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  1. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member

    I wish you luck

  2. joeyray15

    joeyray15 Well-Known Member

    Get the Eris then return it withing 30 days.
  3. XtremeAaron

    XtremeAaron Well-Known Member

    Not sure how to take this seeing the date it was purchased, but for what its worth, the domain registrar information is:

    "Registration Service Provided By: NameCheap.com
    Contact: support@NameCheap.com

    Domain name: htcpassion.com

    Registrant Contact:
    WhoisGuard Protected ()

    8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #110 - 732
    Westchester, CA 90045

    Administrative Contact:
    WhoisGuard Protected (a61918b6a7624a608988e8d3194a8d99.protect@whoisguard.com)
    Fax: +1.6613102107
    8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #110 - 732
    Westchester, CA 90045

    Technical Contact:
    WhoisGuard Protected (a61918b6a7624a608988e8d3194a8d99.protect@whoisguard.com)
    Fax: +1.6613102107
    8939 S. Sepulveda Blvd. #110 - 732
    Westchester, CA 90045

    Status: Locked

    Name Servers:

    Creation date: 16 Sep 2009 22:25:01
    Expiration date: 16 Sep 2010 22:25:01"
  4. RARE 5.0

    RARE 5.0 Well-Known Member

    Plus to. Dont you think that they would release it after 30 days after the droid come's out so they dont get alot of returns on the droid for the passion?
  5. bagsofcole

    bagsofcole Member

    I'm just hoping for a VZW release of the HTC Passion/Dragon before 1/1/2010 so I can finally cash in on the rebate cards (expiring 1/1/10) I've held for the past year or so. My company pays the monthly bills, so I've saved the $150 for when I can get the next device I want!! I don't care about Black Friday or Christmas... Jan 1 is my gotta-have-it-by date!

    I guess you could buy something by the 1st and that'll give you 30 more days.
  6. wonderbread

    wonderbread Well-Known Member

    Incidentally, the same date as this Phandroid article: HTC Passion: 3rd Verizon Android In 2009? | Android Phone Fans

    So I think that refutes the idea that the person who created it had privileged knowledge.

    However, it is interesting to read that two month article again especially since two of the three releases mentioned have happened:

    The Desire was released as the Eris in the 4th quarter, check
    The Whitestone was released as the Imagio in the 4th quarter, check again
    Hasn't happened yet, as we know, however all the chatter about a gPhone and HTC Passion pretty much jives with the idea of HTC working to bring about the "next-generation Google phone" aka "The Passion". Two questions still remain; Will this happen in the 4th quarter as the source speculates and which carrier(s)?
  7. Mykpfsu

    Mykpfsu Well-Known Member

    More likely 1st qtr of 2010. As for carrier, kinda has to be Verizon. I'm not aware of another company that has made quite the same agreement that VZW and Google announced. Releasing the Google phone on a smaller network would probably not have the same impact as Google would want.
    The sad thing about this saga so far is the HD2 would be the king of phones right now, if it didnt have WinMo.
  8. rdalcanto

    rdalcanto Well-Known Member

    I believe it will come out before Christmas. Phones that are coming out in 2010 are well known and talked about (X10, HD2, Liquid, etc). They aren't as much of a threat to the Droid because their release date is far enough away (and they will probably be on non-Verizon carriers). I believe they have kept the Passion a secret because if they had announced it a month ago, it would have killed Droid sales, and resulted in a lot of returns. Just my theory....
  9. iSEq

    iSEq Member

    Definite possibility - your logic is decent.
  10. sigpcory

    sigpcory New Member

    Lending credence to Verizon trying to move Droids before a new launch: both my wife and I got text messages yesterday offering an early upgrade (not up until August) only for a Droid or a Blackberry Storm. Currently have the HTC TouchPro, and can't wait if the HD2 comes out on Android 2.0!! Will certainly wait to steer clear of Motorola.

  11. whitey522

    whitey522 Active Member

    correct me if im wrong but I thought that in an engadget review for the HD2 it is running WinMo 6.5? Sense UI is integrated so its not horribly different then some current android phones but I am 99% sure the HD2 is windows mobile.
  12. harsaphes

    harsaphes Well-Known Member

    HD2 is winmo...the passion, it the "same" device running android.
  13. AllSpades

    AllSpades Member

    Any clue on whether Passion will have Sense UI or just plain-jane Android 2.0?
  14. kwaping

    kwaping Well-Known Member

    It's *supposed* to be running Sense UI on top of 2.0, but everything we think we know about the Passion right now is based on speculation or unconfirmed rumors.
  15. whitey522

    whitey522 Active Member

    if by the same you mean the same processor yes but its more like the hero then the hd2. the hd2 is nothing like the passion cosmetically.
  16. kwaping

    kwaping Well-Known Member

    Care to cite your source for that?
  17. shawn487

    shawn487 Well-Known Member

    i dont know whitey's sources but everything i have heard is that they are not making an android version of the hd2 but do hear rumors of and android device running 2.0 with the snapdragon so i am thinking it will be like the hero/eris also maybe thinner though who knows if it is as thin as the hd2 or looks just like it i would be happy even if the camera stook out a bit and made it un level
  18. whitey522

    whitey522 Active Member

    yea to be honest i don't have a "source" i thought the general consensus was that the passion was going to be a lot like the hero/eris. why would they release the exact same phone one with winmo and one with android?
  19. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Well-Known Member

    I don't recall anyone officially stating that HTC was going to make an "identical" Android Version of the HD2.

    As far as the hardware goes, yes, it sounds like there WILL be an Android Device coming that breathes life and total badassness, (Is that a word? It is NOW!) with a 1Ghz Snapdragon Processor, also possibly sporting the same size screen as the HD2.

    The leaked picture of the "Dragon/Passion looks nothing like the HD2...Once again, proving (if real & a final physical design) that NO ONE ever said that an IDENTICAL HD2 Android phone was in the works.

    Think of the all the rumors & news of an HD2 Android phone coming, not to be taken literally.

    ONLY consider the release of HTC's Dragon/Passion Android Device as HTC's answer to the Windows Mobile HTC HD2 device.

    Its a fairly easy concept to grasp.

    An easy void(void where HTC produces an Android Device similar in Hardware to the HD2) that HTC, again I assume will eventually fill, and has had plans of filling, for quite some time.

    It only makes perfect sense... (Get it? haha)
    Why only produce smartphones with 1Ghz Snapdragon processors for only one Platform, like Windows Mobile?
    Exactly, it doesn't.

    The above is my opinion & what I believe.

    I have come across several articles online where its almost instantly clear, that whoever posted an article relating to the HTC Dragon/Passion, has absolutely NO idea what they were writing/typing about.

    If there IS a webpage where someone HAS claimed a PHYSICALLY Identical HD2 Android phone is coming, please correct me and post the link below.

    The phone may not even be called Dragon or Passion. Time will tell.

    Although I really feel that "Dragon" is a cool name & superior marketing name, could also support an awesome line of commercials...Followed by lots of $$$$ for Verizon, HTC, etc.

    Look at all the Motorola Droid commercials...
    The commercials deliver, and so does the Motorola Droid.
    We are nearly in 2010, Computer Graphics can really yield some top notch & entertaining commercials.

    Thank You For Your Time ;)
  20. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Well-Known Member

    what the hell was the point of that post? i want those 39 seconds back in my life.
  21. YamiYaiba

    YamiYaiba Well-Known Member

    So, I decided to stop by a Verizon store in Knoxville, TN on Black Friday. I waltzed right up to the service desk and asked the rep what he knew about the upcoming HTC Passion. His response was (and bear in mind, I'm paraphrasing) "I'm really looking forward to it's release. Android should run really well on Snapdragon."

    Dunno if this counts for confirmation or not. He could just be another hopeful fan like us. Still, it's an encouraging sign.
  22. Bigger than you

    Bigger than you Well-Known Member

    That was encouraging to hear..thanks for posting it,because I too am waiting!!

    Thanks again, but I hope I have mine before you have yours..hahaha..j/k
  23. keving

    keving Well-Known Member

    I am waiting for this new phone, but am hoping that the new device is very similar to their HD2, in that it has some hard buttons on the bottom of the phone. That is one thing I dis-liked about the Droid.
    I would hope this would have the Sense UI over the Android 2.x as well.
  24. SmallTownGypsy

    SmallTownGypsy Well-Known Member

    To another here in East TN it sounds good to me. I have been meaning to stop by the Sevierville store. Have some acquaintances that work there so hoping they'll give a little info. :)
  25. Spriter

    Spriter Well-Known Member

    Keep us updated! :)
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