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HTC Passion: Verizon’s Take on HTC HD2 with Android

HTC Passion: Verizon's Take on HTC HD2 with Android
The HTC Touch HD2 sounds like quite the exciting smartphone with its massive touchscreen display, super snappy (no pun intended) processor, and other hardware features that can’t be beat. However, some people may not like the whole Windows Mobile thing going on. Well, it seems that Verizon could soon be offering the best of both worlds with the HTC Passion, a smartphone that uses the HD2 platform but gets powered by Google Android 2.0.

At least that’s the rumor that’s currently making the rounds and, if these rumors are to be believed, the HTC Passion will be hitting store shelves at Verizon Wireless in time for you to sing Auld Lang Syne in Times Square.

As you may recall, the HTC HD2 gets Windows Mobile 6.5, a 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, and a 5-megapixel camera. The HTC Passion for Verizon will have much the same spec sheet, except it seems to get Google Android 2.0 instead. Some are saying that the Passion is more like the CDMA version of the HTC Dragon.

The hardware buttons could get a slight redesign too, getting a look and feel more akin to the ones on the Motorola Droid. This way, the Android lineup at Verizon will be a little more uniform.

Source: Gizmodo

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  • coolfx

    once I saw the review of the HTC HD2 I was hooked. Finally a phone with the screen size to match my PSP. Plus all the other bells and whistles. I am an avid Windows Mobile user so I was a little disappointed that once in the states, the HD2 will not be running WM on the Verizon version (Passion). However, that's just my own lack of experience or change. After reading a bunch of reviews, it sounds like not having WM OS will be a plus. If you own a HTC HD2, you discuss the phone at http://www.HTCHD2Forum.com I will be there often to share tricks.

  • Jon, Chip, and Jimmy

    What's happened is that Jon is declaring his gayness, then Chip establishes that he is gayer than Jon, after that, Jimmy says that he is the gayest of all. That way, each of them has determined the appropriate "catching" and "receiving" order.

  • HTC HD2

    It sounds like Jon, Chip, and Jimmy are off being be gay together.

    The HTC HD2 is an incredibly fast and powerful phone. The American version of the HTC HD2 should every bit as good.

  • Jimmy


    • John


  • jon

    THIS IS gay

    • chip

      Totally gay.