HTC Whitestone spied in Bluetooth docs

When it comes to learning about upcoming new hardware, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group is one of our favorite one-stop shops. Today we get wind of the HTC Whitestone [via wmpoweruser], which we originally saw leaked six months ago in that monster HTC roundup.

The Whitestone is the epitome of the HTC black slab form and looks to be a follow-up to the Touch HD. Let's hope HTC breaks from the past here and actually offers it in the United States. Rumored specs are a 3.6-inch touchscreen at 480x800, 256MB of RAM/512 of ROM, a Qualcomm 7600 processor at 528MHz. A 5-megapixel camera, aGPS and GSM and CDMA radios also have been mentioned. Verzion has been mentioned as a possible carrier.

The kickstand and 3.5mm headphone jack make this an obvious multimedia contender. But here's the thing: While the above specs are nothing to sneeze at in any phone on the market today, we know what's coming. Namely, the Zune HD (and that's now a confirmed Tegra proc under its hood, btw), and future Tegra- and Snapdragon-powered phones. Here's to hoping HTC can pull out some surprises later this year.

Phil Nickinson

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