HTC Holiday to be an Android NFC phone?Rumor
Posted by Seth PlanckAugust 26th, 2011 at 4:09 PM Filed Under Latest News, Rumor
HTC Holiday to be an Android NFC phone?
Will we see an HTC Holiday NFC phone for the holidays? Recent rumors suggesting HTC is readying a new superphone have been bouncing around for sometime. However, in an interesting twist International Business Times (IBT) posted an article yesterday claiming that it is aware of rumors that suggest that the HTC Holiday is an NFC phone. If the rumors are correct, this will mean we can add yet another Android NFC phone to the list of fall releases which starts to allow Google pull away from competitors with regards to NFC support. That said, both Nokia and BlackBerry certainly haven’t been devoid of spreading some NFC love, but their phones currently do not support NFC payments, where Android NFC phones are expected to. We had seen the photos of the HTC Holiday a while back and quite frankly, it didn’t catch our attention because of its lack of NFC capabilities, but this new rumored phone has our ears pricked and our gaze widened now.
Will the HTC Holiday include NFC in its specifications list?
First thing’s first, the HTC Holiday appears to have remarkably similar specs to rumored Samsung devices like the Google Nexus Prime and the Samsung Galaxy S II Hercules. The Hercules is rumored to potentially have NFC but we are not holding our breaths for that. Being a Google pure experience smartphone, the Nexus Prime has a high probability of shipping with NFC on board, and so it may make sense that after launching the HTC Incredible S with NFC in China that the firm may wish to add it to a western Android smartphone. However, the HTC Incredible S NFC phone passed through the FCC, and we may well see that hit the US and Canada before long. A host of Android NFC phone releases are rumored to hit the US in the fall with rumors of an Ice Cream Sandwich phones landing at that time coming in hand-in-hand.
The team over at GSM Arena has some rumored specifications of the HTC Holiday, which are pretty robust to say the least. Perhaps we now need to add the fact that it is a rumored NFC phone to this list. We have included them below.
|General||2G Network||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Announced||Not officially announced yet|
|Display||Type||Capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||540 x 960 pixels, 4.5 inches|
|- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate|
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- HTC Sense UI
|Sound||Alert types||Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Memory||Phonebook||Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall|
|Call records||Practically unlimited|
|Internal||1 GB RAM|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 32GB, buy memory|
|3G||HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot|
|Bluetooth||Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR|
|USB||Yes, microUSB v2.0|
|Camera||Primary||8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Secondary||Yes, 1.3 MP|
|Features||OS||Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread)|
|CPU||1.2 GHz dual-core processor, Broadcom BCM4330 chipset|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS support|
|Java||Yes, via Java MIDP emulator|
|- MP4/H.264/H.263 player|
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+ player
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa integration
- Voice memo/dial/commands
- Predictive text input (Swype)
|Battery||Standard battery, Li-Ion|
We’ll bring you updates as we get them and until then, we wait with baited breath to see if the HTC Holiday will in fact be an NFC phone.