May 182012

The HTC One S was codenamed HTC Ville during its development. It may be about to be joined by a slightly different variant if leaked documents obtained by BriefMobile about the HTC Ville C turn out to be accurate. The device could be HTC’s response to Qualcomm’s difficulties meeting demand for its 28nm Snapdragon S4 SoC.

Rumoured HTC Ville C

While most specifications match those of the HTC One S, there are two notable differences. The HTC Ville C will use an older and somewhat slower S3 chipset, the dual-core Qualcomm MSM8260 clocked at 1.2GHz (the 1.7GHz listed is apparently a typo). It will also sport HTC Sense 4.5. This could be a relatively big update over HTC Sense 4.0 which is found on current HTC One devices.

There is no word yet on availability or pricing.

Read more: BriefMobile

Feb 172012

The HTC Endeavor was formerly known as the HTC Edge and it now appears to be headed for another name change. PocketNow has learned that it could be launched (likely at Mobile World Congress) as the HTC One X or HTC OneX.

Meanwhile, a second report supports earlier rumours about the HTC Endeavor’s specifications. MoDaCo‘s source confirms that details leaked earlier are correct and adds a few more to complete the picture:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz quad-core Nvidia AP33 Tegra 3
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0
  • Cellular connectivity: 21Mbps HSDPA
  • Other connectivity: A-GPS, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • Display: 4.7-inch HD (720 x 1280) S-LCD 2
  • Input: Capacitive touchscreen
  • Memory: 1GB RAM
  • Storage: 32GB internal / No microSD card slot
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with f/2.2 lens, backlit sensor and 1080p video capture
  • Front-facing camera: 1.3MP capable of 720p video capture
  • Battery: 1,800mAh
  • Dimensions: 8.8 millimeters thick with unibody design
  • Other: Beats Audio, microSIM card, FM radio

MoDaCo adds that the buttons seen on leaked images have been replaced by capacitive ones typical of an Android 4.0 device. The only physical buttons will be the power button and volume rocker. It will also have a dual-colour (green and amber) LED notification rather than a multi-colour one like on the Galaxy Nexus.

The dual-core HTC Ville looks set to be launched as the One S alongside the HTC One X/Endeavor/Edge.

Read more: PocketNow and Modaco

HTC Ville caught on video?

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Jan 312012

The rumoured HTC Ville has been caught on video. The clip focuses on Android and the HTC Sense 4.0 overlay. It also confirms that the HTC Ville will come with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1GB RAM and a rear-facing 8MP camera. It adds that it will also come with a front-facing VGA camera, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.

HTC is expected to unveil the HTC Ville at Mobile World Congress in February.

Update:The original video has unfortunately now been made private. Fortunately, a copy is floating about (for now).

Read more: HTC Hub (in French) [Google translation]

Jan 152012

The only device HTC unveiled at last week’s Consumer Electronics Show was the HTC Titan II, the first LTE Windows Phone smartphone to be headed to AT&T. More announcements are expected at next month’s Mobile World Congress. Among these is likely to be the HTC Ville. PocketNow has learned that it is likely headed to T-Mobile where it could launch as early as this spring.

Earlier rumours suggest that the HTC Ville will be quite slim (under 8mm). It looks like it will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Android 4.0 along with HTC Sense 4.0. It could also pack a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED qHD display and an 8MP camera.

Rumoured HTC Ville

PocketNow also expects HTC to unveil HTC Family, a new service that will allow family members to leave other messages and coordinate family events. Geolocation support would also make it easier for family members to know where each is.

HTC is also rumoured to unveil one other smartphone and a quad-core tablet at MWC. The second rumoured smartphone may also be powered by a quad-core processor. Could it be the HTC Edge?

Read more: PocketNow

Dec 192011

HTCBGR has landed some information about HTC’s 2012 smartphone roadmap, including some details about new flagship devices. Overall, HTC plans to release fewer devices next year with a greater emphasis on quality. Its first quarter is expected to be somewhat quieter but still promises some exciting devices.

First up will be a new HTC Titan-like smartphone for AT&T sporting a 4.7-inch display and 4G LTE (possibly the first Windows Phone to support LTE if Nokia does not beat it to the punch). After its possible announcement at CES, it could be available as early as February 5th.

HTC’s flagship device for the first half of 2012 will be the HTC Elite. The HTC Edge and HTC Ville will launch alongside. Little is known about the HTC Elite at this point but it will likely run Android 4.0 and sport Beats Audio. AT&T could offer it as the HTC Congressional (really????) with a launch as early as the first half of April. If the quad-core HTC Edge is not to be HTC’s flagship, it suggests even more impressive specs for the HTC Elite (assuming all these rumours are correct in the first place).

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Nov 272011

A new image of the upcoming HTC Ville has surfaced. While there are no dimensions to go with the render, it does look like it could be as thin (under 8mm) as previous rumours have suggested.

Rumoured HTC Ville

The picture also appears to confirm that the HTC Ville will have a unibody (aluminium?) design similar to that of the HTC Sensation.

The HTC Ville could start shipping as early as next April after its reveal at the Mobile World Congress in February.

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Nov 142011

HTCThe Chinese-language Commercial Times is reporting that HTC will unveil a quad-core NVIDIA tablet at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012 along with two new smartphones. The report indicates that one of these two will also use a quad-core NVIDIA processor. Both quad-core devices are likely to use the new Tegra 3 processor announced last week.

HTC last week promised to launch a tablet that would hopefully set it apart from its competition in the crowded Android tablet market. While the tablet will be announced at MWC, it will apparently launch closer to the Q3 time frame.

Based on recent leaks, HTC could unveil both the quad-core HTC Edge and the HTC Ville in Barcelona in February.

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Nov 092011

On the heels of the HTC Edge leaks come details about another upcoming HTC smartphone. BGR has landed details about the HTC Ville (its development codename) which should be unveiled at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2012. Here is what we know so far about the HTC Ville:

  • Processor: 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • Operating system: Google Android 4.0 with HTC Sense 4.0
  • Cellular connectivity: HSPA+
  • Display: 4.3-inch qHD Super AMOLED
  • Rear-facing camera: 8MP with f/2.2 lens and 1080p video capture
  • Battery: 1,650mAh
  • Other: Beats Audio

The HTC Ville will not come with NFC due to its metal casing. It should be less than 8mm thick.

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