A better look at the HTC Bravo

Here's another shot of the HTC Bravo, which we just saw in that massive leak of 2010 Android and Windows Mobile devices.

A refresh of the specs, for those of you with short attention spans:

  • 3.7-inch WVGA AMOLED capacitive touchscreen.
  • Qualcomm QSD 8250 (Snapdragon) processor @ 1GHz.
  • 5.0-megapixel camera with autofocus, flash and 720p video.
  • 512MB ROM/256MB RAM.
  • Up to 16GB MicroSD card.
  • WiFi b/g.
  • aGPS.
  • 1400mAh battery.
  • Optical trackball.
  • The other usual bells and whistles.

And before anybody starts yelling "Fake!" on the much better render here, remember that these are the same guys who leaked one of the first real shots of the HTC HD2 for Windows Mobile, and it turned out to be spot-on.

[ai.rs via Unwired View]

  • Do they make AMOLED in such a high resolution in that small a screen?
  • Yep. The Samsung Omnia II on Windows Mobile is the exact same size and resolution.
  • I just returned my droid eris today at the verizon store. Loved it but want to get a faster phone with a larger screen. On the receipt it all phones purchased between November 15th and December 14th can be returned or exchanged through January 13, 2010. Another Bravo POV
  • Just wish Passion is different one from Bravo, cant just wait 4 another like 4~5months
  • Agreed if this phone had 16 or 32gb on board memory and a better battery it would be PERFECT
  • This is exactly what I'm looking for. I use my G1 mostly for multimedia. There's only one problem..... Why can't HTC put a respectable amount of memory in their phones? If this turns out to be, I still couldn't justify leaving my rooted G1 with a 1GB app partition for this. All the other specs are wonderful. But without serious on-board memory (not including the sdcard) Android will not be a 1-for-1 competitor with the iPhone. The Bravo has the ability to do that IF the on-board memory increases. Oh, yeah.... That battery is a joke considering that it's a media phone. AMOLED will help with power consumption but that's still not enough.
  • i love it. crossing fingers for AT&T 3g compatible version does anyone know if theres any hacks or what not to sink android with itunes?
  • Bravo, Instant get.
    But it will not come with 256M Ram, probably will be increased to 512 based on the original leaker's insider info. 256 would be abysmal, my Hero has more.
  • Robert... another site has it at 320M ram right now.
  • At last -- HTC's second Android phone. (The others have all been the same basic platform). And it looks like a good one. On the RAM figures, they can be confusing. The Snapdragon has 64MB of POP RAM (i.e. a RAM chip stacked on the Snapdragon chip inside the same package); so if you add on 256MB of external "main" RAM, people can quote either 256 or 320. Before you get excited about the 320 figure, though, factor in the Qualcomm Effect. That POP RAM is entirely used by the modem and multimedia stack (DSPs essentially), as is about 96MB of the main RAM; leaving about 160MB for Linux and Android. Ouch.
  • Will the resolution will be 480x854 (like the Droid) or 480x800 (like the Imagio & HD2)??? It will probably end up being 480x800, but I sure hope it comes out at 480x854, which is the true 16x9 aspect ratio for HD and the current king of mobile phone resolutions. I know 480x800 is no slouch, but if this baby records HD video at 720P, it would be nice to have the right aspect ratio to downconvert to when viewing on the phone.
  • Google's phone faces cut-price challenger
    Several mobile phone companies plan to sell cheaper version within weeks of Nexus One device going on sale Google's plans to take on the iPhone are running into problems in Europe as several mobile phone companies plan to sell a cheaper version within weeks of the internet company's Nexus One device going on sale. Even Vodafone, which Google has signed up to provide network access for the Nexus One, is expected to sell the cheaper device online and through its own stores. The rival device, codenamed the Bravo, is made by Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC, which also makes the Nexus One. Both mobile phones have the latest version of Google's Android mobile phone software installed. Both have large colour touchscreens and 5 megapixel cameras, and include a microprocessor that is faster than the one found in the iPhone. http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2010/feb/07/google-phone-cut-price-ch...