Leaks reveal the HTC Elite, HTC Fireball and an LTE WP7 device -
Things have been a little quiet lately, which is a bit odd since CES is right around the corner and HTC’s new phones for the next year typically start to show up in new leaks right around this time. Fortunately, there are some new rumors which have surfaced today which indicate that HTC is hard at work making new phones for all of us to enjoy.
HTC Elite (HTC Congressional)
The first rumor we came across this afternoon is of a new HTC phone heading to AT&T this spring. The phone is currently known as the HTC Elite but the name could change to the HTC Congressional by the time is launches in mid-April. The HTC Elite is said to be running on the latest version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) and will most likely come with HTC Sense 4.0.
Exact details of the HTC Elite’s specs are missing, but we assume it will be powered by a Qualcomm S4 dual-core chip and will have a large, high-resolution display. Don’t expect the HTC Elite to be unveiled until Mobile World Congress in February.
LTE Windows Phone
Rumor has it that HTC is working an a 4G LTE enabled Windows Phone handset for AT&T. The nameless device would not only be the first WP7 LTE handset for AT&T, but it would also be the very first LTE enabled Windows Phone device by any OEM. HTC has always led the pack when it comes to producing 4G phones, so it’s not surprising that they would be the first manufacturer to produce a 4G phone that runs on Microsoft’s mobile OS.
Specs for the mysterious WP7 device are sparse, but we do know that it will feature a 4.7-inch display and may be similar in size to the HTC Titan. With an expected February 5th launch date; look for the new Windows Phone handset at AT&T’s CES announcement next month.
Last year Verizon introduced the HTC Thunderbolt at CES. This year we expect the HTC Fireball to take the stage as Verizon’s hottest new 4G device. We really wish we had a few more details to go off of, but all we really have is the HTC Fireball’s model number (ADR6400) and a reference to 4G from Verizon’s inventory system.
We’re going to make a wild guess and say that the HTC Fireball is another Android 2.3.x powered phone with HTC Sense, a 4.3-inch HD display with a dual-core Qualcomm S3 processor. We could be wrong, but I don’t believe that HTC would be pushing out anything better than that so soon after the HTC Rezound.
HTC is working hard to deliver an array of new handsets. We’re excited to see what HTC and its carrier partners bring to CES, but we doubt any of those devices will be able to compete with what HTC has planned for Mobile World Congress in February.
What new HTC phone will you be waiting for?