Possibly the first rival of the Motorola Droid Bionic from AT&T and HTC leaked again, now with the LTE signal indicator.
A new report posted by BGR on Tuesday unveiled the new HTC Holiday, possibly the first AT&T device to take advantage of the new Long Term Evolution data connectivity, which is theoretically faster than HSPA+ and WiMax.
According to the report, the HTC Holiday will include Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread out of the box, which is not the latest version of the popular mobile operating system (Gingerbread 2.3.5 is, but it is just a minor update), a big 4.5-inch qHD touchscreen display with the resolution of 540 by 960, the same screen size of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch of Sprint Nextel (but with 480 x 800 resolution), and the powerful 1.2GHz dual-core processor — the same processor being used by HTC’s Sensation 4G and Evo 3D currently offered by other carriers.
Other HTC Holiday goodies are 8-megapixel forward facing camera and the latest HTC Sense 3.0 UI. The phone also includes a front-facing camera for video chat applications like the latest build of Google Talk, Skype, Tango, etc.
Apparently, AT&T’s biggest rival, Verizon Wireless, is already offering the Long Term Evolution, with three devices already out in the market: The HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Droid Charge and the LG Revolution 4G Android smartphones. The lineup will get a new member this week courtesy of Motorola Mobility’s first LTE phone, the Motorola Droid Bionic powered by Texas Instruments’ OMAP4 processor, which is a processor with two cores. The Motorola Droid Bionic is Verizon’s first dual-core LTE phone.
But the HTC Holiday could also get a Verizon Wireless counterpart, the rumored HTC Vigor. According to rumor mill, the HTC Vigor includes a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, 8MP back and 2MP front cameras, the latest version of HTC Sense and Android for smartphones, and could also include the Beats Audio branded technology. No official words yet about the HTC Vigor, so the specs I mentioned should be taken with a grain of salt.
Long Term Evolution or LTE is faster than the “4G” or HSPA+ of AT&T. In fact, BGR is claiming that the LTE-equipped HTC Holiday boasted 29Mbps download speed. It should be noted though that the network will soon get a “slow down” on the public release of AT&T’s Long Term Evolution, because more users means more network congestion.
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