Possible HTC Firestone pics & specs

It's been a good couple of weeks since we've seen an HTC phone leak out, so we suppose we're due. Here's what is rumored to be the HTC Firestone, and it appears to hold up pretty well to the early renders we saw in that massive leak earlier this year.

If this indeed is on the level and isn't a clever Photoshop job — it looks pretty good and the shading is what we've come to know from HTC — then it could be a successor to the Touch HD. The latest rumored specs also match the info in the previous leak:

  • Phone: GSM850, GSM900, GSM1800, GSM1900, UMTS900, UMTS2100. (That's missing the U.S. 3G band, natch.)
  • Windows Mobile 6.5.
  • 3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen.
  • Qualcomm 8250 processor at 600MHz.
  • 512MB ROM/256MB RAM.
  • Micro SD.
  • Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR.
  • WiFi b/g.
  • aGPS.
  • G Sensor.
  • 3.5mm headphone jack.
  • 8MP camera

As for the earlier rumors of a possible U.S. release? Your guess is as good as ours. But what are the odds of something like this and the Touch Diamond 2 co-existing in the same market? (That said, HTC, feel free to offer us an unlocked version here!)

Hitech-sanook via wmpoweruser

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  • It's a little bit meh, to be honest. Slight improvement in processor, but that's it. Decrease in screen size (by 0.2 inch) and RAM (by 30Mbs). 8MP camera, but no mention of flash. And I don't think the problem with HTCs camera's are necessarily the number of mega pixels. If it was on sale today I wouldn't rush out to upgrade my Tocuh HD. But we will see.
  • What still no Flash, typical HTC out of touch.
  • @Micheal over at Engadget Mobile stated it perfectly... "Yay more underperforming WinMo phones with pretentious codenames, keep em coming, HTC!" Where is the 1GHz Snapdraqgon...oops forgot this isn't Toshiba...
  • I could go for an 8MP camera,,,,,, sorry nothing negative to say..... i'm a fanboy
  • WHAT,,,,, missing the US 3G bands!!!!! D@ng HTC,,,, when is this U.S. hatred going to end?!?!?!
  • just a fake!!!look at he sensors...the new pdas from htc comes with 2 sensors near the speaker....this one has one only.... photoshop joking...eheheh