HTC Runnymede

A slew of specifications for two upcoming Gingerbread-powered HTC phones -- the Bliss and the Runnymede -- have leaked out onto the web, along with fresh promotional shots of the latter. The spec list, which appears on This Is My Next, shows the European version of the HTC Bliss as being a 3.7-inch device with a WVGA display. Other nuts and bolts include a 1GHz Qualcomm CPU, 5MP rear camera and VGA front-facing camera. So far, on par with the Desire S.

The stand-out feature for the Bliss seems to be the "charm indicator", which is said to be an attachment to the device designed to hang out of a handbag and flash when the phone needs your attention. This would certainly fit with all the rumors about the Bliss being targeted specifically at women. Unfortunately, though, there's nothing on the spec sheets about the re-tooled version of Sense that looks to be on its way to the Bliss.

The HTC Runnymede is a little more interesting. According to the leaked specs, it's confirmed as a massive 4.7-inch device, similar to HTC's Windows-powered Titan. Like that device, it's just 9.9mm thick and includes a 1.5GHz single-core Qualcomm CPU along with an 8MP rear camera capable of 720p video recording. No word yet on whether it's the same much-hyped f/2.2 lens found in the Titan, but our fingers are firmly crossed. Beats Audio is also said to be included in the Runnymede, following HTC's recent partnership with Beats by Dre, though apparently not all Runnymede SKUs will ship with Beats support.

Finally, an early promotional shot of the HTC Runnymede has emerged on Chinese site ePrice, showing the device in all its glory, with the Beats Audio logo clearly on display. Eagle-eyed readers will also note a small design change in HTC's Sense UI -- note the larger, shinier, translucent dock near the bottom.

Tempted by either of these new HTC devices? Let us know what you think in the comments.

Source: This Is My Next, UnwiredView

There are 12 comments

ts0cha0tik says:

The new Sense UI on these devices looks effin sexy!!! And the phone looks amazing as well. I wonder if beats will do these phones any justice.

Nero Jagger says:

Probably not, I think this whole beats audio thing is just a teen hype train.

Beats is all hype. Personally, I think Bose makes the best headphones :)

hmmm says:

I'd like the specs of the runnymede with the screen of the bliss.

Oryan says:

Hold on, I'm getting a call.. *pulls out galaxy tab 10.1 and awkwardly puts up to ear* Hello?

Yeah, I'm thinking the screen size for a phone is getting a bit large, much bigger than 4" is pushing it for a phone screen IMO.

pDoG says:

The titan is a windows 7 phone

NCX says:

Vigor more what i'm waiting for, still hoping the rumored October release is true.

IceDree says:

The runnymede kinda looks like the Old DROID BIONIC (the CDS version : Etna)
The white is kinda weird

Beezzy says:

Single core?! WHYYYYYY?!?!?!?! This device would be perfect if it ran the 1.2 Ghz dual core!

Floss82 says:

Niceee! Lets hope T-Mobile US gets both these devices, I'll take the Runnymede and the Bliss could be for my gf:)

Floss82 says:

And note the Oct.4th date on the widget clock, so this looks like an october release!

DWR_31 says:

It's not dual-core so I guess this phone won't be taking advantage of some of the newer optimized apps and games coming out.

So when quad-core phones come out next year this will be pretty much an HTC (WALKMAN)???