AT&T Will Raise the Android Bar with HTC Holiday

When we learned back in January that AT&T was committed to more than twelve Android devices this year, we were skeptical.  With a track record of Android that included the Flipside, Flipout, BackFlip, and Dell Aero, you can understand our trepidation to get excited.  We’d rather have six awesome devices instead of twelve average or underwhelming products.  But, as it is becoming increasingly obvious, AT&T is very serious about their Android ambitions.  Take the forthcoming HTC Holiday for example.  Depending on how soon it arrives, they may have the biggest and baddest Android phone on the market.

The 911Sniper blog has posted what should end up as official specifications for the high-end HTC phone and they are drool-worthy.  As it stands, the Holiday will feature a 4.5-inch qHD screen at 960×540 resolution, a 1.2GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor, and 1GB RAM.  Toss in the latest version of Android (2.3.4), an 8-megapixel camera, and a front-facing 1.3-megapixel camera and you have winner.  Now, let’s keep that price at or around the $200 mark, okay?

If you are wondering what the Holiday might look like, check out the image from Pocketnow below.

  •  Raise the bar? This is very similar to the Atrix and it’s already out.

    I need something more than a upgrade to the res of the front facing camera, and a slight bump in the GPU speed.

    And one negative about this phone is it takes the resolution of the Atrix screen, and adds it to a huge 4.5 inch screen……whatever ever happened to 3.7 inch phones? Let’s bring those back.

    On the plus side, I’m a huge fan of the build quality of HTC phones, and they haven’t released something with this power on AT&T, but I know that’s a personal taste I take…..most people will look at this as similar specs as a phone that’s already been available to them for over 2 months.

  • Drool-worthy? Raising the bar? It’s the same specs as the EVO 3D, minus the 3D, which is still arguably not up to par with the Tegra 2 phones, not to mention the Galaxy S II lines. I’m not saying it’s bad, in fact I think combined with the brand this phone will be great, but it’s right in line with the standards we should be expecting now, not some new powerhouse.

  • Garrett

     Faster CPU than the EVO 3D and faster than the Tegra 2 phones.  With higher resolution, I wouldn’t drop a dime on Samsung after the last Galaxy trash I bought.  And the Atrix has similar specs only, still laggy from the one’s I see here at work.  Most Atrix, here, are selling them now.  Can’t wait to see the LG Thrill or this phone.


    •  Uh, it’s the exact same CPU as the EVO 3D, not a faster one. And the Tegra 2 phones are mostly being bumped up to 1.2Ghz, with the clock speed not being the only factor that determines the overall speed. And I don’t understand your resolution comment about the Samsung as it seems to try to merge two completely different thoughts into one sentence. All I can say is, again, the article’s inaccurate when it claims this phone raises the bar compared to the specs and performance of that phone, not to mention its reviews. The last Galaxy S had issues, all of which were known in the reviews. None have appeared in the reviews of the Galaxy S II. So again, this phone looks good, but doesn’t raise the bar, but merely holds the line with the new standards.

  • I didn’t see any new specs but what is being offered is what we have come to expect out of our mobile phones.  This doesn’t make me drool YET! I think they need to raise the bar even higher!