Leaked Details for the HTC Firestone
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by Franz Bicar
A Windows Mobile handset from HTC has surfaced. The device is named the HTC Firestone, although this name could be changed at launch date as its clear the handset has not been officially released yet. It seems as though HTC hasn’t forgotten about Microsoft after all.
News about HTC these days involve their Google Android handsets, so, its quite refreshing to see them develop something with Microsoft’s Windows Mobile OS on it.
The device packs in quite a punch with a lot of styling that is similar to the HTC Touch Diamond or even the HTC Max 4G. Based on the specs posted on several sites, the Firestone could include features such as a 3.6 inch WVGA screen, a long awaited 3.5 mm headphone jack, be powered by a Qualcomm 8250 600 Mhz processor and run Windows Mobile 6.5.
Whether this is true or not, we’ll just have to wait and see. Postings on the HTC Firestone said that the device is set to be released by August 2009.
For those interested, the phone’s full specs are posted below. Of course, these are just leak info so some of them may or may not be true.
-GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS 900/2100, HSDPA
-Windows Mobile 6.5
-3.6-inch WVGA touchscreen transflective TFT display, 65536 colors (boo)
-600Mhz Qualcomm 8250 processor
-256MB RAM and 512 MB ROM
-Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
-3.5mm audio jack
-8 megapixel camera
Note: Attached pictures are probably just mock-ups of other existing HTC phones