About a month or so ago, I first mentioned here on AndroidGuys that we thought Project Emerald from T-Mobile was going to be the Samsung Galaxy S. We learned quickly that the two were not related however, almost all of the Galaxy S information we mentioned has come to fruition. We’ll take that a partial win!
Today, however, I have a new prediction on what Project Emerald is going to be, something that I broke during the Thursday night podcast’s Summer Extravaganza. During that cast, I said that I believed the rumored upcoming HTC Vision is indeed Project Emerald, a 4.3 inch EVO like device that is going to put T-Mobile back in the thick of things.
Well, last night, our own Scotty Brown dropped some more exclusive news that he got at the HTC Seattle event from one of the guys high up in T-Mo. Scotty said this person informed him him that by the beginning of the holiday season, we are going to see a 4.3 inch, dual processor handset with a screen technology we have never seen before! 3D screen perhaps? It is said to be running “Android 3”, which Scotty conjectures to be Gingerbread. Of course, the rest of the typical “bells and whistles” are coming along. Front-facing camera? 8 megapixel camera?
So faithful readers, I am officially coming out and putting my rear end on the line here. I believe that we will see that this handset as the HTC Vision and that it is this fabled Project Emerald for T-Mobile. This will be a game changer as the first dual core handset out there. You heard it here at AndroidGuys first, and from me, Ray. Project Emerald is going to be the world’s first dual core phone, with some sort of screen technology that we have not seen before. Who knows, but it is exciting to conjecture about that!
Credit for that info has to go to Scotty Brown and his contacts at the HTC Seattle event. To hear everything he said, make sure to listen to this week’s AndroidGuys Thursday Night Podcast from the archive. Oh, you can also catch me singing to Matty Ice (Matthew Patience) for his birthday. Last night’s podcast was one of the best ever, so make sure to catch it!