File this under rumors for the moment, but it looks like the fabled Project Emerald from T-Mobile could very well be the HTC Glacier, and on paper it's fast as hell. The folks at AlienBabelTech have done some digging and found some rather interesting dirt:
- On the GLBenchmark 1.1 online database, there are entries for a very fast (as in 3 times faster than the current HTC king, the Evo 4G!) mystery device named the HTC Glacier. That's the picture above.
- HTC is known for using Qualcomm Snapdragon chips in their phones. Once you crunch the numbers on the benchmarks, you come up with a dual-core 1.2 to 1.5 GHz device
- The fellow who uploaded these scores also uploaded a bunch of other HTC device scores, and they have all been T-Mobile devices.
- That fellow's LinkdIn profile shows that he is a Senior Interaction Designer at T-Mobile USA
Is this proof positive that it's Project Emerald? Nope. But it stands to reason, unless T-Mobile has two huge surprises to spring on us later this year. Be sure to check out the source link, there's a screenshot montage of all the clues, as well as a long geeky feature list of the supposed HTC Glacier's GPU details. [AlienBabelTech]