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What is the HTC Fireball? Headed to Verizon With 4G Soon?

Does HTC have another 4G handset in the works for Verizon’s 4G LTE network? We are hearing murmurs of a device called the HTC Fireball with 4G, but have no other details to go on. We can see however, that the model number is ADR6410, which happens to fall in between that of the Rezound (ADR6425) and the Thunderbolt (ADR6400). Tough to jump to any conclusions based upon that info, but what if it was say an HTC LTE device with a slideout keyboard and similar specs to the Tbolt? Would you be interested?

The date of 12/16/2011 is not a release date, just a system entry date.

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  • DyingForAnUpgrade

    I wish they would come up with a phone that wasn’t so big. I really don’t want an iPhone but with all the Andriod phones getting bigger and bigger I’m getting desperate.  I’m a woman and my hands aren’t even that small but all these phones are ridiculous.  You might as well just but a tablet.

  • angermeans

    Any phone with a skin just doesn’t do anything for me anymore. I’m done with buggy, slow, and never updated software that OEMs love to shove down our throats when they have a much better option in Vanilla Android. I’ve been saying this since way back when Eclare launched on the Nexus One and then was forced to use skinned phones in order to use Verizons second to none network and excellent 4G LTE, but I have to say I gave up on Moto (Blur) and Samsung (TouchWiz) a long time ago and could barely deal with Sense, but at least the hardware was excellent and Sense ran good, but after the TBolt I have a very different opinion of HTC and Sense. I dealt with horribly buggy software and was forced to wait for updates that never came or came 6 months after being promised. I am the only one to blame as I knew it was launching at the tale end of last gen phones, but I had no idea (like most) how many bugs and problems I was walking into. It is no wonder it was pushed back so much. It really burned me out on Android and it even led to me purchasing the HTC Trophy (excellent phone by the way and WP7.5 Mango is beautiful and a great platform). I still have it and run it side by side the GNexus I just picked up. Needless to say the real “Google experience” the Nexus brand promises has brought me back and I am now once again excited for the platform and can’t wait to get my Xoom running that ICS goodness. Seems fitting as I have come full circle from joining Android almost two years ago on the Nexus One (best phone I ever owned) and then having so many phones in between (Samsung Captivate (bluh last TouchWiz ever), HTC Incredible AMOLED (pretty nice device), Droid2 (horrible), DroidX (even worse), back on the HTC Incredible SLCD, Motorola Xoom (pleasantly happy with this device), HTC Thunderbolt (worst HTC device ever), now HTC Trophy (great great great can’t say enough), and now Galaxy Nexus (love it finally a phone that lives up to the Nexus One and I couldn’t be happier).

    Just my opinion after almost two years of almost all Android. The Galaxy Nexus has brought me back now to sit back and watch the great development (this is the longest I have gone with a device before rooting even unlocked my Trophy in the first day!)

    • GNEX(MOTOX)

      i actually read this… lol, not exactly necessary though… but its your opinion. 

  • Quinnsnyder

    Hurry if you sign up now and buy up a Razr with double data holidays bargain you can pay the special premium to upgrade to Fireball when its released! Its called an ETF! Happy Christmas!

  • Anonymous

    I say it’s the successor to the Thunderbolt based on the model number it makes sense

  • http://twitter.com/guyheavensent Len

    Maybe it will be the Incredible 3 that doesnt suck as much as the Rezound

  • Anonymous

    A phone with explosive lithium batteries?

  • Anonymous

    It’s the ‘new’ improved rezound. probably same HTC design with slightly new specs.

  • Anonymous

    Something similar to the myTouch 4G Slide would be nice – KB, decent specs and one of the best cameras. Give it a 4″ screen rather than the 3.7″, and I think it’d be a winner – probably still would be even with the smaller screen.

    • Anonymous

      I need pictures/specs so I can end up disappointed, and stop daydreaming.

  • Nnnn

    My current dream phone is a Galaxy S3 with quad-core Exynos, LTE slider on Verizon. Basically a super-charged Epic or Stratosphere!   : D

  • Anonymous

    I actually saw a merge on verizon in person…if it was 2010 i would be inclined to get it but not now. If this phone is like the droid 4 i cant see why it wont have its own group of customers.

  • Anonymous

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    • http://www.facebook.com/nadeemqasem Nadeem Qasem

      noone cares about your neighbors mother

      • Anonymous

        my friend’s step-sister makes $86/hour on the laptop. She has been laid off for 9 months but last month her check was $8591 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Read more on this web site…widg.me/Iw0M5

  • Anonymous

    Slideout qwerty? Way off, I’ve seen shots. It’s actually a sphere, kind of like a crystal ball.

    I heard this morning that Apple was filing a lawsuit though. They have a patent on spherical shapes and claim that it looks too much like an actual apple. Could confuse consumers.

  • Anonymous

    What is the HTC Fireball? Its a failure if it comes without ICS..

  • Corey Foltman

    vzw version of the WildFire?

  • Anonymous

    Random thought. How do you apply a factory image to the gnex?

  • jimbob

    ThunderTablet.

  • Anonymous

    We need a Nexus slider.

    Google, you listening?

    • Nnnn

      Droooool……

    • Anonymous

      Add $50 and 4 more ounces, and more moving parts prone to failure.

      • Anonymous

        and a physical keyboard.

      • Anonymous

        Those moving parts last a good two years now, certainly long enough to last you to the next upgrade.

      • Nnnn

        Would you like to type on a virtual keyboard on your laptop or destop? How about virtual buttons on your game console? Some of us old-fashioned crazies still like keyboards on our phones, thanks.

      • http://twitter.com/ZombieLove69 michael arazan

        Still running the Droid 1 slider with no problems, so what the heck are you talking about. And it’s the heaviest phone out there, while working like a charm for over 2 years

        • Anonymous

          Not all physical keyboards fail, but they can and some do. Go to a repair place, besides screen damage, keyboard problems are the next most common problem. Im not trashing hem, just stating they add cost to the phone and sometimes break.

  • Keith Sumner

    What is the HTC Fireball? Well since you asked, it’s a low tier, low build quality mobile device with horrid battery life that will receive updates 8 months after other carriers.

  • http://twitter.com/Justinwrites Justin True Anderson

    I’d only be interested in an HTC if it came with a red-head and a bottle of 20+ year old scotch.

    • Anonymous

      WTF FETISH

  • Anonymous

    HTC T-bolt 2, maybe.

    • Nnnn

      Isn’t that the Rezound?

  • Edwin M

    I would think if HTC wants to compete, they would probably need the slide out qwerty with rezound specs. Like what the Droid 4 is going to do.

    • Nnnn

      Exactly. I’d love to have a high-end dual core LTE slider by HTC or Samsung. I dislike the Droid 4 mostly because of its non-removable battery.  : (

      • Edwin M

        My thoughts exactly. Rezound is performing just as well as RAZR specs and battery wise while having a 1620 removable battery while the RAZR has their 1780 non-removeable. I know I will get a lot of crap on here but I like my rezound and it will be tons better once they get a permanent root for it.

      • Binglut9

        the droid 4 does hace a remivable battery

        • Nnnn

          No, it doesn’t. I wish it did.

  • Nnnn

    I hate how sliders have been marginalized now a-days. The high-end phones only seem to be slates and sliders almost always only get middling specs. We need dual-core LTE sliders, not single-core! We already have the Stratosphere for that!

    I would love to have a slider Rezound on Verizon!  : D

    I was interested in the Droid 4 but MotoBlur, locked bootloader, and a non-removable battery really hurt it for me.

    • Anonymous

      Sliding keyboard cost more to make, hence cost more for us. And they are more prone to failure or breaking due to moving parts. And for what its worth moto blur, is very non intrusive on newer motorola products. But yes, the locked bootloader is an issue.

    • Tim R

      we can thank Apple for that making touch screens “cool” add to the fact that touch keyboards are getting better and better.

  • Anonymous

    i was talking to an HP and HTC executive over the weekend and hearing about HTC transitioning over to the tablet space.  Making Web os open source and opening it up for developers to start developing off the platform to rival Android.

    he was discussing how HTC will start to slow on the mobile hand device and focus their efforts solely  on tablets because the rest of the enterprise world is moving into that direction.

  • Wsiembida

    A phone with a slider um no were past that and with thundrrbokt specs uh no . Who wants a single core snapdragon with all the dual core goodness going around and with quad cire on the door step . Now if its quad core hd i could look past the slider part maybr .

  • http://Twitter.com/eggoespada Eric Gonzalez

    Probably a slider. Or maybe a more budget friendly LTE phone

    • Nnnn

      We already have the Pantech Breakout for that.

  • Anonymous

    maybe it is the merge with lte…

    • Anonymous

      Exactly what I was thinking. Back this time last year, there was talk about the Incredible HD and Merge going back to the drawing boards to get LTE…. Well, I think we’ve seen the Incredible HD (aka Rezound) now, maybe this is the updated Merge. Hopefully, they actually bothered to update the other specs and give it a dual-core and gig of RAM…. I can dream, can’t I?

      • Anonymous

        With the specs in between the rezound(dual core)& thunderbolt(single core) my guess would be that it will probably have a single core with 768mb ram. I could be wrong but you would think if they made it dual core with 1gb ram it would have a higher model number, or at least the same model number as the rezound with maybe a letter added to it or something, signifying that it just has a keyboard with the rezound internals. If htc keeps a similar design to the merge and keeps that keyboard, this could be a huge seller, especially if it is dual core.

        • Anonymous

          I agree; in reality, I think it is far more likely to see it as you described, but it would be nice to see the better specs. Considering the Droid 4 is just coming out with those specs, however, I find it even more unlikely – VZW seems to give preference to their Moto devices as being the top dog, they wouldn’t release a direct competitor to it around the same time. (I still believe this is the real reason we didn’t see the Merge release last year, right after the Droid 2.)

          • Anonymous

            I agree. I think this will fall into the category with the stratosphere. Maybe they will price it that way also. I hope I am wrong for all the keyboard lovers out there who do not want a moto or samsung.

  • Anonymous

    Oh wow I’ve been waiting like crazy for a new slider keyboard phone..Droid 4 was the only option coming out…Now this might be a slider? Damit i hope not because i do not want to wait any longer for one and this might have a nicer screen then the Droid 4 like the Rezound.

  • dreedy android

    HTC device with TBolt specs and possibly a slide out keyboard?  I would definitely have open ears to it.   

  • Derp

    FFS stop flooding us with phones!  

    • Anonymous

      NO! MOAR! We want MOAR!

  • http://twitter.com/muffnman Muffnman

    Weird how it’s a verizon fireball, when that’s already AT&T’s LTE branding…

    • Tim R

      The name in the system may be a placeholder. It’s not uncommin for carriers to pick up the same phone and rename it, for example the Thunderbolt is really a redone Evo and the Rezound is really just the Verizon version of the Sensation.