Lots more information coming out from that HTC Mazaa device running Mango RTM build 7720 that we mentioned yesterday morning.
Cpitt over at XDA received the phone as an award for winning a Microsoft sponsored developer contest. Since then he has posted numerous images and detailed some of the changes on board:
- GPU seems faster - using WP Benchmark, the Mazaa hit 50 FPS vs the HD7 (Mango 7712) at 23 FPS
- Local Scout in RTM 7720 has its own Tile (edit: this is there in 7712, evidently)
- Fishtank on the Mazaa is about 47 fps, where it's only abou 30 on the HD7
- CDMA/GSM dual band
The CDMA/GSM dual band makes this a shoe in for Verizon, though it's doubtful the Mazaa will be released publicly. The faster GPU is potentially a combo of the tweaked RTM 7720 as well as the Adreno 205 GPU chipset that is thought to be on board the Mazaa, giving it a little extra horsepower.
Even though this is basically a revised HTC Trophy, we like where all of this is heading--RTM build of Mango seems fantastic, potentially faster GPU in devices (plus bumping the 30 FPS cap from NoDo) means smoother graphics. We have a good feeling about this fall...
Oh and XDA member lionmilk, who also won one, sold his on eBay for the low-low price of $699.