First HTC Windows Phone 7 device shot in the wild

Well well…here are the first live shots of what appears to be HTC’s first Windows Phone 7 handset. Is it the HTC Mondrian, Mozart, Schubert….? Only time will tell but according to the tipster it packs a 1ghz SnapDragon chipset (so it probably isn’t the Mondrian which, according to its leaked rom, has a Qualcomm QSD8650A/B clocked 1.3ghz) a 3.7″ S-LCD screen, three capacitive touch buttons at the bottom and an 8Mpix camera on the back. Based on the picture HUB seen above the WP7 build seems to be really old (microsoft has seen changed the sample pictures found in the hub).

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HTC Mondrian, HTC Shubert , HTC Spark and HTC Gold Windows Phone 7 handsets

According to Conflipper the 4 Windows Phone 7 handsets are headed to North America this fall. But are they all the same? HTC usually uses different code names for the same hardware just to differentiate them between carrier versions (but it looks like 2 different handsets are going to Telus…). The HTC Mondrian and HTC Schubert are going to Telus, the HTC Spark_W is going to bell and Verizon and the HTC Gold_W is going to Sprint. Finally he claims that the long rumored HTC Scorpion aka HTC Olympian Android tablet is headed to Bell and Verizon.

Source: ConFlipper here and here

HTC Scorpion: Is it a Tablet or a Smartbook?


This is all just speculation right now, but some information about an upcoming HTC product has popped up last night over at AndroiSpin. They supposedly got their hands on a build file from an “in-development” HTC product code-named HTC Scorpion (or HTC Olympian):

  • # begin build properties
  • # autogenerated by buildinfo.sh
  • ro.build.id=FRE65C
  • ro.build.display.id=htc_scorpion-userdebug 2.2 FRE65C eng.xxxxx.20100206 test-keys
  • ro.build.version.incremental=26741
  • ro.build.version.sdk=8
  • ro.build.version.codename=REL
  • ro.build.version.release=2.2
  • ro.build.date=Sat Feb 6 13:42:06 CST 2010
  • ro.build.date.utc=1264645720
  • ro.build.type=userdebug
  • ro.build.user=u40000
  • ro.build.host=builder00101
  • ro.build.tags=test-keys
  • ro.product.model=HTC Olympian
  • ro.product.brand=generic
  • ro.product.name=htc_scorpion
  • ro.product.device=scorpion
  • ro.product.board=cortex1.5ghz
  • ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-va8c
  • ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
  • ro.product.manufacturer=HTC
  • ro.product.locale.language=mdpi
  • ro.product.locale.region=
  • ro.board.platform=qsd8672
  • # ro.build.product is obsolete; use ro.product.device
  • ro.build.product=scorpion
  • # Do not try to parse ro.build.description or .fingerprint
  • ro.build.description=1.47.3.2 CL2***** test-keys
  • ro.build.changelist=2*****
  • ro.build.modelid=DF4732***
  • ro.build.fingerprint=generic/htc_scorpion/scorpion/scorpion:2.2/FRE65C/26741:userdebug/test-keys
  • keyguard.no_require_sim=1
  • # end build properties
  • #
  • # system.prop for scorpion
  • #
  • ro.sf.lcd_density=240
  • #
  • ro.home.ui.defualt.=0
  • ro.home.ui.media.scorpion.=1
  • ro.home.ui.sense.=0
  • ro.home.ui.define.=0
  • #
  • #
  • rild.libpath=/system/lib/libhtc_ril.so
  • wimax.interface = tiwlan0
  • # Time between scans in seconds. Keep it high to minimize battery drain.
  • # This only affects the case in which there are remembered access points,
  • # but none are in range.

  • What’s interesting here is that the Chipset is rated at 1.5Ghz which hints at a Qualcomm QSD8672 Dual-core CPU. This rules out the possibility that the HTC Scoprion is a smartphone (the QSD8672 is aimed at smartbooks/tablets). The other juicy bit is that this mysterious device is also running Android 2.2
    Keep in mind that this is all speculation and that it may all be fake.

    Source: AndroidSpin