Leaked Windows Phone 7 HTC Ignite, HTC Prime and Android HTC Pyramid renders

It the HTC handsets renders leak day. XDA.cn has blessed us with 3 new renders today which may or may not be real (always keep that in mind). The first one which you can see above is apparently the HTC Prime Windows Phone 7 device featuring a hardware keyboard and design similar to the HTC Desire Z and also the same hardware specification (MSM7230 SoC with Adreno 205 GPU).

Next up with have the HTC Ignite which looks similar to the HTC 7 Mozart but is said to have a 800Mhs CPU (so the same MSM7230 as above):

Finally we have MSM8260 powered HTC Pyramid and its qHD screen (960×540)

I personally don’t really see the end-user benefit of the MSM7230 SoC in a WP7 device this year other than the Adreno 205 GPU which probably won’t be useful at all given games are being developed for the Adreno 200 right now, and HSPA+ support. But I guess that Qualcomm is phasing out product of the now nearly 3 years sold QSD8250. Let’s way and see…

Source: XDA.cn via Pocketnow

  • http://www.twitter.com/dotcarbon dotCARBON

    So how are they intending those 800MHz processor to pass Microsoft’s minimum specs for Windows Phone?

  • http://www.twitter.com/dotcarbon dotCARBON

    Also, your title is wrong. There’s no “HTC Scribe” to be heard of here—it’s the Flyer’s stylus thing.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Woo, Nice typo on my part. Dunno why I thinking about the Scribe when typing the title.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    The current Chassis 1 specs don’t require a certain CPU clock rate. So the MSM7230 is well withing the Chassis specifications.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dotcarbon dotCARBON
  • http://www.twitter.com/dotcarbon dotCARBON

    The Ignite is definitely a hot piece of kit, and they all look to have aluminum unibodies. I really hope at least one of the Windows Phones is coming to Verizon.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    And it is wrong (like most of the things usually reported lately it seems :-( ). Here’s the official Windows Phone 7 architecture slide from Microsoft
    http://www.mobiletechworld.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Hardware_foundation.jpg
    Download it here: http://ecn.channel9.msdn.com/o9/mix/10/pptx/CL18.pptx

  • http://www.twitter.com/dotcarbon dotCARBON

    That’s interesting. However, it still seems really out-of-place to have an 800MHz processor and what seems to be a very high-end phone in terms of build and aesthetics.

  • http://www.mobiletechworld.com MobileTechWorld

    Yeah I personally would have preferred (if these new devices specs turn out to be true) that they, at the very least, use the MSM8255 (not a whole lot of diff though..just +200Mhz on the CPU) or totally skip this Gen of SoC and go for the MSM8260 with Adreno 220. But I can understand the use of the MSM7230 for cost reasons… In terms of end-user experience there won’t be any difference at all compared to what we have now, unless somebody develops a 3D game that taxes the Adreno 205 GPU.

  • http://www.twitter.com/dotcarbon dotCARBON

    That’s the thing; they dont really NEED better processors if they can maintain end-user experience whilst saving money/battery using an older processor.

  • Diego!

    I dont think Microsoft allows chips clocked at 800Mhz. They were very specific regarding the chassis requirements.