Saturday, January 23, 2010

T-Mobile to get HTC Supersonic with Android 3.0 with Nvidia's Tegra Chipset

A screen shot of a purported new HTC phone named Supersonic is headed to T-Mobile. According to BGR, a screen shot sent to them anonymously shows a firmware of Android 3.0 and shows the carrier being T-Mobile. Not much else is known of the device but we can say that T-Mobile has been the go-to carrier of choice for Android handsets (probably because they are the nicest and easiest carrier to work with when releasing new devices).

T-Mobile so far has five Android handsets in their line up so far: HTC G1, HTC myTouch, Motorola CLIQ and Samsung Behold II and of course Google’s Nexus One, making it the leading carrier of Android handsets. The launch date and specs of the latest Android handset built by HTC are not known, but if the firmware gives us any indication, this could possible be another device running a Snapdragon processor or perhaps this could very well be the first phone on Nvidia’s Tegra powered platform. Why you ask? Simply because evidence supports this possibility due to ICD’s Tegra tablet “Vega”,  a 15-inch Android-based tablet, which was finally announced and is headed to T-Mobile UK. Also, in an interview with the, Mike Rayfield, the general manager of Nvidia’s mobile unit said the we can expect “the company’s Tegra chip to debut in a phone from one of the top five cell-phone makers”. Although this reported to be in Q4 of 2009, the evidence is still clear that a new handset will be coming out soon.

Some reports have estimated the following specifications:

  • an APX 2500 or 2600 chipset which could provide significantly accelerated 3D and decode 720p video
  • 25 days of music or 10-hours of 1080p video playback on a single charge
  • video games play at up to 46 frames per second
  • GPU accelerated Adobe Flash animations
  • always-on processors for instant access to the network
  • 3G, WiFi, and WiMax solutions support
  • to includes an HDMI port

The possibility of an HTC built, Tegra powered device running Android 3.0 is stunning and very likely, but we’ll just have to wait and see, once again.

[Via, Engadget, BGR]


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