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.
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The Omnia II beats this with its bigger, better screen, onboard storage, DVD quality recording and 800Mhz processor, not to mention it will probably have a better camera as well. HTC will have to up their game considerably and stop making devices with yesterdays tech.
I'm looking past this and longingly looking forward to the Star and Super Star
I will love to have the Star, but I'm waiting for the Diamond 2 as an intermediate phone. I hope Sprint will offer the Diamond 2 or the Star.
@ THEEFMAN do you have a source for the OMNIA 2 CPU 800Mhz? i ask because the CPU's have not been confirmed for the OMNIA PRO and OMNIA 2. the only device they recently announced with a 800Mhz CPU is the "JET".
According to their published specs, its confirmed at least for the Omnia Pro.
again such a slow CPU ? How many years do they want to sell the old crap ? no Tegra ?
WTF? Slow!?! 800 mhz in a phone is pretty nice. Most of the best phones right now are 500-600 mhz. Tegra is 600 mhz ;P
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