Rumor: 2GHz HTC “Sabor” to Arrive with Gingerbread Late 2010 [UPDATE]

I love juicy rumors like these.  According to Oxford-Zeiss Content & Research Guide (OZCARGuide), HTC is working on a 2GHz “Sabor” device for Sprint, expected later this year or early next year.  Not only that, but the handset maker is developing their own screen technology said to rival Samsung’s AMOLED displays.

“The upcoming HTC smartphone destined for Sprint packs a 2GHz processor, over 1000 resolution display, Android OS 2.5 (gingerbread), 2 cameras with one being a 10-megapixel, 1080p video recording and built-in kickstand.”

The “over 1000” display would match up to yesterday’s rumor of 1280×760, said to a minimal requirement for Gingerbread.  The 2.5 listed here conflicts with the 3.0 we’ve heard matched up to the codename, but we can always worry about that later.  For now, let’s just drool over 10 megapixel cameras and 1080p recording.

If you didn’t check your calendar yet today, I’ll break the good news to you.  We just started the second half of the year.  Things could definitely heat up quickly.

Source: DroidDog

UPDATE: Here’s a fantastic breakdown as to why this rumor could be completely off-base.  It’s certainly with your time if you’d like to see the other side of the coin.  As pointed out by a reader of ours, Kenny, DroidDog has since taken their article down.  Something smells fishy.

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Scott has been running AndroidGuys since 2007 and loves nothing more than reading up on the latest smartphone rumors. His other mobile efforts can be found on Android Update (CNET) where he covers Google's mobile platform.

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  1. kouberg
    July 01, 06:04 Reply

    Err isnt this announcement to be questioned only by the fact that they say Andrioid 2.5(Gingerbread)? Since it's 3.0

    Furthermore, a 2GHz processor? When they are starting to ship dualcore 1.5GHz processors later this year?

    I find this very questionable

    • wix
      July 01, 09:50 Reply

      There is no official word if gingerbread will be 2.5 or 3.0, those numbers are all made-up by bloggers :)

    • jo blogs
      October 18, 13:25 Reply

      Qualcomm are shipping 1.5 dual core processors later this year – however there is nothing to stop companys making there own processors based on an Arm Cortex, such as apple did with the A4.

  2. ari-free
    July 01, 06:32 Reply

    wow I can't wait to see this new kickstand. :)
    Seriously, everything until this point was a dress rehearsal. Android's been building a foundation under a serviceable UI and the hardware is up to par but what Android really needs is a mind blowing device and UI combo so that nobody will even think of getting anything else.

  3. The_Omega_Man
    July 01, 06:52 Reply

    I suspect that a REAL Retina display is in the works and coming to a handset near you by the holidays!

  4. archon810
    July 01, 09:03 Reply

    Ozcarguide is the scum of the earth, biggest bullshit "news" site on the web. No credit, no backlinks, no comments, rumors stated as facts – they're so full of shit, it's stopped being funny a long time ago.

    Ban reporting based on Ozcarguide. It should be a campaign.

    • Chubby Luver
      July 01, 12:19 Reply

      Hey dickhead go read's link where they said it was a rumor.

      • archon810
        July 01, 18:52 Reply

        Look at every other post they have. They do the same shit over and over again in pathetic attempts to get traffic (unfortunately successful).

  5. Cyrus
    July 01, 09:07 Reply

    Umm hey dumbasses, no 1280×760 will not be a requirement…
    Gingerbread will simply SUPPORT them.
    Wow, people nowadays…
    Also this is very old news.

  6. adam
    July 01, 11:13 Reply

    Look up tube8, this all I need tonight

  7. adam
    July 01, 11:14 Reply

    look out* tube8, This is all I need tonight

  8. @phonedog_john
    July 01, 14:33 Reply

    Hey Scott, just wanted to let you know that the post is, and has been since I wrote it, active. I screwed up when I updated it just before bed and it wasn't showing on the home page. I erroneously assigned it to a hidden category. Doesn't change the fact that this smells fishy though.

    Take care

  9. emellaich
    July 01, 15:26 Reply

    … and in other news, HTC announces a new battery in a red ryder wagon to tow behind your brand new Sabor phone …

  10. thejamesf
    July 01, 15:50 Reply

    man 3.0 or 2.5 already? I can't keep up with the latest tech its a brain freze just thinking about it.

  11. jersey hairdressers
    July 01, 16:46 Reply

    HTC are best when comes to use its technology.Its is been the smart and the secure phone with many Functionalities.HTC is been the Brand Image where people take with no Excuse.New launched HTC are been awesome.

  12. SSA
    October 12, 16:31 Reply

    This phone also comes with 2 free first class tickets to anywhere in the world all expenses paid!

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