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HTC Leo Becomes Second 1GHz Snapdragon Smartphone

Gordon Kelly


HTC Leo Becomes Second 1GHz Snapdragon Smartphone

Let's put it bluntly: Ed quite liked the TG01, I've had more enjoyable root canal. This on the other hand is far more exciting...

Newly leaked with high quality images is the much rumoured HTC Leo, which looks set to live up to its name. First off is the same gang busting Qualcomm 1GHz chipset as found in the TG01, but equally important are the rest of the specifications:

  • 4.3in 480 x 800 capacitive touchscreen

  • 5MP camera, dual LED flash

  • aGPS

  • WiFi

  • Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR

  • microSD expansion slot (32GB compatible)

  • 3.5mm headphone jack (hurrah!)

  • 121 x 67 x 11mm dimensions

  • 1,250 mAh battery

  • Windows Mobile 6.5
Yes, I know the last bit may be a deal breaker for some, but the Windows Mobile latest builds are getting better. Furthermore, capacitive screens weren't initially supported by this admittedly bridging OS, so perhaps Microsoft has a surprise or two in store.

As for the TG01 comparison, well... there is no comparison. It managed a (still impressive - in fact the best part) 4.1in 480 x 800 resistive touchscreen, 3MP camera with no flash, no 3.5mm headphone jack, 1,000 mAh battery and it runs Windows Mobile 6.1 (with a truly horrible custom UI).

So for those that wisely held back on the TG01, it looks like HTC is about to reward you. Given we don't yet have a release date, however, we can't say when. An educated guess? Windows Mobile 6.5 is planned for a Q4 release, it would seem unlikely for HTC to be far behind...


via ai.rs blog

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