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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

  • I3lade1117

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

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry Sura

    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!

  • http://twitter.com/InvaderDJ Darrell Johnson

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.sebeny John Sebeny

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1276750673 Earl Painter

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/ThinkGeeks Hiral Patel

    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… 😉

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman


  • 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)

    • http://www.facebook.com/republicansaredumbasses Ебем Огайо Deutsch

      How do you run through phones like that? they are expensive!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    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

  • http://parker-cs.com/MediaManager.aspx Kwparker80

    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.


  • http://twitter.com/UnFriendlyMoose Darren

    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!!!

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/KEMF4VY6UD5XGBNRJTB35CJIAE Joe V

    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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

      I'm sorry, but this is a smart phone blog. I think your looking for this http://cellphoneforums.net/motorola-razr/

      • palomosan


    • iknowthingz

      Anything smaller than 4.3 is a waste of technology for a smartphone.

  • antjonz

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

  • http://twitter.com/jasonangle Jason Angle

    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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/GotMurph Ben Murphy

    Ready. Set. Drool.

  • Axiol

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

  • Disguy

    Eh, HTC…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Giovia/100000110102647 Thomas Giovia

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

  • Gary

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/jordanepps Jordan Christopher Epps

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Giovia/100000110102647 Thomas Giovia

      Yeah…didn't realize it does look androidish!!

  • Rizzidy

    Slideout keyboard and I'm sold.

  • http://www.mwd.com @JoeHobot

    It's HTC Merge right?

  • http://twitter.com/JamesMurphyFTW James Murphy

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/technopearl Shane Earley

    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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Giovia/100000110102647 Thomas Giovia

        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.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

            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

  • http://twitter.com/TripleCell Triple 7 Cellular

    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! :)

      • http://twitter.com/obsidiangt Gianni

        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

      • http://www.facebook.com/levi.schroeder Levi Schroeder

        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.

  • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

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

    • kellex
      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1104422562 Jeff Jones


      • 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!!

  • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato


    • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

      Im dancing riiight now! :-)

    • http://www.facebook.com/VonSwoopington Intesar Zaman

      LOS LINKS!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Keithsmnr


    • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

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

      • http://www.myspace.com/abrielband Tim-o-tato

        Boo hoo….

    • http://twitter.com/white_shadow001 Zach White

      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