New HTC Sensation Will Have Beats Integration, HD Screen and a Bigger Battery – Sounds Similar to the Vigor [from AL]

A new HTC Sensation outed by the folks at CNET has almost identical specs to those that we expect to see in the Vigor here in the states on Verizon.  While we clearly trust our source that provided us with these detailed specs, this is a pretty solid second confirmation that they were spot on and that the HTC Vigor (first pictures of it) will most definitely be a beast.  We were told that it will sport a 4.3″ HD screen, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Beats by Dre integration – all matching this leak of the new Sensation.

Even better though, is the fact that this phone along with another from HTC, will both include some form of Beats Audio headphones or earbuds.  The new Sensation is getting earbuds, while some are also set to include full ear covering Beats Solo headphones.  No telling yet what the Vigor will come equipped with, but the earbuds seem more likely knowing that this very similar device is as well.

More on the new Sensation over at Android Life.

Reader-Created HTC Vigor Wallpapers Invoke the Incredible HD

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On Friday afternoon, we unveiled the first pictures of the HTC Vigor, a device that is rumored to be replacing the Thunderbolt as Verizon’s next big 4G LTE device to follow the DROID Bionic.  The look of the phone reminded many of us of the Incredible and Incredible 2 which made us wonder if Big Red had last minutes plans to make this device the oft-rumored Incredible HD?  Whether that happens or not, we won’t know until we get closer to October, but for now, we can dream of such happenings through a couple of wallpaper renders that a reader threw together for us this weekend.  Both are 1600×1200, so they’ll fit nicely on most desktops.

How about a white version?  If it looked like this, you could sign me up today.     (more…)

Exclusive: First Pictures of the HTC Vigor

Hello, HTC Vigor.  You have eluded us for the most part up until now, but we are excited to finally get a clean look at you.  With your red accents, big beautiful screen, and black rubbery Incredible-esque contoured back, we would gladly accept you into our everyday lives.

Rumored to be Verizon’s next big 4G LTE device to follow the Bionic on October 6, we can gather a couple of things from these first pictures. It definitely has HTC Sense, but we weren’t expecting it not to.  There is a front camera embedded in the top right corner of the device, above a screen that looks massive.  The device styling overall seems like an Incredible on steroids – something you won’t find us complaining about.  We aren’t seeing a 4G LTE logo anywhere, but also are not seeing a Verizon logo, so will hold off from throwing too big of a fuss.  It is likely just a test unit without any carrier branding.

*Note – While I mentioned that the device looks like an Incredible, a few readers pointed out that the color scheme also hints at DROID branding and a previously rumored HTC device.  Could the Vigor end up as the Incredible HD?  Just a thought.

Other potential specs that separate sources have told us were:  4.3″ HD screen, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 1.5GHz dual-core processor and Beats by Dre technology.  There are no indications that this device has Beats technology on the outside, but we have been told that it could be software-related.

One more pic after the break.     (more…)

HTC Vigor Also Receives WiFi Certification

Yesterday the HTC Vigor (ADR6425) received its Bluetooth 3.0 certification, but it looks as if it may have received WiFi certification a few days before on August 23.  Just like yesterday’s news though, this doesn’t mean a whole lot except that the list of things needing to get accomplished before that October 6 launch date is getting shorter.

Need a recap on specs?  Our sources have told us that the phone will sport a 4.3″ HD screen, 1GB RAM, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 16GB internal storage, 8MP rear camera, 2MP front, and the brand new version of Sense known as version 3.5.  The device should be similar in size and shape to the Thunderbolt (without the kickstand), which it is reportedly replacing, so that means we can expect it to be 4G LTE.

It is definitely a major player.

Via:  Wi-Fi.org, Ameblo

HTC Vigor Receives Bluetooth Certification, Please Show Up on October 6

With the Galaxy S II out of Verizon’s lineup, we have one less device to worry about and are left with the DROID Bionic, Nexus Prime (still a rumor), DROID HD and the HTC Vigor (model ADR6425).  Both the Prime and Vigor have been rumored to have gargantuan specs that include HD screens, 1.5GHz dual-core processors and more – something many of you are willing to wait for. If the Vigor is indeed your next mate, then you should grin at it receiving its Bluetooth 3.0 certification; a step that all devices must do now a days.  By no means does this signal an imminent launch, but it is officially checked off the list.

A rumored release date still stands at October 6.

More info.

Cheers DesertEagle_50!

HTC Vigor Spotted on Dutch Phone Site, Specs and Possible Pic Included? (Updated)

Update:  Definitely a fake screenshot.  And we know for sure since we have the actual first photos of the device here.

The HTC Vigor may have made its first semi-public appearance today through a Dutch phone retailer site called The Phone House.  As you can see in the picture above, the phone (although it could be a placeholder), looks a heck of a lot like a mash-up between the Sensation 4G and the Thunderbolt – the device it is rumored to be replacing.

This site is also giving us a set of specs that match up exactly to what we reported on at the end of last week.  The device could sport a 4.3″ HD screen, Android 2.3.4, Sense 3.5, 8MP camera, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and come pre-loaded with Beats by Dre technology.  A true beast.

Let’s be honest though, there is also a chance that this image is fake since the page can no longer be accessed from The Phone House’s site.  Either it was removed, or someone just felt like using our reported specs to be an internet troll.

What do you guys think of the look?  And with HTC preparing to unlock bootloaders on a variety of devices, how can this not be on your list of next possible devices?

Via:  HTC Inside

This Week In The Life Of DROID: 8/12/2011

As we creep into the middle of August, we are quickly coming upon the release and possible announcment of some certain devices people have been craving. The DROID Bionic, Samsung Galaxy SII, and the HTC Vigor have officially captured the attention of the people, and they will stop at nothing to find everything then can about these devices. Here is hoping that soon, Verizon will finally come forward and let us all in on what the heck is going on over there.  (more…)

Both HTC Vigor and LG Revolution 2 Could Sport HD Screens, Stratosphere Not the Galaxy S2?

According to our sources, builds of the HTC Vigor and LG Revolution 2 are starting to pop up in the wild – we received potential specs for both of them, which we’re pretty sure you’ll be pleased with.  From the sounds of it, HD screens are going to be the “it” thing this holiday season – assuming of course that both of them make it to stores.

We’ll start first with the Vigor since it seems to be the hottest rumored phone on the planet these days.  According to our guy, the device will indeed have a 4.3″ 720p HD screen (1280×720 resolution), with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 8MP rear cam, 2MP front, Android 2.3.4 and a brand new version of Sense which he called “3.5.”  The device will be similar in size and shape to the Thunderbolt, but without the kickstand.

And if you were wondering, this will be a Beats by Dre device.  We’re hearing that it has a Beats logo as part of the bootup sequence, but other than that, it was tough to tell what else HTC had done to integrate their audio technology.

Now onto the Revolution 2, which may surprise you.  Apparently this device has a 4.5″ HD screen, is incredibly thin (possibly thinner than both the Vigor and iPhone 4), and will run on Verizon’s 4G LTE network.  No other specs were given at this time, but the device sounds like it’s in very early stages of development.

We were also told that Stratosphere is more than likely not the SGS2 and will instead be that slider that we saw a month or so ago that mimicked the Epic 4G.  It’s definitely looking like it’ll be launched on the same day as the Bionic though – September 8.

Any thoughts come to mind?  Take this as rumor for now until we get either pictures or closer to a release date for all of these.  The end of 2011 is certainly looking like it’ll be exciting though, especially since we heard that the leaked roadmap from last week is pretty spot on.

Cheers ___!