A new HTC phone has been spotted in the wild and guess what, it’s running Google’s latest operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich. Well, that’s not really a big deal now, eh? Okay, here are the details. Or shall we say the lack of. This phone is nameless, for starters; secondly it looks eerily similar to a lot of other handsets we’ve seen from HTC in the past,but here's what's different. According to Phone Arena, the hardware information of the ICS running phone shows that it comes with a 1.2GHz dual core Snapdragon processor, 1 gig of RAM, an eight megapixel camera and a VGA front facing camera. There’s 4G connectivity as well.
ICS with Sense 4.0
To be honest, if this is one of their upcoming devices then we’re not really impressed because HTC seems to be going the BlackBerry way – all their devices are ending up looking quite similar to each other. Anyway, back to the specs, this one seems to be having an AMOLED screen as opposed to the S-LCD we’re more used to seeing. The phone in the picture is running on Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich and has HTC Sense 4.0 on top. However, it doesn’t go the Galaxy Nexus way and has dedicated buttons below the screen.
Based on these specs alone and from what can be seen of the device, we’re not too impressed with HTC. Firstly, as mentioned earlier, the design barely surprises us and secondly it’s the specs. Right now, they’re definitely not groundbreaking and that in itself makes the device look outdated. However, if they’re planning to get this device as one mid budget Android then we’re happy campers. There are chances that this phone might come out this year. With MWC not far away, it’s only a matter of time before we get to see what’s on the cards from the top smartphone manufacturers. As for this device, if it does come, we’re hoping, it is released at the right price. What do you guys think about this nameless HTC device? Impressive or boring? Let us know in the comments section below.
Publish date: February 11, 2012 11:53 am| Modified date: December 18, 2013 9:35 pm