New Verizon HTC Android Slider Possible Answer to AT&T BlackBerry Torch?
There seems to be a big buzz over the new BlackBerry Torch coming to AT&T as it’s a slider device which is reportedly going to be big with the Big Blue; there has even been speculation that the BlackBerry Torch is AT&T’s answer to a Verizon iPhone.
But it appears that Verizon isn’t going to be left out in the slider device game either as according to an article over on Engadget by Thomas Ricker by way of Android Guys, a new Android packing HTC Slider smartphone for the Verizon network has just made an appearance.
However apparently this unnamed HTC slider isn’t expected to hit the Big Red until 2011. There are apparently a few specs available thought, although unconfirmed at this time, which are a 1.2 GHz processor which may or may not be dual core, and a 4 inch display, and possible Android 2.2 OS on launch; other than that there’s not much known but no doubt more will be revealed later.
Word has it the prototype pictured packed a Verizon SIM, so this HTC slider is possibly a dual mode CDMA/GSM world phone, but again that hasn’t been confirmed at this stage. However if this is indeed a new HTC slider device on the Android platform for Verizon then maybe the Big Red will soon get a challenger to AT&T’s much hyped BlackBerry Torch.