T-Mobile recently tweeted that their first HSPA+ handset was going to be unveiled in the coming weeks and now a teaser site just went live. Included in the source code for the site is the codename Vanguard, which is a HTC phone spotted in the leaked T-Mobile roadmap.
The HTC Vanguard was scheduled to launch September 9th, 2010 which lines up with the end of summer target that T-Mobile announced for their first HSPA+ handset. Some sites are speculating this device could be the rumored HTC Vision/Blaze, but we will have to wait and see what gets revealed. I’m hearing the third Monday in August could be a good day for Android related announcements.
Even though T-Mobile’s HSPA+ network supports speeds up to 21 Mbps, this device has a theoretical peak capability of 14.4 Mbps.
Current rumors suggest this device will include a 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, but I have a feeling something more powerful will be used. T-Mobile has started to promote their new HSPA+ network as the largest to offer 4G speeds and you can bet their first HSPA+ handset is going to be a device that will demand attention.
Check back later for a more in-depth report on what HTC and Qualcomm might have in store for T-Mobile.