It’s been a pretty hectic week as far as tech news goes, following the shock announcement of Steve Jobs standing down as CEO of the most valuable fruit in the world and the controversial injunction that will block Samsung shipping it’s products in Europe, we bring you not one but three leaks out of the HTC camp.
First up, we have the rumoured HTC Bliss which follows hot on the heels of the recently released HTC Sensation and HTC Evo 3D. Despite being nothing more than a few blurry images previously, XDA China have managed to get some hands on time with the HTC Bliss and have reported it to be running a new incarnation of HTC Sense; Sense 3.5 on top of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The Bliss is also reported having a front facing camera, 800MHz Qualcomm processor and an Adreno 205 GPU handling the graphics. Dimensions are said to be similar to the current Desire S which means that in all likelihood, this device will form part of HTC mid-range, more affordable offering sitting below the flagship handsets like the Sensation and Evo 3D. Great news for all those out there that like Smartphone tech at affordable prices! (Source: XDA.cn)
Next up, is the leaked screen shots of what is rumoured to be HTC Sense 3.5 (pictured below). Whilst there’s been no confirmation either way from HTC, we’d hedge our bets and say that it looks pretty real to us. Eagle eyed readers will notice that the update appears to be very minor from the screen shots so far, donning two on-screen buttons (App draw and phone) where typically HTC’s curved, black/silver dock would have sat. Aside from this, the screen shots reveal a larger weather widget which, for all those out there that enjoy the weather animations, will also probably be a welcome addition. These screen shots are said to have been captured on the aforementioned HTC Bliss which given it’s spec, seems to support the rumour that HTC will be removing the imposed minimum hardware requirements that infuriated so many HTC owners when Sense 3.0 was announced. That means that for anybody clinging on to a HTC Desire or Wildfire S, chances are you’ll be able to update to this at some point in the not-so distant future! (Source: XDA.cn)
The final HTC update takes us away from the little green Android and over to Windows Phone. Meet the HTC Omega. It’s rumoured to be the next HTC handset joining the Microsoft ranks. You’ll notice if you look carefully, that the Omega looks very, very similar to the Bliss pictured above. In fact, aside from the paint job, the only real difference we can spot is the 3 touch sensitive Windows Phone buttons under the screen where the Bliss dons the usual 4 Android buttons. Given the similarities in looks, we expect the Omega to also share a similar spec list although that isn’t confirmed. The HTC Omega is said to be the first handset launching on the Mango Windows Phone update and the inclusion of the front facing camera supports Microsoft’s confirmation that Mango will bring with compatibility with front facing cameras. Windows Phone users, welcome to the wonders of Skype video calling. (Source: PocketNow)
Hit up the comments section and let us know what you think of the latest HTC devices, do you like them? Would you buy one? And keep an eye on the blog for more details as we get them.