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New HTC Verizon Phone Looks Impressive, but What is it?

BGR just snagged some images of a new HTC device (reportedly headed to Verizon) that are guaranteed to leave you all hot and bothered.  Looking similar to the EVO 4G while sporting a kickstand and front facing camera, this bad boy better be the next “DROID”.  Could it be the Merge which a Phandroid tipster spotted a couple of weeks ago?  What about the “SICK” which was mentioned in a VZW roadmap?  Should we expect it to be 4G?

We have zeros answers to any of those questions at this point, but will be hitting up every source we’ve got to find out more juicy details.  And hit up one last shot after the jump!

Source:  BGR

  • Anonymous

    its the htc thunderbolt

  • Markespo55

    this is the desire hd

  • Devilsephiroth

    Even in the most skinny of jeans my droid x fits in my back pocket with the case, I doubt that with an evo, our thus beast here…

  • Rudybikerpunk

    Anymore word on this phone?

  • Rob

    Any other info on this yet? Considering the X, but this looks like it may be the next big thing.

  • Rob

    Any other info on this yet? Considering the X, but this looks like it may be the next big thing.

  • stealth

    I dont care if that phone can see through megan fox's shirt! I WANT MY DAMN FROYO!

  • Wafflez

    And so my fancy new Droid X is gonna be outdated already. I hate technology.

  • stealth

    I dont care if that phone can see through megan fox's shirt! I WANT MY DAMN FROYO!

  • Wafflez

    And so my fancy new Droid X is gonna be outdated already. I hate technology.

  • Jesh

    what ever this phone is its going to be my birthday gift from myself!!

  • Lane252

    i just came

    • Your into some sick crap

      • Sean

        coming to this image is perfectly normal.

        • Bdmsgaiters

          no thats not normal in anyway shape or way……its disgusting

  • until this 2ghz monster comes out I wont need to upgrade because of my overclocked droid

    • Spaniard85

      I think this is the boat I'm in. I want a Droid line phone with 4+” screen, front camera, and 1.5-2ghz processor.

  • junkyarddan

    I don't care what its called, I have to have it.!!!!!!!

  • dont think its a droid, dont most of them have sometype of red on the phone somewhere, x has a red camera button, incredible has the trimming, again i may be wrong because i didn't get a good look at the droid 2 and im to lazy to look now lol

    • NorCalGuy

      No red on the d1

    • Drowsy66

      No red on the D2

  • ReebX

    Looks cool, but also looks fragile. Still happy with Droid X.

  • Sweet looking phone….just got my Droid X but my girlfriend is due for an upgrade…..might just swap lol.

  • Mrcookjr

    I'm also glad to see another phone that isn't glossy. I'm so done with glossy electronics and do nothing but scratch and leave fingerprints.

  • Mrcookjr

    Man… my Droid X is coming in the mail. I think I'm going to return it and wait on this one. This just looks sexier. Hope it has an indeoendant GPU.

  • I3lade1117

    A verizon employee told me yesterday that they are getting a 3g version of the evo

  • ughghgh there are way too many android phones coming out now on every carrier…i think most people who are buying these brand new top of the line phones are just current android users anyways, these complanies should be focusing on getting new users to convert from feature phones or iphones and im not sure this phone does that

  • iknowthingz

    This device will have a next generation Snapdragon.

  • WhereIsTony

    Man throw in a good “red eye” and I am so there.

  • Brian

    Sign me up, its beautiful!

  • Very interesting. It will unfortunately have Sense (better than Blur, but still), but overall looks nice. I doubt it will have LTE.

  • if that's 4G and the next DROID, i want!!

  • Rogue5

    If this is coming from Verizon, then this could be the phone that i been waiting for. Never been too crazy for Motorola, but i always wanted a HTC one.

  • Finire

    This might actually be a workable replacement for my DInc.. I really just love how HTC does there phones, if only we could get VZW to leave there bloatware out of it we can have a decent phone.

  • Hit up ur sources and find out when the screwup that is froyo is getting fixed

  • SeV…..enough said. However on the phone itself looks super sweet. Moto 2GHZ unit is what I want. I already had a droid, droid incredible, and now droid X of all three – Droid was the best IMHO. Why? well customization is priority I want it to be my third hand and none of us are the same thus HTC Sense or MotoBlur is trying to make us go one way. If Moto puts some thought in marketing, they could really jump to another lever – Google Experience is what I want, what you want, what the Android Community Wants.

  • s8anicslayer

    I am seriously excited about this phone and I believe this is the rumored HTC Scorpion that was said to grace verizon later this year

  • palomosan

    Unless this is the first LTE phone from Verizon, I'm not interested.

  • Travillion

    I'd be intrigued if it didn't say “WITH HTC SENSE” on the back. Still holding out for the next stock developer phone…please say there's one coming…!

    • Ben

      The HTC (T-Mobile) G2? I'm not positive but it sounds like the next stock Android device.

      • Travillion

        Thanks, I hadn't heard! If only it was on Verizon… 😉


  • ABerry5

    call me crazy.. but I really want sense, and can never go back to a phone with a screen smaller than 4″…

    for the naysayers… yes I had an original droid, yes I was a part of the root club, and no i'm not drunk… I think sense (mostly) is better than any ROM I used on my original droid (I have an X now)

  • I think that its stupid that this will most likely be the new verizon HTC Droid and yet it isn't sporting a Droid style color scheme

  • According to UnwiredView.com it is the Verizon HTC Droid, no name given. It has a 4.3″ screen, 8mp photo cam w/ dual flash, and a front cam for video calling. That's all they know at the moment.


  • Sounds like the droid pro specs?

  • d111795

    im drooling. thats my next phone right there.

  • NMMI89

    I love HTC!! Damn. I just got my DINC…….If this is the next “Droid” phone…I'M ALL OVER IT!!!

  • Crap, what do i do with my droid x now?!?!

  • lowchef

    Does look alot like the Desire HD!

  • digitalicecream

    I want this…

  • android123

    Pleaz dont tell me its as big as the droidx and evo.. those phones are ugly and shouldn't deserved to be called phones.

  • antjonz

    hmmmm…might have to put my “X' on the market. Lol!!

  • More than Happy with my Droid X… but by the time HTC and Big Red release this one my wife's Eris could see it's ultimate demise and replacement in this thing… she likes the X… think she will love this one.

  • Liquidamber5

    This is why I didn't go with the Droid X. All I need to hear is that it's launching with Gingerbread out of the box.

  • Ready. Set. Drool.

  • Axiol

    Really looks like the Desire HD, wich should be a GSM version of the EVO 4G

  • Disguy

    Eh, HTC…

  • if it's android i'm getting it!!!!!!

  • Gary

    Bet it's not as hot as my bag phone…

  • the home, menu, back, and search buttons we can barely see look “android like”

  • Rizzidy

    Slideout keyboard and I'm sold.

  • It's HTC Merge right?

  • Is that a front-facing camera I see?

    • jxcgunrunna


  • BloodiedWraith

    Looks like I've found my next phone. I wanted stock android again, but I can deal with Sense over Motorola's horrible UI.

  • robert

    ok this is way way off topic but was wondering if you awesome ppl from droid life can help me, k im not rooted (poor me) but i want to get the clean word icons for launcher pro but look at some places and cant find it any where so would anyone be so kind and help wit my prob thx.
    moto droid rules

  • s8anicslayer

    I likey, and me wants!

  • Am0795

    As long as it has my droid x battery, ill be fine. 🙂 Oh also the same build quality. And is 2.2 and rootable! with lte, maybe? lte comes out this year for verizon…i dont know about phones though.

  • It will be Android; it says “www.htcsense…” which is definitely not WP7.

    • Timoh

      I think it says “With HTC Sense” Like that's some sort of cool feature.

    • Napoleon85

      Actually, I believe that it says “WITH HTC SENSE” and I belive that there are some WiMo phones out there running Sense UI.

      • your right there is winmo phones with sense… HTC HD2 for example..

        • BloodiedWraith

          Yeah but considering Windows Mobile 6/6.5 is pretty much dead with Windows Phone 7 coming out (and Microsoft said no to skins over it), this will be 100% Android.

          • HTC has made a statement saying that they plan to skin Windows phone 7 if they could make it to the same standard as their other sense experiences.

  • rals

    Interesting, perhaps it takes advantage of the 4G LTE from Verizon this fall.

  • andrew401

    oh hai, 1.3 ghz droid :)…….. i get to test this soon i can't wait

  • Eris 2

    • SiNep

      hahaha. awesome!

    • palomosan

      Probably Desire HD.

  • RealGame22

    Only if it came with stock android. Tired of Sense and Moto Blur. Need more phones like Moto Droid and Nexus One…. ^_^

    • SiNep

      i agree, sense isnt all that great.. but i cant stand motorolla phones. They just have a laggy feel to them, for me anyway.. I'll gladly take sense over anything made by motorolla. Besides, just root it and and you can install a vanilla stock android ROM and all is good! 🙂

      • Just load launcherPro (very smooth performance) or ADW (lots of options).

        • Anonymous

          dude my Dinc is so much more smooth then any Motorola phone out. i have both the x and the droid 2 and the Dinc just straight up kills them both. Moto really let a lot of people down. i know the average stock user does not care only because they do not know better. but us who really know what’s up with these smartphones know that the x or the droid2 is not the new way to go with verizon point blank period

        • Anonymous

          Could be great. This reminded me of the HTC Obsession leaked on january ,that never was. That 8mp camera, gives me high hopes that this one will have a high-end specs.

      • Braydenbosch

        lrn 2 spl *motoro-l-a

      • You’re right, the EXTRA skin must speed the phone up. /sarcasm

      • Anonymous

        Rooting and launcher replacements don’t compensate for slow updates and spotty carrier support, IMHO.

        • Anonymous

          true…… Motorola really screwed up lately…… wtf are they thinking

          • Anonymous

            Yeah, you get earlier updates that are either experimental or ported over
            from the dev phones and not actually made for yours… Don’t get me wrong,
            I’m a happy rooted user myself, but I wouldn’t rely on it as a substitute
            for actual support and a UI layer that’s built into my phone.

    • Worm4603

      love the Sense UI

  • SiNep

    If its made my HTC and its a DROID… I'm getting it.. My Incredible is nothing short of its name, especually with 2.2!

    • Jmanin

      Really like my Incredible but HATE the battery life!

      • Tony Stark

        Seidio Innocell 1750 mAh. I got mine for $30 on amazon brand new. I can go two days on a charge with heavy use and yes, I have an Incredible.

  • It's another phone that may require Jnco jeans to hold it.

    • kellex
      • Bwahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Towelie420

        Kellex please don't tell me that's you wearing those jeans

    • Droydhead

      KIkwears would work too.

    • Bmx8d6

      Haha Jnco jeans…old school. You could fit your Zipper Trapper Keeper in the back pocket of the Kangaroo ones.

  • SiNep

    damn i wanted firsties!!

  • BING!

    • Im dancing riiight now! 🙂

    • LOS LINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Keithsmnr


    • That's just unexceptable for a Google/Android/Droid site. lol

    • i have a question, why is bing being put onto the Fascinate?

      • Anonymous

        because Samsungs Touchwiz is so damn awful Google said NO WE DON’T WANT US IN YOUR P.O.S PHONE!!!!…….. nah but all jokes aside, that phone would be sex if it had vanilla android on it and not that terrible Touchwiz………..bleh