Leaked ROM reveals the WP7 HTC Mondrian, powered by a 1.3GHz Scorpion processor
Those of you who are sick of all the Android news of late might be excited to hear that HTC may be working on their first Windows Phone 7 handset already. Yes, it’s disappointing that the HTC HD2 will not be getting the new OS, but HTC has something better in the works. A leaked Windows Phone 7 Rom made its way to in the internet over the weekend. Hidden inside were a new code name, image, and a few specs that I’m sure will make some people quite happy. The hard working folks on XDA-Developers extracted the name: HTC Mondrian (Mondrian was a Dutch painter known best for Neo-Plasticism) from the ROM, along with details on a 4.3 inch WVGA Optrex display and a Snapdragon processor. Details sound a lot like the HTC HD2, but the code reveals that the Snapdragon processor will feature the 1.3GHz Scorpion core which will definitely give it a huge boost in powered over its older sibling.
The image discovered in the ROM is most likely not what the HTC Mondrian will look like. As you can tell, it resembles the HTC HD more than it does the HD2. HTC has mentioned that they are committed to Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform, but we don’t have any indication when they plan on releasing any WP7 powered phones.