HTC will unveil an Android powered smartie packing a dual core processor at a press event later this month, it has been claimed, as it looks to keep pace with rival phone makers in the Android space.
According to Tmonews, the as yet unannounced phone, currently codenamed the Doubleshot, could debut at the CTIA Wireless Event happening in Florida at the end of March.
Specs aren’t confirmed right now. But it’s widely expected to run the latest 2.3 smartphone iteration of Android, AKA Gingerbread, with processing grunt coming courtesy of a Qualcomm dual core 1.2GHz chip.
News of the Doubleshot comes after last month saw details emerge of another HTC dual core handset dubbed the Pyramid, which is expected to be unveiled in May.
Like the Pyramid, this is mooted to run Android 2.3 out of the box and feature the same processor, as well as a whopping 4.3-inch touchscreen.
Back in February, HTC showcased its latest Desire-branded phones at the Mobile World Congress. The omission of a dual core phone from the line-up was deemed something of a disappointment, given that these were in abundance from all its competitors in the Android market, not least LG, Sony Ericsson and Samsung.