it would make sense to get a new model HTC on the UMTS network as CDMA has already been released. Seems to me Verizon will continue to promote Motorola, Sprint and T-Mobile promote HTC and Samsung, while ATT promotes Apple. So, by that account, the HTC should go T-mobile, but since T-mobile sucks donkey marbles, ATT is the logical choice.

35. ajm135 unregistered

Actually you need to read those leaked road maps again. There is plenty mention of both HTC and Samsung devices and motorola devices. Sooooo not completely unbelievable

36. ajm135 unregistered

And the Desire HD has already been released atleast in europe so thats not it. Now as for specifically being the merge we cant say till it comes out and it could be the scorpion/olympian but i would be disappointed on the processor since it was rumored with a 1.5 ghz and on top of that the names of phones are always getting thrown around so it could the htc evo2 for all we know. Just saying that names can change quickly and the htc merge may not even stay named the merge.Like the codename for Evo was Supersonic but obviously that changed so this will probably be a codename as is the scorpion

11. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Anyone else reminded of Robocop when you look at the design?

13. baldilocks

Posts: 1542; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Yeah, hopefully AT&T gets one of these. This would be the ONLY phone that would have me thinking about trading in my iPhone 4. So far nothing else has come close.

22. THE_Drummer unregistered

I'd MUCH rather take the Captivate over the iPhone 4

23. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

AMEN, brother!!

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