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HTC GPhones handed out @ Google....

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Y314K, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Y314K

    Y314K Well-Known Member
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    Looks like we should learn soon what exactly is the HTC GPhone... And if all this phones are the same phone... HTC GPhone/Dragon/Passion/Bravo...

     

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  2. Phydeaux

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    Cool! We should start seeing images of this phone by the end of the weekend.
     
  3. Y314K

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    I am beginning to suspect that the HTC GPhone should be very different then the HTC Bravo which is the only HTC-SnapDragon device we actually know specs to... The reason is why would HTC be shopping around the HTC GPhone as one of theirs... And I don't think google would let HTC just clone & release what they are taughting as the real Android phone....

    So this are the specs of the HTC Bravo...

    HTC Bravo Specs as of 12/07/2009

    OS: Android 2.0

    Drisplay: 3.7" WVGA AMOLED Capacitive touch screen

    Camera: 5MP w/ Auto focus, 2x LED Flash

    Int. Mem.: 512MB flash; 320MB RAM (60MB's from processor)

    Chipset: Qualcomm QSD 8250, 1GHz (Snapdragon)

    Battery: 1400 mAh

    Also: MicroSD, WLAN, BlueTooth 2.1 with EDR, GPS/AGPS, G-Sensor, Digital Compass, FM Radio, MicroUSB 3.5mm audio jack.....

    I am hopping what ever the HTC GPhone ends up being... It improves the HTC's Bravo's...

    OS (Android 2.1)

    Display(4" to 5")

    Internal Memory (8-32GB's)

    Battery(2100-2700mAh)

    Guess we should know soon enough...

    I just hope we don't have to wait till Google CEO Eric Schmidt gives the keynote speech at Mobile World Congress in early Feb. 2010 to get anything official... [​IMG]
     
  4. shawheim_a

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    im excited. wonder what carrier is gonna pick it up. i hope sprint does! i hope they all do share the love!
     
  5. Y314K

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    The one's handed out suppose to be GSM unlocked.. Which means ATT & TMobile right off the back... Hopefully they will be released unlocked...
     
  6. elementfire180

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    Im beginning to feel like Verizon customers are going to get shafted here.
     
  7. Y314K

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    Maybe not... It's just easier to test out GSM devices with interchangeable sim cards then to have to mess with CDMA at this point in the process...

    No idea... But at this point, just like the free dev. devices that where giving out last year... GSM is the way to go...
     
  8. Carl C

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  9. SoCalMiles

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    True. Verizon Requires a plan and actvation....Just swap the sim card in a GSM and you're good...much simpler!
     
  10. rdalcanto

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    "smaller than the hero" (Phandroid article).

    Doesn't sound like a 4inch screen if that statement was accurate....
     
  11. SoCalMiles

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    Latest reports have said 3.5 to 3.7 in on the screen size which is still the larger end on screen size. I know it's sounds a lot smaller than 4.3 in but think of the sizes on the market NOW and the largest I believe is 3.7 in...at least at the Verizon store.

    I think Google handing these out is the best confirmation of a January release. Companies know the more units that are out in the open means the more photo's and specs are going to be released to the public. Not good unless you were planning on announcing something soon. I'm surprised no new photo's have sprung up yet.
     
  12. rdalcanto

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    I think some people are confusing the google phone with the Passion. I posted this in another thread too, but rumors were that the Passion was in the hands of Google employees a couple of weeks ago. Hopefully that is closer to release now, and the folks at Google are playing with a similar, but different, toy now.
     
  13. Phydeaux

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    It sounds like the rumors that the gPhone was going to be a VoIP device were false.
     
  14. Y314K

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    That part was my hopes and dreams..

    Hopefully the hardware what was handed out is not the final product...:cool:

    Why would they release the final product without officially announcing it since this things would get all over the place once given away... Hope that is just to test v2.1...:thinking:
     
  15. Mykpfsu

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    I think Techcrunch is taking the "someone put an ATT sim card in and it worked" a bit too far perhaps.
    The Google folk most likely got the HTC Dragon. We know HTC has Android 2.1 with Sense, this Dragon has 2.1 as well. The only difference between the Dragon and the Passion is some tailoring on the Dragon and the Dragon is smaller. We've already seen animated wallpapers with Sense so the Passion wont be missing that. At most maybe having every app support voice to text will be missing on Passion.
    It would seem odd that with Google and Verizon announcing a partnership (I havent seen another carrier with such an agreement) that Verizon would be missing out unless the Passion is almost the same phone.
     
  16. Y314K

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    That's my guess right now too... No pics = no confirmation which phone is which...

    HTC GPhone

    HTC Dragon/Passion/Bravo = 3.7" AMOLED

    All at google's Mountain View..
     
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    As much as I hear everyone complain about AT&T why does anyone put anything on GSM?
     
  19. Bigger than you

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    Right now the Buzz/chat is serious on this Google phone.Saying CDMA and GSM version.

    This was twittered by a Google Employee and CNET employee
     
  20. jaymz462

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    All these rumors and speculations are driving me mad. Here's what I want for Christmas:

    1) Confirmation that the Passion truly does exist
    2) Confirmed specs for the Passion
    3) Confirmation that this Google phone truly does exist
    4) Confirmed specs for the Google Phone
    5) What carriers each phone will support (confirmed, of course)

    Really, give me that and I'll have a very merry Christmas!
     
  21. bcltoys

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    If it is a true google phone i/e viop would it not be better suited for wimax or lte. Maybe just a test phone.
     
  22. TheNorthernForest

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    I love how all rumored phones go into the Passion Forum.
     
  23. Phydeaux

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    Yeah, they need to add a "HTC gPhone" to the forums. How does one make this happen?
     
  24. Nashdroid

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    If Google and Verizon are truly partnered and there have been SO many rumors of the Passion coming out in January... Well, would it help Verizon for Google to hand out a bunch of ONLY GSM versions of this new phone to their employees? Keyword: GSM ONLY. Well hell yes it would. How many people look at these forums each day? I'm on here at least five times a day and this is my first post, and the information that I get off of these forums I go and tell all of my "non-techy" friends. Word of mouth is the best way to spread information, and these forums and the internet spread information like cancer.

    So...my point is, how many more people will/might go ahead and get off of the fence about buying a Motorola Droid or an HTC Eris simply because they now, because of this latest news, have lost all hope that there is actually going to be a CDMA version come out? I would say a lot.

    This is simply a theory, of course, but I would have to say that Google just did Verizon a BIG solid, simply by handing out some test devices to their employees that were GSM devices. Liquidate as MUCH of the current "DROID" phone hardware at Verizon before the Passion is released. Everyone wins. And look how simple it was. Verizon is reading these forums and jumping with joy that all of us CDMA people are all worried. haha This means we'll go tell our friends to perhaps go ahead and buy the Droid or Eris, because it doesn't look like a CDMA version is coming out. Don't be fooled. Watch and wait. It's all about profit and money. They're a company, I wouldn't expect anything less than wanting to MAKE MORE MONEY. Google and HTC aren't going to leave their biggest partner disappointed. I'm nobody, but I just know good and well there is a killer phone coming to Verizon. There's too much rumor not to be. Hang tight!
     
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