HTC looks set to add a brand new member to its Windows Phone 7 family, the HTC Ignite, as leaked snaps of the handset have emerged online.
Posted on Chinese blog xda.cn, the Ignite is the second handset from the Taiwanese firm to be exposed this week, after snaps purportedly belonging to an upcoming Android powered smartie, the HTC Pyramid, were also revealed.
According to the site, the HTC Ignite will sport a rather underwhelming 800MHz Qualcomm processor, and, perhaps more disappointingly, a 3.7-inch touchscreen of the ‘resistive’ variety, rather than the capacitive type that smartfans are used to prodding around. RAM is slightly more respectable at 512MB RAM and a 5MP camera with LED flash means it’s not a total relic.
We can confirm right now that the Ignite is very much real, definitely runs on Windows Phone 7 and will be arriving this summer without giving away any more, so there is no question about its authenticity.
What is in question, however, are the below par specs are which fall way below the minimum standards set out by Microsoft. It could be just that the specifications are simply incorrect or that HTC has somehow managed to convince Microsoft that a cheap, low-spec kit could do wonders for its platform, which truth be told, has been struggling in a market becoming crowded with cheap Android smarties.
Despite the disappointing gen, we’re rather impressed by how slick the Ignite looks. It may not be made for existing smartphone users, but could be a match made in heaven for those looking to finally migrate from feature phones to something slightly more upmarket.
Source: xda.cn via: PocketNow