We are just days away from Mobile World Congress and all the handset makers have begun to tease their announcements. HTC just tweeted a link to their Facebook page which has a countdown to MWC with the question, “Any ideas on what we are up to?” Since HTC decided to ask, we thought this was a good time to speculate on what they have been working on.
HTC is likely to announce a half-dozen new devices, but the big three are the Pyramid, Flyer, and Verdi.
Pyramid is HTC’s first dual-core handset that will feature Qualcomm’s third generation Snapdragon. The device is rumored to be headed to T-Mobile, but we suspect you will see it on a number of carriers. The device features a 4.3 inch qHD display and will support the latest 4G networks. Not much else is known about the remaining device specs.
Flyer is the codename give to HTC’s Galaxy Tab competitor. This Android tablet will feature a 7 inch display and is rumored to ship with Android 2.3,a single-core 1 GHz Snapdragon processor, and have dual-cameras. The Flyer has made many trips to the rumor mill so we believe it is real and coming soon, but there is always the chance that HTC upgrades the specs at the last minute.
Verdi is HTC’s “big thing” that no one is talking about. This device is a 10-inch Honeycomb tablet meant to compete with the Motorola Xoom and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2. Little is known beyond its codename and display size, but we will have to assume that HTC stuck with a dual-core Snapdragon and included all the normal bells and whistles.
Rounding out the show, we are likely to get a look at HTC’s new mid-range lineup. Engadget recently spotted a device in a promo video (see below) that is believed to be the Wildfire 2. We also have the trio of device renders that provides a hint at the new styling elements HTC is using.
I’m probably the most excited about getting my hands on the Pyramid, but a 10-inch tablet from HTC sounds pretty intriguing. Which device do you have high hopes for? Any other ideas on what HTC is up to?