After Sony, who started thinking of Mobile World Congress while at CES, HTC has also sent out invitations to a certain February 26 event in Barcelona. Companies usually have their events one-day prior to the official start of the show and HTC is not going to change that.
There are no details included with the invitation just yet but we can have a general idea about what the Taiwanese company might prepare. Pre-CES rumors saying that HTC will wait for MWC in order to release its quad-core goodies turned out to be (so far, partially) true. With that, here’s what we hope to see on February 26 and one day later on the show floor (based on previous reports, rumors, leaks and analisys).
The HTC Edge — recently renamed to HTC Endeavor in a somewhat unprecedented move –is expected to be a 4.7-incher running Android with the help of nVidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core processor. Expect 720p resolution display, 1GB of RAM, backlit eight-megapixel camera with 28-millimeter, f/2.2 lens, 720p-capable webcam, and internal storage probably bumped to 32GB. The HTC Endeavour will most probably run Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich and it could be one of the first Sense 4.0 devices.
HTC Supreme should immediately indicate a flagship device, in the vein of the Endeavour outlined above. The name got European protection meaning that it could be an international release, a global variant of the Endeavour, Ville or even Quattro (the Zeta turned out to be nothing more than wishful thinking). For what it’s worth, it could indicate a completely new and so far unheard of device.
HTC Quattro is expected to be the company’s take on quad-core Tegra 3-powered 10.1-inch tablets. The rumored specs include 1280 x 768 resolution, AP30 Tegra 3 SoC like on the Endeavour, 1GB of RAM, 16GB or internal storage plus the microSD expansion, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and the usual suspects. Also rumored are a two-megapixel main camera with HD video recording, 1.3-megapixel front facer and Beats audio for enhanced audio capture and playback.
What else can there be? At the 2011 IFA HTC unveiled the HTC Titan Windows Phone which made its way to AT&T. Earlier this year HTC introduced, while at CES, the AT&T-bound successor, the HTC Titan II. Following the same logic (and hoping that it’s not a U.S.-only device) we can maybe expect an international version of the camera-phone sans 4G LTE radio, adapted for European/International markets. Such device would pack a 4.7-inch Super-LCD screen with WVGA resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 processor clocking at 1.5GHz, 512 MB of RAM, 16GB of Internal Storage, a huge 16-megapixel (largest among Windows Phones) camera with f/2.6, 28mm wide-angle lens, autofocus, as well as a 1,730mAh battery to power everything.