By Stephen Schenck | April 21, 2011 5:29 PM
Existing Windows Phone 7 smartphones feeling a little played-out to you? Anxiously awaiting for the next round of devices to arrive? It looks like several such models are very much real and currently undergoing testing, at least according to the logs one WP7 developer was able to generate of devices used to play his games.
Elbert Perez gathered the data from users who have downloaded the apps he’s coded for the platform. While the lion’s share of the numbers reported come from existing WP7 hardware, a few outliers show that some companies have been testing out their new WP7 smartphones with his software.
HTC devices show up several time in the list, with the HTC Mazaa now coming up with over 100 instances. WPCentral makes the case that the number is a bit high for a phone we know so little about, and it very well could be the upcoming Trophy on Verizon, reporting itself with “Mazaa” as a code name. For that matter, the HTC MWP6985 and PC40200 also show up, albeit with lower numbers, and there’s evidence for both being Trophy-type models as well; it’s not clear right now which are for what providers.
HTC also has its MSM7x30 make the list, which definitely looks like a next-gen WP7 phone. Chips in Qualcomm’s MSM7x30 lineup are the 800MHz variety mentioned in Microsoft’s latest chassis revision.
Samsung’s GT-I8703 shows up with some decent numbers. Since the I8700 is the Omnia 7, this could either be a sequel, or possibly just a small hardware revision.
Dell makes an appearance with something called the Advist. We’re expecting a Dell device code-named Wrigley to arrive this summer. Advist could represent a name-change, or be something new Dell’s working on for further down the line.