HTC changing direction?

imageAs you’ve probably noticed by now, HTC generally only produce high end devices (I can’t think of one that was deliberately low end apart from the HTC Tattoo), but that may well be about to change.

The latest set of devices to be leaked are all running on the Qualcomm MSM7227 platform (which given Snapdragon may well be a step back). MSM7227 definitely isn’t Snapdragon, as they are QSD8XXX. So, what is it then?

Well, according to Qualcomm themselves it “targets sub-$150 Smartphones with versatile, high-performance chipset supporting all leading mobile OS”. That includes WM, Android, BREW and even Symbian. Clearly then, this was never destined for high performance devices.

The main benefit of MSM7227 aside from the cost seems to be the ease of reusing tools and software for the MSM7200A chipsets that have been in almost every HTC device for the past few years.

So, are you looking forward to the day when Smartphones and “dumbphones” are indistinguishable in price, or would you prefer HTC to produce more devices like the HD2?

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