Will the rumored HTC Eternity be one of the first new Mango devices?

Will the rumored HTC Eternity be one of the first new Mango devices?

Summary: HTC is one of the premier Windows Phone 7 manufacturers and the rumored HTC Eternity is an expected device with a few spec upgrades. It isn't always about the specs though as the UI tends to be what people are after today.

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Boy Genius Report posted some information on a likely HTC Windows Phone Mango device codenamed HTC Eternity. There is nothing shocking about this rumor and the device is exactly what one would expect for a second generation device and successor to the HTC HD7 with some minor specification updates.

This rumored device may have a 4.7 inch SLCD display, which is one of the largest we have seen on a phone. The processor looks to be a 1.5GHz model, similar to the one in their HTC Flyer. Other specs include a rather slow HSDPA radio at only 14.4 Mbps, 8 megapixel camera, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, limited 16GB internal memory, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, older Bluetooth 2.1 radio and other standard specs.

While it is nice to see some bumps in specs, I sure hope the final product has at least 32GB since you can't extend the storage capacity with a removable microSD card. I also expect devices to support 21.1 Mbps and higher HSPA+ and LTE networks in late 2011 and 2012.

Topics: Mobility, CXO, Hardware, HTC, Networking, Storage, Wi-Fi

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  • RE: Will the rumored HTC Eternity be one of the first new Mango devices?

    Bring on the Mango devices!! The fall simply can't get here soon enough. :-)
    Tiggster79
  • RE: Will the rumored HTC Eternity be one of the first new Mango devices?

    Already got mine - at least the Mango update - one of the benefits of being a WP7 developer.
    tonymcs@...
    • RE: Will the rumored HTC Eternity be one of the first new Mango devices?

      @tonymcs@... how is it ? What are the new features worth noting ?
      animageofmine1
      • RE: Will the rumored HTC Eternity be one of the first new Mango devices?

        @animageofmine1 It's awesome! Been running it for a few days now on my HTC HD7 and I wouldn't go back for anything! There are obviously tons of improvements that have been widely reported on, but the ones most notable to me from my personal experience are:

        - MUCH improved marketplace, faster, nicer Games Hub, game sub categories can now be filtered by new, XBL, free, and paid, so free games are much easier to discover than before when they were all crammed into one huge list of 4k free games.
        - Built in Windows Live Messenger to the Messages hub, so you can connect to Live and chat with friends using an interface almost identical to text messaging on WP7.
        - The task switching is obviously a big deal. For WP7.0 apps it doesn't make a huge difference, but still works great for the browser and the other built in WP7.5 apps/tools.
        - Just a snappier more polished and full featured mobile experience now. They didn't abandon any of their core concepts for UI, etc, but they sure did do some major refining.

        Anyway, its awesome! I can't wait for everyone to get Mango so I can start using all these beastly new APIs. :-)
        Tiggster79
    • RE: Will the rumored HTC Eternity be one of the first new Mango devices?

      @tonymcs@...
      When will WP7 be able to sync with Outlook and Office without having to go to the Cloud? This is what's stopping me from buying a new phone.
      elvisfan0108
  • RE: Will the rumored HTC Eternity be one of the first new Mango devices?

    4.7 size gees this is too big for a phone i think 4 or 4.3 size is good enough to carry along. but 4.7? i do not think it will be great to have it on your pocket ahhahaha but anyway i am glad windows phone 7 is on top of phones features and hardware. Cant wait for skype to be use for video chat also great to wait for mango this fall.
    ipadsucks
  • RE: Will the rumored HTC Eternity be one of the first new Mango devices?

    The specification looks exciting to me. Looking forward to see the phone in the stores as well as in my hand. Seems like it will be a great competitor of iPhone. Releasing a lot more apps with it will surely make it a big hunt.
    Plushzilla
  • Why would they go 14.4 and bluetooth 2.1?

    This makes absolutely no sense to me; I can't believe they are willing to place a handset like this one at a disadvantage by using a slow radio and a version of bluetooth that needs to go away.

    While it may not matter to the masses, it does matter to the analysts, and that is who the carriers listen to and the story that is parrotted by their reps.

    I really hope they at least make it a 21.1 radio and the newer bluetooth radio, and for sure additional removable storage.

    With their Android patent trouble, they may as well take full advantage of WP7.5.
    dcristof
  • RE: Will the rumored HTC Eternity be one of the first new Mango devices?

    If this rumor about HTC Eternity is true then that would be great news. I'm in hype about these mango devices and I want to own one.Besides anticipating the release of these mango devices, I am also excited to go to <a href="http://www.littlebritain.ca">little Britain</a>,eat all variants of <a href="http://www.sushirice.ca">sushi rice</a> and try the <a href="http://www.rentbyowner.ca">rent by owner</a> business. If HTC Eternity is a mango device then iPhone will be facing a tough competition.
    grachious