3 New Devices to Be Debuted by HTC, T-Mobile on June 8
It seems that HTC loves T-Mobile so much. And, once again, the two are about to launch new devices next week. That is, if we are to base our speculations on a job listing posted on TmoNews.
HTC appeared to have left very obvious clues about the launch date of the HTC Sensation 4G–it’s going to be on June 8.
The job listing on TmoNews, however, mentions that T-Mobile will be showcasing 3 new HTC handsets. One of them will definitely be the HTC Sensation 4G, but what are the other two? Your guess is as good as mine. Truth be told, there are several other possible handsets that HTC can debut together with the Sensation 4G on June 8.
TmoNews, for instance, thinks the HTC ChaCha will be one of the three to come out on June 8. Rumors about the ChaCha’s dancing with AT&T have been circulating for quite some time, although some rumors also speak of it’s waltzing off with T-Mobile.
Another possible member of the trio is the HTC Doubleshot (myTouch Slide 4G), although T-Mobile might not want to have the Sensation 4G and the Doubleshot in the same room, as the latter may steal some of the limelight from the former. Here are the rumored specs of the HTC Doubleshot / myTouch Slide 4G:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- MSM 8660 Dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon CPU
- 3.7-inch WVGA display
- 8 MP back-facing camera with 1080p 3D recording
- VGA front-facing camera
- 768 MB RAM
It’s possible for the Sensation 4G to share the same launch date as the HTC Wildfire S, which has already been confirmed to go under T-Mobile’s umbrella as the HTC Marvel.
The recent Wildfire, the Wildfire S, has a small build and is an upgrade of the old Wildfire that was targeted to hit the market with a cheaper price. The device will most likely contend with other cheap T-Mobile Android phones such as the LG Optimus T with a price tag of not more than $50. The HTC Wildfire S / HTC Marvel will be released with the following features:
- Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC Sense
- 3.2-inch touch screen with 320×480 resolution
- Qualcomm 600 MHz CPU
- ROM: 512 MB and microSD slot
- RAM: 512 MB
- 5-megapixel color camera with auto focus and flash
- 1230 mAh battery
I’m willing to bet on the HTC Marvel as the more likely candidate over the HTC Doubleshot as the HTC Sensation 4G’s launch partner. Despite its unimpressive specs, it does have a sturdy and snappy build–and a very compelling price that just might be a big hit among the budget-conscious.
TmoNews also speculates that the HTC Flyer may also be a possible candidate. But, who really knows? For now, we’re sure about the HTC Sensation 4G. As for the two others, there’s no way to really find out except to wait for June 8.
The Android community is looking forward to seeing all three devices running on Android, although hearsay has been passed around saying one of the three will be sporting Windows Phone 7.
Make your guess–what other two handsets will debut with the HTC Sensation 4G on June 8?