Gingerbread Dual Core QWERTY Coming: HTC Doubleshot!

by: Darcy LaCouveeApril 26, 2011
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the diligent folks at Pocketnow have found a very interesting “user profile” that details an upcoming QWERTY dual core Android 2.3 in the works.

Dubbed the HTC Doubleshot, it  is going to be coming with the freshest version of  Android – 2.3 Gingerbread – as well as a (thank god) physical QWERTY keyboard. While phones like the Motorola Atrix, the HTC Sensation, and the Samsung Galaxy S II get all the love from people, there still are significant numbers of people that live and die by physical QWERTY keyboards.

Here are the specs & interesting bits:

  • 1.2GHz dual core processor (most likely the same one in the HTC Sensation and HTC EVO 3D)
  • Destined for T-Mobile at some point in the future
  • Alleged to have a 6 + Megapixel camera with HDR (High Dynamic Range) capability
  • Bluetooth 3.0 and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi.
  • 800×480 display (boo) most likely at 4 inches
  • Chiclet style keyboard of the Desire series is a reasonable assumption

Some are speculating that, because of the name Doubleshot, that the device itself is destined to have 3D functionality. There is potential that the device itself could have dual-cameras, and could very well be a 3D device.

Either way, what we are looking at here is a strong indication that manufacturers have not dropped their commitment to producing top of the line, QWERTY devices. Diversity of hardware, as we all know, is a good thing!

Do you still care about having a physical QWERTY keyboard or are you happy with touchscreen keyboards?

  • Due to severe physical disability, touch-screen typing is virtually impossible for me. I MUST have a physical QWERTY keyboard, and I pray that a good one comes along soon.

    • rs

      i’m disabled too & physical qwerty is a must!
      enough w/the fight for the thinnest phone-that’s crap.
      it’s not like we’re lugging around the original giant cell phones back in the early 90’s.
      give us our qwerty keys,1 stinkin millimeter isn’t gonna make us or break us.
      we need the physical keys to function on a daily basis. thank you.

  • Michael

    having a good qwerty is essential for me. Without it, it’s impossible to write a long email, or feel comfortable using the calendar. I only wish that T-Mobile would offer a qwerty with a large screen like the new droid seems to have.

    • rs

      totally agree–but i need it on verizon. it’s all about the network. i live near a park and all other providers put me in a dead zone. 4G/physical qwerty on Verizon will get my bid!

  • abigail

    i absolutely love all the new htc android smartphones with touchscreen keyboards but im still stuck with my htc tytn ii because it’s really much more comfortable to write long messages with physical qwerty keyboard. so now im patiently waiting for htc doubleshot and hoping that it be much better then htc desire z(i didnt like it at all)

  • Aaron

    The only thing keeping me from jumping ship from BlackBerry to Android is the lack of awesome QWERTY phones. I NEED qwerty. A touch interface will never do the trick.

  • Nar

    To be honest I love QUERTY! I have Desire Z right now and I have to admit that it was the best decision to buy it. The QUERTY makes my life so much easier. It feels like heaving a little pocket-pc. Writing e-mails, updating callender, powerpoint presentations, *.docx / *.xlsx documents etc. is so much easier… and you don`t need half the space of your screen to write…