There are several 1 GHz Snapdragon phones that we have heard of (Acer Liquid, Sony Xperia, HTC Dragon) but none of them have been rumored for a United States release until now.
The Unlockr posted some pictures of a mysterious Android phone which they are now claiming is the HTC Passion (aka Dragon, Zoom 2) and they claim it’s headed for Verizon. They even go as far to say the phone could launch in Q4. I would be surprised if this phone ships before Christmas, but I hope I’m wrong.
Highlights of the rumored HTC Passion include:
- HTC Sense UI
- Android 2.0
- 1 GHz Snapdragon platform
- 512 MB ROM / 256 MB RAM
- 4.3″ WVGA 480 x 800 capacitive display
- 5 megapixel camera
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- FM radio
If these rumors turn out to be true, the Motorola Droid could face some stiff competition this holiday season.