AndroidGuys said in a podcast yesterday that they allegedly had a discussion with an individual high up in T-Mobile's ranks about Project Emerald (once thought to be the Samsung Galaxy S, which will actually be the Samsung Vibrant) which, according to AndroidGuys, will be 4.3" Android device build by HTC.
Here is the rumored specs from the AndroidGuys article regarding the secretive Project Emerald:
...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?
TmoNews included in their coverage that one of the bloggers at AndroidGuys believes that:
this device will be the HTC Vision. Information regarding the HTC vision that leaked in May definitely hinted toward a T-Mobile launch. With the belief that Project Emerald was an HTC device with a Qwerty keyboard, something the Vision is alleged to have so it’s definitely well within possibility."
All of the "Project Emerad" rumors are in my opinion, definitely unreliable. I have yet to see any definitive evidence to back up any of the claims made, but I am definitely interested by the possibility of seeing this device launch this year. One can dream, can't they?
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