HTC planning to launch iPod Touch competitor?

HTC planning to launch iPod Touch competitor?

Competition between Android OEMs and Apple has always been tough, and that’s not likely to change for some time. Samsung took the competition to the next level by launching the Samsung Galaxy Player 70, a media player with a dual-core processor, to go face-to-face with Apple’s iPod Touch. Now it seems that HTC is also jumping on the media player bandwagon. As you can see from the image above, a leaked patent shot, the device clearly looks like a media player of some sort.

The two front speakers, as well as the two on the rear, along with a kickstand are big hints that this isn’t just another Android phone. With the right hardware (and software, of course), this device could be a powerhouse. HTC filed it as a “handheld electronic Device” back in Q1 2011, but the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published it just last month.

So imagine this: an HTC device, running ICS on a dual-core, or even quad-core processor, with a 72op HD display, packed with Beats Audio integration, MOG music streaming, and HTC’s very own Watch service. Interested yet? Surely that would be a rival to the iPod Touch, and something we would love to get our hands on.

What about you? Are you still waiting for a better Android-powered media player? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

Source PatentBolt

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