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  1. chris 290

    chris 290 Well-Known Member

    If the specs on this phone turn out to be true, then this will be my next phone.

    Tegra 3 quad core, ics, 720p display (hopefully lcd so I can read it in sunlight), sense and 8mp camera. Seems like some one read my Christmas wish list :)

    Only thing not so keen on is the size 4.7" seems on the large size for my hands, but hay can't have everything...

    Who is going to wait for this over galaxy nexus, I sure am...

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  2. pragmatous

    pragmatous Well-Known Member

    Ya I agree this phone is going to be great. My NE2 is not until 12/28 so I hope it comes out soon.

    The 4.7 size I can probably deal with seeing how it's a super computer in my pocket. I just hope the battery life is decent. Maybe not good just needs to be decent.
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  3. chris 290

    chris 290 Well-Known Member

    Regarding battery, I hope the 5th core of the processor will help due to it running background tasks at a lower clock speed. Guess we will know more about this processor when the asus transformer 2 is released.

    Sounds like a great contender phone though.

    I will be happy if htc put a decent amount of space for apps, make the sound / speaker decent.

    Looking forward to more details on this phone.
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  4. alex_pk

    alex_pk New Member

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  5. Namrak

    Namrak Well-Known Member

    From what I read it is supposed to be released with gb not ICS. Sounds like a beast but most of those cores will be wasted since ICS and most apps are not optimized for quad core
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  6. Baldilocks

    Baldilocks Well-Known Member

    I'm under the impression that ICS is optimized for multiple cores..
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  7. photon00

    photon00 Well-Known Member

    This phone ticks all the boxes for me.

    4.7" screen, tick
    HD screen, tick
    multiple cores, tick
    at least 1GB RAM, tick

    Really hope it has a micro sd card slot. I am not liking the trend with the sensation XL and nexus of omitting micor sd card slots Thought I really don't expect this phone to be out for a while (that is if the rumour is true). Based on past history of time from leak to release I would put this phone at a Q2 2012 release. Hope it comes out earlier as this is the top of my list right now.
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  8. photon00

    photon00 Well-Known Member

    You may be surprised. I had a look at the sensation XL this weekend. Really liked the size. It is not that much bigger than the sensation (though that may be too big anyway).
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  9. Phases

    Phases Community Manager Administrator

    This phone is a beast. Half tempted to forget the Galaxy Nexus and wait for more details on this guy.

    Though, I'm not sure I care for Sense..
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  10. pragmatous

    pragmatous Well-Known Member

    I think Sense adds a lot to the phone. Mainly a "wow cool" factor but it has it has it's usefulness too. Easy to check the weather and time. *shrug

    Not sure how sense will work with the new UI with ICS tho.

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  11. nyg010

    nyg010 Well-Known Member

    +1 on that. To be honest I was all over the Nexus no matter what, but I'm having second thoughts. I know something new is always around the corner but this is truly a game changer if true. Only two things holding me back is 1)I dont want to wait another ~3 months. 2) Definitely not a huge fan of HTC.

    Also about the quad core talking going on above- the software has not caught up to this YET..but its really only a matter of time until developers make use of all four cores (although most will describe this as very unnecessary), Moore's Law speaks for itself :).
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  12. chris 290

    chris 290 Well-Known Member

    Two more disappointments for me anyhow

    1. micro sim - this could be a deal breaker as im on a very good payg old tariff. Don't want to swap to a new sim..... Argghhh

    2. Not as important but still a shame, no sd card slot.

    Will have to see if things pan out like this.

    Won't games from nvidea be optimised for quad core?

    Still interested but slightly less so
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  13. pragmatous

    pragmatous Well-Known Member

    I have Verizon so I'm out. Verizon doesn't use micro-sim cards. It's probably AT&T or Sprint.

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  14. PhilMcGraw

    PhilMcGraw Well-Known Member

    Most apps aren't optimized for quad core because there are no quad cores out there yet. However, as someone above mentioned, nvidia will most likely have a few quad-core games or apps available at launch.

    Also, if you think about it, those that bought the Motorola Atrix when it launched and are locked into a 2 year contract are pretty much good until their contract is up. So, even though you may think that grabbing this phone would seem pointless since no apps are optimized for it yet, it would be in a way "future proof". Not to mention, that this many cores along with the amount of cores on the GPU are on par if not better than the Sony Vita.
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  15. jaydub110

    jaydub110 Well-Known Member

    Who's gonna be the carrier for this phone ?
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  16. Skipdawg

    Skipdawg Well-Known Member

    That is indeed tempting!!
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  17. PatyCake

    PatyCake Well-Known Member

    Verizon should definitly pick it up. With 4G
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  18. pragmatous

    pragmatous Well-Known Member

    Verizon doesn't use GSM sim cards they use LTE sim cards.

  19. PatyCake

    PatyCake Well-Known Member

    HTC is THE BEST android manufacturer. All of its devices are high end quality. The hardware is amazing + the software of HTC Sense. Agree or disagree, this is the truth.
  20. alex_pk

    alex_pk New Member

    and GPU?
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  21. PhilMcGraw

    PhilMcGraw Well-Known Member

    The GPU uses 12 cores. It is talked about in the article on the front page right now: Quad-Core Android: NVIDIA Tegra 3 Explored In-Depth

    Also, the rumors for the Edge is that it will have HSPA+ which means Verizon wouldn't be a candidate, but rather T-Mobile or AT&T. Unless another rumor mentions LTE or CDMA capabilities, it doesn't look like it'll go to Verizon or Sprint.
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  22. alex_pk

    alex_pk New Member

    do u have any info about display?
  23. photon00

    photon00 Well-Known Member

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  24. bsutton1

    bsutton1 Well-Known Member

    I'm very interested as well. I was looking at the Rezound but I'm holding out for now. I'm waiting to do my upgrade around March/April. I will be keeping my eye on The Edge.

    Has anybody heard about "Zeta"?
  25. patrick64

    patrick64 Active Member

    I've been reading about the Zeta for the last hour. If it is a real device to come, it sure has very goods specs about it. Hopefully it comes to VZW.

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