August 1, 2014

HTC Glacier Could be Tied to Project Emerald

As we near the latter part of 2010, we’re gearing up for the mad rush of new handsets from all your favorite players. This is the time of the year where handset makers are prepping their big guns, hoping to entice you into buying a new device. One such phone is the fabled Project Emerald from T-Mobile. Rumored for more than a few months now, we are expecting to see a dual-core handset arrive from HTC. Today sees us learning of substantial evidence to add fuel the fire.

New benchmark details from GLBenchmark’s website have emerged and showing a new HTC device called the Glacier with rather impressive results.  As it pertains to scores, the Glacier finished the GLBenchmark Pro 1.1 test with 1,432 frames or approximately three times better than the HTC EVO 4G.  Compared to other notable devices, the Glacier scored 67 percent faster than a Motorola Droid X and 41 percent faster than the iPhone 4.   These  scores put the HTC Glacier smack dab in the midst of some of the Samsung Galaxy S phones, which as you may know are very powerful.  Unfortunately, we cannot make out too much else beyond the fact that the phone resolution is at 800×480 pixels.

So where’s the proof of Emerald?  Well, the source behind the tests is considered a Senior Interaction Designer for T-Mobile and said individual has only uploaded benchmarks from T-Mobile phones so far.   Look for more on the HTC Glacier as we near the winter buying season!