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HTC Spark Photos Leaked


HTC Spark Photos Leaked

The launch of Windows Phone 7 is just around the corner so we'll soon be knee deep in brand new handsets from all the major players. For the time being, though, we have to make do with sneak peaks from the lucky few working behind the scenes, and the latest phone to drop is the HTC Spark.

Appearing in Egypt of all places, snaps of the handset were caught by the user 'Fishawy', a senior member of the XDA-Developers forums. He writes, "Today I met a friend who has a Windows 7 HTC Spark phone for testing purposes. Since I found nothing on it online (even GSM Arena & XDA), I took some snapshots."

Following up these tantalising images the same user revealed the phone has a 3.8in WVGA (800 x 480) screen and a 1GHz processor. He also goes on to say that this appears to be the same handset as the previously leaked Mondrian. We wonder whether they could just be subtle variations on the same design though.

Interestingly, Fishawy doesn't appear to be totally impressed by the handset pointing out that the "The keyboard is ugly & silly", "the GUI isn't quite attractive like Sense 2.5", and "Some simple settings were impossible to find (like USB to PC connectivity)", which doesn't bode well. However, these points were countered with news that "Finally, there's a Camera Shutter Key!!" and "Phone is much lighter & smaller than my Leo".

Whatever the final verdict, we won't have long to wait to find out as that 11th October launch date draws ever nearer.




October 1, 2010, 9:36 am

The UI looks like it was designed for the sight impaired. Can they make the icons any bigger? And if I have a phone full of apps (as I do now) where the heck do all the icons live? It would take me ages to track them all down ... not so sure!


October 1, 2010, 1:41 pm

@Lantic - I am assuming here that the front screen is for your frequently used applications.

Even though users may have a phone full of apps most of the time users will only ever access between 3-6 on a daily basis.

I have maxed all the apps on my Iphone, however I only access Mail/Web/Contacts/Phone all the time. The other apps are as and when I require them.


October 1, 2010, 1:43 pm

@Edward Chester - "new handsets from all the major players". Do you know something that the rest of don't? Are Nokia and Apple (to name just two) either not major players, or both planning to release a W7 phone?

Geoff Richards

October 1, 2010, 2:07 pm

@Kaurisol: fair point. I'm sure Ed meant "all the usual Windows Phone suspects". Naturally this excludes Apple and Nokia, but does include HTC and Samsung, LG, and a few others.

And since we're setting the record straight, don't expect Windows Phone 7 to appear on a Blackberry or Palm phone either.

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