Bravo is Passion/ US gets it Jan/EU gets it in Apr

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    CAJACKSPARROW Well-Known Member

  2. Jeremy9

    Jeremy9 New Member

    The real question that no one is answering is, will the Bravo/ Passion be on Verizon in the U.S. We know that it will be T-Mo in Europe.

    CAJACKSPARROW Well-Known Member

    That my friend is the $100,000,000 question. I can tell you this. I called Verizon yesterday about doing the Backup Assistant thing for my contacts. Brilliant idea. Any ways the lady asked if there was anything else she could do to make my day? I jokingly said, "you can not tell me the date when the passion/dragon will be released can you?" She replied," I'd love too but we havent been given that date just yet."

    VZW BABY!!! Where's my 100,000,000 bucks?
  4. kyler13

    kyler13 Well-Known Member

    I know there's been some head scratching over the January US release vs. the April Euro release, but with the latest story coming out about Android not doing so hot in Europe, kinda makes sense that the US is the target market here.

    CAJACKSPARROW Well-Known Member

  6. kwaping

    kwaping Well-Known Member

    I don't want to rain on your or anyone's parade, but... there's still nothing official or confirmed yet about the Passion. The text of your post led me to believe HTC had released something official, but sadly no.
  7. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    The Bravo has the Snapdragon QSD8250 chip, which is the GSM chip:
    From Qualcomm site:
    The QSD8x50 platform consists of the QSD8250
  8. pittguy578

    pittguy578 Well-Known Member

    I am definitely going to wait until January. My Dare will be just fine until then.
    Will this thing have a flash??
  9. Mykpfsu

    Mykpfsu Well-Known Member


    CAJACKSPARROW Well-Known Member

    I agree with you man but thats why it is called rumors. I find it hilarious that everyone is obsessing over the april date and tmobile. (Not directed at you) OF COURSE IT WAS A FREAKING TMO CATALOG!!!!!! HTC said that VZW was getting the passion/dragon in one of my earlier links. VZW wont get it in December so all of you wishing just keep wishing. Look for it after Jan 15th.
  11. Mykpfsu

    Mykpfsu Well-Known Member

    No official confirmation really doesn't mean much. For instance one blackberry went from FCC to launch in like 12 days. As far as Verizon announcing the phone officially, they announced the Eris a day before they launched it. The Droid was officially announced a week before it launched. So the Passion can pass the FCC by Dec 24, announced by Verizon on the 31st and launch the 6th and you STILL wouldn't have heard anything official by now. But once you start getting more pics and specs launch is close.

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  12. pittguy578

    pittguy578 Well-Known Member

    That is why I was confused when I went into the store on Day 1. I had never heard of the Eris before I went into the store that morning. Yeah it shouldn't take long to get FCC approval on a new phone-they aren't changing the operating fequency and most of the components are the same.
  13. kwaping

    kwaping Well-Known Member

    All I was saying is that "Bravo = Passion" is not official (yet?), which is contrary to the impression I got from the OP.

    CAJACKSPARROW Well-Known Member

    Here is the sentence I think you were looking for to help clarify things for you.

    "The handset in question is the HTC Bravo, a Snapdragon-powered Android phone, which is now said to turn out into none other than the already rumored / leaked HTC Passion."
  15. nn4beatbox

    nn4beatbox New Member

    Alright so if the Dragon=Passion=Bravo which is this phone...

    Then what is this phone...

    Is that just some other prototype? I don't does it just disappear?

    I'm getting a phone by the end of December and it looks like it's going to have to end up being the Droid. :rolleyes: ...not that it's a bad phone or anything but... yah know...
  16. SoCalMiles

    SoCalMiles Well-Known Member

    They are different models of the same phone...1st photo = Bravo = overseas...2nd photo = Passion = States. Dragon = ??? = Hasn't been pictured yet.... At least my opinoin.
  17. Droidus

    Droidus Well-Known Member

    Its official, there are more rumors about rumors.
  18. Mykpfsu

    Mykpfsu Well-Known Member

    The second picture I would wager is what Verizon either was getting or is getting as their new droid phone. This is due to the 4 touch screen buttons at the bottom which would fit the pattern of the Moto Droid and Droid Eris (which went against the previous designs of Hero) as all three then would have the same number and function of buttons. Or it was just a prototype.

    CAJACKSPARROW Well-Known Member

    I hope that VZW gets the one without the trackball. From what I have heard most people do not even use it and from my friends with blackberrys it seems to break a lot and get real dirty causing unwanted jumping.
  20. kwaping

    kwaping Well-Known Member

    Remember when computer mice had mouseballs? And how dirty and nasty they got? Now imagine carrying that around in your pocket for a year or two. No thanks!

    Trackballs = mouseballs.
  21. shawn487

    shawn487 Well-Known Member

    That was my only concern. But I heard that the Bravo was supposed to be optical instead of a track ball. That sounds a lot better then a track ball and hope they replace the track ball on the passion with that. Or am reading things wrong?
  22. trk

    trk Active Member

    Agree very much with the last couple posters. I definitely prefer the optical pad. One thing that bothered me from the original leaked image of the device with a 'trackball' was that it didn't have a shadow like a three d ball should even in direct light, but I just assumed it was and took everyone elses word for it. It may have always had a optical or touch pad of some sort. Was I just making that up in my head because I didn't want a trackball, or anyone else agree with that novice assesment? Thoughts? BTW this really is a meaningless post I know, but I'm bored at work and it's too friggin cold to go outside and smoke.
  23. elementfire180

    elementfire180 Well-Known Member

    Here is my 2 cents on the "trackball" thing. If you are going to design a really nice touch screen phone, there is no need for a trackball or an optical pad thing. the only buttons i can see a use for is a dedicated camera button and a lock button. I think it makes the phone look a lot cleaner. The Eris has a trackball and people are saying that they don't use it. I think it will end up like the physical keyboard on the Droid, you'll forget its there. BUT i dont care if they put it on or not hahaha.
  24. The track ball in phones like blackberry and HTC Eris is completely different from Mouse track balls. The Eris track ball is fantastic for browsing the web and selecting links/button on webpages. You have no idea.
  25. kwaping

    kwaping Well-Known Member

    I meant in terms of collecting grime, not usefulness.

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