The HTC Pyramid, a 4.3 inch device that will be powered by a 1.2GHz processor has shown itself on the internet again. In addition to this, the device will have 768MB of RAM along with an 8MP rear and 1.3MP front facing camera on board. The rear of the device shows Google branding, but lacks the "with HTC Sense" that we are used to seeing on these devices, and the device is said to be running Android 3.0, Honeycomb. Now, we are unsure of the truth behind all these specs, but we sure do hope that HTC will confirm all of this for us next week at CTIA. [Pocketnow via]

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bbarend says:

EVO 2?

a dumb cat says:

When will Sprint be shown some Gingerbread (or Hcomb on a smartphone), dual-core love? :(

crxssi says:

I hope not. We would rather have a dual core 1.2Ghz, not a single core. Otherwise, it is very Evo-y.

JohnB101 says:

This is a dual-core phone. There's a benchmark score published for this already, using Smartbench 2011 on smartphonebenchmarks site:

A bit disappointing I might add. And looks like the phone used to test is running Gingerbread. Wasn't this phone supposed to ship with 3.0?

I thought this was going to T-Mobile?

ZemogZemog says:

What makes you think different?

hmmm says:

I hate the fact that you have to get a gigantic damn screen if you want a phone with the best specs. I hope that trend stops and I can get a nice 3.6-3.8 inch screen with top of the line specs in 1.5 years when my contract is up.

AceoStar says:

I know I'm in the minority, but I consider anything under 4.3 too small. I've been in a holding pattern for months waiting for an adequate 4.3 device to last me at least the next year.

jhotmann says:

After owing a dell streak for 4 months now I can never go back to anything smaller. Large screens rule

MedioGringo says:

If you're in the minority, then I'm right there with you. If you use your phone more as a tablet than a phone (like me) then 4 inches plus is the way to go.

crxssi says:

Well, I am in that minority then, too. I never want something smaller than 4.3" now. But, I also don't think I want anything bigger either...

wjrandon says:

HA! I want a 4.3 inch screen with a QWERTY keyboard. Common' Sprint make daddy happy!

IceDree says:

You are lucky that you have a different choices of 4.3" phones to pick from (Droid X , Droid Bionic ,Evo 4G ,Inspire 4G & ThunderBolt) , when it comes to GSM phones , there's only 2 phones bigger than 4" which are
- the Desire HD 4.3"
- the Dell Streak 5"
So as you can see we are stuck with 3.7" (MileStone , Defy , Desire ...) to 4" screens (Atrix ,Galaxy S\Nexus S [which is the same phone])

No one want small screens and top of the line phones will never go down in size.

Asterisk says:

After owning Nexus One I will never buy a phone with less than 4" screen.

Nirvana328 says:


I love my N1, and besides some minor issues with memory capacity, the only thing I really wish I could change is the screen size.

Between typing on touch keyboard, reading websites and email, watching movies, or playing games, as far as I'm concerned, nothing less than a 4 inch screen for my next phone.

eahinrichsen says:

I'm with you. Anywhere between 3.5 (iPhone) and 4" (Galaxy S) is fine by me, but 4.3 is just too big for the pocket once you slap a case on it. I wish HTC would make something Shift-ish for Verizon's LTE network.

RADEN says:

Stop being a ballerina and don't slap a case on it.

bruceko says:

Yup. can't agree with you more.

I like phones like my women. Naked

Gameboy70 says:

I sympathize. I've gotten used to the 4.3" size after months of resistance (I finally went back to the Evo), but it would be nice to see at least one modern phone with a smaller form factor. Most iPhone users seem happy with the 3.5" screen. Unfortunately, it looks like Sprint's relegated all 3.x" phones to low end hardware like the Optimus S. If the NS4G rumors are still true, you'll at least be able to get a 4" Android phone with something decent under the hood.

briankurtz79 says:

I have an evo and my girl has an ip4. The phones are very close in size. The bezel on the evo is just much thinner.

I'd say anything that is 3.7 inches and up is fine

DNicolasL says:

Not good enough to be EVO2!

rizzay1 says:

I agree I dont think this phone spec wise is enough to be called the EVO 2.

HTCSense says:

They never actually mentioned anything if it was going to be dual-core or not, they are still unsure

Engadget says it is likely to be dual-core is since it goes along the rumors before MWC.

Also, Qualcomms new Dual-core CPU's standard clock rate is 1.2Ghz.

fractalbit says:

cyanogen mod with launcherpro will make this a BADASS phone!!!

iPwn says:

Sucks if it's not dualcore, because this phone pretty much sounds perfect aside from that (okay, I would probably prefer a 4" screen instead, but it's not that big of a deal).

If it is dual-core, however, I might even get it over a Galaxy S II.

mr_dsgb15 says:

oooo i wonder if this is to be this years dev phone...

HTCSense says:

- No "with" next to Google at the back (only nexus phones have no 'with')
- No "with HTC Sense" (All of HTC's new phones has that on the back)
- Looks like a Nexus One
- Launching with 3.0/Unannounced Android Update

Very likely this could be a Nexus branded phone.

Maybe it could be announced at CTIA/Google I/O

zero neck says:

looks good

mr_dsgb15 says:

thats what i was thinking. i hope so. my n1 is finally starting to show its age

strick1226 says:

Looks interesting but, as many others have noted, I can't see this being enough of a change to be worthy of the "EVO 2" name.

I love HTC phones but am a bit concerned with their apparent signed deal with Qualcomm for the CPU's etc... much more interesting offerings coming up from nVidia and even Samsung in that regard.

Pyramid... shouldn't it but more, I don't know, angular? :)

MedioGringo says:

You realize Qualcomm make some pretty awesome dual core chips right? The early rumors about the Pyramid suggested a 1.2ghz dual core.

keilflex says:

looks more like the real nexus 2 to me. looks sweet.

jwcarroll01 says:

If this is in fact the the new developer phone as some have stated, I would love for it to come to VZW. Seems that all the Dev phones go to TMobile for some screwed up reason.

Asterisk says:

I hope HTC fixed their pink ass camera on this one.

jesusprice says:

this is interesting.
wonder how the sense is going to look on this device

Asterisk says:

BTW, I hate the Back button placement. Nexus One had it just right.

mr_dsgb15 says:

unfortunately this layout seems to be the new trend :(

xarophti says:

I'd hardly call it new. That's the button placement on the original MyTouch G3, as well. HTC deviated when they did the Nexus One. What I'm going to miss is there doesn't seem to be a trackball, or even a pad. I love my trackball.

PhilR8 says:

It's exactly like it is on the Evo, and it works fine.

CaddyDave says:

Am I the only person that thinks that looks just like the thunderbolt

It’s the Pyramid coming to T-mobile, people. Not the Evo 2. jeezzz

pDoG says:

The reason phones with the top notch specs have such large screens is so all the specs can be taken advantage. Why would you want to play games with dual cores and a qhd screen whith anything less than a 4.3 inch screen?I'm just curious. What do people expect with an evo 2? Of course it has to be htc branded, but what else? Because everything else that has come out recently out matches the evo when it comes to performance. If you look at the new Inspire, it has the newest snapdragon chip and almost 250mb of more ram. Minus the ffc and the hdmi out(which I am curious to see who actually uses that feature) what else do you want? I'm assuming all you want is dual core next to its name and you'll be happy. Which that's the only thing that's gonna be added to it, and maybe a GB of ram and there's your evo 2. What about the thunderbolt? Isnt that a step up from the evo? And by the way, if you haven't played with the atrix and its dual cores, you're not missing out on much. Heck, the cores don't even run at the same time! Only when needed, and that's just basically for gaming.

Floss82 says:

I hope this goes to T-Mobile and the specs are Gingerbread 2.3 os, I hope they add a kickstand and hopefully it will around my bday ;)

uscsailor says:

Based on the menu button this isn't sense, we may be looking at the Nexus 3

god i hope this is true. it seem like ive been waiting an eternity for tmo to finally get a htc high end bad ass beast with a 4.3 screen and sense. my mytouch 3g is living on borrow time, its time for it to lay to rest.

pDoG says:

My menu buttong says "menu" on my G2 and its not a sense based device. But of course, I've got sense on it :).

rippley05 says:

I think people that want 4" screens or bigger are the majority. I can never go below 4" now that I've had my evo... but anything bigger than 4.3 is too big. The Dell streak is comical.

This phone looks awesome.. I'm hoping the EVO 3D will be as sexy.

Finally! A phone truly worthy of the Nexus name. Yes, I'm speaking disappointment in the Nexus S[suck] and no I didn't buy in to the hype.

But this HTC Pyramid sounds like it has what it takes to finally pry my fingers from my Nexus One! Yay 4.3" screen! Yay [hopefully dual core] 1.2ghz processor! Yay front facing camera! Yay Android 3.0 Honeycomb! And hopefully, a gig of RAM plus a chunk (8 or 16gb) of internal storage. And I'm counting on it having an SD card slot. I'm sure they won't make the mistake Samsuck made with the Nexus S[uck].

Yep, this is my next phone, screw the big red empire and the Thunderbolt. If T-mobile my-touches this thing I quitting technology and moving to a cave in the mountains. Interesting that these photos were leaked the day the thunderbolt was officially announced, not saying one had anything to do with the other but I wouldn't put it past t-mobile.

blankit says:

where on earth are these publishers getting their stories from..its a dual core 1.2ghz processor and its going to be on tmobile..heres the link....

pDoG says:

Everything you posted with that link are rumors and speculation. just like everything else that isn't confirmed.

Shawheim says:

i really dont care where this phone is going. i just love how beautiful it is :)

DarknesSx says:


wjrandon says:


rem_kujawa says:

That would be sweet a pure google dual core evo 2

Nirvana328 says:

Interestingly, If you click the link to the original site, there is a pic of the back of the phone. The silver area where it say's Google looks very similar to the silver area on the back of the N1, except it's wider and on a diagonal, plus it seems to wrap around sides of the phone, also like the N1. Even the speaker grill looks similar.

I hope this is the new Nexus phone. Hey Google, don't forget the microSD card slot this time ;)

IceDree says:

I never thought about the name of the phone as a deal breaker , but d#$% the name of this phone is sucks

Alex949 says:

LG Optimus 2X or this guy?.....decisions, decisions.

predicted specs for UPCOMING HTC EVO2/3D
2.960by540 resolution
3.New Htc sense UI 3D style
4.Dualcore snapdragon MSM 8660
5.Adreno 220cpu for smoother 3d performance
6.1080p hd video-out via hdmi 20mbps
7.a synchronous core clocking 3d video out and 3d video capture
8.hdmi mirrioring mode for playing games and web browsing, games will run at 60fps
9.encoding and decoding 3d video
10.2.0 front facing camera
11.8/16 built in internal memory
12.16/32micro sd card out the box
13.1800 Mah battery
14. 8/10 mp camera
15.DNLA techonolgy
16.wifi b,g,n,
17.bluetooth 3.0
18.supports video playback mpeg4,h.203,h.204,divx,wmv,avi,3gp radio application
21.Htc cloud base services for gaming and purchasing of applications and device support by the cloud.
22. Android 2.3.3 or 2.4 gingerbread

AusFest says:

This phone looks NICE! I think I would switch carriers to get my hands on this.

csierra72 says:

PLEASE come to Sprint...PLEASE!!!

thigrind says:

this could be a Nexus (Nexus 2)! HTC has the best phones. Nexus S, manufactured by Samsung? I did not like! =/