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BGR: HTC Phone in France, Similar Looking to the Dragon

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mapex, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. Mapex

    Mapex Newbie
    Thread Starter

    HTC Touch.B aka Rome spotted in France Boy Genius Report

    Compare the pictures to:

    Hands-on with the Android-powered 1GHz HTC Dragon

    The devices look fairly similar upon a moment's gaze, with a few differences:
    -Touch B has a much smaller screen and no trackball
    -Haptic buttons are different
    -Touch B doesn't have a differently colored band on the back
    -Camera lenses are surrounded by different frames/designs
    -The location of the HTC logo on the front of the phone is different

    I'm not sure if HTC would release two phones that look this similar to each other, but I am not here theorizing about the existence of the Passion/Dragon. This article may or may not affect your beliefs on the subject at hand, however.
     



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  2. kwbayer

    kwbayer Lurker

    Well also no flash on the back and it is more square....
     
  3. owlmatt

    owlmatt Member

    Don't see flash, screen looks small. Looks more like an HTC Touch version of an Android phone than a High End. More Eris than anything. Love seeing new phone, but that can't be it.
     
  4. Mapex

    Mapex Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Even though the Droid Eris is basically a VZW Hero, it is sufficiently different in aesthetic design compared to either the Hero and Tattoo.

    The Dragon/Passion isn't that much different looking from this "more official" phone, so if the rumored devices do indeed exist they may be going under a complete overhaul OR the leaked pictures were of an early version of the Touch.B that had its specs lowered over time.

    Personally, I'm leaning towards the latter. I don't think we have seen the Dragon/Passion just yet.
     
  5. Noga

    Noga Newbie

    This seems logical
     
  6. owlmatt

    owlmatt Member

    Either way, not the droid we are all waiting for.
     
  7. gbelste

    gbelste Newbie

    Ya, if thats the passion i'm done waiting on the thing.
     
  8. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    I really think the Touch B
    &
    Passion are two different phones.

    We will all find out officially what the deal is sooner or later.
     
  9. Phydeaux

    Phydeaux Android Enthusiast

    2nd link is dead.
     
  10. MisterMcGoo

    MisterMcGoo Well-Known Member

    If this phone comes to VZW, and there is still no announcement for the Passion, then I'm going with it (unless the specs are <Eris).
     
  11. vaxick

    vaxick Member

    If that was the passion, I'd no longer care about it. I refuse to have a phone without a trackball or D-Pad.
     
  12. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

  13. wonderbread

    wonderbread Android Enthusiast

    New word on the street is... HTC Touch.B aka Rome, not Running Android After all? | Android Community

    Which makes sense given the non androidian buttons on the bottom. It does look handsome though, imo.

    also cool is this story: HTC Touch Pro2 rated second in Consumer Reports

    nice that an HTC device won 2nd prize. Makes me even more eager to see what their flagship Android will be like.
     
  14. Android_LIFE

    Android_LIFE Android Enthusiast

    I too actually like the look of the hTc Touch B.

    Glad the article surfaced earlier; it put the nail in the coffin on the rumor that had started to float around that the Touch B, could have possibly been the "passion"
     
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